What's a lifeguard to do after he's risked his life saving his beach from an evil business woman/drug dealer? If you've ever wondered, the Baywatch post-credits scene will finally give you the answers you've been looking for. I know what you're thinking: why does Baywatch, a summer comedy, need a post-credits scene? Well, it doesn't really. Unlike superhero movies that live and die on the strength of their post-credit additions, broad comedies don't have sequels to push right away or a cinematic universe to incorporate, which lessens the need for any post-credit sequences. This summer blockbuster, however, is an entirely new beast. The Baywatch post-credits scene sets up a sequel with a surprise cameo, and fans are going to love it.
Small spoilers ahead! It's no secret that gag reels can be as memorable as the movie itself (I'm looking at you Rush Hour), and lucky for us, the filmmakers behind Baywatch are more than aware of the power of some good bloopers. Don't leave your seats when the Baywatch credits begin to roll, or you'll miss a short, but dependable gag reel. (Did you know Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson had trouble saying "coroners report"? Me neither.) But that's not all. After the bloopers are done, Baywatch tops it all off with a post-credit cameo from David Hasselhoff.
Hasselhoff, of course, starred in the iconic '90s television show as the charming lifeguard Mitch Buchannon. He has a brief cameo in the film, but reappears in the post-credits scene alongside Johnson, who plays a new version of Mitch in the film. In the scene, the two Mitches sit side by side in beach chairs. Hasselhoff teases Johnson about stealing his character name before turning to the camera and asking, "Do I look like a tiny little asshole next to him?"
But the most important thing about the post-credits scene is that it might give clues about the future of Baywatch. After Hasselhoff asks why Johnson gets to be Mitch, Johnson invites him back for the sequel. Might Baywatch 2 be on the horizon? Nothing official has been announced about a possible franchise, but if Baywatch becomes the blockbuster it was clearly intended to be, then chances are good.