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Officer Jon Baker (Character)
from "CHiPs" (1977)

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"CHiPs: Pilot (#1.1)" (1977)
Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello: Sometimes, with everything that's happened, I wonder if he really likes me.
Officer Jon Baker: Who, Getraer?
Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello: No - God! I know Getraer doesn't like me!

Officer Jon Baker: [after Ponch storms out after being reprimanded] Listen, Sarge, I don't want this to sound like a p.r. job, but I mean if you took a closer look at his jacket, maybe... maybe you'd find some citations and recommendations. I mean, the guy's put some righteous criminals behind bars.
Sgt. Joseph Getraer: Look, you've had to babysit him for six months now. What is it? His temper? No presence of mind? What?
Officer Jon Baker: I dunno. Sometimes the guy overdoes a role. Sometimes he doesn't know when to back off. Weird things happen to him. Ya gotta be there. He can't see 'em comin' and once they're there he can't stop them.
Sgt. Joseph Getraer: Yeah, well, maybe I should've partnered him with an exorcist.

"CHiPs: High Explosive (#2.12)" (1978)
Barry: [Comparing L.A. to his former home on a ranch in Utah] There's no room here. It's crowded. The wind doesn't blow. You can't see the mountains.
Officer Jon Baker: Hey, look, I hear what you're saying. You know, I felt the same way when I first came here.
Barry: Where are you from?
Officer Jon Baker: Wyoming. You know, the biggest crowd I ever saw before I came here was Cheyenne Frontier Days.

"CHiPs: Rustling (#1.14)" (1978)
Ginny: Did I do something wrong?
Officer Frank Poncherello: You went through an orange light at Red Drive.
Ginny: Red Drive, where's that?
Officer Jon Baker: Look, there's no such thing as Red Drive. You ran a red light back there at Orange Drive.

"CHiPs: Flashback! (#1.22)" (1978)
Officer Jon Baker: Listen, uh, you must have transferred from a real gung ho station?
Brent Delaney: [Condescendingly] No, no station. This is my first assignment. I was graduated fom motor school last Friday.
Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello: [to Jon as Delaney strides away] Is he pulling our leg? Two days out of motor school?
Officer Jon Baker: Yeah. He passed motorcycles, but failed public relations.

"CHiPs: Sharks (#4.13)" (1981)
[Ponch, Jon, Bear, and Bonnie are having lunch at Toni & Sharon's place]
Sharon: [explains about Kelp] Actually, all kelp or seaweed is one of seven forms of algae. Right now, I'm working with the Fale Fita and the giant Macrocystis. I'm trying to breed in some of the better qualities of Irish Red. It's a lot richer.
Officer Bonnie Clark: Didn't they used to use kelp to for making soap?
Sharon: Right, for the alkali. But now there are cheaper sources.
Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello: [enjoying his salad] Jon, Bear, try this salad.
[Jon takes a bite of his salad]
Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello: [to Sharon] Who made this, you?
Sharon: Uh-huh. Like it?
Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello: Fantastic, Sharon. It's delicious. Mmm! What's in it?
Sharon: Mostly... seaweed.
[Jon is not too crazy on the kelp salad]
Officer Jon Baker: Hey Ponch, you can have mine. I'll take your burger.

"CHiPs: Hustle (#1.9)" (1977)
Officer Jon Baker: [References Crawford's TV show Highway Patrol] They don't make TV shows like that anymore.
Broderick Crawford: Yeah they don't do they?

"CHiPs: High Flyer (#2.7)" (1978)
Officer Jon Baker: Your day as a UFO, right?
Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello: UFO?
Officer Jon Baker: Yeah, Unwilling Flying Observer.

"CHiPs: Supercycle (#2.11)" (1978)
Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello: Uh, listen, there's something I gotta tell ya, Jon. I don't want your feelings hurt, but I got a date with Sheila tomorrow night.
Officer Jon Baker: Well, that's okay.
Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello: It is?
Officer Jon Baker: Yeah. I mean, don't be surprised if she cancels.
Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello: Ha! Why would she cancel?
Officer Jon Baker: 'Cause she has a date with me tonight.

"CHiPs: The Sheik (#2.9)" (1978)
Officer Jon Baker: [on patrol with the Sheik] Why don't you just relax? Maybe you'll learn something.
Barney: I've learned all I care to know. You write citations, the fines get paid, the government gets richer. You know what you are, the both of you? You're nothing more than tax collectors in fancy uniforms.