CHiPs: Season 5, Episode 16

Battle of the Bands (31 Jan. 1982)

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Daniel Davies ...
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Lori Street ...
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Excellent For Estrada's Performance On Stage While Singing Celebration
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At Battle Of The Bands,the CHP Officers try to get a group of punk rockers under control.

Some punks break into the van of the band "Snow Pink". After stealing guitars, they then set the brakes loose on the van and let it roll down the hill. Jon and Ponch chase the punks but they manage to get away.

Then,they head out to talk to Snow Pink herself. They return a sliced-up microphone but inform her they haven't found her guitars yet. At her club, Duke is screening tapes. He invites the band "Pain" to be in the Battle of the Bands. We soon find out that "Pain" is the punks' band!

That night, at the Battle of the Bands, "Pain" rips up the bathroom while "Snow Pink" performs. Soon enough, "Pain" begins disrupting the audience. Jon enters the concert hall and "Pain" runs off as a riot starts. Police officers get the crowd under control with Jon's vocal help. As the leader of "Pain" tries to escape, Ponch rides up causing the punk to spill. The punk threatens to blow them both up by holding a lighter near leaking gas. Ponch blows out the flame and saves the day.

The episode ends when Ponch performs on stage and sings "Celebration" - one of the most memorable moment of the series' history that is why it deserves the highest rating.


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