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"Knight Rider" K.I.T.T. vs. K.A.R.R. (TV Episode 1984) Poster

(TV Series)

(1984)

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Jump to: Anachronisms (1)  | Continuity (1)  | Crew or equipment visible (1)  | Factual errors (1)  | Miscellaneous (2)  | Incorrectly regarded as goofs (1)  | Revealing mistakes (2)  | Spoilers (1)

Anachronisms 

When John and Mandy drive KARR for the first time, John requests music. A light illuminates on the display saying TAPE and "Jump" by the Pointier Sisters begins to play. John drops Mandy off and again requests music and "Self Control" by Laura Branigan starts. If KARR had been buried and disabled on the beach since 1982, there is no way he would have even had access to either of these songs as they were both not released until 1983.
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Continuity 

After being buried all this time, K.A.R.R. curiously has a number of minor changes from his first appearance, including: The scanner at the front is now of a greenish yellow (instead of red). His scanner now makes a sound identical to K.I.T.T.'s (instead of the deep 'drone' noise of the original). His license plate now reads 'KARR' (instead of the original 'KNIGHT'). The sound of his engine now more resembles K.I.T.T.'s (with some additional effects), instead of the fierce "roaring" engine sound previously. The casing around his voice modulator is slightly different.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When K.A.R.R starts driving on the beach, the crew is visible in reflections on the side of K.A.R.R.
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Factual errors 

K.I.T.T. claims to have discovered "turbine fuels" on the beach where K.A.R.R. was trapped for two years. Turbodrives use exhaust gases, not hydrocarbons, to power them.
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Miscellaneous 

When K.I.T.T. and K.A.R.R. go head to head on the jump at the end, you can see K.I.T.T. getting blown into a backwards spin and falling down, and then the next shot they are landing like they jumped right through K.A.R.R.
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Since John was totally unfamiliar with KARR how would John have known of or needed to plug in the connector under KARR's dash since KARR was already running.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When KARR is on the road again during the first twenty minutes it is a replica of KITT, but then suddenly the appearance changes with gray panels on the side, as with the toy model of KARR. During KARR's first conversation with John in the garage, KARR does say he wants to alter his appearance, although he never says why.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the showdown between KITT and KARR a view of sparking and burning circuit boards are seen. The circuitry is that of an RCA XL-100 (chassis CTC-71) color television.
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K.A.R.R.'s speedometer's L.E.D. bar-graph display is non-proportional compared to the digital (numerical) readout showing the car's speed - the bar-graph display is marked from 0 to 200 m.p.h., yet it is lit more than halfway across when the car's speed is shown by the digital readout to be only between 70 and 80 m.p.h.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Miscellaneous 

When K.A.R.R. is rammed by K.I.T.T., his frame is completely obliterated. This doesn't even happen in regular frames, and since K.A.R.R. has a 'molecularly bonded' frame, the frame should be intact.
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