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Do Germans Really Idolise David Hasselhoff?  
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

We all know the rumours (in the case of Andreas and Klaus, it's true) that Germans are infatuated with David Hasselhoff, but is it really true? Why would anyone idolise him? He's a fool!  Laugh out loud
Especially when he appears singing that sogn iN Eurotrip


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8705 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

I did idolise him.



When I was in third grade, about 12 years ago.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

Your joking? Embarrassment
I would have put a picture in this thread, but the thought of all the Germans on the forums reaching orgasm is pretty ghastly  Big grin



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

This extract from the Official (And Very Sad) David Hasselhoff Website...

"Despite his enormous success in television, Hasselhoff's childhood dream of a recording career had, by the late 1980's, yet to be fulfilled. However, that all changed when he recorded "Looking for Freedom," just at the end of the Cold War. The song quickly became an anthem for the German people and it raced to the number one spot on the German charts where it remained for eight consecutive weeks in 1989.

The album, Looking for Freedom, hit the top of the German charts as well, staying there for three months. It went gold and triple platinum in Europe while on its way to becoming Germany's number one selling album of the year. Hasselhoff was named "Most Popular and Best Selling Artist of the Year" in Germany. This honor was followed up by a twenty-city standing room only tour, with Hasselhoff playing to well over 250,000 adoring European fans.

The most thrilling performance of his singing career, however, came when Hasselhoff was invited to perform, "Looking For Freedom," live on top of the Berlin Wall on New Year's Eve, 1989. "It was the first time Germany had been unified, and close to a million East and West German fans stood together in the freezing cold at midnight watching me perform. I was overcome with emotion," said Hasselhoff."


Case closed.



User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

ROFLMAO @ JGPH1A for being sad enough to check the website  Laugh out loud


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8705 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

"I would have put a picture in this thread, but the thought of all the Germans on the forums reaching orgasm is pretty ghastly"

I wouldn't like to see that either... nowadays I think Mr. Hasselhoff is way too 80s, the Miami Vice type of 80s and just as exciting as a



Anyway, that "I've been looking for freedom" thingy has been nicely used in a recent parody on Edgar Wallace's movies, with Hatler, the Butler, doing aerobics to that tune.

[Edited 2004-11-15 14:32:13]


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

I linked to it through Andreas' profile - it's his homepage.  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

I knew this was coming up. Especially by Gkirk himself Big grin

And yes. The germans do adore David Hasselhoff. You can't enter one single german music store without finding a David Hasselhoff cd Big grin


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

That goes for music stores in Scotland, South Africa, Denmark, Switzerland, UK and the USA, too, unfortunately...

But you know: You can't enter a Scottish (or British, for that matter) music store without finding a few dozen sheep baa-ing around, and THAT, dear friends and neighbours is really hard to handle!  Big grin



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

Although I was 14 at the time The Wall came down and should probably have been among Hasselhoff's target audience, my sentiments were more along the line:

"Cool car, but who's the dork with the toupet?" Big grin







Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8705 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

Yep KITT rocked, in its very own way!  Laugh out loud


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

That goes for music stores in Scotland, South Africa, Denmark, Switzerland, UK and the USA, too, unfortunately...

No it doesn't. Can you please remove Denmark from that list please  Big grin


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

Sorry, Andreas. But your love for David Hasselhoff shows no boundaries  Smile


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1183 times:

OYRJA: No I won't ....no way dude!!

TriStar...is that you, that little guy in front of that car, right beside Kirkie????

Kirkie: Yours for sheep neither!  Big grin Big grin



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

@Andreas

Nah, I am the guy lying under the car at the moment after being run over by the dork with the toupet. Big grin



Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

Of course we do! Scots love sheep and we Germans love David...

pelican

 Big grin


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

That goes for music stores in Scotland, South Africa, Denmark, Switzerland, UK and the USA, too, unfortunately...

You can remove the UK too. I've never seen one of his CD's here either.

In fact, the only time his songs have ever appeared on either radio or television is so we can laugh at the Germans for actually liking it.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

Never seen any David Hasselhoff CD's in Scotland either


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

Pelican: To be precise: BRITS love sheep...we do not want to let our English friends get away, right?  Big grin

Banco: Next time I spend some time in London (soon, very soon!!) I'll find one!
But ok, keep on laughing...we have reruns of Englands entries in the GP Eurovision on Geman TV...and sometimes they throw in these penalty shootouts 1990 and 1996 for a good time...veeeeery funny!!! Big grin Big grin Big grin



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

You keep living in the past, Andreas. Your current side versus previous football successes are merely a metaphor for your relentless slide into third world status. Big grin

By the way, if you do find a shop with a David Hasselhof CD, I suggest you publicise the fact. That shop will be out of business within a fortnight - and serve it right too.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

If you should be so lucky to find a Hasselhoff cd in Denmark you most likely have to look for it in the 5€ cd trashbox.

By the way Andreas. Do you still listen to Wolfgang Petry?  Big grin



I saw that you met him in person once. Wasn't it great?? Big grin



User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Just goes to show that Germans really do have a thing for "stars" with bad haircuts/ toupets.



Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

Banco: And you seem to live on high hopes only...well understandable based on the fact that your team NEVER managed to win anything in football except in 1966...and there you cheated!  Big grin Big grin Talking about 3rd world status....


OYRJA: You seem to be obsessed with German trash...how come? btw: Nice shirt...but who's that guy at your side???



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

Well... I do love German trash as much as I love any other trash Big grin
The guy next to me is Kirkie  Big grin



User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

I wasn't talking about you falling to third world status in football, Andreas!  Laugh out loud

Mind you, as a consequence, you might well do that too.

Still, as has been clearly seen, you are a nation of Hasselhof fans. Mass suicide is surely called for, and if you don't agree we'll set the Scots on you (and you really don't want that).



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 25, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

The Scots are currently busy shagging sheep all over Britain and devouring Haggis, as usual... nationwide suicide? Yeah right, and 6 weeks later the English team scored their first goal, right Big grin

Nah, we won't make it THAT easy for you guys...come over here and collect your next big frustration in 2006. Admit it: You want it that way, don't you  Big grin Big grin

OYRJA: Hairy arms and a nice potbelly...*UGH*...girls don't like that! I'll tell Paule to set you on a diet!  Big grin



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
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