It's the "Taming of the Sheik" when Ponch and Jon are put on patrol with a pompous and spoiled young oil sheik studying police science in America.
Did You Know?
In his "that's Shah business" joke, Ponch refers to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
, the Shah of Iran (1919-80), who ruled Iran from 1941 until his ouster in the January 1979 Revolution, which took place only two months after this episode aired. The Shah's monarchical government was abolished and Iran then became an Islamic Republic ruled by Ayatollah Khomeini
(1902-89). See more
Officer Francis Llewellyn 'Ponch' Poncherello
Yeah, well, y'know, like they say in the oil fields, "That's Shah business!"