The best net quotes from the week of November 1, 1996

By EW Staff
Updated November 01, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

”It’s really sad [that] our oceans are very contaminated and dirty. And you don’t realize that unless you swim in it like we do [on Baywatch]. It’s hard. That’s probably the hardest part of being on the show…swimming in the cold dirty water, but we’re happy that it looks as good as it does on film.”
Baywatch‘s Gena Lee Nolin on America Online

”I’m mystified about the lukewarm reaction to That Thing You Do!, which is a very entertaining film. It just shows you that you can’t sell what the public won’t buy. Or as Samuel Goldwyn once supposedly said, When people don’t want to go out to see a movie, nobody can stop them!”
Film critic Leonard Maltin on CompuServe

”Horses, rabbits, goats, chickens, cats, dogs, birds, and parents!”
Beverly Hills, 90210‘s Jennie Garth, on her animal menagerie, on AOL

”[Vampire in Brooklyn] was a chance to work with one of my favorite talents [Eddie Murphy]. I don’t know how hard I was pushing to be a serious black actor as much as I was pushing to be a working black actor.”
Kadeem Hardison on Prodigy

”I went to sleep one night in tatters and rags with no songs written. I couldn’t even play guitar or sing! The next morning, when I awoke, there were more than 50 songs written, a closet full of clothes, and a record deal. Imagine my surprise!”
Singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, on her ”overnight” success, on AOL

”A lot of our fans used to hide their Monkees albums because they didn’t want to have to explain why they were Monkees fans. When I run across someone who doesn’t appreciate what we did, I basically just write them off. They don’t count.”
Monkees guitarist Michael Nesmith on The Janice Malone Show on AudioNet