The CHiPs try to persuade a fellow officer to take sick leave after he takes unnecessary risks.



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The CHiPs try to persuade a fellow officer to take sick leave after he takes unnecessary risks.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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28 September 1980 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In season 4 episode 2 "Sick Leave", Andy says he couldn't see himself chasing a helicopter across town in his little 4 banger. But, when he pulled up to the scene with his son, he was driving a 5.0 Mustang. See more »


During the chase of the green car and the pickup, once the car stops Ponch rides over to it and stops. Jon and Andy continue chasing the pickup, and stop it some distance away- a second CHP motorcycle is visible behind Andy's car near the end of the pickup chase. Ponch is shown at the pickup arresting one of the occupants when he would have been doing the same thing at the green car. See more »

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Unique episode for Whole Series
12 December 2013 | by (Pioneertown, California) – See all my reviews

Excellent script by Larry Alexander, delivers personal tragedy via special express-- heightened by Executive Producer Cy Chermak's decision to do the episode sans music. In the entire series there is no other episode like this. But the heaviness bothered everybody from fans, to network, to execs in the Thalberg Building at M.G.M.-- and this was never tried again. A worthy experiment, though. Robert Viharo bench presses the whole episode. Alexander worked for the series again with at least two more episodes, both noted for their "interior" psychology character revelations. Similar to the episode "Matchmakers" with an officer in trouble (retirement) and for whom Jon and Ponch lend their support with a girlfriend. In this script, "Andy", the Robert Viharo character, dies in their arms.

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