CHiPs (1983)

Season 3 Episode 1

Roller Disco (1)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 22, 1979 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Roller Disco (1)

While Ponch is scrambling to find celebrities for an upcoming charity event, he and Jon mentor a teenaged boy to keep him out of trouble. Two men, one of whom was injured in an accident, decide to get even with tailgaters on the freeway. Jon's life is interrupted by a teen rock singer and his woes with his manager. And, a group of thieves use roller skates to pull off capers on the beach.


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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)

Randi Oakes

Randi Oakes

Officer Bonnie Clark (1979-82)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Starting with this episode, all motor officers can be seen riding new Kawasaki KZ-1000P/KZ-1000C4 motorcycles, as opposed to older model KZ-900Ps from previous seasons.

    • From CHiPs Online:
      After the tailgaters create their first accident, you can spot the jump ramps from the jumping cars.

      After Jimmy fires his agent, he calls someone and tells them to bring his Ferrari to the hospital parking lot. He then says instructs them to "leave the keys over the visor." If you had a Ferrari, would you do something as stupid as that?

      Luckily nobody stole the Ferrari...but they messed with the odometer! After the commercial, the lower mileage gauge is at 861, then 861, then 862, and in the final shot we see it change from 861 to 862. (You need a good freeze-frame to see this "Oops"!)

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  • NOTES (2)

    • As he did in this episode, Leif Garrett played a rock star in the season 3, episode 1, Wonder Woman episode, "My Teenage Idol Is Missing."

    • Bill Daily (Balford) is known for his roles on I Dream of Jeannie and The Bob Newhart Show. Larry Linville (Carlin) is best known as Frank Burns on M*A*S*H. Larry Storch (Franco) is best known as Cpl. Agarn from F Troop.