CHiPs (1977–1983)
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Home Fires Burning 

Arsonists are setting fires to RVs in an insurance scam.

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(as Chuck Bail)

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Ray Evans
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Frank Higgins
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Andy Whitman
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Tom Dempsey
Beverly Sanders ...
Muriel Higgins
Madeleine Fisher ...
Mrs. Evans
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Brodie Greer ...
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Katia Christine ...
Stanley Davis Jr. ...
Ronnie Bell
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Arsonists are setting fires to RVs in an insurance scam.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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1 February 1981 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Frank tells his wife Muriel that when he looked in the trailer and she wasn't there he aged 20 years. The actor playing Frank, Jack Kruschen, was 18 years older than Beverly Sanders, who plays Muriel. See more »

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The two cars that crash immediately after the van crashed in the road construction zone (one of which crashed into the van) came from a section of road that was closed and under construction. See more »

Quotes

Andy Whitman: [Whitman falls off van after setting CHP car on fire] Aw come on, my back, man! Call me an ambulance!
Officer Barry Baricza: [Handcuffing Whitman] OK, you're an ambulance.
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Where is Ponch?
3 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Home Fire Burning is about a pair of arsonists are torching RVs for a cut of the insurance money.

At the start of the episode,Ponch finds out that Grossie is organizing a basketball team for an exhibition game.Then Ponch gets an idea and takes a few days off. Later on, Jon and Grossie tell a man to pull over before he changes his flat tire. Minutes later up the road, two men blow up a mobile home. While Jon and Grossie question a kid who witnessed the explosion, Grossie loses the kite he was flying.

Out on the highway, a mobile home owner on a fishing vacation pulls over to fix a flat and someone drives up through his entire home. Meanwhile, two guys try to burn a mobile home for the insurance money while the security guard was inside. Jon and Baricza manage to get him out and save the smoked out home. When the owner arrives, his story is conflicting and he has to tell the truth and face a possible murder charge.

Later, Jon finds the wife of the fisherman walking towards Disneyland and reunites her with her husband. When the arsonists try to burn the motor home again, Baricza chases them and Jon soon joins in. While Baricza captures one guy, Jon pulls the other guy from his rolled-over van.

What is weird about this episode is the fact that Ponch isn't involved in capturing the arsonist.He was busy instead of recruiting players for the exhibition basketball that the CHP is about to play.I felt that it wasn't a good idea after all considering that CHiPs is the Jon and Ponch show.


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