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Something Special 

A man who worked in an auto plant but was laid off when imported cars were preferred takes his frustrations out on all imported cars. Ponch has been working at the Special Olympics and the ... See full summary »

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Tom Reilly ...
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Robbie Knievel ...
Shake
Stu Nahan ...
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Klane
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Mrs. Grieve
Bert Kramer ...
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A man who worked in an auto plant but was laid off when imported cars were preferred takes his frustrations out on all imported cars. Ponch has been working at the Special Olympics and the boy he's working with is sad that his father doesn't seem to show any interest. So Ponch goes to see him and when he says something hurtful, his son runs away. And a friend of Bobby's who's a motorcycle daredevil is about to try and dangerous stunt. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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21 November 1982 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Even thought the term Road Rage did not come into use in California until about 1987, what Klane is seen doing by ramming another car after being cut off by it is an early example of it. See more »

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The small Honda car from the road rage incident is seen being towed away from roadside, yet 3 seconds later when the camera shows the road the tow truck was entering, it has disappeared. See more »

Crazy Credits

In one scene where Stu Nahan is talking into the camera, just before the jump, an uncredited Marc Singer can be seen in the background wherein a yellow Honda shirt. Kinda hard to believe he didn't get any credit on IMDb. This CHiPs episode was only a year before Marc's big breakthrough with V. See more »

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Special Olympians
11 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Something Special,Ponch helps to coach a kid named Nicky for the Special Olympics, despite his father's apparent lack of interest while he and Bobby try to chase a laid off auto worker who has vendetta against imported cars.

A laid off auto worker is out ramming small imported cars.The next day, Ponch and Bobby respond to a call about a guy destroying cars. He gets away but Bobby got the license number. Later,the laid off car wrecker is at it again. When he threatens to blow up the car parts warehouse, Officer Linahan saves the day.

Ponch and some other CHP officer are at the Special Olympics competition. Nicky doesn't come in first, but he's a champion and shares a tender moment with his dad.

This is one heartwarming episode featuring disabled athletes and it is definitely worth watching.It is one of the better episodes of the final season of CHiPs.


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