• Oct 8, 2008
Yeah, I know I'm late. Sue me. Against my better judgement (and yours, based on last week's poll), I'm here semi-liveblogging tonight's episode with the assistance of my Tivo.

Tonight's episode: "Knight of the Iguana", a.k.a. "KITT and Mike go to the beach." Kill me now...

You know what to do. See you after the jump.

Knight Rider Liveblog
Season 1, Episode 3
"Knight of the Iguana"
October 8, 2008
8:00 PM -- Sort of.

All times are Eastern.
The Part Before The Opening Credits: Mike and Billy stalk each other in the KITTcave with Super Soakers. Mike and KITT double-team Billy, with KITT coming in off the turnbuckle using his washers to zap Billy. KITT says, at one point during this, "Direct hit." Yes, unlike the show itself.

Still Before the Opening Credits: We learn that Mike has to go to Baja to look into a terror cell, because Baja is such a hotbed of terrorism. Mike is apparently afraid of water, and for some reason I wasn't paying attention to, Sarah can't ride shotgun in bikini mode, which sucks. Instead, Mike is paired with Zoe. Off they go with boards strapped to the roof.

8:12: Zoe babbles about surfing and wants fish tacos. My lunch hour was more interesting than this, and all I did was have a salad.

8:13: Zoe, in bikini mode, and Mike arrive at their "honeymoon" room. Mike is uncomfortable with Zoe "keeping it real" and making out. Dumb tequila joke. KITT finds missing agent's beacon. Zoe now in full bikini mode. NBC at least is trying with the 18-34 demo...

8:16: Mike follows the cool old Landcruiser up the hill. Landcruiser guy hits KITT with a missile. Bad special effects explosion makes KITT disappear like he got shot by a phaser set to "kill." But I know where this is going because I already peeked at the comments. Fast-forwarding commercials.

8:20: KITT is a submarine now, and this show has Turbo Boosted its ass over every shark in the Pacific Ocean.

8:21: The extraction team sleeps with the fishes. KITT rips off the scene from The Spy Who Loved Me and drives onto the beach.

8:22: Mike and KITT are debating whether or not he should shack up with Zoe. KITT is far less conflicted about this than strapping young Mike.

8:23: Is it me, or does the soundtrack to this show feel like someone never stops changing the station on the radio?

8:24: Bikini segue, Zoe speaks Spanish to people. The least intimidating dudes ever confront Mike.

8:25: Ass-kicking ensues, Mike's gonna get stabbed....no...some random plot element dude saves him.

8:28: Zoe is smart like Columbo, and thinks this guy might not be so good. Big surprise, KITT has his whole file. The dude and the other dudes are all probably on the same Bad Guy Team. Zoe wants a piece of Mike. Sarah and the tool, Billy, show up. Zoe wakes up looking all disheveled talking about how last night was epic. Dirty girl. Sarah is, like, shocked and appalled.

8:40: Silly banter as everyone pretends they aren't jealous of each other, and Billy pretends not to be staring at Zoe and wishing he got to be undercover pretend hubby like Mike. Knight Rider 90210 continues...

835: Surfboards off, Billy doesn't like nature, and Zoe goes surfing with the bad guys.

8:39: Mike has never surfed before, and now he das to to in order to catch the bad guy. He asks KITT how to get up on a surfboard, because asking a talking car that's also a submarine is the only thing to do in a situation like this.

And, I'm back caught up to live TV.

8:45: KITT is monitoring the Evil Winnebago Headquarters with his infared and parabolic mic. Naturally, Billy, Super Soaker assassin extraordinaire, has to be a field operative now, too. He's ultra stealthy in Hawaiian shirt, panama hat, and zinc oxide on his nose.

8:46: Billy sees that the bad guys have next-gen Knight Industries super stealth smart missiles that they probably shouldn't have. Everybody back to the KITTcave...

8:48: Yelling in the KITTcave as we learn that the bad guys have exposed themselves. KITT goes into The Fast and the Furious mode. Zoe and Sarah have to share shotgun, as the iCarly-level plotting and dialogue continues. Super secret missile Winnebago stops on a hill so it can take a shot at a nuclear power plant. Ultimate J.C. Whitney Mode KITT is on the way to save the day.

8:51: The bad guy says, "Thar she blows." Not making this up. Something definitely does blow, though...

8:55: KITT, who can handle magic napalm missiles (episode 1) and turn into trucks and submarines, can't handle four of these missiles, says Bruce Davison, because that's what the plot calls for.

8:56: Mike takes on the Pacific Sunwear Gang mano-a-mano. Sarah powerslides Super JDM Mode KITT. People are calling each other "Bro."

8:57: Bad guy knows Mike from back in the day. KITT uses yet another magic feature, an amplifier, to reverse the missile bad dude launched.

8:58: Missile impact. Bad guy is dust. Everyone worried about Mike's fate. Don't they know NBC ordered 13 episodes? Big surprise: Mike's fine. Everyone makes lame surf jokes, and Mike and Billy get ready to duel with Super Soakers again. I propose they use real guns with live ammo.

VERDICT: Slightly less boring than last night's presidential debate.

NEXT WEEK: Mike gets poisoned! I wonder how it ends.

Thanks for sitting through this again, all you gluttons for punishment in Readerland. G'night.


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  • 40 Comments
      • 6 Years Ago
      Im going to keep watching this show just for the laughs and T&A(Yum Zoe.) Its soo bad, its funny. This isnt even suitable for the Sci-Fi channel.

      Ditto to everyone who suggested NBC fire the guy who green lighted Knight Rider.

      Please keep up the live blogging, Im loving every word.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh My Bad!
      I forgot about the East Coast time difference!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah, this is like Power Rangers Turbo.


      Except that was better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i totally spaced out this week. just turned it on. i HOPE it's repeated on Saturday night again this week-there were the first 2 episodes on last weekend again. just can't have enough KITT this year!


      • 6 Years Ago
      The next blog down about the mini V12 engine is far more exciting ...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why attack mode... Kit only needed "turbo boost" to get a lot faster.. .and I mean... Nitrous system? doesn't matter Kitt should have been easily faster... UGH... this is an insult to the greatest car in the whole world.

      Kitt T/A would have wooped this KR BAD... he was always loyal to MIKE not to the company... UGH!!! i hate this .... i am going to rewatch the original Knight rider now.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hi guys, was wandering if someone knows the name of the songs in the ep3 of knight rider 2008 ?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah, this is plain horrible... I'd rather watch Top Gear Australia right now, and that's saying a lot...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was hoping you didn't forget and we had seen the end of this show and these liveblogs.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You know, Peter's right. TG Australia IS better than this...if only slightly.

      Ooo...wait...Attack Mode! "Mooore than meets the eyeee..." :0)
      • 6 Years Ago
      man that asian chick is hot.... this is the best show ever
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yet somehow the few scenes with the women in bikinis had more silicon than all of the beach and desert scenes combined.
        • 6 Years Ago
        If it's the same one from the first episode. I can honestly say I've never wanted to smack a woman up side the head so much in my life. Either she's the worst actress in existence or she was forced, at gunpoint, to act the worst writing in existence. Or both.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You could get every Playmate of the year for the last 10 years on the show and it would still suck.

        No amount of T&A can rescue this sinking ship.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I HATE THIS SHOW!!!!!!!!!!


      IT LOOKS CHEAP AND CORNY


      HECK THE YEARS OLDER VERSION WAS FREAKIN BETTER


      damn...way to kill a good show
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