Knight Rider
Episode 309: Lost Knight
Air Date December 9, 1984
Written by Robert Foster
James M. Miller
Director Sidney Hayers
Episode guide
Episode 308: Dead of Knight
Episode 310: Knight of the Chameleon

Guest Cast

Jason Bateman as Doug Wainwright

Lenore Kasdorf as Lori Wainwright

Anthony James as Bobby Pell

Karl Johnson as Julius Korso

Duncan Gamble as Jim Turner

Bill Cross as Conrad Morris

Alice Nunn as Nurse


Michael and KITT become separated after an fallen power pole causes electrical damage to KITT's memory, causing him to loose his memories. KITT wanders around aimlessly until a young boy finds and befriends him. The boy, however, is being pursued by a gang of thieves and KITT tries to protect him.


  • The main premise of this episode is a play on Steven Spielberg's 1982 film, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. The episodes 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 the alien.
  • Alice Nunn, who played the nurse, appeared in one of the 1980s most famous films, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985), as the ghostly truck driver, 'Large Marge.'

Truth? The main premise of this episode was from a 1984 Knight Rider screenplay entitled "A Knight to Remember" written by Robert Rastelli.