CHiPs (1977–1983)
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Roller Disco: Part 1 

Poncherello is head of the CHP entertainment committee for the annual Skate with the Stars charity. Thieves on roller skates create problems for Ponch and Jon.

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Balford
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Carlin
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Ty
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Romo
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Lita
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Sorrell (as Katherine Baumann)
Bobby Rolofson ...
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Ed McMahon
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Poncherello is head of the CHP entertainment committee for the annual Skate with the Stars charity. Thieves on roller skates create problems for Ponch and Jon.

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22 September 1979 (USA)  »

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First appearance by Bonnie. See more »

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When Jon and Getraer are chasing the lady to tell her about the boy who is hanging on to the back of her car, both Jon and Getraer have on long sleeves, but during the chase, the two stunt riders have on short sleeve shirts. See more »

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CHiPs Gains Popularity
31 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first episode of CHiPs for season 3.Ponch has to find some celebrities to attend the annual CHP roller disco. Meanwhile, a trio on roller skaters are committing robberies near the beach.

At the pier, a kid observes someone steal a wallet and gets the idea of stealing some change from a woman on a pay phone. He escapes by grabbing onto a bumper of a station wagon. Jon and Getraer find the kid on the freeway and manage to stop the car. Ponch and Jon go and talk to Mark older sister. Ponch learns that Mark's sister teaches some celebrities how to roller skate so Ponch talks her into getting some for the CHP roller disco. Later, two guys cause an accident when they lower the rear end of their car and create sparks.

That afternoon, the roller skating thieves are at it again. They rob a jewelery store as Mark watches. Ponch and Jon each chase the skating men while the woman gets away.The episode ends its first part.

The first episode provides many excitement as we see people on roller skates - celebrities and the thieves.The guest starts includes Ed McMahon and many others who were TV stars during that time as it is evident that the show has gained popularity and following that is why it tries to raises the bar when it comes to the guest and the story line.Overall,the show is becoming one of the most watched TV show at that time this was shown during its run.


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