Baseball Crank
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February 07, 2004
HISTORY: And What About A Plaque For KITT?

Via Daniel Drezner, I swear I'm not making this up:

Baywatch star David Hasselhoff is griping that his role in reuniting East and West Germany has been overlooked....

Barely a month after the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, the city that had been divided by politics for more than 40 years was united in song.

And leading the chorus of several hundred thousand voices was a man hitherto known to the rest of the world for driving a talking car....

Speaking to Germany's TV Spielfilm magazine, the 51-year-old carped about how his pivotal role in harmonising relations between the two sides of the divide had been overlooked.

"I find it a bit sad that there is no photo of me hanging on the walls in the Berlin Museum at Checkpoint Charlie," he told the magazine.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:15 PM | History | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

That is a BBC story though, so who knows if THEY are making it up.

“Mr. Hasselhoff, tear down this wall!” just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it…

Posted by: The Mad Hibernian at February 8, 2004 11:20 AM
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