CHiPs: Season 5, Episode 25

Overload (2 May 1982)

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A delivery of computer chips is stolen. Plus, the CHP computer gets hacked which creates chaos with paychecks and Ponch's "little black book."



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucas Peters
Suzanne Barnes ...
Keith Lawton
Norma Donaldson ...
Mrs. Schoonover
Officer Jebediah Turner
Brodie Greer ...
James Jeter ...
Helen Kleeb ...
Kres Mersky ...


A delivery of computer chips is stolen. Plus, the CHP computer gets hacked which creates chaos with paychecks and Ponch's "little black book."

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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2 May 1982 (USA)  »

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Even though this was not the season finale, many fans considered this the last of the true CHiPs episodes, as the following episode focused on police dogs and deputy sheriffs. The finale was another spin off episode, and this is the last time Baker and Poncherello were seen working normal traffic duties together. See more »


For the initial crash, Baker and Poncherello are shown passing the pickup truck. Some 22 seconds later a crash involving the pickup takes place and Baker turns his head as if he heard the crash. Even if the officers were only doing 30 MPH, they would have been over 1/4 mile away by that time and would not have been able to hear the crash due to distance and the noise from their motorcycles. See more »

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10 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In "Overload", two guys steal a valuable box of computer chips after one hides in the back of a truck overnight. Soon after, they are involved in an accident, and an old lady sees the guy in the back.

Jon and Ponch's as well as the CHP's investigation is made harder because the brother of one of the robbers has hacked the CHP computer that has affected their database.This also resulted into paycheck problems for the employees of CHP.

This is a good episode in the sense that we see how hackers have made an impact to the computers used by the CHP.Despite that the fact the the computers and equipment used are dated compared to present times,the problems created by hackers remain relevant at present times.Also,we see how Jon and Ponch deal with it.

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