Lifeguards Can't Jump is the tenth episode of the third season of Baywatch. It was originally aired on November 16, 1992.

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Mitch and Stephanie discover a dead man on some rocks, which leads to an investigation with Garner involving a street basketball game. Meanwhile C.J. meets a couple on their honeymoon named Dennis and Arlene; unfortunately Dennis falls in love with C.J. and ends up deceiving both her and his wife.



  • This episode has some plot elements from the 1972 film The Heartbreak Kid starring Charles Grodin, Cybill Shephard and Jeannie Berlin. Dennis plays Charles' role of Lenny Cantrow, C.J. plays Cybil's heartbreaker role of Kelly Corcoran and Arlene plays Jeannie's role of Lila Kolodny. In it Lenny is unhappy with his marriage to Lila, meets Kelly on the beach and keeps seeing her, while his wife is stuck in her hotel room sunburned.
  • This was actor Jeff Altman's second appearance on the show. He first appeared in Season 1 as Fred Rachins and would later star in different roles in more seasons, the most frequent one being Ed Symes.
  • Guest star Lou Rawls would go on to star in the spin-off series Baywatch Nights playing a different character.
  • The title is a pun of the 1992 film "White Men Can't Jump", starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes.


Season 3 (1992-1993)
Baywatch Season 3

Main Characters:
Mitch BuchannonEddie KramerShauni McClainHobie BuchannonC.J. ParkerStephanie HoldenMatt BrodySummer QuinnGarner EllerbeeJimmy Slade

Recurring Characters:
Newmie NewmanBen EdwardsJim BarnettGuido TorziniJackie QuinnKaye Morgan

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