Though the chemical formula for nitrous oxide of N2O indicates its molecular structure is comprised ofthree atoms, KITT displays a molecular diagram withten atoms.
When Bobby and Julius robbed the demolition site, the Jeep had a "Bob's Plumbing Supplies" logo on each of the front doors. When Michael and KITT pursued them, the logos were gone, but when the thieves ditched the Jeep, the decals re-appeared.
The concept of the criminals waiting at a business that sponsors a youth baseball team to find a member of the team is a plot hole. While they got lucky that the business belonged to Doug's family (a fact they did not know) and would naturally be around the business, to expect a team member to hang around a sponsoring business is faulty logic.
When Doug meets KITT in the flower shop, he leaves KITT's door slightly ajar. But when Michael runs in, the door is fully closed.
When Doug left the house at 4:55am, it was barely dawn. With the shot of Michael outside, there is a lot more daylight than there should be for that early in the morning.
A power line tower that is shown breaking apart before falling onto KITT was obviously a model, because moments later, exterior shots of the KITT and the surrounding area shows no power line towers in the immediate area, only a portion of a power line prop and some wires next to the car.
In the beginning, when Devon is giving his speech, he walks away from the microphone and the gathering begins to cheer before he's finished speaking.
Doug: A dam is a big thing that holds water.
KITT: I thought that was a bathtub!
Michael: KITT's more than my partner, Devon. Come on, he's a friend.
Michael: Go ahead.
Doug: Is it legal?
Michael: You're a citizen aren't you?
Doug: Well, yeah I guess.
Michael: Go ahead.
Doug: This is Doug Wainwright, and I'm making a citizen's arrest.
Korso: He's just a kid, Bobby.
Bobby: You say that like kids don't count—like they can't testify.
KITT: They appear to be burning something more than your average premium unleaded, Michael.
Michael: That's okay. Let's show them what high octane's all about.
(hits Pursuit mode)
Doug: Wainwright Warriors--I play shortstop.
Michael: No kidding? I used to play first base.
Doug: Yeah, that must've been a long time ago.
Michael: (sarcastic) Yeah, there were dinosaurs in the outfield.
Doug: I didn't know they made cars like this.
KITT: I'm not sure they do.
Devon: Perhaps you can make [Michael] understand.
Bonnie: I'm a scientist, not a miracle worker.
The German episode title is "K.I.T.T. kriegt einen Schlag", meaning "KITT Takes a Blow". The French episode title is "Une nouvelle amitié", meaning "A New Friendship".
This marks the first of Lenore Kasdorf's two, unrelated appearances on Knight Rider. She can also be seen in season four's "Fright Knight."
Music: Billy Ocean's "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)" (cover version)
The main premise of this episode is a play on Steven Spielberg's 1982 film, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, and the working title was "KITT, Phone Home," a play on the phrase "E.T., phone home." In the episode, a confused KITT even mistakenly refers to Doug as "Elliot," the name of the boy who befriends E.T.