Music Monday: You Should Hassle The Hoff

This is one of my more unusual Music Monday features. Yes, it’s David Hasselhoff. Last week I heard him in a radio interview promoting his Netflix show Hoff the Record. I honestly know nothing of his music career other than the video below, which is his iconic moment singing “Freedom” on top of the Berlin Wall. What I do know about is Hoff the Record. Hoff the Record is a mockumentary, a faux reality show, about David Hasselhoff going to England to try to revive his career with a questionable agent and a hilarious cast of characters. In the radio interview The Hoff talked of how funny his show was and insisted that the interviewer watch it. I thought to myself, “I’m sure he’s not nearly as funny as he thinks he is.” I was right. He’s funnier than he thinks he is. David Hasselhoff is a man who doesn’t take himself too seriously and is a much better comedic actor than you’d ever suspect. The writing is brilliantly funny. Go watch it.

Have a great Monday! ~Phil

12 responses to “Music Monday: You Should Hassle The Hoff

  1. Oohhh…I wonder if it’s on UK Netflix? I will have to take a look later. It’s not something I would have taken a glance at usually, but I do like a good recommendation. Also, I do quite like mockumentaries. I guess you haven’t seen his “Hooked on a Feeling” music video then? It’s a must see 😉

    • It started on U.K. Netflix! It’s a British show. It’s not written by Ricky Gervais, but it reminds me of his kind of shows. It’s hilarious.

      • Well, in that case it must be there! Thank you. I’m a big fan of Ricky, so this sounds great. Odd, but great

      • Let me know if you likeit

      • I did some research yesterday…it’s not on Netflix currently but it looks like I may be able to watch it through a TV network’s online app thingy… 🙂 so I’m going to give it a watch later this week. I’ll definitely let you know my opinions.

      • I’m sorry that I misled you. I assumed that because it was made in England that it had previously been available there. I have the same problem, with some other British shows. I hear about them but then they’re not available on the US Netflix.

      • You have nothing to apologise for! 🙂 it’s rarely simple, is it…trying to watch shows from the other side of the pond. There’s usually some kind of solution and availability somewhere but it takes a bit of tracking down. It seems to have been originally broadcast on the fabulously-named “Dave” TV station – which produces a fair bit of original comedy now, and I think it’s hiding in their online archives as far as I can see. I will persevere! Thank you x

    • If you watch it, come back and let me know if you like it.

  2. I can’t see it. It’s blocked for me.

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