The Sky is Falling is the sixth episode of the first season of Baywatch. It originally aired on October 27, 1989.

Guest Stars[]

  • Michael McManus as Sid Wilson
  • James Sloyan as Harv
  • Carol Siskind as Sylvia
  • John DiSanti as Santini
  • Teri Fruichantie as Cindy
  • Ginny Wohland as Kid

Episode Information[]

Gayle and Mitch continue to fight over Gayle's plan to take Hobie with her. A plane crashes into the water near the beach with the occupants, after they are rescued, looking to recover a suitcase of stolen money that they had with them. Captain Thorpe decides to join Eddie and Shauni on their tower in order to teach them. Thorpe later detains the money thieves in a way that impresses Eddie.



  • The title of this episode comes from the children's story Henny Penny (also known as Chicken Little or Chicken Licken), where the title character thought that "the sky was falling" because of an acorn landing on her head.


Season 1 (1989-1990)
Baywatch Season 1

Main Characters:
Mitch BuchannonCraig PomeroyJill RileyEddie KramerShauni McClainGarner EllerbeeTrevor ColeHobie BuchannonGina PomeroyDon ThorpeJohn D. Cort

Recurring Characters:
Newmie NewmanGayle BuchannonJim BarnettSid Wilson

Panic at Malibu PierIn DeepHeat WaveSecond WaveMessage in a BottleThe Sky is FallingThe Drowning PoolRookie SchoolCruise ShipThe Cretin of the ShallowsShelter MeThe ReunionArmored CarHome CortWe Need a VacationMuddy WatersSnake EyesEclipseShark DerbyThe Big RaceOld FriendsThe End?