CHiPs: Season 6, Episode 3

The Spaceman Made Me Do It (24 Oct. 1982)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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While on night patrol, Bobby and Ponch answer a call to a jewelry store and find a preteen girl who claims an alien told her to commit the robbery.

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While on night patrol, Bobby and Ponch answer a call to a jewelry store and find a preteen girl who claims an alien told her to commit the robbery.

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Kim Richards guest stars as Jodi. In the previous season 6 episode CHiPs: Tight Fit (1982) her older Kim Richards guest starred as a young model. See more »

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In close-up shots while officers were riding and talking, they were riding partial motorcycles carried on a trailer for filming. In their opening riding scene as Poncherello and Nelson are talking, the noise from the trailer can be heard when it goes over a bump in the road. This was not edited out prior to airing. See more »

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Aliens!!! Aliens!!! Aliens!!!
11 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the episode entitled,"The Spaceman Made Me Do It",Ponch and Bobby are stuck on night patrol when they respond to a jewelry store alarm. After the thief jumps her car through a truck, they arrest her. She turns out to be only 12 years old.When Ponch asks her questions, she says an alien made her do it. After hearing the story, Jodi introduces herself to Ponch.Then,Ponch and Bobby visit Jodi's mother to find out.

That night, the alien visits Ponch's apartment and asks Jodi to go with them. Then,Ponch and Bobby meet Dr. Joyce Brothers. After consulting her, Ponch and Bobby go visit the alien landing site. Jodi speaks with the alien again and says that they're coming back to get her that night.

That night at Ponch's, Kathy finds Jodi missing. Ponch and Bobby find her at the landing site. They hold her down in gale force winds so the "aliens" can't take her. The winds die as fast as they came on and everything is alright. Bobby says, "It's a helicopter." Ponch tells him, "Bobby, it's whatever you want it to be."

This is definitely one of the worst episodes of CHiPs.When an implausible story that involves aliens - a mechanism that somewhat insults the intelligence of the viewer,you know that there is definitely something wrong and CHiPs is headed towards cancellation next season.


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