CHiPs (1983)

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CHiPs (1983)
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The adventures of Highway Patrol officers in Los Angeles. This great series had 6 seasons before it ended. The main characters are Jon Baker and Frank Poncherello, two motorcycle officers always on the street to save lives. 1998 followed the TV movie "CHiPs ´99" with some of the series cast but we can also see new faces like Officer Roulette and his partner or Sandy Baker, Jon´s spouse.
Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

Officer Jebediah Turner (1979-1982)

Clarence Gilyard Jr.

Clarence Gilyard Jr.

Officer Benjamin Webster (1982-1983)

Robert Pine

Robert Pine

Sgt. Joseph Getraer

Brianne Leary

Brianne Leary

Officer Sindy Cahill (1978-1979)

Lou Wagner

Lou Wagner

Harlan Arliss (1978-1983)

Paul Linke

Paul Linke

Officer Arthur Grossman

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  • BUM BUM DA DUM DUM

    9.0
    I live in NY but travel frequently to California. And for the life of me, I cannot pass a CA Highway Patrol officer or vehicle without immediately singing the CHIPS theme song at the top of my lungs.



    Great show!
  • Yes, cop shows CAN be funny!

    9.0
    Looking at today's cop show (always focused on the ugly side of the cops) I wish there was more shows like ChiP's. It just doesn't age, always funny, good to watch.
  • Ponch is the Man!

    10
    This is one of the most funny cop show I've seen. Love the way Frank Poncherello make me laugh everytime I saw a single episode that's I why I remained a loyal fan until it was got cancelled after 6 season or great moments! Packed with great cast and overall awesome series to watch. When I saw it at sells this DVD series, I bought it right away. I received an amazing set that was produced with great picture and sound quality! I'm really happy to watch this series all over again! From a very proud CHiPs fan.moreless
  • CHiPs was a police show you could actually watch with kids.

    10
    I have fond memories of watching Chips. It was a great police series. The show focused on officers Ponch and Jon, two motorcycle officers with the California Highway Patrol. Ponch was the younger of the two. Jon was the senior officer. Their relationship was similar to John Gage and Roy DeSoto on Emergency.



    One thing that makes this show stand out among other police shows is that Ponch and John never drew their guns. It was a lot less violent than most police shows. Ponch tended to be a lot more impulsive than Jon. One stand out example of this was when they were dealing with a motorcycle stunt show member who kept demonstrating exploits on the freeways to attract attention. Pon followed him on a specially made bike and did a "jump" on a rolling ramp. This got him a censurable incident report.



    It was a good familyn show.moreless
  • weak series...

    4.0
    ...with equally weak characters and story lines, ...WITH one exception: I watched it for Robert Pine! But it must have been because I was young and had lots of time on my hands, as its a given I wouldn't last past one episode on something like this today.

    I guess even in the 70's there were shows that went for the fluff and the buff factors, but there certainly wasn't any rocket science to be associated with this one. I give it the equivalent to today's reality shows.

    Having said that, I did appreciate Robert Pine, and he did go on to produce a very interesting and capable new "Captain James Tiberius Kirk". Gotta give him that...moreless
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    buddies and gal pals, high stake situations, tropical backdrop, dramedy, facing danger