Ponch takes care of an orangutan after its owner is hurt in a car accident.




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Episode credited cast:
Tom Reilly ...
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William Bryant ...
Will Carney ...
Dennis Cornell ...
Gary Lee Davis ...
Cliff Emmich ...
Tom Engleman ...
Skip Miller
Tina Gayle ...
Mickey Gilley ...
Bill Handy ...
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Ponch takes care of an orangutan after its owner is hurt in a car accident.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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23 January 1983 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The orangutan sub-plot is similar in several ways to Every Which Way But Loose (1978), to include scenes from the Palomino club involving a female singer. See more »


Poppy is collecting donations for her sick owner when she spots the two cattle rustlers, and the donated money is in her right hand, yet when she goes back to Ponch and Bobby's table to alert them that she has identified the thieves, there's nothing in her hands. Where did the money go? See more »


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Written by Ronald Muir and Larry Shell
Performed by Charly McClain
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An Orangutan Partners With Ponch And Bobby
14 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Country Action,Ponch gets to take care of the driver's orangutan who can manage to identify the cattle rustlers.

Ponch and Bobby respond to an accident and keep a bull occupied until animal control arrives. They find an orangutan that feels bad for its owner. When they visit the owner in the hospital to get information on the accident, he isn't helpful. It turns out that the cattle are stolen. The owner can't identify the men he was working for, but the orangutan can. Ponch takes the orangutan out for a ride on his motor.

The next day,while Ponch and Bobby go to visit the victim of stolen cattle, they leave the orangutan with Harlan to clean cars. Ponch and Bobby find out that the cattle have anthrax.Later, Ponch and the monkey are out on patrol.Then,that night, they meet a gentleman who tells them where to find the cattle rustlers that have the cattle with anthrax. When Ponch and Bobby show up, they chase the rustlers and arrest them after their truck rolls over.

This is definitely one of the worse if not the worst episode of CHiPs especially with the orangutan acting as a CHP officer and helping Ponch and Bobby to capture cattle rustlers.Too bad that its set up accompanied by having country music in the background has just shown the tremendous decline in the quality of the episodes of the CHiPs.

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