Archive for the 'Knight Rider' Category

Michael Knight Action Figure (Kenner, 1982)

Knight 1982

Knight 1982-2

Now you know.

(Images via eBay)

Knight Rider Rub n’ Play Transfer Set (Colorforms, 1982)

Knight Rider Rub 1982-1

Knight Rider Rub 1982-2

Kids Posing with K.I.T.T., 1984 – 1985

KITT 1984

KITT 1985

Nathan with KITT

A K.I.T.T. replica was at Universal Studios from 1984 to 1996. A Universal employee, somewhere off screen, would act as the car’s voice, greeting visitors, cattily responding to questions, and so on.

You may remember the Diff’rent Strokes two-parter “Hooray for Hollywood” (1984), where Arnold and Dudley sneak out of the Universal tour to track down David Hasselhoff, who’s shooting a Knight Rider episode at the studio. They get stuck in a car set for demolition, and The Hoff and K.I.T.T. have to save them.

(Images via therpf.com, efholtmann1/Flickr, Nathan King/Flickr)

Kid Playing Atari 2600, 1982/1983

Playing Atari 1982

The kid is Dan Amrich, and he still has his carts. He didn’t keep the Knight Rider shirt and the KangaROOS. That would have been weird.

ROOS are still around as part of the bullshit “retro” craze. They’re referred to as “lifestyle” shoes, and here’s a choice quote from Wikipedia: “They were notable for having a small zippered pocket on the side of the shoe, large enough for a small amount of loose change, keys, or more recently, condoms.”

Hipsters bother me.

(Photo via Dan’s Flickr)


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