The Hoff drinks â€˜hoffeeâ€™Just before our interview began, David Hasselhoff asked his publicist for a cup of â€œhoffee.â€ There was a moment of horror, then the publicist appeared with a mug that read â€œwant some Hoffee?â€ The Hoff puns continued, even on the live broadcast, and for the most part, they were hoffully funny.
Donâ€™t â€˜hassle the Hoffâ€™David Hasselhoff tells msnbc.com's Courtney Hazlett what happens if anyone dares â€œhassle the Hoff.â€
But thatâ€™s not why theyâ€™re getting ink now. No, all this Hoff business goes a long way in making the show personal. The judges on these types of shows need to have a role beyond that of talking head in order to seem genuine and invested in the outcome. Their influence needs to be evident throughout, and little things like the Hoffisms go a long way.
Itâ€™s a family affairHoffâ€™s dad comes to the live taping of â€œAGTâ€ every week, and Hoff gets out from behind the judgeâ€™s table to chat with him during the commercial breaks. Nick Cannonâ€™s mom was present at the taping I attended. The television audience might not see this, but having mom or dad on set makes a difference, if for no other reason that it keeps their kids human. And itâ€™s just sweet.