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 Jon Baker
[on patrol with the Sheik
Why don't you just relax? Maybe you'll learn something.
I've learned all I care to know. You write citations, the fines get paid, the government gets richer. You know what you are, the both of you? You're nothing more than tax collectors in fancy uniforms.