The Checklist: Knight Rider (S3 Ep11) “Knight of the Chameleon”
Michael Knight and K.I.T.T. are back for another installment of The Checklist. This time around we are going to take a look at the 11th episode from Season 3 of Knight Rider entitled, “Knight of the Chameleon”.
- Synopsis: Michael’s past comes back to haunt him, when a criminal he put away two years earlier escapes and is looking for revenge. If that’s not bad enough this criminal, known as The Chameleon, is a master of disguise. Can Michael catch him before The Chameleon catches him?
Now let’s put “Knight of the Chameleon” to the test and see just how Knight Rider this episode was…
1. Was K.I.T.T.’s Turbo Boost button used?
It was used and used pretty early on in the episode as Michael hit the button to get him and K.I.T.T. through a caravan of construction vehicles. 1/1
2. Was an innocent bystander confused by K.I.T.T.?
A talking car is not something you’d expect to encounter on a typical day, but that’s what happened to a young man putting flyers on cars on the street K.I.T.T. was parked on. K.I.T.T. didn’t take kindly to the solicitation and Harry (Dominick Brascia) was not happy K.I.T.T. wasn’t letting him do his job, a job he took quite seriously. 2/2
3. Were there any notable guest stars?
This is one of our favorite questions on The Checklist, because these shows are often home to some notable guest stars and this episode of Knight Rider is no exception. First of all there’s Donald Gibb from Bloodsport fame. Gibb went way out on a limb and played a character named Gibbs, one of the bouncers for arms dealer Armand Pressler. Another one of Pressler’s men, Ryles, was played by Nicholas Worth. Worth excels at playing lackeys, you may remember him as Cartier a stooge for Craig T. Nelson’s character Peter Dellaplane in Action Jackson. 3/3
4. Did we get the shot of K.I.T.T. exiting F.L.A.G.’s mobile headquarters?
For those of you who don’t know, F.L.A.G. stands for the Foundation of Law and Government. Many times F.L.A.G. operates out of the back of a semi. This allows K.I.T.T. and Michael to ride right in and right out when need be. And in “Knight of the Chameleon” we get the shot of K.I.T.T. exiting the semi not once, but twice. 4/4
5. Was K.I.T.T.’s Ejection Seat button used?
Not only was it used, it may have been used in the most spectacular fashion ever. Michael ejects himself out of K.I.T.T. while they are driving under The Chameleon who is using a prototype jet pack to get away. It is one of the most ridiculous and amazing scenes in television history. 5/5
- Final Score – 5/5 (100%) You don’t get any more Knight Rider than this episode!