Awesome: CHiPs

  • In the opening moments of the second-season episode "Repo Man," a (probable) cardiac arrest fells the driver of a school bus occupied by middle school-aged children. As the bus careens out of control through the traffic of suburban streets - only steered by a boy passenger who cannot even reach the brake pedal - Officer Jon Baker executes a very well-timed leap from an overpass bridge. He lands squarely on the bus roof, climbs in through a window, and stops the bus. (Afterwards Baker briefly becomes a minor local media sensation - as the incident was caught by a TV news helicopter - but he nicely remains true to his character, remaining humble and soft-spoken about the whole thing.)