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Battle of the Bands 

Violent troublemakers in a punk band break into a van belonging to the new wave band Snow Pink. They both are performing in the Battle of the Bands. Ponch also demonstrates his singing talents.

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Snow Pink
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Thrasher (as Bill Forsythe)
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Duke
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Fido
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Surfer Girl
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Violent troublemakers in a punk band break into a van belonging to the new wave band Snow Pink. They both are performing in the Battle of the Bands. Ponch also demonstrates his singing talents.

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31 January 1982 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In a discussion outside the Breaking Point, Jon was concerned Ponch was leaving the CHP to become a singer. As it turned out, this was Jon's last season as Larry Wilcox left the show at the end of season 5. See more »

Goofs

When the punk is inside the van, the roll cage for the later crash stunt is visible. Next, there is nothing behind the driver seat and the windshield is clear. After the van is rolling down the hill, there is a black screen behind the driver seat and the windshield is tinted to hide the stunt person driving the van. Finally, when the punks are in the van there is no mattress inside, yet when it crashes a mattress is visible to safeguard the stunt person inside. See more »

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Excellent For Estrada's Performance On Stage While Singing Celebration
8 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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