But…I think America has a different Superman…one who deserves mention on this blog much more…David Friggin’ Hasselhoff.
You gotta admit…the man’s got staying power…and huge kahones. Sure he hasn’t saved the planet from meteors (that we know of) but he’s made it through decades of mockery and the son of a b*tch still manages to come out on top…while smiling with some dazzling white teeth and crinkling his piercing blue eyes.
I’ve received three e-mails featuring pictures of the darling of Germany (see image below) so far this week…and today’s only Wednesday. Imagine what the rest of the week holds…ooooo, the possibilities.
Since the early 80s, Hasselhoff has always been just under the American conscious. If you missed his run on Knight Rider (probably one of my brother, Beau’s, all-time favorite television shows) then you could have caught his abs and act on Baywatch. And not only was he, at one time, on The Young & The Restless…like any great star from my childhood…he even made an appearance on The Love Boat.
Just in the last year, he was featured in “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” and “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” and he is currently in “Click,” starring Adam Sandler. Okay…okay…so these aren’t Oscar contenders…but still…you get my point.
And when Hasselhoff isn’t crying for Taylor Hicks on American Idol (actually a sweet story…explained in this interview)…he can be found on NBC Wednesday nights, judging the new talentless…er, talent…show America’s Got Talent (Simon Cowell actually fought for Hasselhoff to get the job on this one…yikes.)
So I say forget about steaming up my spectacles with Brandon Routh and all his youthful charms and good looks. Instead, I raise my glasses to David Hasselhoff…goofy, hairy, creepy, adorable David Hasselhoff.
Here’s to you, David…you magnanimous b*st*rd. Here’s to you!