Knight Rider

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Knight Rider was a popular US 1980s television show. It starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a kind of modern-day 'knight' who drove an advanced smart car with artificial intelligence.


Opening narration: Knight Rider. A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.
Closing narration: Michael Knight, a lone crusader on a dangerous world, the world...of the Knight Rider.

Michael Knight

Michael: Yo, Devon!

Michael (speaking to K.I.T.T.): Take over, Buddy!

Devon Miles

(Upon capturing Colonel Kincaid)
Devon: Michael, don't you realized what you have done? You've caused me a great deal of difficulty. You've embarrased me, you've...
Michael: Devon, meet Colonel Kincaid.
Devon: You saved me a great deal of paperwork.

(Explaining K.I.T.T's primary directive to Michael)
Devon: It wouldn't harm you I assure you. It's primary function is the preservation of human life, your life.
Michael: By "me" you mean anyone driving this thing?
Devon: No, I mean you specifically, you Michael Arthur Long

Michael & K.I.T.T.

Michael: K.I.T.T?.
K.I.T.T.: Yes Michael?
Michael: Shut up.

Michael: Keep your scanners peeled.
K.I.T.T.: Right away Michael.

(Upon destroying K.A.R.R.)
K.I.T.T.: If I say yes, will you promise we'll never have to do that again?
Michael: Never say never pal. Never say never.


K.I.T.T.: I'm the voice of the Knight Industries Two Thousand's microprocessor. K-I-T-T for easy reference, K.I.T.T. if you prefer.

K.I.T.T.: Be careful Michael.

K.I.T.T.: Michael, look out!


K.A.R.R.: I am the Knight Automated Roving Robot, K.A.R.R. if you prefer; I am the prototype of the car of the future.

K.A.R.R.: I am the prototype of the car of the future. What you saw was merely an inferior production line model, a pale copy of the original.

K.A.R.R.: If I am destroyed... so shall you be!

K.A.R.R.: I will not go back to the slammer!

Knight Rider 2000

K.I.T.T. (describing the Knight 4000): There’s nothing worse than a smart-ass automobile.