Daily Podcast: Why Isn't KITT Gay?

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
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Although TTAC hasn't posted on the new Knight Rider TV series– why would we?– I still felt obliged to watch the premier on your behalf; just in case the show did something so stupid it deserved mention here. Other than the fact that a Ford Mustang GT500KR couldn't outrun a Ford Edge, and KITT lived in a world populated entirely by Ford products, and the "shape shifting" KITT always transformed into a lower-priced, different colored Mustang (now there's a disguise), and a Ford commercial featuring both the lead actor and the lead car confused me as to which was the commercial and which was, uh, the longer commercial and… where was I? Oh yes, I missed gay KITT. KITT's new voice sounded like a "nice" HAL 9000 (i.e. monotone without the menace). Can I have a plausible plot line KITT? I'm sorry —- , I'm afraid I can't do that. (What WAS that character's name?) If the producers of this snoozefest had taken their cue from the original show (or, better yet, Woody Allen's Sleeper) and camped-up KITT, they would have had a major HITT on their hands. There were hints; the chief baddie's makeup-accented cheekbones and over-plucked eyebrows identified him as a closeted cross-dresser (which isn't necessarily a gay predilection, but you know what I mean). I will say this: the babe had nice eyes.

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  • Carguy1964 Carguy1964 on Feb 19, 2008

    Speaking of "Tots" and what not to say, durning a "prime time" show....was when Kitt asked that guy if he was a Homosexual...My jaw just about dropped..good luck explaining that to a 10 yr old..C'mon..was that really needed..Writers and producers please! let's not drag our kids into this crap...where is our commen sense and morals!

  • Blautens Blautens on Feb 19, 2008

    Didn't watch the first series, and I didn't really watch this one, except wife had it on (she fondly remembers the old show). The one part I did wake up for was when the debadged (with JC Whitney's finest grille) Tahoe/Yukon slams into KITT. So I gathered it's one large Ford commercial. Are bad guys cars always going to be debadged GMs? They didn't want a Ford Expedition slamming into KITT and crumpling, lest Ford look bad? Wow - the branding decisions that must go into every show. Good thing it won't last long...

  • Jerseydevil Jerseydevil on Feb 19, 2008

    carguy1964 Writers and producers please! let’s not drag our kids into this crap…where is our commen sense and morals! wow - is that what you expect from TV? I don't. Perhaps you would be less upset if you looked elsewhere for "common sense and morals". Drop the TV. for gods sake. PS - you obviously haven't been around many 10 year olds lately...

  • Anonymous Anonymous on Feb 19, 2008

    Worst drivel there is, I watched the first tenminutes just to see what the car looked like, then went on-line and entered the contest to win a Shelby 500 KR (King of the Road not Knight Rider, gawd). If I'm lucky, I guess I'll win a Ford Edge. It can corner like a Shelby, gets better gas mileage, and can transport four or more in comfort.