A "Talk Soup" sketch a couple of years ago imagined a TV series entitled "Baywatch Second Unit," in which each episode dwelt exclusively on random footage of the bikini-clad extras cavorting on the beach. No pesky plots to bog you down, just perfectly tanned flesh and lots of it--more of what you watch "Baywatch" for.
Not a bad idea, the "Baywatch" brain trust must have thought, although their response is entitled "Baywatch Nights" and still insists on retaining a smidgen of story line.
The premiere of this ogle-fest opens tonight with something of an apologia, with David Hasselhoff disputing the notion that "the beach closes when the sun goes down."
"Uhn-uhn," Hasselhoff corrects us with a knowing smirk. "That's when it really starts to heat up." "Baywatch" has been on TV for years; why didn't they ever let us in on this before?