CHiPs: Season 5, Episode 19

Silent Partner (28 Feb. 1982)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Grossman is injured in an accident. Jon makes the embarrassing assumption that a deaf man is just drunk.



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Boyett ...
Hogan (as Bill Boyett)
Saul Brandt ...
Mr. Sorenson
Rolls Royce Owner
Officer Jebediah Turner
Brodie Greer ...
John Hostetter ...
Kim Travis
Stuart Mabray ...
Randi Oakes ...


Grossman is injured in an accident. Jon makes the embarrassing assumption that a deaf man is just drunk.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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28 February 1982 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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William Boyett who was best-known for playing law and order Sgt. MacDonald on Adam-12 (1968) plays a car thief. This was his second and final appearance on CHiPs, with the prior appearance being in CHiPs: The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party: Part 2 (1980), where he played a CalTrans supervisor. See more »


The same light blue car from the freeway crash in CHiPs: In the Best of Families is used for the crash involving Grossman. In each stunt, the light blue car is pulling a ramp so the car behind can become airborne after rear-ending the light blue car. See more »

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Jon And Ponch Are Involved With A Disabled Person
9 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Silent Partner,a couple of auto thieves steal a Cadillac from a guy who gives chase.Then,Jon pulls the guy out of his car because he thinks he's drunk.Jon and Ponch mistake a man with a hearing and speech defect for a drunken driver Luckily, Bonnie steps in to tell them that he's deaf. The guy wants to make a complaint against Jon and Ponch.. Saul Brandt and Frances Ripplinger,who are both hearing-impaired,make guest appearances.

In this episode,we see Jon and Ponch get involved with a disabled person.With that,it was a refreshing episode as we are not once again involved with just car chases and thieves.This adds variety to the TV show.

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