CHiPs (1983)

Season 3 Episode 4

High Octane

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 06, 1979 on NBC
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Getraer is injured when pursuing gasoline thieves. While the CHPs try to track and apprehend the thieves, the acting shift sergeant gives Ponch grief about his ability to coach roller hockey.

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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

    Larry Wilcox

    Larry Wilcox

    Officer Jon Baker (1977-1982)

    Brodie Greer

    Brodie Greer

    Officer Baricza (1977-82)

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • From CHiPs Online:
        After Jon buys lemonade from the kid with the wagon, watch his hands. He first pats the unknown woman on the back and then plays with someone's hood ornament.

        During the final tanker truck chase when the pipe is loose and gas is spilling all over the road, the gas can be seen in all the camera shots except for the ones where we see the view from the tanker.

        When the tanker crashes into the house, the tank doesn't explode...the house does. The truck most likely runs on diesel...which only burns under pressure. Therefore, the truck cab couldn't have caused the explosion. The tank (with the leak of - most likely - unleaded gasoline) should have been what exploded.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Grossman: (to Ponch when he realizes Ponch has a date) Oh, I can dig it.

      • (After Getraer's accident and post-opening credits)
        Ponch: Hey Joe, can you hear me?
        Getraer:(Faintly) Frank Poncherello......one of my finest officers.
        Ponch: He's delirious, get him outta here!

    • NOTES (2)

      • This episode focuses on the gas shortage of the late 1970s.  During that time there were long lines for gas, and gas was rationed.  The odd-even rationing system was based on the last digit of your license plate.  So, for example, when Beth asks Ponch if he is odd or even and he responds that he's odd, that means that he could only get gas on odd numbered days.

      • Sindy is in this 3rd season episode...not Bonnie.

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