Ponch and Jon take to their bikes to bust an auto theft ring that employs a clever means of smuggling hot sports cars past the Highway Patrol. Ponch's probation is almost over when he runs into a sticky situation.
Did You Know?
The FCC station ID for the LA CHP office is stated as KRB 412 when the APB for the Bushkin truck is aired. This is an actual and valid through the year 2025 station ID, listed as assigned to the CHP at 777 W. Washington Bv. in Los Angeles as "Black 2 - Central Los Angeles (15)". This address was the location for the "Central" station used in the show. KRB 412 is a "low band" frequency no longer in use, but one that would have been in use in 1977. The use of "15" in radio transmissions by the show's officers (such as LA 15, 7 Mary 3) indicates they are on this frequency. See more
When talking to the girl in the VW, Ponch tells her he has been on the CHP for two years. In subsequent dialog, he tells her it has taken him three years to build a reputation as a killer. See more
Officer Jon Baker
[after Ponch storms out after being reprimanded
Listen, Sarge, I don't want this to sound like a p.r. job, but I mean if you took a closer look at his jacket, maybe... maybe you'd find some citations and recommendations. I mean, the guy's put some righteous criminals behind bars.
Sgt. Joseph Getraer
Look, you've had to babysit him for six months now. What is it? His temper? No presence of mind? What?
Officer Jon Baker
I dunno. Sometimes the guy overdoes a role. Sometimes he doesn't know when to back off. Weird things happen to him....
As the closing credits roll, we hear a humorous voice-over dialogue between Ponch and Getraer as the situation they're discussing plays out on-screen in flashback. See more