Ponch is asked to appear at his old high school's Career Day and Jon helps him entertain the audience.




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Episode cast overview:
Brodie Greer ...
Lew Saunders ...
Ari Sorko-Ram ...
Shain (as R.B. Sorko-Ram)
David Man ...
Jerry Ayres ...
Bebe Kelly ...
Ms. Burglar
Philip Boyer ...
Victoria Peters ...


Ponch is asked to appear at his old high school's Career Day and Jon helps him entertain the audience.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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20 October 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Ponch On A Helicopter
23 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode happens in the first season of CHiPs entitled,"Career Day".

Ponch and Jon chase after a speeding hearse that dropped a coffin in the middle of the road. Baricza investigates the coffin and finds a fraternity member inside (alive). After the hearse gets severe tire damage, Ponch and Jon arrest the frat brothers inside. After the theme, Ponch makes his old high school principal, Mr. Singleton, pull over for driving the wrong way down a one way street.

After the briefing, Ponch and Jon respond to a call about a freeway traffic jam, they find that everyone's gawking at models nearby. Jon can't convince the models to leave until he mentions jail. As they're about to leave, Baricza tells Ponch he got a 10-21. It turns out Mr. Singleton wants to see him to have him be a guest speaker on career day. Since Ponch's motorcycle needs repairs, Getraer sticks him at the front desk. When the helicopter pilot comes in, Ponch jumps at the chance to leave. In Helicopter 5, Ponch assists Jon on the ground. They find a lost boy and give him a helicopter ride home. Later, Ponch notices a stopped van and nobody claims to have tagged it.

After the suspects drive off in it, Jon and Baricza chase it on the ground. They only manage to catch the van because of Ponch's observations. That afternoon, Ponch is called to the stage to give his career day speech. He freezes up and Jon runs on stage to help. Jon tells how Ponch saved a kids life and Ponch starts telling exaggerated stories without help. As the credits roll, Ponch tells stories and the audience looks at their watches.

This is a fun episode as we see Ponch operate a chopper instead of the usual motorcycle.A funny Ponch was preferred instead of a macho one in the succeeding CHiPs season.

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