The Knight Rider Classic Episodes

The Knight Rider Classic Episodes ...

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Knight Rider is a spooky journey into the deadly world of a man who does not exist.

Knight Rider may have never been a TV series as pure as 80s. David Hasselhoff, wearing a leather jacket and a mullet, combats crime in a talking sports car with a little bit of chest hair.

Yes, you may think that a show about a car that can talk and drive itself would be like a movie about a person who fights crime with a smartphone that fits in their pocket in 2022, but is there anything as 80s as a show that deals with a man's relationship with his car?

This year marks 40 years since KITT began its journey to the road, so here's a list of some of the greatest road warriors adventures.

5.Season 1 Episode 9 Trust Doesnt Rust

Knight Rider makes its first attempt at it with KARR, the Knight Automated Roaming Robot, which was developed by KITT's prototype, but its designer made one minor mistake. KARR's guiding principle was self-preservation rather than protection of human life.

KARR is seen repeatedly asking his thieves if they want to reproduce in this episode.

To watch two cars trash-talking each other throughout the whole episode is worth it.

KITT Vs KARR is a sequel to KARR, which features even more automotive smack-talking as KARR plans to take an armored truck.

4.Season 2 Episodes 1 and 2 Goliath

The second season of Knight Rider was a repeat of the original story; Wilton Knight, the financier who invented KITT and ordered Michael Knights facial reconstruction surgery, had his face reconstructed to resemble the image of his son Garthe Knight, a baddie who was sentenced to three life in prison.

Michael Knight goes to Vegas after losing at Blackjack against KITT, and Goliath, Garthes evil super truck that smashes through KITT during the story's big fight, as well as a tragic heist at a missile silo.

The real highlight of this episode, the thing that makes it absolute top-tier viewing, is the Hasselhoff-on-Hasselhoff action.

David Hasselhoff has always been more of a leading man rather than a character actor, but in this story, he is clearly having the time of his life playing his evil, arch, goateed doppelganger. We have so much in common, however, the scenery tastes good.

Hasselhoff returns for another taste of Goliath Returns, which is quite the treat.

3.Season 3 Episode 5 Halloween Knight

In Halloween Knight, you get ghosts, floating demon heads, and a reclusive weirdo named Norman Banes (and in case you don't get the reference, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho plays a major role).

This film also includes some wonderful phrases (That's trespassing! No, its not, it's breaking and entering.) and, perhaps most importantly, features a scene where KITT drives off a ramp, jumps through the air and smashes through a plate glass window on the back of another truck. Its amazing they waited three seasons to produce that one.

It is a surprisingly short episode on KITT action (there are very few ways you can really fit a car into a haunted house story, figuratively or literally), but eventually the episode climaxes in a night-time car chase that ends in KITT turbo-boosting through the screen of a drive-in film.

This is another episode in which everyone is clearly having a lot of fun.

Season 1 Episodes 1 and 2 of Knight of the Phoenix

If they remade it in the 2020s, it would be a dozen episodes of a guy who might be a vampire planing the wood of his surfboard, then in the final episode, you would see him rushing towards some waves.

Knight Rider is definitely not a Draculas of the Ripley School of thought. The plot wastes no time at all getting a cop shot and left for dead, giving him facial reconstructive surgery to look like David Hasselhoff, and then putting him together with a talking automobile to combat crime.

Everything you need from a Knight Rider episode is here. Battles with a dashboard? Got it. Tactical turtlenecks? Present. Is KITT's high-tech interior like Darth Vader's bathroom? Of course. There's even the obligatory comedy scene of two car thieves attempting to steal KITT and getting launched at a police cruiser from the ejector seats.

She lives in a place called Silicon Valley, and other classic retro lines, are delivered in a way that will leave you completely convinced Silicon Valley is a name they just created.

Knight Rider grasps the task straight out the garage door.

1.Season 3 Episodes 14 Junk Yard Dog

Knight Rider is a great big, testosterone-fueled driving and punching action, but it isn't a show you watch for the sensations. So Junk Yard Dog takes you somewhat out of the game.

The story starts off fairly regular, with an admittedly very 80s environmentalist take on the subject of an evil businessman dumping toxic waste.

Soon enough Michael and KITT are on the case, duking it out with a forklift truck near a vast pool of acid, but then, to his great surprise, KITT gets pushed into the acid! Normally, KITT would scold off such injustices, but this time we see him pleading with Michael for help as he dissolves, like a four-wheeled HAL-9000.

This is the point at which you start insisting that no, you're fine, there's just something in your eye.

KITT is shattered beyond recognition when Hasselhoff is putting his heart out into Mikes loss for the first time. This is the first time we see just how much Michael loves that car of his. KITT is rebuilt by montage and is intercut with Michaels misty-edged flashbacks of KITT speeding through green sunlit fields.

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But even after KITT is back in top shape, the car is traumatized and too scared to even smash through a concrete wall. We joke, but it is truly moving to see Knight reintroduce KITT to his former self.

It's all about showing that you can design all of the evil cars you want, but Knight Rider will always be a show about a vehicle and his best buddy.

On Monday, Sept. 5, Knight Rider will premiere on Legend at 7 p.m.

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