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The series:

  • Bizarro Episode:
    • The "Force Seven" episode. In an odd attempt at a spinoff the episode focused on a secret unit of Kung Fu Cops, dedicated to the preservation of human life, that took on a terrorist organization. It even had John Rhys-Davies as the Big Bad.
    • "Mitchell & Woods" also qualifies; while the premise was a bit less bizarre compared to "Force Seven" (two female motorcycle cops become detectives), the episode mixes subject matter more serious than the typical CHiPs fare ( murder leading to a male prostitution ring) with an even higher level of camp than usual. It's basically a bad Dramedy version of Cagney & Lacey.
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    • Season 6 episode "The Spaceman Made Me Do It" includes a young girl who robs a jewelry store after a person (or alien?) in a spacesuit telepathically tells her to do so. Despite evidence the "UFO" is just a helicopter, Ponch ends up believing it was really a UFO anyway. However, if it was really a guy in a spacesuit, how did she "hear" him tell her to steal the jewels?
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The series was very popular in Mexico, thanks to the great voice acting work in the dub, and also Erik Estrada's performance.

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The 2017 film:

  • Acceptable Targets:
    • In one scene, Castillo’s FBI partners accidentally run over a pair of pedestrians with an RV. One agent assures the other “It’s okay, they’re just paparazzi!”
    • There's an even more blatant case when a guy taking a selfie, with a selfie stick, gets run over.
  • Follow the Leader: The film clearly followed in the footsteps of 21 Jump Street.
  • Retroactive Recognition: You'd think they'd have an easier time getting the bad guys with Alita: Battle Angel on the force.
  • Squick: Ponch's initial reaction when he realises he's getting a nude full-body Facetime from his CHP captain. He does admit later on that she's "tight". It's even implied that they might get together in some capacity.


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