KARR says KITT is inferior


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/01/09/karr-says-kitt-is-inferior.html


#2

I love that Hasslehoff’s stunt double had continuity-annihilating boots on.


#3

What about Viper?


#4

#TeamSpeedBuggy

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#5

In the original teaser promo it was yellow. Check :23 in


#6

Sam getting turned into the Impala tops them all:


#7

TV Trivia: that shot was actually just recycled footage from the 1977 horror movie The Car.


#8

IIRC KARR had a few appearances and his style was changed each time. Apparently unlike KITT he appreciated getting a new paintjob from time to time.

I also appreciate how quickly the show went with the “evil twin brother” plotline on the talking car action show.


#9

I remember being glued to the TV every week for Knight Rider, A-Team, Airwolf, et al… Now I can’t watch a 2 minute clip without cringing at how bad they really were.


#10

I’m sure they had at least one backup stunt car just sitting around the studio anyway.

Even Airwolf did the “evil doppelgänger” thing once.

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In retrospect it’s surprising the A-Team never had to battle an evil “B-Team” who drove around in a van that had a slightly different paint job.


#11

You mean the B-roll? :rofl:


#12

Voiced by the greats: Peter Cullen and Paul Frees!


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Now I must know; does “My Mother the Car” count as car-personification, or is it eliminated due to the Porter touring car merely being the reincarnation of his deceased mother? Also, how does “Turbo Teen” fit into all this, being a transformed teen-into-Camero-with-teen’s-personality?


#16

Re: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - I remember being astounded as a child that it was written by the same person who came up with James Bond (Ian Fleming)


#17

The book was much better than the movie, too. I always thought that the movie was too “cutesy” for such a serious (to my 8-year-old self) story.


#18

Unashamed Airwolf fan when I was young, I absolutely loved it (I had helicopter wallpaper as a kid too) and that theme-tune still kicks ass, but like @MikeKStar said they are pretty near unwatchable now. I want to like them, but…


#19

With the white and black body I think that was the earlier appearance of KARR.


#20

Oh yeah, that theme. I think I still have that in my rotation while writing.