23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
Shawn: Dude, CHiPs was gonna come on like 20 minutes. What was I supposed to do! It was the one with the freeway crash where the car used the empty car-carrier trailer as a ramp and flipped in mid-air!CHiPs 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.A Made-for-TV movie was produced called CHiPs 99. Guess which year it came out in.Compare to Dragnet and Adam-12, other series centering on police officers in the Los Angeles area.
Gus: That happens in like every episode.
— Psych, "And Down the Stretch Comes Murder"
CHiPs provides example of the following tropes: