CHiPs: Season 1 (1977 - 1978)


Season 1

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Air date: Sep 15, 1977

Jon and Ponch are chasing thieves who steal luxury cars. Ponch has problems with Sgt. Getraer and can't do anything right by him. The thieves are using moving vans with stolen licence plates, so the chippies can't get them first. Nice scene: Ponch and

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Air date: Sep 22, 1977

A woman gets robbed by a tow truck driver and then he causes an accident.A chemical substance is spilled on the highway.Ponch gets intoxicated by the stuff. Jon has to get him to a hospital but Ponch is not very cooperative

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Air date: Sep 29, 1977

Ponch and Jon are chasing a dog which causes an accident. They bring it to Central and hide it in a truck. Some guys do sabotage on Jon's motorbike, but they wanted Ponch's. Jon and Ponch stop a motorbike driver who has frozen up. After they stop

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Air date: Oct 13, 1977

When Jon and Ponch stop a speeding car on the freeway, a very large man emerges from the vehicle. The raging driver proceeds to take his car apart and wouldn't mind doing the same to Ponch who has made the mistake of laughing during the demolition.Later P

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Air date: Oct 20, 1977

Ponch is giving a ticket to his old high school principal who asked him to tell about the CHP in his old school on career day. Jon and Ponch respond to call about a traffic jam, they find that everyone's gawking at models nearby. Since Ponch's motorcy

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Air date: Oct 27, 1977

A truck loses toxic baby food on the highway. A tramp pair with a baby finds two boxes.Ponch and Jon try to find the lost boxes. Ponch is being mad about Melinda his neighbour, but Melinda fells in a love with Jon. On the highway Jon and Ponch save a

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Air date: Nov 3, 1977

When two thieves escape from Jon after a succesful robbery at a toll booth, it is the start of a crime wave and a massive manhunt. Jon and Ponch later encounters a crashed limo with a time bomb on it's back seat - and a man trapped beneath the car.

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Air date: Nov 10, 1977

Jon and Ponch learn that Sgt. Getraer love plants very much. He is very angry about thieves who steal plants from public places. Ponch meets twins who give him a short look in his future this day. It's not looking good for him.

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Air date: Nov 24, 1977

Always looking for opportunities to make money, Ponch discovers that Jon once worked as an instructor in a bowling alley and still is a great bowler. Keeping Jon's secret from the other CHiPs, Ponch places a series of bets that his partner will defeat all

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Air date: Dec 1, 1977

Jon and Ponch arrest a thief who uses a motorcycle to rob drivers in traffic jams. When Jon regnognizes the prisoner as a high-school classmate a former football hero, he offers him help. Ponch has a crush on the beautiful model for a sun lotion ad camp

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Follow the adventures of two California Highway Patrolmen--CHiPs--as they motorcycle down the highways aiding motorists and apprehending dangerous drivers.


Larry Wilcox
as Off. Jon Baker
Erik Estrada
as Off. Frank `Ponch' Poncherello
Robert Pine
as Sgt. Joe Getraer
Brodie Greer
as Officer Baricza
Paul Linke
as Off. Grossman
Bruce Glover
as Sgt. Vogt
Harvey Lembeck
as Truck Driver
Lew Saunders
as Off. Gene Fritz
Joanne Linville
as Mrs. Hirsh
Louis Guss
as Chauffeur
Bettye Ackerman
as Mrs. Burgess
Jed Allan
as Jason
Nita Talbot
as Instructor
Paul Brinegar
as Old Surfer
Lee McLaughlin
as Truck Driver
Jim B. Smith
as Fireman
Fawne Harriman
as Mrs. Karantz
Lark Geib
as Jenny
Joe Penny
as Brent Delaney
Rosey Grier
as Angry Man
David Man
as Randolph
Sue Mullen
as Lucretia
Dana Baker
as Georgia
Tony Russel
as Eduardo
Joe Al Nicassio
as Young Man
James Crittenden
as Little John
Ben Davidson
as Truck Driver
Doreen Lang
as Nurse Kramen
Brooke Bundy
as Injured Motorist
Mills Watson
as Ambrose
Ron Prince
as Barnes
Bridget Hanley
as Photographer
Danny Goldman
as Dr. Bosca
Fred Beir
as Farrell
Aldine King
as Gilbert
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Critic Reviews for CHiPs Season 1

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The talented actors wage a losing battle against an embarrassing concept.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Iconic 70s cop show has lots of big crashes, some sexism.

Mar 8, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for CHiPs: Season 1

  • Oct 08, 2019
    This is a super good show. It's funny and just a fun show to watch. Crime shows nowadays are dark and intense. But CHiPs is different. It has humor and not as intense episodes. The most scary thing in this would be when Ponch or Jon wreck on a motorcycle and get sent to the hospital. It's a very good show.

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