Daily Podcast: Why Isn't KITT Gay?
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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