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Old Dec 3rd, 2012, 03:47 AM        The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade!
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Old Dec 3rd, 2012, 08:24 AM       
Great job as always, Rog. I'm not a huge fan of parades either, but I would have loved seeing all those pop culture cars in one place. Sadly I would have missed them if I'd been there, after being arrested trying to step over so many people to steal that minijet.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2012, 09:05 AM       
Nice to see one of these things outside of cheesy holiday movies for once. The only float parade we have over here (as far as I know) is the Viareggio Carnival one.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2012, 10:04 PM       
I'm completely jealous
Where I live, the Santa Clause Parade is at night, but there's never anything worth seeing. it's ALL Christmas themed :P
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Old Dec 4th, 2012, 08:46 AM       
Thanks RoG! Awesome post. Have a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful Chanukah!
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Old Dec 4th, 2012, 09:42 AM       

The KITT with the yellow scan bar actually IS KITT's evil twin KARR (Knight's Automated Roving Robot). It was the prototype for KITT that went evil and was featured in a few episodes as well as being the main villian of the Knight Rider video games. Some confusion might come from the fact that in the first appearance he also had a red scan bar (that scanned differently) but in subsequent episodes it was yellow. By the time he appeared in the video games, he was given a two-tone paint job, with his ground-fx painted gun metal gray.

In the first episode it was actually voiced by Peter Cullen... so yeah, Kitt with Optimus Prime's voice! I think Frank Welker went on to do him in later episodes and he was given a more generic bad guy voice.

I'm genuinely suprised you didn't know that!
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Old Dec 4th, 2012, 10:25 AM       
I hope the parade planners did their due diligence on that Elmo balloon.
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Old Dec 8th, 2012, 01:08 PM       
I never suspected "The Bold and the Beatiful" were a show that actually exists! I thought Seinfeld made it up for Kramer to obsessively watch...

Great photo series!
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Old Dec 9th, 2012, 02:58 PM       
HowardC - I watched the show here 'n there in my childhood and always loved KITT, but I was a much bigger fan of Airwolf. I dunno, I guess the kid in me always believed that a high-tech supersonic helicopter was cooler than a high-tech sports car. Sadly, after the show ended, the helicopter was sold and later destroyed in a crash, killing all of its crew members.
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