It had all the makings of a holiday camp classic. Lifetime's seasonal TV movie The Christmas Consultant stars David Hasselhoff as a green bow tie-wearing, bespectacled holiday hero who helps an overworked and overstressed family get through December.
But after bad reviews and a low-rated Nov. 10 premiere (just 1.5 million viewers), Lifetime quietly began scrubbing additional airings of the TV movie. Pre-emptions included a big Sunday primetime screening on Dec. 2. As a result, The Christmas Consultant wasn't set to air again until Dec. 25 at 6/5c — Christmas night, when presumably fewer viewers are watching TV or too juiced up on nog to appreciate it.
Then a funny thing happened:
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Our top moments of the week:
12. The Sexy But We're Not So Sure Award: LMFAO calls upon a few celebrity guests (Bieber in yellow leopard pants!) to hop onstage during their show-closing performances of "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy and I Know It" during the 2011 American Music Awards. Unfortunately, one of those guests is David Hasselhoff, who takes the latter song a little too literally and proceeds to tear away his stripper pants to reveal briefs with a giant smiley face on the crotch. Bonus tacky points: They say "Don't judge me" on the butt. (Too late.)
11. Best Blindsiding: After...
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Cheers to Sons of Anarchy for an inspired bit of stunt casting.
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