Knight Rider does Torchwood

Joe Queenan identified in his classic book, America: Red Lobster, White Trash and the Blue Lagoon, the modern trend of really bad books (eg anything by Tom Clancy) quoting better books (eg anything by William Shakespeare) in their opening pages as a way to make themselves seem better by association.

I’m sure there’s an equivalent phenomenon in television, so does it say something about Knight Rider‘s quality levels that it’s outright quoting Torchwood (and Heroes) in the opening minutes of its Halloween episode?