Name That Part: KHAAAAAAAAAAAN!! Edition

But in the unlikely story that is Hooniverse, there has never been anything false about hope. Yes we Khan.
But in the unlikely story that is Hooniverse, there has never been anything false about hope. Yes we Khan.

Last time, on Name That Part, I managed to throw strange enough logic at you that I finally made you lose the scent. I’m not sure whether I feel proud of that or somewhat embarrassed.
In the last episode, I gave you the cabin air filters for a 2002-2007 Cadillac CTS. But Deartháir, I hear you cry, what does that have to do with the Hamthrax? Well, nothing exactly; but if you recall, when it first came out, the hype around the CTS rivalled only that of the Pig Death. It was either the greatest car in the history of humanity, and would single-handedly be the saviour of the Domestic Auto Industry™, or it was another bloated ugly GM Piece Of Crap™ with shoddy build quality and cheap materials… and like the Pig Death, neither side had the slightest idea what they were talking about, but they heard from a friend who… etc. The moral of the story is this: Never believe anything anyone tells you. They’re full of crap. Except those of us at Hooniverse; we’ve only got your best interests at heart, and would never steer you wrong. Now go buy some HooniMerch.
By the way, I’m giving the win to om nom de plume, even though he didn’t come remotely close. His guess made coffee come out of my nose:
If anyone can successfully re-create the sound he's described here, I insist you upload it to YouTube.
If anyone can successfully re-create the sound he's described here, I insist you upload it to YouTube.

On to today’s Name That Part!
In 1980, the entire Star Trek franchise was in deep trouble. Gene Roddenberry’s rather colossal ego had turned Star Trek: The Motion Picture into one of the biggest turkeys in cinematic history. Featuring awful acting, costumes that looked like pyjamas that had shrunken in the wash, overblown effects, no discernible storyline and a budget that was several times more than was justifiable, people were starting to wonder if there was any residual value in the franchise at all.
Finally, after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, they were given one last chance; Star Trek would be allowed one sequel, and only one. To make sure it was good, they mined old episodes of the TV series and came up with an episode they thought had potential; a storyline involving a character named Khan Noonien Singh, a genetically enhanced human from the 20th century, and a natural adversary for the, excessively over… -dramaticCaptainKirkplayedofCOURSE by pause-actor William Shatner. This adversary was played by none other than the always-charming Ricardo Montalban, a man who could always be counted on to bring his particular charm to the rescue of any franchise in trouble.
What does all this have to do with today’s Name That Part? Frankly, I have no idea, but I’m fairly certain I need more Bailey’s in my coffee this morning.
"He tasks me! He tasks me, and I shall have him!"
"He tasks me! He tasks me, and I shall have him!"

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  1. Alff Avatar

    It would be impolite to name it, but I'm pretty sure Cleopatra's male attendants wore these.

  2. scroggzilla Avatar

    It's a cock ring for a 77 Cordoba.

    1. Alff Avatar

      nice. heart cli –
      nevermind.

    2. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Now I have to make something up to explain to why I'm laughing to my co-workers.

    3. Han_Solex Avatar

      That's what she said. PAH!

  3. Maymar Avatar

    I'm guessing it's off some form of Mopar. As we all know, the charismatic Mr. Montleban sold us Cordobas, and clearly, the viability of Star Trek mirrors that of Chrysler, at that time. But I don't know what it is, except to hazard a guess that it's a prototype portable opera window.

  4. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    You knøw, I swear I've seen øne øf thøse beføre, but I døn't knøw where…

    1. rennsport964 Avatar

      A majestic møøse … or the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush.

    2. iheartstiggie Avatar

      I see what you did there.

  5. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    The "EFI" cast into it is obviously an attempt to mislead and confuse.

  6. Mediocre Avatar
    Mediocre

    It looks like a throw out bearing for an air cooled volkswagon. But it’s upside down.

  7. […] https://hooniverse.com/blog/2009/11/11/name-that-part-khaaaaaaaaaaan-edition/In the last episode, I gave you the cabin air filters for a 2002-2007 Cadillac CTS. But Deartháir, I hear you cry, what does that have to do with the Hamthrax? Well, nothing exactly; but if you recall, when it first came out, … It was either the greatest car in the history of humanity, and would single-handedly be the saviour of the Domestic Auto Industry™, or it was another bloated ugly GM Piece Of Crap™ with shoddy build quality and cheap materials… and like the Pig … […]

  8. Robert Emslie Avatar
    Robert Emslie

    Throwout bearing from a Hyundai Genesis. That was the bomb Chaka Khan wanted, right? Genesis? Maybe it's a throwout bearing from a Cordoba that has the Lion Lays Down on Broadway by Genesis 8-track stuck in its tape deck. Maybe I should just throw out my guesses.

    1. PowerTryp Avatar

      You have your long arms on cause I can see that you're really reaching.

  9. skitter Avatar

    Butterfly throttle valve with enormous idle hole.

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