Looking to the nearest dictionary for the word “shame” you might find the following definition: a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior. If you were to take that same word, and dig it up in a thesaurus, you would find a host of synonyms as well as antonyms, and next to the antonyms you’d find a picture of David Hasselhoff…because David Hasselhoff has no shame. Yes, he has endured humiliation and distress, and then he picked it up off the floor and ate it. Let’s consider his most outrageous.
10. Willingness to Parody Himself
Before we completely skewer David Hasselhoff, and his life story, we must offer a little praise. In some strange way, he’s like a mentally disabled pet. He knows everyone is torturing him with the laser pointer, but he goes at it anyway, time and time again. There’s no quit in The Hoff. There also doesn’t seem to be a legitimate, genuine bone in his body. He’s made up of shameless wonder, and slightly off-key intonation. In that, he has continued to make a solid living in front of the camera making fun of himself, and playing some of the world’s biggest douche bags. Yes, we imagine The Hoff to be a real sweetheart, but that guy in high school who you also thought might end up in trouble for having sex with a local judge’s daughter. Ultimately, he’s beloved. And rightly so. He brings the goods.