I never watched Baywatch as a kid, but it was literally always on all the time. If you just left your TV on and went to do something, it would inevitably be on. And it was on for a long time too. I don’t know how those lifeguards got into so many adventures but they sure did.
And now, like everything else from my youth, it is being parodied. That’s ok. It was pretty much a parody at the time.