The BEST Episodes of Knight Rider

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 29, 2020

Network: NBC

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.

Diamonds Aren't a Girl's Best Friend

#1 - Diamonds Aren't a Girl's Best Friend

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 15, 1984

Michael heads for Mexico to trap a talent agent who's using beautiful models to smuggle diamonds into the U.S.

star 8.81
108 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Hayden
Writers: Rob Gilmer, Robert Foster
Return to Cadiz

#2 - Return to Cadiz

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 30, 1983

Michael and K.I.T.T. are about to test K.I.T.T.'s new function which should allow him to drive on water, but the test is aborted when K.I.T.T. detects an injured scuba-diver washed up on the shore. Befriending the young man's sister, Michael investigates just how the boy got wounded, and uncovers that he has been removing ancient Aztec treasure from a sunken galleon, falling foul of a determined treasure hunter...

star 8.69
116 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
Writers: Larry Forrester, Sonny Mathis
Knightmares

#3 - Knightmares

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 11, 1983

Michael suffers amnesia from a head injury sustained while investigating at a dam and reverts to his former identity as policeman Michael Long.

star 8.69
116 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Janis Hendler, Tom Greene
Goliath Returns (2)

#4 - Goliath Returns (2)

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 19, 1984

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 8.67
64 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Janis Hendler, Rob Gilmer, Robert Foster, Tom Greene
Goliath (2)

#5 - Goliath (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 1983

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

star 8.65
109 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Rob Gilmer, Robert Foster
Knight in Disgrace

#6 - Knight in Disgrace

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 1984

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 8.62
87 votes
Writers: Simon Muntner
Sky Knight

#7 - Sky Knight

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 18, 1985

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 8.56
82 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Hayden
Writers: Carlton Hollander, Dennis Rodriguez
Burial Ground

#8 - Burial Ground

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 25, 1985

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 8.49
73 votes
Directors: Charles Bail
Writers: Michael Eric Stein
Knight Flight to Freedom

#9 - Knight Flight to Freedom

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 21, 1986

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

star 8.48
97 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Gregory S. Dinallo
K.I.T.T. vs. K.A.R.R.

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

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 4, 1984

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

star 8.46
138 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Richard C. Okie
Junk Yard Dog

#11 - Junk Yard Dog

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 3, 1985

Michael vows to nail the owner (Ramon Bieri) of a toxic-waste dump when KITT is nearly destroyed in an acid pit.

star 8.44
85 votes
Directors: Georg Fenady
Writers: Calvin Clements Jr., Gene Hanson
Halloween Knight

#12 - Halloween Knight

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 28, 1984

After Bonnie claims she witnessed a murder, she's plagued by strange happenings designed to scare her out of her new apartment.

star 8.40
82 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Bill Nuss
Knight Behind Bars

#13 - Knight Behind Bars

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 6, 1985

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

star 8.38
74 votes
Writers: Richard C. Okie
The Nineteenth Hole

#14 - The Nineteenth Hole

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 10, 1985

Michael enters KITT in a small-town road rally to investigate death threats received by the race's sponsor (Wendy Schaal).

star 8.38
106 votes
Directors: Georg Fenady
Writers: Gerald Sanford, Robert Foster
Goliath Returns (1)

#15 - Goliath Returns (1)

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 19, 1984

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 8.37
87 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Janis Hendler, Rob Gilmer, Robert Foster, Tom Greene
Ten Wheel Trouble

#16 - Ten Wheel Trouble

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 24, 1985

Michael takes the wheel of a big rig to help independent truckers fight a takeover by a ruthless corporation.

star 8.36
108 votes
Directors: Bob Bralver
Writers: Burton Armus
Knight Song

#17 - Knight Song

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 13, 1985

A childhood friend of RC3's is involved with a blockbusting real-estate developer, who's trying to prevent the opening of a nightclub that could revitalize RC3's old neighborhood.

star 8.35
74 votes
Directors: Georg Fenady
Writers: Burton Armus
Short Notice

#18 - Short Notice

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 6, 1983

After Michael unintentionally kills a cycle-gang member, the only witness insists that he recover her kidnapped child before she will help him.

star 8.29
121 votes
Directors: Robert Foster
Writers: Robert Foster
Knight of the Drones (2)

#19 - Knight of the Drones (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 1984

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

star 8.25
99 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Gerald Sanford, Robert Foster
A Good Knight's Work

#20 - A Good Knight's Work

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 4, 1984

Michael is pursued by an international criminal who knows Michael's former identity and wants revenge. A woman who claims her talking teddy bear toy design has been stolen wants Michael to break in and recover it, is in cahoots.

star 8.21
109 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Richard C. Okie
Knights of the Fast Lane

#21 - Knights of the Fast Lane

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 1984

Michael hopes to flush out a futuristic sports car by challenging its murderous owner (Alan Feinstein) to a street race--with KITT as the prize.

star 8.18
151 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Richard C. Okie
Speed Demons

#22 - Speed Demons

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 12, 1984

Michael and KITT are put on alert when an anonymous letter warns that a killer may strike at a Foundation sponsored motorcycle race.

star 8.18
107 votes
Writers: Janis Hendler, Tom Greene
A Knight in Shining Armor

#23 - A Knight in Shining Armor

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 8, 1984

A killer with a treasure map must find his victim's estranged daughter, who holds the key to the treasure.

star 8.15
81 votes
Writers: Janis Hendler, Tom Greene
Soul Survivor

#24 - Soul Survivor

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 27, 1983

A computer whiz cracks KITT's programming and erases the memory, forcing Michael to battle his own car. KITT is 'boxed' for portability in another car.

star 8.10
152 votes
Writers: Rob Gilmer, Robert Foster
Knight Moves

#25 - Knight Moves

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 11, 1983

Michael tries to catch hijackers who are knocking off shipments carried by independent truckers.

star 8.02
105 votes
Writers: William Schmidt