CHiPs Season 1
Follow the adventures of two California Highway Patrolmen, Jonathan "Jon" Baker (Larry Wilcox) and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello (Erik Estrada), as they ride down the highways aiding motorists and apprehending dangerous drivers. Self-styled modern-day knights on motorcycles, the CHiPs patrol California's freeways, keeping the urban arteries of the contemporary world safe.
Starring: Robert Pine, Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox
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1. Pilot: September 15, 1977 48min 13+ After tracking a gang of sports car thieves, Ponch and Jon earn commendations. Ponch also learns that his probation period is over.
2. Undertow: September 22, 1977 48min 13+ Ponch accidentally breathes in some nitrous oxide, leaving him ineffective. The California Highway Patrolmen investigate reports of a tow truck driver robbing people whose cars break down.
3. Dog Gone: September 29, 1977 48min 13+ Ponch and Jon rescue a dog that causes an accident on the freeway. Meanwhile, punks tamper with Jon's motorcycle.
4. Moving Violation: October 13, 1977 48min 13+ Ponch and Jon track a stolen bus and deal with a mad driver who begins to dismantle his car after receiving a speeding ticket.
5. Career Day: October 20, 1977 48min 13+ Ponch's former high school principal asks Ponch to talk about the CHP for Career Day. When it's time to make a speech at the event, Ponch freezes up and Jon must intervene to entertain the audience.
6. Baby Food: October 27, 1977 48min 13+ The CHP investigates a shipment of botulism-contaminated baby food that spilled from a truck.
7. Taking Its Toll: November 3, 1977 48min 13+ When two thieves escape from Jon after a robbery at a toll booth, it's the start of a crime wave and a massive manhunt.
8. Green Thumb Burglar: November 10, 1977 48min 13+ Landscape larceny of the plants and shrubs along the Los Angeles freeways poses a $60,000 problem for Jon and Ponch.
9. Hustle: November 24, 1977 48min 13+ The officers investigate some motorcycle-riding thieves, while Ponch convinces Jon to join a CHP bowling tournament.
10. Highway Robbery: December 1, 1977 48min 13+ When Alice the elephant breaks out of her wagon, Ponch and Jon have to keep the pachyderm and motorists under control. Meanwhile, a robber stealing motorcycles turns out to be Jon's former football teammate.
11. Name Your Price: December 8, 1977 48min 13+ Ponch tries to win fame and fortune on a game show called "Name Your Price." With Jack Knight ("L.A. Confidential," "Catch Me If You Can").
12. Aweigh We Go: December 22, 1977 48min 13+ While patrolling a weigh station, Ponch and Jon go after a hijacked truck.
13. One Two Many: January 5, 1978 48min 13+ Headquarters receives complaints about Jon. But it's really someone impersonating Jon and causing all sorts of trouble along the highway.
14. Rustling: January 12, 1978 48min 13+ The CHP investigates a group of cattle rustlers trying to cheat insurance companies.
15. Surf's Up: January 19, 1978 48min 13+ Longing for a more tranquil setting, Jon and Ponch are fed up with mid-town traffic hassles. So when they're temporarily transferred to Malibu Beach, the duo is overjoyed.
16. Vintage '54: January 26, 1978 48min 13+ Ponch and Jon help reunite a baby with the family who left the little one behind during the confusion of packing for a vacation. Meanwhile, the CHP tracks down a group of car thieves.
17. Hitch-Hiking Hitch: February 9, 1978 48min 13+ Former pro-football player Ben Davidson guest stars as a truck driver who has a method for obtaining parking spaces, and hitch-hiking teenage girls cause problems for Ponch and Jon.
18. Cry Wolf: February 16, 1978 47min 13+ A rash of calls sends CHP officers, ambulances and fire trucks to the scenes of nonexistent accidents. Can Jon and Ponch get to the bottom of these false alarms?
19. Crash Diet: February 23, 1978 48min 13+ Jon and Ponch suffer wounded egos when a girls' volleyball team trounces them. The officers must thwart a man who throws dirt on cars on the freeway; Jon and Ponch must deal with a trailer filled with explosives.
20. Rainy Day: March 2, 1978 48min 13+ A compulsive gambler who loses in a poker game, a gun-loving motorist and a kindergarten teacher with an eye for Officer Poncherello create problems.
21. Crack-Up: March 9, 1978 48min 13+ A jovial hospital patient prescribes laughter as the best medicine when Jon is injured by a felon bent on getting even with police officers. With Phyllis Diller ("A Bug's Life," "Eight on the Lam").
22. Flashback!: April 1, 1978 48min 13+ When a hotshot rookie joins the CHP, Jon and Ponch reminisce about how they met and how Ponch became an officer.
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Supporting actors: Paul Linke, Brodie Greer
Season year: 1978
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