CHiPs: Season 3, Episode 21

The Strippers (16 Feb. 1980)

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Jon's girlfriend has her Mercedes stolen by car strippers. There are also drug smugglers working in the same area. Ponch and Jon start stepping on the toes of the DEA.



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Bakalyan ...
O'Hare (as Dick Bakalyan)
Sharon Clark ...
Shari (as Sharon Weber)
Howard Culver ...
Jay Della ...
Peter D. Greene ...
Brodie Greer ...
Evan C. Kim ...
Zale (as Evan Kim)
Frank Loverde ...
James Luisi ...
Randi Oakes ...


Jon's girlfriend has her Mercedes stolen by car strippers. There are also drug smugglers working in the same area. Ponch and Jon start stepping on the toes of the DEA.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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16 February 1980 (USA)  »

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As had taken place in the past and in keeping with the title, both of the actresses playing Jon and Ponch's girlfriends had appeared in Playboy magazine. Diane, played by Sherry Jackson was featured in a 1967 pictorial, while Shari, played by Sharon Clark was playmate of the year 1971. See more »


When Jon & Ponch are first skydiving, it is clear and the view from the air shows no clouds or fog. A few minutes later as they pursue the stolen Mercedes, it is foggy. It is also foggy later on when they are pursuing the DEA vehicle, revealing both scenes were shot at the same time even though they were supposed to be days apart. See more »

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Clash With The FBI
2 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Strippers,Jon and Ponch attempt to trap a gang of car strippers.Also,they try to bring an end to a drug smuggling operation that uses cargo drops from the air.Incidentally,they will clash with the FBI, who are also tracking the drug smugglers.

When the episode starts,both Jon and Ponch are skydiving. Upon landing, they see Jon's girlfriend Diane's Mercedes 450SL being stolen. They drive after them in Jon's truck but have to stop to help an overturned truck. After starting to strip the Mercedes, the strippers see a drug drop. The plane which lands after the drop is then secretly inspected by narcotics enforcement.

Meanwhile, the drugs are brought to the "Bar X Ranch" and the car strippers legally buy back the stripped car. The next day, Ponch and Jon are at Brigid's Cafe when Grossie walks in and buys Jon's uneaten lunch. Then the strippers steal another car that happens to speed by our favorite "wheelie-boppers". Unfortunately, Ponch and Jon miss the turn off and lose the strippers but find the narcs.

The next day, Ponch and Jon go hiking looking for the car strippers and are caught by the drug dealers. Ponch and Jon are let go and find the car strippers who tell them they say something dropped from the plane. Jon realizes the best way to catch the drug drop in action is skydiving. After the drop is made, Ponch and Jon jump down to catch the drug dealers red handed.

Again,the our CHP officers deal with drug dealers.Only this time,they clash against the FBI which made it interesting.

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