Knight Rider is about a car.
Airwolf is about a helicopter.
Cars are older than helicopters. Knight Rider predates Airwolf by two years.
However, the concept of the helicopter goes back to ancient China, and appears in Daoist texts and early toys across Asia. In much the same way, Airwolf Star Jan-Michael Vincent is 8 years older than David Hasselhoff.
Even though his show started second.
Airwolf cannot talk.
It is a super-advanced helicopter designed by a reclusive genius and co-opted by a rogue para-governmental agency, but it cannot talk.
The car in Knight Rider can talk.
It is a super-advanced helicopter designed by a reclusive genius and co-opted by a rogue para-governmental agency, but it is voiced by Mr. Feeney from Boy Meets World.
Every article about Knight Rider has to mention that the car is named KITT and is voiced by Mr. Feeney from Boy Meets World.
There are no such requirements for Airwolf
The helicopter does not talk, and the helicopter is called Airwolf, which is the same name as the show. It requires very little further explanation or context. That’s efficiency.
David Hasselhoff is kind of still a big star even though Knight Rider was a long time ago.
Like when somebody asks you what you think about David Hasselhoff you will have an answer. Knight Rider is his second-biggest show.
Such things are not true about Jan-Michael Vincent anymore. He isn’t a star. Nobody talks about him. Airwolf was his biggest show.
This is ironic.
Because everybody has an opinion about Leonardo Da Vinci, who is widely credited with inventing the helicopter, but Karl Benz, who patented the first automobile with an internal combustion engine, is not generally thought of outside of Germany as a famous person.
I mean, let’s be honest, you saw his name, Benz, and thought, “Oh, of course I know that guy” – as in you claim to know that there was probably at some point a guy named Benz who did cars because there is a car company called Mercedes Benz.
But you didn’t really know that guy. You were lying to yourself.
Is there a lady named Hyundai?
No, it’s from Korean for “Modernity.”
And Cadillac was a French explorer.
Airwolf is not actually a wolf.
Knight Rider is not actually a knight.
This is because Knight Rider is about a car, and Airwolf is about a helicopter.