CHiPS

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  • TV-PG
  • 1977
  • 6 Seasons
  • 6.4  (11,409)

CHiPS is an American action-comedy television series that aired on NBC from 1977 to 1983. The show starred Larry Wilcox as Officer Jon Baker and Erik Estrada as Officer Frank "Ponch" Poncherello, two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and their daily adventures on the highways of Los Angeles.

The series was known for its blend of action, comedy, and drama. The show featured a lot of motorcycle stunts and action sequences, which became its trademark. The series also explored the personal lives of the characters and their relationships with each other.

Aside from Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada, the show starred Robert Pine as Sergeant Joseph Getraer, the tough but fair boss of the CHP. Brianne Leary played Officer Sindy Cahill, one of the first female motorcycle officers on the CHP. Lou Wagner played Harlan Arliss, the CHP mechanic who kept the motorcycles in top condition. Paul Linke played Officer Arthur "Grossie" Grossman, another member of the CHP. Bruce Penhall joined the cast in the fifth season as Officer Bruce Nelson.

The show also had several notable guest stars, including Heather O'Rourke, who played a kidnapped child in one of the episodes. Michael Dorn, who later gained fame as Worf in Star Trek: The Next Generation, played a motorcycle officer in several episodes.

One of the unique aspects of the show was its focus on motorcycle safety. Many episodes of the series featured safety tips and messages, such as the importance of wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle. This message was reinforced by the fact that the main characters were all motorcycle officers and were always seen wearing helmets while on duty.

The show was a hit with audiences and ran for six seasons. It spawned a spin-off series, CHiPs '99 in 1998, and a feature film adaptation in 2017.

CHiPs was a classic television series that blended action, comedy, and drama. Its focus on motorcycle safety and the adventures of the motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol made it a hit with viewers for many years.

CHiPS is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (139 episodes). The series first aired on September 15, 1977.

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Seasons
Return of the Brat Patrol
22. Return of the Brat Patrol
May 1, 1983
A band of teenage misfits, ex-members of Ponch's Explorer troop, returns to help him catch a group of junior-high extortionists.
Things That Go Creep in the Night
21. Things That Go Creep in the Night
April 10, 1983
Ponch and Bruce try to protect a woman who is seemingly being stalked by a comic book character.
Fast Company
20. Fast Company
March 20, 1983
Ponch teams up with Bruce to find the person behind a car theft.
Fun House
19. Fun House
March 13, 1983
Ponch and Bobby look into a series of thefts at a local campus, while Bruce tries to find a little girl who is abducted by a woman.
Firepower
18. Firepower
March 6, 1983
Ponch and Bobby try to catch a gang of bikers selling dangerous weapons on the black market.
Brat Patrol
17. Brat Patrol
February 27, 1983
Ponch and Bobby are on the hunt for a drug dealer, and get some help from a rag-tag gang of youngsters along the way.
Fox Trap
16. Fox Trap
February 20, 1983
Ponch and Bobby try to prevent three female rock musicians from being victimized by an unscrupulous concert promoter.
Journey to a Spacecraft
15. Journey to a Spacecraft
February 6, 1983
Ponch and Bobby have to take care of a kidnapped dog and a sick child runaway. Kevin is dreaming from ufos bringing him away from his sickness. Ponchs friend allows him a look into the night sky.
Country Action
14. Country Action
January 23, 1983
Ponch and Bobby are on the trail of a gang of cattle rustlers trying to sell cattle infected with anthrax.
High Times
13. High Times
January 16, 1983
Ponch and Bobby try to track down a couple of juvenile car thieves.
Hot Date
12. Hot Date
January 9, 1983
Ponch is held prisoner in his own apartment by a couple of criminals thirsty for revenge.
Day of the Robot
11. Day of the Robot
January 2, 1983
Ponch and Bobby have fun with a robot assigned to their station until it becomes a threat to their lives.
Fallout
10. Fallout
December 19, 1982
Anti-nuclear protesters cause trouble for the patrol, not least due to the presence of Getraer's daughter Ellen in the group.
Return to Death's Door
9. Return to Death's Door
December 12, 1982
A man blames Ponch for the death of his brother - who was also Ponch's friend - and challenges him to a race.
Head Over Heels
8. Head Over Heels
December 5, 1982
Ponch meets the woman he wants to wed. But his love dies by an accicent, caused by a drunken driver.
This Year's Riot
7. This Year's Riot
November 28, 1982
On temporary duty Ponch and Bobby hunt a drug dealer and mediate a dispute over a nude beach.
Something Special
6. Something Special
November 21, 1982
Ponch helps children train for the Special Olympics. An old friend of Bobby's prepares for a parachute jump. Grossie buys a truckload of eggs.
Speedway Fever
5. Speedway Fever
November 7, 1982
Ponch and Bobby go after a gang of high-speed bike bandits, and a young cadet at the CHP Academy tries to help his brother.
Rock Devil Rock
4. Rock Devil Rock
October 31, 1982
Ponch and Bobby's assignment as security guards for Moloch, a satanic rock singer, turns into near tragedy...
The Spaceman Made Me Do It
3. The Spaceman Made Me Do It
October 24, 1982
While on night patrol, Ponch and Bobby respond to a jewellery store alarm. The culprit turns out to be a young girl who claims an alien made her do it.
Tight Fit
2. Tight Fit
October 17, 1982
Ponch takes a part-time job as a model for a jeans company, but he finds that he doesn't like being an instant celebrity. He discovers stardom takes him away from his real work, the rewarding job of catching a pair of diamond thieves as well as putting behind bars a sleazy photographer who's been involved in child pornography.
Meet the New Guy
1. Meet the New Guy
October 10, 1982
Ponch becomes the training officer of new rookie Bobby Nelson as they try to catch a pair of health-club thieves, and find a runaway teenage mother who has stolen back the baby she sold.
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Where to Watch CHiPS
CHiPS is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch CHiPS on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 15, 1977
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (11,409)