Ponch has to break in a new rookie partner, while searching for a runaway girl and her newborn baby.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Reilly ...
Amy Kent
Claire Malis ...
Mrs. Russell
Tommy Lasorda (as Tom Lasorda)
Tina Gayle ...
Thomas Havens ...
Michael Catlin ...
Julie (as Andrea Evans Massey)
Russell (as Jim McKrell)


Ponch has to break in a new rookie partner, while searching for a runaway girl and her newborn baby.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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10 October 1982 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In season 6, the opening format and credits changed to show the officers not only riding the police motorcycles but to also show clips of them in off-duty activities such as sports and dancing. Robert Pine was also added to the opening video credits, however his character of Sgt. Getraer was only shown in uniform on duty. Also, series regulars Paul Linke and Lou Wagner names were added to the end of the opening credits. See more »


In the Lasorda pursuit, actual police officers are seen standing outside a police car on a side road. They were used for traffic control while filming. See more »

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Officer Bobby Nelson Is NO Officer Jon Baker
10 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In "Meet The New Guy",Ponch becomes the training officer of a new CHP rookie.

Ponch,who is now a training officer known as "Mary 6",is out cruising westbound on the Santa Monica Freeway as "The Lone Ranger".Then Sgt.Getraer tells him over the radio his new partner is coming to meet him. Ponch is upset and reminds Getraer that he said he'd never get another probationer. As he does, Ponch's new partner, Bobby Nelson,played by Tom Reilly,rides up.

Both Ponch and Bobby try catch a pair of health-club thieves.In the process,they find a runaway teenage mother who has stolen back the baby she sold.

In this episode,it is evident that Larry Wilcox will be missed.Estrada and Reilly do not have the same chemistry that the former shared with Wilcox.Added to that,both Jon and Ponch make the show interesting unlike Ponch and Bobby.Blame it on Tom Reilly's wooden acting.

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