The Best Episodes of Knight Rider

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2018

Michael Long, an undercover police officer, is shot while investigating a case and left for dead by his assailants. He is rescued by Wilton Knight, a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor who arranges life-saving surgery, including a new face and a new identity--that of Michael Knight. Michael is then given a special computerized and indestructible car called the Knight Industries Two Thousand (nicknamed KITT), and a mission: apprehend criminals who are beyond the reach of the law. The series depicts Michael's exploits as he and KITT battle the forces of evil on behalf of the Foundation for Law and Government.

Knight in Disgrace

#1 - Knight in Disgrace

Season 3 - Episode 8

Word gets out when Michael is fired for drug possession, and a crime boss (John Considine) recruits him to steal a one-of-a-kind electronic key from Devon.

star 8.06
48 votes
Writers: Simon Muntner
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Knight Flight to Freedom

#2 - Knight Flight to Freedom

Season 4 - Episode 19

Michael is captured while trying to rescue an American political prisoner held in a country in the throes of a coup d'etat.

star 8.06
34 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Gregory S. Dinallo
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K.I.T.T. vs. K.A.R.R.

#3 - K.I.T.T. vs. K.A.R.R.

Season 3 - Episode 6

KITT's evil prototype Karr returns, seeking to destroy Michael and KITT with a new laser stolen from the Foundation

star 8.04
73 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Richard C. Okie
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Sky Knight

#4 - Sky Knight

Season 4 - Episode 4

Bonnie's plane is hijacked and the passengers are held hostage by an ex-intelligence agent who wants money and "political" prisoners set free.

star 8.00
44 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Hayden
Writers: Carlton Hollander, Dennis Rodriguez
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Hills of Fire

#5 - Hills of Fire

Season 4 - Episode 18

Michael and K.I.T.T. have the seemingly easy, relaxing job of patrolling a national park for a couple of days, when they find themselves up against an arsonist driving an All-Terrain Vehicle, who escapes over rough terrain that K.I.T.T. can't cover. As they investigate to find just who is behind the spate of arson attacks, Michael must prove the innocence of a teenage boy, a reformed vandal, who is being framed for starting the fires...

star 7.97
38 votes
Directors: Bob Bralver
Writers: Jackson Gillis
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Knight of the Phoenix (1)

#6 - Knight of the Phoenix (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

Pilot feature length episode. When a young detective is ambushed in a failed police stakeout, he is believed to have been killed. In reality, he survives and learns that his face has been altered and his identity has been changed to Michael Knight. The man responsible for this is Wilton Knight, a dying billionaire who, convinced that one man can make a difference, has selected Michael for the role as a crime-fighter.

star 7.96
322 votes
Directors: Daniel Haller
Writers: Glen A. Larson, R.A. Cinader
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Knight of the Juggernaut (2)

#7 - Knight of the Juggernaut (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2

With K.I.T.T. completely wrecked by Nordstrom's "Juggernaut" battering ram, Michael and Bonnie, unable to turn to the strangely behaving Devon, enlist a street gang headed by a vigilante known as "The Street Avenger" to rebuild K.I.T.T. in a back-street garage, adding some key new features in the process; but it's a race against the clock to rebuild K.I.T.T. in time to prevent Nordstrom stealing the isotope...

star 7.90
41 votes
Directors: Georg Fenady
Writers: Burton Armus, Robert Foster
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Knight of the Drones (2)

#8 - Knight of the Drones (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2

A scientist (Jared Martin) plans to use robots and drone cars to round up criminals to rob a Federal Reserve Bank.

star 7.87
32 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Robert Foster, Gerald Sanford
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Goliath (2)

#9 - Goliath (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2

Michael and KITT battle a KITT-like truck built by Wilton Knight's ex-wife and son.

star 7.87
38 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Robert Foster, Rob Gilmer
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Fright Knight

#10 - Fright Knight

Season 4 - Episode 20

Inexplicable accidents on a movie set are blamed on a legendary phantom haunting the studio.

star 7.86
35 votes
Writers: Jim Byrnes, Samm Smith, Leonard B. Kaufman
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Killer K.I.T.T.

#11 - Killer K.I.T.T.

Season 4 - Episode 13

An embittered electronics genius gains control of KITT's programming and turns the car on Michael.

star 7.85
40 votes
Directors: Charles Bail
Writers: Si Rose
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Deadly Knightshade

#12 - Deadly Knightshade

Season 4 - Episode 15

When a Foundation trustee is murdered, Michael's prime suspects master magician Austin Templeton — but the man was seemingly on stage performing at the time of the murder. Michael is determined to prove that Templeton used his "magical" trickery to fool the audience and give him the perfect alibi. The fact that Bonnie, an old flame of Templeton's, was in the audience and is insistent of his innocence, does not make the case any easier...

star 7.82
33 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Philip John Taylor
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Trust Doesn't Rust

#13 - Trust Doesn't Rust

Season 1 - Episode 9

Michael is assigned to stop KARR, an evil prototype of KITT programmed to survive at all costs--and now on the loose.

star 7.81
123 votes
Directors: Paul Stanley
Writers: Steven E. De Souza
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Knight of a Thousand Devils

#14 - Knight of a Thousand Devils

Season 4 - Episode 17

After a wanted mobster escapes an F.B.I. raid, murdering an Agent friend of Michael's in the process, Michael and K.I.T.T., backed up by RC3, follow a secret dune-buggy race in which the mobster is racing to make his escape across the border into Mexico, where a new identity awaits him...

star 7.79
34 votes
Directors: Gino Grimaldi
Writers: Peter Allan Fields
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Burial Ground

#15 - Burial Ground

Season 4 - Episode 5

An archaeologist excavating an ancient burial ground is kidnapped by a man who gets the oil-rich Indian land if no artifacts are found.

star 7.78
37 votes
Directors: Charles Bail
Writers: Michael Eric Stein
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Knight of the Juggernaut (1)

#16 - Knight of the Juggernaut (1)

Season 4 - Episode 1

Michael and K.I.T.T.'s latest assignment, to guard a volatile new isotope in Chicago, looks as if it could be their last, when the late Wilton Knight's daughter Jennifer plans to shut down their division of FLAG, and suspends Michael. But meanwhile, international terrorist Phillip Nordstrom kidnaps Devon, and uses hi-tech laser surgery on a criminal to create an impostor, as part of Nordstrom's plot to get his hands on the valuable isotope. Even though suspended, Michael becomes suspicious of (the impostor) Devon's behaviour and investigates — but Nordstrom plans to get rid of their interference, coating K.I.T.T. in a chemical to break down his molecular amour coating, before turning loose "The Juggernaut" — a deadly mobile battering ram...

star 7.78
59 votes
Directors: Georg Fenady
Writers: Burton Armus, Robert Foster
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Goliath Returns (2)

#17 - Goliath Returns (2)

Season 2 - Episode 19

Seeking revenge against Michael, old nemesis Garthe Knight kidnaps Devon, April and a scientist to force a showdown between KITT and his new and improved GOLIATH.

star 7.77
26 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Robert Foster, Rob Gilmer, Tom Greene, Janis Hendler
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Circus Knights

#18 - Circus Knights

Season 3 - Episode 22

Michael and KITT join a circus as a daredevil act to find out who's trying to force it into bankruptcy.

star 7.75
36 votes
Writers: David R. Toddman, Rick Middleman
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Custom Made Killer

#19 - Custom Made Killer

Season 3 - Episode 12

An extortionist (James Luisi) out to sew up the garment industry hires a hit man with a killer car to cut his competition. For laughs: Photog and model use KITT as a model stand.

star 7.75
40 votes
Writers: Burton Armus
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Knight of the Phoenix (2)

#20 - Knight of the Phoenix (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2

Pilot feature length episode. When a young detective is ambushed in a failed police stakeout, he is believed to have been killed. In reality, he survives and learns that his face has been altered and his identity has been changed to Michael Knight. The man responsible for this is Wilton Knight, a dying billionaire who, convinced that one man can make a difference, has selected Michael for the role as a crime-fighter.

star 7.74
96 votes
Directors: Daniel Haller
Writers: Glen A. Larson
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KITTnap

#21 - KITTnap

Season 4 - Episode 3

With Michael closing in on a master criminal who has escaped capture for years, the man and his henchmen plot to slow Michael up by trapping K.I.T.T. ...

star 7.74
50 votes
Writers: Skip Webster
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Many Happy Returns

#22 - Many Happy Returns

Season 4 - Episode 8

Michael's well-deserved break for his birthday is interrupted when Devon assigns him to find a stolen hi-tech hovercraft prototype before a black market arms dealer can ship it out of the country...

star 7.73
37 votes
Directors: Georg Fenady
Writers: Michael Halperin
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Knight Behind Bars

#23 - Knight Behind Bars

Season 4 - Episode 10

Michael discovers that prison inmates were used to steal security plans for a hotel that is hosting a defense conference.

star 7.72
36 votes
Writers: Richard C. Okie
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Dead of Knight

#24 - Dead of Knight

Season 3 - Episode 9

A young dancer ingests a poison meant for Michael, who races the clock to find the only man with a clue to the antidote.

star 7.71
38 votes
Writers: Peter I. Baloff, David W. Wollert, Janis Hendler, Tom Greene
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Out of the Woods

#25 - Out of the Woods

Season 4 - Episode 14

A family logging outfit is unable to sell its timber because the local sawmill is buying pirated timber that was out on national park land.

star 7.71
34 votes
Writers: Gregory S. Dinallo
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