CHiPs (1977–1983)
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Meet the New Guy 

Ponch has to break in a new rookie partner, while searching for a runaway girl and her newborn baby.

Director:

John Astin

Writers:

Joseph Gunn, Rick Rosner (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Erik Estrada ... Officer Frank Poncherello
Tom Reilly Tom Reilly ... Officer Bobby 'Hot Dog' Nelson
Robert Pine ... Sgt. Joseph Getraer
Paul Linke ... Officer Arthur Grossman
Lou Wagner ... Harlan Arliss
Dominique Dunne ... Amy Kent
Claire Malis Claire Malis ... Mrs. Russell
Tommy Lasorda ... Tommy Lasorda (as Tom Lasorda)
Richard Simmons ... Richard Simmons
Tina Gayle Tina Gayle ... Officer Kathy Linahan
Thomas Havens Thomas Havens ... Phil
Clarence Gilyard Jr. ... Officer Benjamin Webster
Michael Catlin Michael Catlin ... Horvath
Andrea Evans ... Julie (as Andrea Evans Massey)
James MacKrell James MacKrell ... Russell (as Jim McKrell)
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Storyline

Ponch has to break in a new rookie partner, while searching for a runaway girl and her newborn baby.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1982 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nelson is shown doing a wheelie after leaving the hospital, and Poncherello chastises him for doing so. In Season 5, the stunt rider portraying Baker was shown to perform a wheelie on at least two occasions while riding with Poncherello, once in CHiPs: Trained for Trouble (1982) and again in CHiPs: Ice Cream Man (1982). See more »

Goofs

When the yellow Plymouth jumps into the pond, the gas tank straps are visible hanging under it. Gas tanks are removed for stunt scene to minimize the risk of a fire. See more »

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