June 20, 2006
New Shows, Hasselhoff-ilarious New Shows
Many of you know that I am a big "Knight Rider" fan but a not so big Hasselhoff fan (yes, you can be both). I've always called David Hasselhoff the William Shatner of my generation (ok, so technically William Shatner is in the same generation but he wasn't on "Baywatch") and I've always hoped that would catch on. So far, I think I'm the only one who calls him that.
Hasselhoff has a new show coming up where he's Simon Cowell to Brandy's Paula Abdoul and they judge talent. I forget what it's called but I call it funny.
I'm embarrassed to admit that I watch American Idol and that I love Simon Cowell. David Hasselhoff was crying on the finale of that show and I wondered why. To me (and to most of America), it looked like a desperate attempt to get some airplay. I didn't know about the new show. Regardless of popular opinion, I don't follow his career like a stalker (Bard :-p). However, the whole tears of joy thing makes sense now that I know he has a talent show he's promoting. He may be a bad actor, but tying himself to American Idol was pretty shrewd.
Apparently he's good at that. I just saw a preview to the episode airing tomorrow and he talked into his watch and said, "KITT get me out of here." God lord. Will anyone who watches American Idol-like shows get that?! I talk about Knight Rider to the kids I know and they look at me like I'm a freak. Ok, ok, so everyone looks at me that when I talk about Knight Rider, whether they know the show or not. However, the kids don't know what it is. Case in point, I saw a Trans-am on the parking lot one day and I had to go look at it. The kids were like "uh...that's not even that cool of a car." and I was like, "It's KITT!" to which they backed away and attempted to phone 911. Anyway, where was I?
I think my point to this portion of the post is that this show should be hilarious. The Bill Shatner of our generation should live up to his title, I think. Unlike The Shat though, I don't think he gets it. At least Shat knows he's a bad actor and plays that up. Maybe Hasselhoff does too. Again, I don't follow his career. I know back in his "Baywatch" days he was pretty serious about the whole thing.
I was also going to write about Bobby's Flay new show, "Throwdown" that has the tagline "Be careful when you answer your door because Bobby Flay may be on the other side...ready for a throwdown." However, I think I'll save that for later. Let me just say one thing, if Bobby was on the other side, I'd laugh so hard I'd probably die. I'd be ready for a throwdown all right! The commercial is hilarious. It's the best thing I've seen in a long time
Posted by vixen at June 20, 2006 09:57 AM
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Hasselhoff is currently in the movie "Click" supposedly doing a parody of himself. Shatner is doing an incredible job on Boston Legal, he and Spader are probably the best duo on tv right now.