The Hoff Gets Hassled
The roast of David Hasselhoff was a night of Baywatch and cheeseburger jokes, with everyone from Family Guy's Seth McFarlane to Pamela Anderson taking jabs at the Hoff. But of course, Hasselhoff had the last musical laugh.
Jump in My Car!
This three-minute marvel of a music video signaled the first moment we thought to ourselves: Is David Hasselhoff in on the joke? He has to be, right? The cameo by KITT, the devil horns, the not-so-subtle Baywatch shout-outs... he’s in on it, right? Right?
The Hoff Brings Down the Berlin Wall
Germans love David Hasselhoff the way the French love Jerry Lewis. Which is to say, in a way we can’t actually prove, and which may only be hearsay, but sounds just plausible enough to be true. At any rate, he sang the song that became the anthem for the Wall’s fall, “Looking for Freedom.” How poignant! Less poignant? The electric jacket he donned to sing the song atop the Wall.
‘Hooked’ on a Green Screen
Before “Jump in My Car,” Hasselhoff’s craziest music video was his 1997 cover of BJ Thomas’ “Hooked on a Feeling.” The absolutely bug-insane video features Hasselhoff hovering on a motorcycle, dancing in Africa, and many more baffling, green screen-aided visuals. Note: Play this video at your own risk, because the song will get stuck in your head.
David After Drinking (Again)
Drunken David made a reappearance at MTV’s Europe Music Awards in 2009 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. He wore a sparkly jacket that was terrifying to behold, but was alas not festooned with electric lights.
Jump in My Party Bus!
So, this happened: David Hasselhoff arrived at Comic-Con 2010 in his own style, dancing atop a party bus with a bevy of Baywatch extras and a replica of KITT.
Hoff Hassles Dolphins
He’s no Chuck Norris, but Hasselhoff can hold his own in the badass department. Witness him taking on that perilous scourge of the sea, dolphins, in this commercial for the videogame Red Alert 3.
Better Call Your (Secret) Agent, Man
“Secret Agent Man” doesn’t quite reach the same level of WTF?! as “Jump in My Car” or “Hooked on a Feeling,” but it does feature all the trademarks of a Hasselhoff music video: green screen and a relentlessly cheesy hook. When Daniel Craig is ready to retire from the Bond franchise, could we get Hasselhoff to replace him?