was a wildly popular action show that ran from 1982 to
1986 on NBC. The show starred David Hasselhoff as
Michael Knight. Each show started with the following
"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."
Knight would race around in his modified Trans Am, called KITT,
while fighting crime.
The popularity of the show
spawned a huge merchandising line, which included just
about anything you can think of (TV trays, lunch boxes, board
games, etc.). One of the more popular toys was a radio
controlled version of KITT, and a KITT voice car which spoke
(and came with a Michael Knight action figure). Of course
there were die cast versions, like the Ertl Knight 2000, the
Kenner Turbo Booster KITT car, and the Rough Rider 4X4 edition.