C.H.i.P.s.

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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.
Starring
Larry WilcoxErik EstradaRobert Pine
Genres
ComedyDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    September 15, 1977
    48min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    After tracking a gang of sports car thieves, Ponch and Jon earn commendations. Ponch also learns his probation period is over.
  2. 2. Undertow
    September 22, 1977
    48min
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    Ponch accidentally breathes in some nitrous oxide leaving him ineffective. The CHP investigate reports of a tow truck driver robbing people whose cars break down.
  3. 3. Dog Gone
    September 29, 1977
    48min
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    Ponch and Jon rescue a dog that causes an accident.
  4. 4. Moving Violation
    October 13, 1977
    48min
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    Ponch and Jon track a stolen bus and deal with a mad driver who begins to dismantle his car after receiving a ticket for speeding. Rosie Grier guest stars.
  5. 5. Career Day
    October 20, 1977
    48min
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    Ponch is asked to appear at his old high school's Career Day and Jon helps him entertain the audience.
  6. 6. Baby Food
    October 27, 1977
    48min
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    The CHP investigate a shipment of baby food that spilled from a truck and is contaminated with botulism.
  7. 7. Taking Its Toll
    November 3, 1977
    48min
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    The CHP investigate a series of thefts by bandits at a toll booth.
  8. 8. Green Thumb Burglar
    November 10, 1977
    48min
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    Landscape larceny of the plants and shrubs along the Los Angeles freeways poses a $60,000 problem for the CHP and Jon and Ponch.
  9. 9. Hustle
    November 24, 1977
    48min
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    The officers investigate some motorcycle-riding thieves, while Ponch convinces Jon to join a CHP bowling tournament.
  10. 10. Highway Robbery
    December 1, 1977
    48min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When Alice the Elephant breaks out of her wagon, Ponch and Jon have to keep the pachyderm and motorists under control. A motorcyclist robber turns out to be Jon's former football teammate.
  11. 11. Name Your Price
    December 8, 1977
    48min
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    Ponch tries to win fame and fortune on a game show called "Name Your Price," which guest stars Jack Knight.
  12. 12. Aweigh We Go
    December 22, 1977
    48min
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    While assigned to duty at a weigh station, Ponch and Jon go after a hijacked truck.
  13. 13. One Two Many
    January 5, 1978
    48min
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    Complaints come into headquarters about Jon when a fake CHP officer resembling him causes problems along the highway during traffic stops.
  14. 14. Rustling
    January 12, 1978
    48min
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    The CHP investigate a group of cattle rustlers trying to cheat insurance companies.
  15. 15. Surf's Up
    January 19, 1978
    48min
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    The idea of a respite from mid-town traffic hassles after a temporary transfer to Malibu Beach delights Jon and Ponch who long for a more tranquil setting.
  16. 16. Vintage '54
    January 26, 1978
    48min
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    The thief of a vintage car, a sky diver who becomes snagged on a freeway overpass and an infant misplaced by her parents during a car swap plague the CHP.
  17. 17. Hitch-Hiking Hitch
    February 9, 1978
    48min
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    English
    Former pro-football player Ben Davidson guest stars as a truck driver who has a method for obtaining parking spaces, and hitch-hiking teenaged girls cause problems for Ponch and Jon.
  18. 18. Cry Wolf
    February 16, 1978
    47min
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    A rash of calls send CHP officers, ambulances and fire trucks to the scenes of nonexistent accidents.
  19. 19. Crash Diet
    February 23, 1978
    48min
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    Jon and Ponch suffer wounded egos when a girl's volleyball team trounces them. A mysterious man throws dirt on cars on the freeway; a trailer truck of explosives keep the officers busy.
  20. 20. Rainy Day
    March 2, 1978
    48min
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    A compulsive gambler who loses in a poker game, a gun-loving motorist and a kindergarten teacher with an eye for Officer Poncherello create problems.
  21. 21. Crack-Up
    March 9, 1978
    48min
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    Phyllis Diller guest stars as Wanda, a jovial hospital patient who prescribes laughter as the best panacea when Jon is injured by a felon bent on "getting even" with police officers.
  22. 22. Flashback!
    April 1, 1978
    48min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The self-assured attitude of a conceited rookie with important political connections at the state capital evokes a range of emotions--from fury to guarded understanding for Jon and Ponch.

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Season year
1978
Network
Warner Bros.
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Ray's game gabReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsOh how I miss the 70's
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If your going to get any season of Chip's you gotta get this one. Ponch and John are so young in this season and they seemed to really enjoy working together. The stories are are very entertaining from start to finish and have that great 70's feel. I grew up watching these on Saturday night's as a kid in the 70's. Now that I am older I really appreciate this time and the nostalgia. Watching this show will take you back to this time and just make you feel happy. Some of the episodes have an intro by Erik Estrada in which he gives some cool insight on the episode. They don't make shows this good anymore.
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Paul JutrasReviewed in the United States on July 12, 2015
4.0 out of 5 starsyes it has extras
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This has always been one of my favorite police shows. It great that out of the three seasons out that this one has bonus features who Ponch talks about a handful of episodes. While this season takes you back to where it all started it has the same problem all three season sets has. The Audio. For some reason Doby Digital DVDs seem to have much the same audio problems as Mono sound quality DVD movies when played on HD TV speakers. Season 1 I can hear good at my normal volume level those with hearing problems will have difficultly. Though not as much problem in season 1 set as season 2 has. where I Max out the volume to the highest level to hear normal conversations then force to lower the volume during the chase scenes where the back ground theme song start blasting.
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Dr. John.Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2007
4.0 out of 5 starsFun and lots of big Kawis.
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This show came out my first year of college. We'll get to that in just a sec. I just love big Kawis. The KZ 1000 police original B and C series bikes sounded so good. The Z type engine always got my attention with that cool sound from the straight cut spur gear on the crank that drives the transmission. Ok, tmi ha ha. I ran out and bought one as soon as used police bikes were available. Mine had only 30,000 on it and I rode that bike all over the LA area, even to the LA central CHP office where the show was filmed. Just visiting, no fix it cite. After all, I grew up in So. Cal. I've owned several KZ 1100s. "A" series, LTDs, etc. My neighbour owns an original '73 and '74 900 Z1R. The newer Bimmer R1150 RT0P is a great bike also, it's the police bike of the next generation after Kawasaki stopped building the KZ1000 P series. A faithful soldier that will be fondly remembered.

Oh yeah, on to the show. The characters work well, plots are fun and cinematography is tremendous! Cheers to John and Ponch. (Larry Wilcox, Erik Estrada) Great chemistry between the leads and Robert Pine, who played Sgt. Joe Getrare. The character reminds me of guys I've worked for in the past. Good sense of humor, down to business, and likable. My only problem with the series is that it got sillier as the seasons progressed and the disco music and beat get a little old after a while. It progressively got schmaltzy and the writing could have used some freshing up but it's still fun, great escapist TV. The pilot is the one of my favourite shows of the series. You really get to know and like the characters right off. Finally, it's on DVD, albeit first season. Looking forward to the subsequent seasons and a copy of the movie "CHiPS '99" which I have on VHS. That's also fun. Good writing, action, and lots of Kawasakis. If you love big bikes, lots of guy stuff, and pretty ladies with nice smiles, don't miss this one. Cudos to Rick Rosner. Nice shooting. This show still has wheels. Meanwhile, if you're a Chippie riding a Bimmer and a guy on a Blue BMW K 1200 GT waves, that's me. Happy riding and thanks for keeping us safe. Enjoy the show, it's worth every minute.
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MusculrReviewed in the United States on October 3, 2007
5.0 out of 5 starsHours upon hours of Ponch and Jon? What's better than that?
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I was born in 1961, so I'm at the tail-end of the "boomers." But being an avid motorcyclist since the late 1970's, this trip down memory lane watching Ponch and Jon do their thing as CHP motor officers is reminiscent of the days when I watched "Emergency!" on TV. Why is that significant? Well, I've been in the Fire Service as a Paramedic and Lieutenant for 18 years now. But my 'medic years extend even beyond that. CHiPs was on the air towards the end of "Emergency!" and although I didn't choose a law enforcement career, I did work as a police officer for a short time back then. The main thing I love about CHiPs is of course, the memories but those bikes rock. I remember drooling over those big Liter Bikes (1,000cc) back in the day. In fact, if I could get ahold of one now, I'd grab it up in a heartbeat.

Some folks find CHiPs a little hokey, and I understand why; if you didn't grow up a child of the 70's that's a normal feeling. Since I am most definately part of that group, I love CHiPs and watch these episodes often.

If you're like me and you want to refresh some vivid late 70's memories, get yourself a copy of these DVD's. I only hope that the powers that be will recognize a good thing and put Season 2-6 on DVD as well. I'd get them all. Then, when the Grandkids are older, I'll show them a slice of the 70's; and we'll all get a good laugh at Papa's passion.

Until next time, this is 7 Mary 3 and 4, out and on the side....
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MicahReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2007
5.0 out of 5 starsWhy can't TV shows STILL be this great!
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Wow, so I finally hear Chips was coming out on DVD and I thought to myself it's about time! I bought my season one and got it in the mail and let's just say VERY HAPPY!

1. The Box set.. 4 slim slipcases each include 2 disks. The holders are very well made, they keep the discs in place and nice and secure, but at the same time they are very easy to pop out, unlike some other DVD sets I have purchased in the past. I would have liked to maybe have had more liner notes about the series included, which their are very little included. All and all though I'm very pleased with the box set itself.

2. Whats on the discs? Well all time classic TV thats what. :) I sat down and watched the first episode that started it all. Whats amazing to me is that after all these years since I last seen Chips on TV when I was much younger (I'm 35 now) many of the scenes in the first episode came back to me just like BAM! The scene in which Ponches bike gets stuck in the glue lol I remember that like it was yesterday! So fun to watch and I must say, they just don't make TV this good anymore in the 2007 times. Yes there are some good shows here and there, but you always have to worry about some foul language, or some offencive scene involved. Here with Chips you have just good clean fun comedy, with a positive messege for kids today and adults as well. If you want to watch some classic TV that you will enjoy years later, as well as TV that you can have your kids enjoy for years to come. Get CHIPS! I can't wait for the other seasons.

Micah.
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Christopher KrugReviewed in the United States on February 23, 2008
4.0 out of 5 starsChips-A Must Have!
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Are you a fan of 70's TV? If so,this DVD set is a must have,with stars such as Erik Estrada,Robert Pine & Larry Wilcox,Chips is a must have DVD set.All 22 episodes of the entire First Season from this Hit of the 70's are herein.There are even facts from Erik Estrada himself on select episodes....i was somewhat disappointed that there are not more features...there are no interviews of how chips came about,nothing from the filming,nothing from anyone but Erik Estrada.Do not get me wrong.This set has all the comedy and drama that i used to watch as a child with the Police Officers i grew up with and loved to watch.It is hard to believe however that this first season set did not have any behind the scene features.Only had facts from Estrada....but the bottom line is this set is a must have for any 70's TV fan...the money is certainly worth it to relive the days of yesteryear with our favorite CHP officers.
I can only hope that Season 2 has more features to share with the fans of this wonderful show from the all the stars we grew up with.
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EntertainedReviewed in the United States on December 14, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsBikers with a Badge.
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Fun to remember shows of the past. This one is no exception. Ponch and John go after bad guys, but have fun on and off the job. Riding their patrol bikes along highways and streets to keep criminals from running rampant and helping those in distress.
SueBReviewed in the United States on April 27, 2012
5.0 out of 5 starsCHiPs First Season
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[[ASIN:B00005JO3Z CHiPs: The Complete First Season]] I have to admit that I purchased the set for two reasons. One: This was one of my husband's favorite shows when it aired in the seventies. Two: My absolute favorite episode is, "Hustle," with a special appearance from Broderick Crawford. In a way, that episode brought everything full circle. How many youngsters sat in front of their TVs watching the old "Highway Patrol" series from the fifties and were influenced into becoming law officers? Upon meeting Mr. Crawford, Ponch talks about watching that old show "over and over," and now he is part of the California Highway Patrol. Great show! Plus, if you were a fan of the older show, you will be able to recognize some of the same location areas in the newer show, but as they are today.
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