CHiPs (1977–1983)
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Green Thumb Burglar 

Jon and Ponch stop psychic twin sisters, who give Ponch some dire warnings about his impending future. As the CHP tries to stop the theft of freeway plants, Ponch wonders if the predictions will come true.

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Sgt. Joseph Getraer
Brodie Greer ...
Officer Barry Baricza
Lew Saunders ...
Officer Gene Fritz
Ari Sorko-Ram ...
Shain (as R.B. Sorko-Ram)
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Bert
Joe Lo Presti ...
Louie (as Joe LoPresti)
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Fireman
Dana Baker ...
Georgia
Marilyn Borden ...
Lottie Tidwell (as The Borden Twins)
Rosalyn Borden ...
Paulette Tidwell (as The Borden Twins)
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H.R. Pufnstuf (voice)
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Attila
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Jon and Ponch stop psychic twin sisters, who give Ponch some dire warnings about his impending future. As the CHP tries to stop the theft of freeway plants, Ponch wonders if the predictions will come true.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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10 November 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Unlike the "up and over" crashes used later on in the series where vehicles were launched over a ramp car and overturned, in the initial crash shown the 1966 Chevrolet still had the fuel tank intact when it overturned. See more »

Goofs

When going after the tanker on fire, the driver of the fire engine says "Right, Captain". The smaller rescue truck on scene disappeared and was replaced in subsequent scenes by the larger fire engine. Neither of the original firefighter/paramedics was a fire Captain. See more »

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References H.R. Pufnstuf (1969) See more »

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One Of The Best Episodes Of CHiPs
25 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode, Ponch and Jon chase two cars trying to run each other off the road. When they arrest the drivers, they learn that there are "Green Thumb Burglars" stealing shrubs. Later they stop twins who drove through a stop sign. They claim to be famous psychics and predict trouble for Ponch.

At Central, Ponch has a run in with Getraer,who starts acting loopy when Jon mentions the plant thieves. After the briefing, Ponch and Jon help a stuck guy out of his car after an accident. When a truck leaves the site, it's leaking gas. The back catches fire when it runs over a flare. Ponch tells the woman to keep the truck moving. Jon arranges a rendezvous with a foam truck. Ponch guides the truck into the foam and evacuates the driver to safety. Jon reminds Ponch about the prediction of an encounter with fire.

This is one of the best episodes of the first season and even of the TV show wherein the CHiPs officers play as detectives and solve another mystery.


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