Father of the Groom is the eighth episode of the tenth season of Baywatch, also known as the first season of Baywatch Hawaii. It was originally aired on November 8, 1999.

Guest Stars[]

  • Jeremy Jackson as Hobie Buchannon
  • Kona Carmack as Sarah Forsman
  • Stefanie Smart as Lyle Forsman
  • Barry Pearl as Lyle Forsman
  • Brian J. Keaulana as Brian
  • Gretchen Thanem as Tiffany
  • Amy Matt
  • Christina Oliver
  • Sean Ginella as Leslie Menchen
  • Lainoholo Groendyke as Kimo
  • Frederik Garlen as Guest

Episode Information[]

Kekoa tells Sean that she's thinking of quitting the team after revealing her fear of the unknown after she hesitates during a rescue. But Kekoa must confront her fears when she, Sean, J.D., Jason and Allie must cooperate to rescue a young girl trapped in an air pocket beneath a lava tube opening with a possibility that the victim may not survive the rescue. Meanwhile, Mitch struggles to prevent Hobie from marrying his new girlfriend, Sarah, at a local hotel during a visit, while Mitch also deals with Sarah's overbearing and obnoxious parents seeking to create the perfect wedding.


  • Kekoa reveals that her name means 'warrior'.
  • Kekoa's mother is Hawaiian and her father is Japanese.
  • Former Baywatch regular Jeremy Jackson returns and makes his final appearance in the series. He later returns in Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.
  • The episode name is a reference to the 1949 novel "Father of the Bride" which later spawned into a 1950 film starring Spencer Tracy and a sequel titled "Father's Little Dividend", a remake from 1990 starring Steve Martin which followed by a sequel and a another remake from 2022 starring Andy García.


Season 10 (1999-2000)
Baywatch Season 10

Main Characters:
Mitch BuchannonSean MonroeJ.D. DariusJessie OwensNewmie NewmanKekoa TanakaJason IoaneAllie ReeseDawn Masterton

Recurring Characters:
Jim BarnettJenna AvidBrian Keaulana

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