KR is riddled with screw ups. Apart from seeing the blanket used to hide the stunt driver behind the seat every time KITT drove himself (apart from season 4 when they did a better job of blocking it), the other most blatant goof was in Slammin Sammy's when we saw Hasselhoff's hands holding the round steering wheel when he was about to do a stunt on the track. The camera guy should have got fired. And the director replaced.
Never noticed this in the 80's when the show was on tv. I remember somewhere an explanation that with CRT televisions back in those days the frame was slightly cropped so perhaps the studio floor didn't appear on CRT TV but shows up with our modern DVD & wide screen computer monitors and TV's. Also, with 80's blurry TV and VHS quality, many slight mistakes went unnoticed, now we have laser sharp image quality which reveales everything. The show was probably designed to look good with 80's TV technology and that it did well.
Actually it was on tv channel G4 and I spotted it there.I then compared it to my dvd and found it was there even larger.Then again it did take it being on a 50 inch to clearly be shown.That and surprisingly the dvd is much more clearer than what G4 is showing.Its an HD channel but showing the episodes in regular resolution like they originally showed in the 80's.
With the format of TV in the 80s, a lot of the outer image was lost as the curvature of the screen tube and the rounded corners. When designing for this older resolution, you have to worry about Title and Image "safe" (the area guaranteed for the screen to see) - its possible that the filmmakers of the time made sure the image met these safes, but not others. It's only with the larger screens, that display full resolution (computers, hdtv) that you see these goofs.