Great Quotes from The Great David Hasselhoff

The Hoff taking his Comedy Central Roast in stride. (Getty)The Hoff taking his Comedy Central Roast in stride. (Getty)This weekend, Seth McFarlane, Pam Anderson, Hulk Hogan and others gathered to for the roast of David Hasselhoff. Airing August 15, the special will lovingly mock the Baywatch star, no doubt incorporating his German Power Ballads, slow-mo beach sprints and talking car companion. Here's a preview of some of the zingers hurled at Hoff.
But there is nothing, absolutely nothing, funny about Sir David's career. In fact, his efforts in the entertainment industry over the past 30 years have been no less than heroic and deserve to be taken with extreme seriousness and gratitude. Don't believe me? Take it from the American hero, himself.
HE'S ABOUT SAVING LIVES
"'Knight Rider' was about saving lives. It was about one man making a difference, and it used both humor and action." (via Corpus Christie Press, 2008)

HIS HEART IS IN THE THEATER
"I'd love to appear in an (Henrik) Ibsen play, or maybe do some Shakespeare." (In a 2006 press interview on his post-"Baywatch" career)

HE IS YOUR MORNING COFFEE
"These products will be an extension of who I am and what better way to start your day than by spraying yourself with me and then heading out to face the world." (On his signature fragrance in a 2006 WENN article)

HE CHANGED THE WORLD AND NO ONE APPRECIATES IT, DANGIT
"I find it a bit sad that there is no photo of me hanging on the walls in the Berlin Museum at Check-Point Charlie." (On his concert in Germany as the wall came down, in a clip from Western Daily Press in '04)

HE DOES HARD THINGS
"It ain't easy talking to a car." (On his struggle to portray Michael Knight in "Knight Rider", BN, 2001)

HE'S AN INNOVATOR
"Basically, we're just taking what the Beach Boys did (musically) and putting visuals to it." (About his show "Baywatch" via Knoxville News Sentinel, '96)

NO REALLY, HE SAVES LIVES
"Beyond its entertainment values, 'Baywatch' has enriched, and in many cases, helped save lives." (via Playback, '97)