Scorcher is the fifth episode of the seventh season of Baywatch. It was originally aired on October 21, 1996.

Guest Stars[]

  • Jeff Altman as Dudley Dawson
  • Howard Morris as Fella / Arthur
  • Scott Stevens as Mr. President
  • Willie Gault as Willa's Dad
  • Jordan Blake as Frightened Kid
  • Bob Bancroft as Mr. Parnell
  • Dorothy Gallagher as Frightened Kid's Mom

Episode Information[]

The temperature soars, and it’s one day in the life of Baywatch… but, it’s the mother of all beach days. Everything that can happen… does. Every lifeguard at Baywatch is called in as hundreds of thousands flock to the sea. From A to Z, chaos is the word for the day. On top of it all, the President of the United States is planning a jog on the beach. Caroline’s birthday is today. Is anybody going to remember her with everything that’s going on?


  • Although the president is never referred to by name, it is implied to be Bill Clinton, who was president at the time the episode aired.
  • This is the second episode in which Jeff Altman appears when a woman on her honeymoon gets badly sunburned. The first was Lifeguards Can't Jump, in which he played the woman's new husband.
  • Reggae artists Shaggy and Rayvon perform "In The Summertime" at the beginning of the episode.


Season 7 (1996-1997)
Baywatch Season 7

Main Characters:
Mitch BuchannonHobie BuchannonC.J. ParkerCaroline HoldenCody MadisonNeely CapshawNewmie NewmanDonna MarcoJordan TateManny GutierrezSam Thomas

Recurring Characters:
Stephanie HoldenLogan FowlerJim BarnettCrush

Shark FeverThe ContestLiquid AssetsWindsweptScorcherBeach BlastGuess Who’s Coming to DinnerLet the Games BeginBuriedSearch and RescueHeal the BayBachelor of the MonthChance of a LifetimeTalk ShowLife-GuardianMatters of the HeartRendezvousHot WaterTrial by FireBaywatch at Sea WorldGolden GirlsNevermore