CHiPs (1983)

Season 4 Episode 10

Forty Tons of Trouble

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 11, 1981 on NBC
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Episode Summary


Jon, Ponch and the gang try to stop a group of thieves that are stealing heavy equipment from an independent construction company owner.  The patrol is also participating in a drag race competition, which is disrupted by a series of spare parts thefts.

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Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

Officer Turner (1980-82)

Lou Wagner

Lou Wagner

Harlan (1978-83)

Robert Pine

Robert Pine

Joe Getraer

Erik Estrada

Erik Estrada

Officer Frank "Ponch" Poncherello

Lew Saunders

Lew Saunders

Officer Gene Fritz (1977-81)

Larry Wilcox

Larry Wilcox

Officer Jon Baker (1977-1982)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Paula and Ponch are at the construction site at night and Paula is about to walk to her trailer, she has her hair parted down the middle and has no bangs. But when she bids the watchman farewell at the trailer, she has bangs. The scene does not necessarily take place in real time. Maybe Paula got a comb from the watchman off-screen, and it is relatively quick and easy to convert a parted hairstyle into one with bangs under the right circumstances. (After all, Paula was probably going to live in the trailer for a while, and she might have been preparing to go to sleep.) However, the change in hairstyles might be a tip-off to the possibility that the scene was shot on different dates.

    • In the scene where Paula is knocked down by one of the bad guys and hits her head, the person who actually falls (if one looks closely) has slightly shorter hair than Mary Louise Weller (who generally plays Paula) has throughout the episode. Apparently the person with the slightly shorter hair is a stunt double.

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