CHiPs (1977–1983)

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The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

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The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.

Director: Dax Shepard
Stars: Michael Peña, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dax Shepard
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Officer Frank Poncherello (139 episodes, 1977-1983)
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 Sgt. Joseph Getraer (139 episodes, 1977-1983)
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 Officer Jon Baker (117 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Officer Arthur Grossman (110 episodes, 1977-1983)
Brodie Greer ...
 Officer Barry Baricza (110 episodes, 1977-1982)
Lou Wagner ...
 Harlan Arliss / ... (78 episodes, 1978-1983)
Randi Oakes ...
 Officer Bonnie Clark / ... (67 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Officer Jebediah Turner (58 episodes, 1979-1982)
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"CHiPS," which stood for California Highway Patrol, followed the daily beats of two state motorcycle patrolmen as they patrolled the freeway system in and around Los Angeles. Officer Jon Baker was the straight, serious officer while Frank "Ponch" Poncherello was the more free- wheeling member of the duo; both reported to Sgt. Joe Getraer, who gave out assignments and advice in handling the cases. Each episode saw a compilation of incidents, ranging from the humorous (e.g., a stranded motorist) to criminal investigations (such as hijackings) and tragic incidents (such as a fiery multi-car pile-up with multiple deaths. Other aspects of Ponch and Jon's daily work were highlighted as well; the social lives of both officers (they were both single) often provided the lighter moments. On occassion, Ponch and Jon were assisted by a female "Chippie" at first, the very beautiful Sindy Cahill; and later, the more wholesome Bonnie Clark. In 1982, Ponch got a new partner, Bobby Nelson (series star... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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15 September 1977 (USA)  »

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CHiPs Patrol  »

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(139 episodes)

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Trivia

Michael Dorn who spent 3 seasons on CHiPs with Robert Pine, would go on to be best known for playing Lt. Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Robert Pine's son Chris Pine would become Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek (2009) reboot. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series and regularly in later seasons, car crashes were shown involving vehicles getting airborne after rear-ending another vehicle. This does not happen in actual crashes. In some scenes the ramps used to launch the vehicles are visible. See more »

Quotes

[Jon announces his proposal for a trail bike task force]
Officer Jon Baker: I'd like to nominate my partner, Frank Poncherello.
Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello: Hey, that's great. 'Cause when we first met, I was on a dirtbike.
Officer Jon Baker: Uh, no, Ponch. When we first met, you had just fallen off a dirtbike.
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CHiPs is the best
3 May 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

"CHiPs" was the best of the late 70's early 80's it was what childhood was all about, i loved Ponch then and i still think that he is the best thing on a plate (being chips of course). The re-runs are still going on every day here in the UK on the channel bravo, we just cannot get enough.

If you want more check out the great Taking care of chips site.

we have lots of fun there, and welcome new members, from all over the place.

Erika


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