Ponch's personal and professional lives meet when his prized Firebird is heisted by a trio of beautiful car thieves. Determined to get it back, Ponch turns detective on his down time.

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Burr DeBenning ...
Bill Ross
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Kim Balford
Brianne Leary ...
Brodie Greer ...
Paul Linke ...
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Brandy
Deborah Zon ...
Melodie Fisher
Cynthia Brian ...
Bank Teller
Barry Cahill ...
Max Kinneman
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Boat Owner
Alfred Dennis ...
Companion #1
Art Lewis ...
Companion #2
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Ponch's personal and professional lives meet when his prized Firebird is heisted by a trio of beautiful car thieves. Determined to get it back, Ponch turns detective on his down time.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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16 December 1978 (USA)  »

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(Metrocolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

First appearance of Randi Oakes on the show. Here she plays a villain but she would become the regular cast member Officer Clark the following season. See more »

Goofs

When Kim is talking to Melodie in the car, she refers to Ponch as the "talkative one on the left." Jon was on the left, Ponch was on the right. See more »

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References CHiPs: Neighborhood Watch (1978) See more »

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Randi Oakes Guest Stars
30 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Down Time,we get to see Ponch being proud of his newly rebuilt Firebird.But unfortunately, his car gets stolen. His vacation plans are ruined.It was know that a gang of unlikely car thieves steals his newly rebuilt Firebird. Little does he know that his new neighbor is part of the gang that stole his and other vehicles from the Marina area.

Also,Jon's wallet is stolen as a relentless streak of bad luck afflicts the duo.Then,Ponch breaks his pinky finger during a police chase.Also in this episode,Getarer loses the duty roster.Erstwhile,Sindy wants to go on a diet and get married.

This is an episode that we get to witness Randi Oakes as a guest star.She becomes a future mainstay of CHiPs playing Bonnie Clark from Seasons 3 to 5.Also,we get to see an unlikely group of thieves featuring female carnappers.


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