Baywatch is a television series about lifeguards that aired on NBC from 1989 to 1990, then in syndication from 1991 to 2001.
- It was parodied on Muppets Tonight as Bay of Pigswatch, featuring Spamela Hamderson.
- The 1997 calendar Muppet Parody Calendar: The Sequel also featured a Baywatch parody, "Babewatch".
- In Elmo's World: Helping, Dorothy imagines Elmo as a lifeguard saving someone from drowning. A musical cue backing the scene parodies the Baywatch theme song and music, as does Elmo's running in slow motion.
- In Farscape episode "Revenging Angel", animated Aeryn transforms into a Baywatch lifeguard.
- Sesame Street posted a parody of Baywatch on Facebook featuring Big Bird and some Chickens titled "Birdwatch."
- Tom Arnold played Al Raymond in the episode "The Cage"
- Shawn Colvin appeared in the episode "Tower of Power"
- Zac Efron played Matt Brody in the 2017 film
- Carmen Electra played Lani McKenzie
- Erik Estrada played Captain Huntington in the episode "Search & Rescue"
- David Hasselhoff played Mitch Buchannon in the series
- Kellie Martin played Chelsea Carroll in the episode "Panic at Malibu Pier" (1989)
- John O'Hurley played Bill Cooper in the episode "Red Wind"
- Little Richard played Maurice in the episode "The Runaways"
- Alex Trebek played himself in the episode "Swept Away"