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let's talk some wild crossover action.

Herbie (the Love Bug) vs. KITT (Knight Rider).

What do you think?

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mikester
Feb. 19th, 2004 11:48 pm (UTC)
They could team up to fight Killdozer.
self
Feb. 20th, 2004 02:08 am (UTC)
Wow. I think we'd have to drag in Turbo Teen at that point.
speedball
Feb. 20th, 2004 12:40 am (UTC)
Herbie. Magic defeats science, because it has no limitations...

Although, if K.A.R.R. and Goliath for some reason joined forces with K.I.T.T., Herbie would be hard pressed...
self
Feb. 20th, 2004 02:43 am (UTC)
There'd have to be a number of skirmishes between them (let's say a race, a demolition derby, and some sort of skijump competition) before they join forces against a common enemy.

Herbie can't win all of those. I think he takes the Skijump, loses the demolition derbie, pulls himself together and ties in the race by riding across the finish line on top of KITT.

I'm sorely tempted to let Herbie turn that demolition derby into a bullfight. But if he wins that, we're going to need another competition.

My other thought on that one is to have Michael try to throw the derby, but be unable to on account of his car being nigh indestructable.

Of course, we haven't played Michael and Jim against each other yet. Let's say there are two encounters for them between all that, and then they all have to chase down the promoter because he's been sabotaging each event.

And, hey! If that chase starts off on foot, this might be an excuse to have them dive into and interact with each other's car. Much comedy.

Finally, Michael gets to the chapel with moments to spare before his wedding. And they drive off into the sunset, KITT grumbling about the "JUST MARRIED" decorations under his breath, but secretly loving 'em.

Or not. Let's see what everyone else has to suggest!
technomonkey
Feb. 20th, 2004 07:01 am (UTC)
You're dreaming.
Herbie would take the ski jump? Against a car with Turbo Boost!?!?!

I don't think so....
self
Feb. 20th, 2004 08:02 am (UTC)
That's the spirit!
Well, yes. That's what I want the audience to believe going in. Things don't look good for Team Herbie.

If it's judged purely on distance, KITT will have no problem. Even without Turbo Boost, he's got several hundred MPH going down the ramp. That car's gonna fly.

But you're forgetting two things:
  1. The show's producer has rigged each event to make it look like one driver has tried to sabotage the other, thus building a rivalry between them and giving a turbo boost to the ratings.

  2. They're hitting the ski jump in cars. Surely, a Style rating comes into play?
So... As Michael prepares for the jump, the producer has him pose for publicity photos eating a banana to appease one of the sponsors. After KITT's jump, the producer has one of his incompetent henchmen place a banana peel on the track. The henchman slips on it himself, and ends up hanging from the edge of the ramp as Herbie makes his jump.

Herbie (under the magical influence of banana peel, aided by his own lousy aerodynamics) goes flipping off the jump, spinning and rolling in all directions, but surprises everyone by releasing a parachute and landing gracefully in front of the judges table.

Later, when the two drivers are reconciling their stories, Michael explains that he would never have used a banana peel because his car has an oil slick built-in.


Or, is this too far?
bugfish
Feb. 20th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC)
The animosity between Herbie and Kitt is a front. Secretly, they are in love.
self
Feb. 20th, 2004 08:11 am (UTC)
Well, sure. We all see that between the lines. But we can never reveal their secret.

Not only are they both male... They're from different manufacturers.

Interracial gay car love? Not in a family film.
self
Feb. 20th, 2004 08:13 am (UTC)
Whoops.

Didn't mean to use my self-reflection icon there. Freudian slip.

I guess it's public now.

I'm in love with a foreign car.
bugfish
Feb. 20th, 2004 11:55 am (UTC)
Re:
Great. Now I have I'm In Love With My Car by Queen in my head.

Anyway, they can't both be males, regardless of their names or voices. Neither of them has to lift one of their wheels to go to the bathroom.
self
Feb. 20th, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC)
Interracial lesbian cars with serious gender issues?

Yeah, I think we're going to have to leave that one to the viewer's imagination...
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