[discussing my recent piece for Ninjalistics, in which David Hasselhoff has been recruited as a corporate spokesperson]
APV: Is that where the "turbo boost" joke comes from?
Scola: From Knight Rider? Of course!!!
Scola: Turbo Boost is to Knight Rider what the Paddles were to the first season of ER. However, just in case, might want to link "turbo boost" to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arL04K3HLMw
APV: So Turbo Boost means using ramps, I see. Man, this car could hardly stay on the ground.
Scola: Strictly speaking the Turbo Boost is a special function of KITT that allowed it to jump up in the air. It was really the most appealing part of every episode.
APV: I like the nonchalant way he fingers the Turbo button.
Scola: THATS WHAT SHE SAID!
APV: Now, correct me here, but wasn't the idea of the show that the car was intelligent?
Scola: Well. Yes.
APV: Did it even need a driver?
Scola: This is a good question.
Scola: However not all crimes can be resolved by a car. You need someone to infiltrate hideouts and beat up on the bad guys.
APV: But it's unclear why you need David Hasselhoff to push the Turbo Boost button.
Scola: It's a valid point. You can make a solid case for the fact that KITT really should have driven itself.
APV: [still watching video] Crap, this car got into a lot of jams.
Scola: That's for sure!
APV: God, he drives into a third-floor apartment.
Scola: Lazy bastard. Try using the stairs for once, asshole.
APV: Man, Hasselhoff got thrown around in this car so much, no wonder he sounds like a concussion victim.
Scola: To be fair, Allen, his hair would have likely protected him from any head trauma.
Scola: Hey, did You Know that in Argentina, the show was called: El Auto Fantástico. Much better title.
APV: Can't believe I just spent ten minutes of my life watching about a hundred Turbo Boosts.
Scola: TEN AWESOME MINUTES!!!
APV: I don't think on my deathbed I'll be saying, "Man, I wish I'd seen all those Knight Riders with those Turbo Boosts."
Scola: No, because YOU JUST SAW THEM ALL! If youtube had existed back then I would never have had to watch the series. I could have just watched that. OVER AND OVER.