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K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by Knight Rider Archive » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:59 pm

With all the coverage about Michael Jackson's death in the news, I remembered this old picture of the Jacksons and their cars... and thought I'd share it:

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Re: K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by GTiGirl » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:58 pm

Great photo, do you have more?

Rest in peace Michael :oops:

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Re: K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by Lost Knight » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:17 pm

That's one hell of an amazing photo! :good:
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Post by AaronKnight » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:20 pm

Wow!

anybody wants some eightiest tha this?

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Re: K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by Knight007 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:40 am

never thought there is a pic that has both of them together :shock: any Idea where is the car now??? or was it really his? Image :kitt:

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Re: K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by greeknight » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:40 am

:shock: This is a screen used KITT!

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Re: K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by Knight-Armen » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:57 am

OMG!!!!!!!!! What is this?????? Am I seeing right?
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Post by My_Friend_KITT » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:21 am

That is Great!
I miss Michael too...
Thank You for that and if you have any more...
Please don't hesitate to share!
I love it.
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Post by HOFFABE » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:51 am

The screen used car that was all over the news and went for like 125000 that was it...It was one of the things he was forced to sell...;(...RIP Mike you will always be the King of Pop...and the Knight RIder two days a week...lol

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Post by Sue » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:36 pm

Way cool KRA! Neil was thinking there was a photo like that but couldn't find it.

I love it! Whoes inner child wouldn't pick KITT over a Ferrari :mrgreen:
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Re: K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by Alex » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:40 pm

Michael and K.I.T.T.! 8)

Very good, Paul.

I adore Michael Jackson and the car KITT! I like to see together of Michael and KITT!
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Re: K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by Lost Knight » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:52 pm

HOFFABE wrote:The screen used car that was all over the news and went for like 125000 that was it...It was one of the things he was forced to sell...;(...RIP Mike you will always be the King of Pop...and the Knight RIder two days a week...lol


Say that again? Michael actually bought and sold a screen-used K.I.T.T.!? I thought he was just posing with one for that particular picture.
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Re: K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by Solid Snake » Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:22 am

Great work Paul, I told Neps that there was a photo like this out there somewhere but I did not have it... the one I remembered was black and white. But yet again KRA comes to the rescue ;).
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Post by Joe Huth » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:18 am

There's so much mystery behind this picture - does anyone know how this photo shoot came about? That's obviously a screen used original car.

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Re: K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by msKEN » Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:09 am

Lost Knight wrote:
HOFFABE wrote:The screen used car that was all over the news and went for like 125000 that was it...It was one of the things he was forced to sell...;(...RIP Mike you will always be the King of Pop...and the Knight RIder two days a week...lol


Say that again? Michael actually bought and sold a screen-used K.I.T.T.!? I thought he was just posing with one for that particular picture.


No its not the same car. The car Michael is squatting on up there is hard top. I'm pretty sure it could have been screen used but it was one of the hard top stunt cars done up to look like a t-top. And its definitely not the one Hoffabe is referring to, since that one actually had t-tops.
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Post by ThomasKnight » Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:31 pm

Well, I have a funny feeling about this picture, because it's not the first time when I see it, but never realized (at least correctly) that is Michael Jackson himself! Probably I've realized at the first time, but since then I forgot it. :roll:
I recognise the car from the nose, because some action scenes were filmed with this car in season two and three.

I think this photo shows that KITT was getting MJ's attention with the great style, performance and personality. The two great performer's style is familiar: I'm thinking the Billie jean song and Jacko's identical cloth for it: The black hat and white glove matching with the black colour and white rims. So it's obvious that MJ liked KITT, because the car was matching to his style and not to mention KITT calls his driver always Michael. :kitt: :)
I think the Billie jean song's opening rithm could have been the opening title rithm for knight rider, cause they are very familiar, so that is the main reason for the connection between MJ and KITT style. :kitt2:

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Re: K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by HOFFABE » Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:52 pm

ahh so it is...oops my bad

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Re: K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by Knight Rider Archive » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:24 pm

GTiGirl wrote:Great photo, do you have more?


That's the only one I've got, but I'm always on the look-out for new Knight Rider photos and material, so if I can find more I'll be sure to share, as always!

Knight007 wrote:any Idea where is the car now??? or was it really his?


Unfortunately, I don't know. As Joe said, the background to this picture is a mystery. I guess it's possible he could have bought one of the original cars, but it's just as likely that the whole thing was arranged specifically for the photoshoot.

I do think that Michael Jackson was a fan of the show, and may even have been in touch with the company at one point -- it's interesting that he was name-checked three times (twice on-film) in stories around late-1984 (about the time I'd estimate that picture was taken): Terry Major (Michelle NiCastro) mentions his name in conversation with Devon in "Circus Knights", K.I.T.T. asks "Can Michael Jackson moonwalk?" in "Junk Yard Dog", and he was also mentioned in Rick Okie's unfilmed script "Girls' Knight Out", which was lined-up for production between those two episodes in November, 1984. Perhaps they were a tip of the hat because he was a famous fan?... or a tribute because they were aware of that photoshoot... or maybe just because he was Michael Jackson at the peak of his popularity. It's curious.

Should any more details come to light, I'll be sure to post them!

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Re: K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by knightprobe89 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:43 am

wow, that picture is awesome, :good: :good:
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Re: K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by Knight007 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:33 am

Knight Rider Archive wrote:
GTiGirl wrote:Great photo, do you have more?


That's the only one I've got, but I'm always on the look-out for new Knight Rider photos and material, so if I can find more I'll be sure to share, as always!

Knight007 wrote:any Idea where is the car now??? or was it really his?


Unfortunately, I don't know. As Joe said, the background to this picture is a mystery. I guess it's possible he could have bought one of the original cars, but it's just as likely that the whole thing was arranged specifically for the photoshoot.

I do think that Michael Jackson was a fan of the show, and may even have been in touch with the company at one point -- it's interesting that he was name-checked three times (twice on-film) in stories around late-1984 (about the time I'd estimate that picture was taken): Terry Major (Michelle NiCastro) mentions his name in conversation with Devon in "Circus Knights", K.I.T.T. asks "Can Michael Jackson moonwalk?" in "Junk Yard Dog", and he was also mentioned in Rick Okie's unfilmed script "Girls' Knight Out", which was lined-up for production between those two episodes in November, 1984. Perhaps they were a tip of the hat because he was a famous fan?... or a tribute because they were aware of that photoshoot... or maybe just because he was Michael Jackson at the peak of his popularity. It's curious.

Should any more details come to light, I'll be sure to post them!

So this is just a one time thing?? I mean there were no plans for Michel to appear with KITT on other pictures or something??
This is strange, it sounds to me like the mystery connection between Glen Larson and George lucas!!! they keep refering to him one way or another in the show with no clear connection :D Image :kitt:

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Re: K.I.T.T. and Michael... Jackson

Post by Knight Rider Archive » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:18 am

Knight007 wrote:So this is just a one time thing?? I mean there were no plans for Michel to appear with KITT on other pictures or something??


The photographer would have snapped loads of shots and poses during that session, that's usual for any photoshoot. All the shots are still out there somewhere, it's just up to us as fans to track them down, or for the owners and publishers to print them. But, that's the only shot of Jackson with K.I.T.T. that I have in my KR photo collection at the moment, and the only shoot I know of that's KR related.

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Post by Knight Rider Archive » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:46 am

Already got a lead on the photographer, and this! --

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Post by GTiGirl » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:59 am

Knight Rider Archive wrote:Already got a lead on the photographer, and this! --

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More info as I get it!



Great :good: thanks! We'll be expecting more 8)

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Post by Shadowy Flight » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:48 am

Amazing though that MJ was apparently a fan but they never used MJ's music on the show. I know most of the songs are cover songs so it shouldn't have been that expensive to do a cover of Beat It or Billie Jean...or even play Thriller on Halloween Knight. I always felt MJ's music would go well with KR.
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Post by Knight Rider Archive » Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:02 pm

Shadowy Flight wrote:Amazing though that MJ was apparently a fan but they never used MJ's music on the show.


The Jacksons' song Torture (from the Victory album) was featured in "Knight of the Drones"... Michael was still a part of the group during that time. And again, that episode was made and broadcast during the time that seems to fit with those photos.

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