You can’t talk about the Chuck Norris Internet phenomenon, without touching on ‘The Hoff’ – David Hasselhoff.
Hasselhoff was best known for his lead roles in Knight Rider and Baywatch. He also became a pop icon in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
His music videos are so scary, you would be forgiven for thinking they were fakes.
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In the late 90s, Hasselhoff started to become something of an Internet phenomenon, mostly as a subject of fun. Much like the Chuck Norris meme, ‘the Hoff facts’ started circulating, along with images of David Hasselhoff photoshopped into movie posters and other pictures.
David Hasselhoff didn’t shy away from the fun, instead he embraced it, even agreeing to take part in an advert, where he proclaimed himself ‘King of the Internet’.
His Internet fame also landed him a role as judge on America’s Got Talent, where he often uses the catchphrase that the Internet created for him: "Don't Hassel the Hoff!"