neps: July 2010 Archives

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The premier UK Knight Rider event just relaunched with a beautiful website! Taking place this year on September 25th the organizers promise an exciting event for all fans! They're just starting to rev-up promotion, so keep a look out on their website as more information becomes available! Visit the Knightcon website and check it out!

The filming for THE HASSELHOFFS continued on Thursday as they descended upon San Diego for the Comic Con. Paul Casey, Alex, Gary and Jennifer again participated in the event that this time took place as a flash mob parade through the streets. David and his daughters Taylor-Ann and Haley Amber Hasselhoff danced their way though and spent some time with the replica owners after filming.

[ thanks to Daniel, Alex and Gary for their pictures! ]



Seth MacFarlane, has just been announced as Roast Master of the David Hasselhoff roast taking place next month. MacFarlane is the creator of "Family Guy", which often skewers alot of pop culture in each episode, no doubt they are big fans of Hasselhoff and Knight Rider.

the press release:

SETH MACFARLANE TAPPED AS ROAST MASTER FOR THE "COMEDY CENTRAL® ROAST OF DAVID HASSELHOFF" TO TAPE ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 1

Roasters Include Pamela Anderson, Whitney Cummings, Greg Giraldo, George Hamilton, Hulk Hogan, Lisa Lampanelli, Jeffrey Ross And Jerry Springer

“COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of David Hasselhoff” Premieres On Sunday, August 15
At 10:00 P.M. ET/PT

NEW YORK, July 21, 2010 – A storm’s a-brewin’ as COMEDY CENTRAL makes waves for Roastee David Hasselhoff. The network announced today that Emmy-nominated “Family Guy” creator, animator, actor, director and singer Seth MacFarlane will join the elite family of COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Masters as he heads up an all-star lineup of Roasters who reign paramount in their respective arenas, including the world’s most bonafide sex symbol, bone crushing wrestler, controversial talk show host and ruthless comedic masterminds. The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of David Hasselhoff” tapes at Sony Studios in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 1. The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of David Hasselhoff” airs on Sunday, August 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Here is a quick shout out to "Knight Rider" on "Family Guy":

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Sarah Gramien becomes a firefighter? Well, maybe! Deanna Russo filmed a multi-episode appearance on Rescue Me that starts airing tonight at 10pm on FX. Details are slim on her characters role, and we didn't see here in the promo. We're sure you are all hoping for badass firefighter.

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News broke recently that David will be featured by Comedy Central in their celebrity roast series. Filming will be on August 1st, with airing on August 15th at 10pm.

Press Release below thanks to davidNet:

NEW YORK, June 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — International superstar and television icon David Hasselhoff has been announced as COMEDY CENTRAL’s next Roastee. The show is scheduled to tape this summer in Los Angeles. “The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of David Hasselhoff” will air on Sunday, August 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“I’m honored that COMEDY CENTRAL is going to get ‘Hoff’ on me,” said David Hasselhoff. “I have always been a major fan of Roasts, dating back to the days of the ‘Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts.’ Laughter is the best medicine. Bring it on! I’m ready to take the heat.”

“David Hasselhoff is a worldwide celebrity who has and continues to entertain audiences around the globe,” said Elizabeth Porter, senior vice president, specials and talent for COMEDY CENTRAL. “By the end of this year’s Roast, this pop culture icon will surely see that no slow motion run or life preserver can save him.”

The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of David Hasselhoff” will be executive produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who was also executive producer and director of the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Joan Rivers,” “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Larry The Cable Guy,” “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Bob Saget,” “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Flavor-Flav,” the Emmy-nominated “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of William Shatner” and the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Pamela Anderson.” Larry Thompson will also serve as executive producer and previously held this title on the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roasts” of Joan Rivers and William Shatner. Elizabeth Porter is the executive in charge for the network.

The image above is from a filming for the promotional commercials around the roast. Star Cars Central founder Nate Truman had his car featured for the shoot. He writes on his Facebook:

The Hoff smears cheeseburgers into my headlights, and dances on the roof, hit KITT with a hose over and over soap scum all over the car.... and I am OK with that! Comedy Central Roast promos shot yesterday, and the Hoff asked for my car specifically! He signed KITT too.

If you are in LA in August, you can apply to get tickets. Details on how can be found here!

[thanks to sarah and nick]

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Louis Cicciari, Tom Day, Gary Hunter, Nick Nugent, Daniel Trujillo Jr., Jennifer Catano, Dennis Resinger and Hero KITT (photo courtesy of Daniel Trujillo Jr)

This past Tuesday, the replica group Knights of the West Coast, stopped by a secret warehouse in California to catch up with two friends. As you may recall, after being re-imagined as a Mustang for the TV movie, KITT again changed as they went to series. The cars from the movie were auctioned for charity - but what happened then? Gary Hunter was able to track down the man who purchased them, and went with KOTWC to check them out. Author Nick Nugent, friend to KRO and KOTWC member fills us in:

Tom Day is a proud Grandfather who finds his wealth mostly through Real Estate. He loves to collect various high profile and rare cars such as Shelby and Roush mustangs, corvettes, classic, and movie/tv cars and other vehicles mostly to help raise funds for charity. He originally bought the two KITTs at the Barret Jackson Auction as a pair for just that very reason - charity. He also had the pleasure of meeting Justin Bruening who was very grateful for his contribution while at the event.


Tom says in the interview that he enjoys the hero KITT more than the Attack KITT. He told us when we arrived, a funny story about how his granddaughter drove the Attack KITT on the highway one afternoon and was pulled over by a cop. When he approached the car he asked her, "Isn't this just a little too much car for you to handle?". Tom suspects the officer just wanted to get a closer look at his prized possession and who wouldn't? The Attack Mode KITT definitely turns heads when people see it cruising out and about.

Tom has several garages full of cars he's collected over the years and he chooses to keep them secretive. His long term goals for his car collection is to open up a museum which is currently in the finishing stages of being built where he plans to display his two KITT cars as well as other vehicles in his collection for all to see in a safe and fun environment for everyone to enjoy. Tom also owns a genuine GT500KR.

Tom hopes to restore the KITTs as accurately as possible. He hopes to make it to Knight Rider Festival III (March 18-19, 2011 in Las Vegas), so hopefully everyone can check out these rare items at whats shaping up to be yet another amazing event!

Be sure to check out more pictures of the cars below. Video of the day from both Nick and Gary can be found at their youtube channels: [Gary's Interview with Tom] and from Nick [Hero KITT walk around] [Attack KITT walk around] and [Interview with Tom]

Thanks again to Gary and Nick for this report. Nick's book, the Knight Rider Companion - an amazing guide to the original Knight Rider - is now available for $39.95 (previously $50) via his website valaryc.com (click on the KRC book tab)



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