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Cant drive 55? Theres a ticket with your name on it sign here, please. Just jumped three freeway lanes and endangered everyone in your path? Pull it over, pal, and dig out that license and registration. California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Jon Baker and Francis "Ponch" Poncherello are on patrol. Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox return as Ponch and Jon, and the action and fun are ready to roll in 22 road- ripping episodes. Also returning: Robert Pine as amiable Sgt. Getraer. Strap on helmets and goggles for a deadly chain-reaction crash, the appearance of a nettlesome TV-news crew, Ponchs disco dancing, Halloween patrol and a caped biker daredevil. Remember: safety first. And always signal before turning.
CHiPs returned with even more spectacular car crashes and more cute girls for Ponch (Erik Estrada) to charm. The series really hit its stride in this second season (aired in 1978 and '79), balancing nerve-tingling stunts with human drama and whimsical escapades. On the high-tension side, you have a school bus that careens out of control and Jon (Larry Wilcox) has to jump on the roof to rescue the kids inside; trucks jackknife across the highway, causing multiple pileups; an ambulance overturns, trapping a girl in an iron lung; an investigation of dirt-bike vandals leads to angel dust dealers. Then, to lighten things up, Ponch gets a boa constrictor wrapped around his leg and has to help out a team of stranded cheerleaders. But more than anything, this second season was a showcase for Estrada's easy, perfect-for-television charisma. Not only was he handsome and cocky, he could be surprisingly gentle and compassionate, as when he rescued a suicidal woman about to lose her home. Wilcox, even at his best, never seemed fully comfortable in his role, but Estrada radiated the kind of relaxed pleasure that invites the audience's adoration. There were certainly silly moments (the Supercycle! A tiger in a deli mart! Ponch and Jon help a woman give birth in a disco!) and the increase in cars bursting into flame stretches credulity, but most of CHiPs stays reasonably down-to-earth and is all the more enjoyable for it. In fact, the low-key cinematography, without a lot of frantic editing, often makes the car crashes all the more vivid and jolting. This season also introduced more supporting characters, including the first significant female officer on the show, Sindy Cahill (played by the charming Brianne Leary). The boxed set features only one extra, a promotional featurette about the real California Highway Patrol, who love the show about as much as the show loves them--though the real cops' hair is decidedly less fluffy. --Bret Fetzer
Chips season (2).
This is one fun & really Cheesy TV show.. One fun laugh after another.
And laugh a min..... But a great fun walk down the past. Read more
The 4 Disc set released on 06/03/2008 (UPC# 0 53939 10792 0) is the one you want. It has episode #23 which was aired on 05/12/1979 "The Greatest Adventures of CHiPs", it... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steve S.
while it always surprise me that it took till season 3 to get the character Bonnie as a strong female main character the series could hold on to for more than a season I find... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Paul Jutras
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|CHIPS Season 3||
Yes me 2..What is going on with Warner Brothers..why aren't they releasing season 3?
Mar 10, 2009 by "Sarah" B | See all 31 posts
|are these 'flippers'?||
What has everyone got against double sided discs? Yes it would be nice if everything was put on single sided discs, but this is NOT a perfect world. Besides. Double sided discs save space, and save the customer money on the purchase in the long run. I have several programs on double sided... Read More
Jun 11, 2008 by Eric Pregosin | See all 10 posts
|CHiPs future seasons||
Thanks for the info. Hope to see more of Chips released in the future.
Feb 21, 2011 by Chrystal | See all 2 posts