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TV Shows - CHiPs

A light-weight action crime drama (that played as more of a comedy in some episodes, particularly in the first season) created by Rick Rosner, it starred Erik Estrada as macho, rambunctious Officer Francis ("Frank") "Ponch" Poncherello and Larry Wilcox as his straight-laced partner, Officer Jonathan "Jon" Baker. With Ponch the more trouble-prone of the pair, and Jon generally the more level-headed one trying to keep him out of trouble with the duo's gruff yet fatherly commanding officer Sergeant Joseph Getraer (Robert Pine), the two were Highway Patrolmen of the Central Los Angeles office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP, hence the name "CHiPs"). As real-life CHP motor officers rarely ride in pairs, in early episodes this was explained away by placing the trouble-prone Ponch on probationary status, with Jon assigned as his field training officer. Eventually, by the end of the first season, this subplot faded away (Ponch completed his probation) as audiences were used to seeing the two working as a team.

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1 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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2 Exit...stage left Jon Baker
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3 Disco Dancing Cops dancing when they should be arresting
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4 5th Season Estrada was occasionally replaced by Bruce Jenner
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5 Never Boned Still rocks.
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6 Danny Bonaduce Guest stars Plays a younger version of self(Bad Boy)
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7 A very special... Ponch almost gets hitched
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1 MeTV has been cycling through CHiPs for the last few months, and we've noticed that the early seasons were better than the later ones. The show was at its best when the guys were focusing on cop stuff and lagged when they got sidetracked by all the "extracurricular" activities. In other words, the "Disco Dancing" reason. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on March 29, 2015, 12:32 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Never actually saw an episode of this show, but I'd like to see an explanation for the promo where they arrest HR Pufnstuf. The snarky jokes do kinda write themselves. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on January 2, 2014, 7:51 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 eric estrada. that is all. -- Submitted By: (VeritechRyan) on October 21, 2010, 12:22 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 This was a show for women who like guys in tight pants, and men who like motorcycles. It Stunk from the page to the screen. Bone day 1. that's my opinion, of course -- Submitted By: (fletch000) on February 10, 2010, 7:08 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I liked how every week they were always masters of something(skiing, martial art, skydiving,ect.) -- Submitted By: (tvjoketd) on January 3, 2010, 2:47 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 This was one of the worst cop shows ever put on TV. -- Submitted By: (quimbyt) on October 8, 2009, 12:03 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 When Jon Baker left. The new guy just wasn't that funny and Ponch became a real sourpuss. -- Submitted By: (TheAdamantiumElbow) on September 14, 2009, 7:53 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Ponch and Jon come upon a broken-down van full of Playboy bunnies on their way to a charity event at a roller disco. They want to spend the night at Jon's place but he isn't sure. -- Submitted By: (JohnWest) on August 2, 2009, 8:55 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 A rich Arab gives Punch & Judy brand new cool cars & they give em back AGGhh. -- Submitted By: (ChrissyM) on July 18, 2009, 12:59 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Let's be honest, the only reason why people watched this show is because cable wasn't available to 95% of American homes in the late 70s. Enough cheese to make a group of mice sick. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 10, 2009, 5:57 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Celebrities from other shows, roller boogie, pocket bikes, disco, this is why crime is rampant in California. -- Submitted By: (Bobsuruncle) on June 9, 2009, 1:17 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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