CHiPs (TV Series 1977–1983) Poster



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Followed by 

CHiPs '99 (1998) (TV Movie)

Remade as 

CHIPS (2017)
Movie of the TV show

Edited into 

Cathode Fuck (1986) (Video)
Parts of a punk themed episode of this tv series are edited in.

Referenced in 

The Bay City Rollers Meet the Saturday Superstars (1978) (TV Movie)
Erik Estrada appears; the show is mentioned several times.
Saturday Night Live: Walter Matthau (1978) (TV Episode)
Title on Fred Silverman's TV schedule board
Battle of the Network Stars VII (1979) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
Galactica 1980: The Super Scouts: Part 1 (1980) (TV Episode)
After seeing Troy and Dillon flying away on their turbocycles, one of the patrolman says, "How come this never happens to those two guys on TV?"
Mother's Day (1980)
Poster is in the room.
Saturday Night Live: Jamie Lee Curtis/James Brown/Ellen Shipley (1980) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Paulie Herman.
Saturday Night Live: Robert Hays/14 Karat Soul/Joe 'King' Carrasco & The Crowns (1981) (TV Episode)
Picture of Erik Estrada in 'CHiPs' shown during 'Dream Date'
The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
One of the kids have a poster of Eric Estrada and Larry Wilcox above his bed.
Saturday Night Live: Jr. Walker & the All-Stars (1981) (TV Episode)
Title referenced on Weekend Update.
Bloody Birthday (1981)
In Beverly's room is a poster of Erik Estrada dressed as Officer Frank Poncherello from CHiPs
Gimme a Break!: Your Prisoner is Dead (1981) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Not of This Earth (1988)
mentioned in dialogue
Phoenix the Warrior (1988)
Title chanted by one of the Airwave worshippers
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Corpse Vanishes (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Ponch, John: Follow 'em."
Full House: Good News, Bad News (1990) (TV Episode)
Kimmy has a Erik Estrada CHiPs (1977) action figure.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Wild Rebels (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow (as a cop is seen riding a motorcycle): "Hey, look! Erik Estrada!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1991) (TV Episode)
"Meanwhile, on 'CHiMPs'..."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "'CHiPs,' 15 years from now"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) (TV Episode)
"The highway patrol is calling in from Stone Canyon." Tom: "Erik Estrada is on his way."
Married with Children: Dances with Weezie (1993) (TV Episode)
Only Jefferson applauds when it's announced that Erik Estrada has a role in the "Jeffersons" live show, explaining "Well, he was Ponch."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Skydivers (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: the funniest thing to hit the airwaves since CHiPs.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Creeping Terror (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: Ponch and John are calling.
The Nanny: Kindervelt Days (1995) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
So Wrong They're Right (1995)
Memorabilia from shown seen.
Friends: The One with the Bullies (1996) (TV Episode)
Monica buys the stock with symbol CHP because she used to have a crush on Erik Estrada.
Saturday Night Live: Jim Carrey/Soundgarden (1996) (TV Episode)
Foto of Erik Estrada in Chips shown on Hollywood Minute flashback
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Sabrina Gets Her License: Part 1 (1997) (TV Episode)
Zelda: "Is that Erik Estrada?" Hilda: "Yes, I loved him in 'CHiPs', but you have to see him in 'Dos mujeres, un camino'."
Eye of God (1997)
Tom's grandmother mentions the show in dialog with her son, ca. 32 min. into the film.
Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Untitled (1997) (TV Episode)
Many references to the show are mentioned, as Erik Estrada is a guest.
Color-Blinded (1998)
Tess calls a motorcycle cop "Ponch".
V.I.P.: The Last Temptation of Val (1999) (TV Episode)
Val says there's a CHiPs marathon on TNT she and Maxine want to see, but their cable got cut off.
Family Guy: I Never Met the Dead Man (1999) (TV Episode)
They watch an animated version of it on tv.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 204 (1999) (TV Episode)
In "Dating Service Video", Colin wears a police helmet and says, "I'm Erik Estrada."
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 211 (1999) (TV Episode)
In the "Hoedown" about cop shows, Colin said he saw a cop show called "Fish and Chips".
E! True Hollywood Story: CHiPs (1999) (TV Episode)
Story tackles the tv series.
Popular: We Are Family (2000) (TV Episode)
Erik Estrada has a pen with the toy of his character from the show on top. He mentions the show. He shows his jacket from the show. Mary Cherry mentions the show.
Family Guy: Fore, Father (2000) (TV Episode)
Cleveland suggests that the sitcom Fish should be put before the television series CHiPs as a good marketing strategy
25 Watts (2001)
That '70s Show: Class Picture (2002) (TV Episode)
A scene features the classbook's "Most likely to..." section which said Fez would be most likely to play Ponch in the musical version of "CHiPs".
Andy Richter Controls the Universe: Gimme a C (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andy
That '70s Show: The Battle of Evermore (2003) (TV Episode)
Kelso compares a situation to one seen on the series.
Bad Eggs (2003)
Scrubs: My Fifteen Seconds (2003) (TV Episode)
Carla and Elliot meet Erik Estrada, who is dressed in his "CHiPs" uniform.
Stuck on You (2003)
Walt mentions the show in a conversation with his agent.
The Sopranos: Irregular Around the Margins (2004) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions Erik Estrada during a conversation about evading the traffic cops.
White Chicks (2004)
Brittany refers to Kevin and Marcus as "Ponch" and "John."
The Venture Bros.: The Trial of the Monarch (2004) (TV Episode)
The Monarch calls a cop "Officer Poncherello"
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005) (TV Special)
Seen on the wall of the TV executives segment
Saturday Night Live: Tom Brady/Beck (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (2005) (TV Special)
Referenced in "Spade in America"
Gilmore Girls: The Prodigal Daughter Returns (2005) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says, "When I was in 5th grade, I told everyone that Erik Estrada was my boyfriend and we used to make out on his motorcycle."
The DiCaprio Code (2006) (Short)
remake mentioned
Scrubs: My Transition (2006) (TV Episode)
J.D. mentions Ponch and Jon
Hood of Horror (2006)
A rap in the third segment references Starsky and Hutch.
Sale of the Century (2006) (Video Game)
Referenced by name
Supernatural: The Usual Suspects (2006) (TV Episode)
Dean calls the interrogating investigator, "Ponch". This is in reference to Erik Estrada's character in the TV show CHips.
Psych: Poker? I Barely Know Her (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn mentions Ponch and Jon.
Jeff Ltd.: The Yachtsman (2007) (TV Episode)
Woman worshipped Erik Estrada from this series
Assume the Position 201 with Mr. Wuhl (2007) (TV Short)
still of the cast
Psych: And Down the Stretch Comes Murder (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn mentions it.
Chuck: Pilot (2007) (TV Episode)
Morgan addresses Chuck as Ponch at one point.
Psych: Lights, Camera... Homicidio (2008) (TV Episode)
Henry asks, "You think those goofballs on 'CHiPs' are really cops?"
Life: Jackpot (2008) (TV Episode)
Erik Estrada has a cameo as a guest on Dale's RV. Dale refers to him as "TV's Ponch from CHiPs".
Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/Beyoncé (2008) (TV Episode)
Theme tune heard at end of 'Bar buddies' sketch
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Six (2008) (Video)
In "Bike Thief", when Strong Bad's plan to steal a bike is thwarted by laser and light tech securities, he says, "Aw, Ponch!" and "Aw, Jon!", respectively
My Name Is Earl: Darnell Outed: Part 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Earl and Randy watch it.
30 Rock: Secret Santa (2009) (TV Episode)
Lemon's first crush was Larry Wilcox from CHiPs
30 Rock: Black Light Attack! (2010) (TV Episode)
Danny dresses like Jon from Chips for a sketch
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.82 (2010) (TV Episode)
Emily Blunt says that a policeman who stopped her was like something out of the show
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.107 (2010) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $500 question
30 Rock: Reaganing (2010) (TV Episode)
a picture of Larry Wilcox in character from the show is shown as Liz says her mother took away her Larry Wilcox poster
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.31 (2010) (TV Episode)
a photo of Chris Pine's father on the show is shown
Psych: We'd Like to Thank the Academy (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "We'll dust off our 'CHiPs' DVDs and meet you back here on Monday morning."
Hawaii Five-0: He Kane Hewa' Ole (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny.
NCIS: Los Angeles: Tin Soldiers (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Deeks
Off the Map: Es Un Milagro (2011) (TV Episode)
Charlie says when the helicopter exploded, Tommy and the others came running out of the flames like in "CHiPs".
Conan: Wow! You DO Care About These Episode Titles. (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as Conan and George Lopez talk about the latter's feud with Eric Estrada
Psych: Shawn Rescues Darth Vader (2011) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "All I know is what I saw in an old 'CHiPs' episode."
Life's Too Short: Episode #1.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in phone conversation.
Conan: Every Kiss Begins with Kay, But Everything Else Begins with K-Y (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Chelsea Handler interview
This Means War (2012)
FDR invites Tuck to a "CHiPs" marathon. This is an in joke because Chris Pine's father Robert Pine starred on CHiPs.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.84 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chris Pine mentions that his father was on the show
Jeopardy!: 2012 Teachers Tournament Final Game 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Incorrect response in category TV Shows by Character
Psych: Heeeeere's Lassie (2012) (TV Episode)
Upon learning that he is a police detective, Amy refers to Lassiter as "Poncharello."
Eureka: Jack of All Trades (2012) (TV Episode)
Carter, when picking up Zane's sunglasses, says, "Nice shades, Ponch" referring to Erik Estrada's character on CHiPs.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.95 (2012) (TV Episode)
Judge Lately mentions that it is Chuy's favorite show.
The Cinema Snob: Tampon Tango (2013) (TV Episode)
"If they keep that music up, Ponch and Baker are gonna pull'em over."
Jeopardy!: 2013 Tournament of Champions Quarterfinal Game 4 (2013) (TV Episode)
character Frank "Ponch" Poncherello is referenced in clue in "The TV Character's Job" category
Supernatural: Remember the Titans (2013) (TV Episode)
The police car is referred to as "Seven Mary Four" which is 'Erik Estrada''s character's call-sign
Chupacabra vs. the Alamo (2013) (TV Movie)
Scene where Erik Estrada's character rides a motorcycle with a fake background
The Venture Bros.: Bot Seeks Bot (2013) (TV Episode)
Ghost Robot thinks this show should be called "Chipes."
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
In a car heist mission the outfits that Trevor and Micheal wear are a witty homage to the TV show CHIPS.
The Goldbergs: The Other Smother (2014) (TV Episode)
Adam wears a CHiPs t-shirt.
WWE Raw: The Animal Returns (2014) (TV Episode)
During the Alberto Del Rio vs. Rey Mysterio match, John "Bradshaw" Layfield mentions this television show by name
10.0 Earthquake (2014)
Highway officer is called Ponch
Red Band Society: Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (2014) (TV Episode)
Jordi says he had a pet chinchilla called Ponch.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Chris Pine/David Oyelowo/Bobby Flay (2014) (TV Episode)
Jimmy and Chris Pine talk about the series in which Chris' father Robert Pine co-starred, and Jimmy shows a still
Cherif: Désaccords majeurs (2015) (TV Episode)
Cherif dresses as Frank Poncherello
Tosh.0: How to Give a BJ (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Vince Vaughn/Jim Gaffigan/Ryn Weaver (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by a participant in the Pop Quiz segment
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Steve Buscemi/Taylor Kitsch/Jon Rineman (2015) (TV Episode)
The Roots play the theme music when Taylor Kitsch enters, and Jimmy mentions the title and says that Kitsch resembles Erik Estrada
The Cinema Snob: A Ton of Grass Goes to Pot (2015) (TV Episode)
"Baker can't write any tickets without Ponch near by."
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: Bondage (2015) (TV Episode)
Poncherello mentioned
Back in Time (2015)
Mentioned by Alan Silvestri.
Lethal Weapon: Can I Get a Witness? (2016) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned several times by Murtaugh.

Featured in 

Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Lovesick (1996) (TV Episode)
Footage from the show is shown on Moltar's monitor.
I Love the '70s: 1979 (2003) (TV Episode)
Hawaii Five-0: He Kane Hewa' Ole (2011) (TV Episode)
they watch an episode at the end
McFarland, USA (2015)
A clip is seen on a TV set.

Spoofed in 

Any Which Way You Can (1980)
Opening scene with California Highway Patrol shot almost identically to the popular show CHiPs.
Family Guy: The Thin White Line (2001) (TV Episode)
When Joe Swanson and Brian chase the drug mule at the airport the music heard is the theme from Chips
SpongeBob SquarePants: Employee of the Month (2002) (Video Game)
The bus driver watches a TV show in the bus station called "CHiMPS Rules".
Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (2002) (Video)
one short ends in a very CHIPs way; with similar music, characters laughing, and everybody getting their own freeze-frame
Robot Chicken: Gold Dust Gasoline (2005) (TV Episode)
Erik Estrada's character is spoofed
Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/Beyoncé (2008) (TV Episode)
The road trip segment ends with a cheesy joke and freeze frame, accompanied by the "CHiPs" theme and graphics.
Robot Chicken: Unionizing Our Labor (2009) (TV Episode)
C.H.U.D.s enforce the law
Saturday Night Live: Jon Hamm/Rihanna (2010) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Highway Cops" segment
Robot Chicken: Beastmaster and Commander (2011) (TV Episode)
"CHiPs" is re-imagined with potato chips as the policemen.
Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
Spoofed as "CHoPs"

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