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1979

6 Jan. 1979
Repo Man
Jon's heroism makes him a reluctant local celebrity. A disreputable repo man makes life difficult for Ponch and Jon. The CHPs pull a practical joke on their published writer colleague Grossman.
 
13 Jan. 1979
MAIT Team
Cahill is critically injured in a multi-vehicle pile-up that claims eleven lives. Ponch and Jon are tapped to serve on the Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team determined to pinpoint the cause and to clear Cahill from blame.
 
20 Jan. 1979
Pressure Point
Ponch and Jon put away their bikes and play a diplomat and his chauffeur when they go undercover to prevent a wealthy man and his beautiful granddaughter from falling victim to a violent extortion racket.
 
27 Jan. 1979
The Matchmakers
Jon and Ponch are matchmakers for two lonely people: an officer forced to retire and a widow pressured by the city to move.
 
3 Feb. 1979
Rally 'Round the Bank
While investigating a string of drive-in-bank robberies, Ponch is baffled by a visit from his mother.
 
17 Feb. 1979
Bio-Rhythms
Ponch reconnects with Robbie, whose trucking business is at the mercy of a competitor trying to put her out of business. Meanwhile, Officer Cahill is tracking everyone's biorhythms to see if it affects their performance on the job.
 
24 Feb. 1979
Quarantine
A young hitchhiker with a bomb succumbs to a rare illness after being taken into custody by Jon and Ponch, putting the CHP headquarters on a quarantine alert.
 
3 Mar. 1979
CHP BMX
Distracted by his son's accident, Sgt. Getraer mistakenly releases a narcotics suspect.
 
10 Mar. 1979
Ride the Whirlwind
Jon and Ponch encounter unruly dirt bikers, a clandestine PCP operation and a macho city councilman showing off on the hillsides when they volunteer as members of a pilot trail bike team.
 
12 May 1979
The Greatest Adventures of CHiPs
While Ponch and Jon are off in Sacramento attending a seminar, Grossman starts to collect anecdotes about the team from other officers so that - win or lose - they can give them a party, half testimonial and half roast.
 
22 Sep. 1979
Roller Disco: Part 1
Poncherello is head of the CHP entertainment committee for the annual Skate with the Stars charity. Thieves on roller skates create problems for Ponch and Jon.
 
22 Sep. 1979
Roller Disco: Part 2
Ponch and Jon continue pursuing the roller skating smash and grab thieves. Jon helps a famous musician who is exhausted and disillusioned. Meanwhile, Ponch is running out of time to find celebrities for the CHP Skate with the Stars charity.
 
29 Sep. 1979
Valley Go Home!
Jon and Ponch try to mediate a turf dispute between some surfer dudes and some Hispanics from the Valley.
 
6 Oct. 1979
High Octane
Sgt. Getraer is injured by thieves who are afraid they will be caught stealing gas using a tanker truck. Ponch takes Sarge's place as the referee for a CHP sponsored kids' roller hockey game.
 
13 Oct. 1979
Death Watch
A man who commits insurance fraud by deliberately causing accidents on the freeway creates a deadly situation. Baricza is injured and another CHP officer is killed.
 
20 Oct. 1979
Counterfeit
Counterfeiters working out of a church are creating phony $20 bills and passing them around L.A. Even Ponch receives some of the fake bills.
 
27 Oct. 1979
Return of the Supercycle
Ponch and Jon are chasing someone who looks like the daredevil motorcyclist, Roy Yarnell, whom they encountered last year. Ponch is injured. Jon goes to see Roy, but he claims it's not him. That's when Jon asks Getraer to let him use the Supercycle which they used to catch Roy last time.
 
3 Nov. 1979
Hot Wheels
Ponch is still in the hospital. Meanwhile, the CHP is busy with thieves who are using city trucks to commit their crimes.
 
10 Nov. 1979
Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 1
Due to a police strike, Getraer asks Ponch and Jon to work in Palma Vista. There they meet a beautiful female race car driver, Candi Wright. She finds a traumatized little girl at a fire who won't tell them who she is or where she's from.
 
10 Nov. 1979
Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 2
Donna is sent back to her foster home but Candi voices her concerns to the social worker. The CHP get closer to busting a hijacking ring based in Palma Vista.
 
17 Nov. 1979
The Watch Commander
The new watch commander visits Central and begins hassling everyone for violating minor regulations. Even Getraer does not agree with the reprimands. The CHP is looking for thieves stealing trucks from loading docks.
 
24 Nov. 1979
Destruction Derby
Ponch and Jon are given an undercover assignment that involves racing in the demolition derby. Ponch becomes interested in a mysterious female driver.
 
1 Dec. 1979
Second Chance
Ponch and Jon are after jewelry thieves who use stolen motorcycles for quick getaways. The CHP holds a fun fair for kids in physical therapy. Ponch attempts to befriend a girl paralyzed after the thief hit her bicycle.
 
8 Dec. 1979
Wheeling
Ponch and Jon have to deal with disabled men who think they get a special pass when it comes to safety. They are a hazard both on and off the road.
 
15 Dec. 1979
Christmas Watch
The Christmas season doesn't mean any less work for Jon and Ponch. At the community church, thieves run off with a 15th century bell that means a great deal to the local kids. The thieves also operate a car-theft ring and prey on unsuspecting car sellers by taking the cars for a test drive and not returning. When the criminals get into an auto accident, their strange behavior gives them away and they are arrested.
 

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