The full castCHiPs
was a 60-minute comedy/drama on NBC
about two California Highway Patrol ("CHiPs") motorcycle officers. The series ran for six seasons from 1977 to 1983. The stars of the show were Francis "Ponch" Poncherello (Erik Estrada) and Jon Baker (Larry Wilcox).
Each episode of the show featured chase scenes and a series of accidents, many of which were choreographed scenes of cars flipping over and catching on fire
. Throughout the entire run the two main characters never
drew their weapons, the only police series which can claim that distinction.note
Though Ponch and Jon are best friends on the show, the actors playing these two roles were known for their deep mutual dislike.
movie was produced called CHiPs 99
. Guess which year it came out in.
Compare to Dragnet
, other series centering on police officers in the Los Angeles area.
CHiPs provides example of the following tropes: