The BEST episodes directed by Gordon Hessler

Silent Partner
12 votes

#1 - Silent Partner

CHiPs - Season 5 - Episode 19

Escaping car thieves injure Grossman. Jon and Ponch mistake a man with a hearing and speech defect for a drunken driver.

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Forty Tons of Trouble
23 votes

#2 - Forty Tons of Trouble

CHiPs - Season 4 - Episode 10

Jon, Ponch, and the gang try to stop a group of thieves that are stealing heavy equipment from an independent construction company owner.

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The Game of War
9 votes

#3 - The Game of War

CHiPs - Season 5 - Episode 21

Ponch and Jon have to deal with a bunch of soldiers whose war games get out of hand.

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High Flyer
35 votes

#4 - High Flyer

CHiPs - Season 2 - Episode 7

Ponch tries to get out of doing air patrol due to his fear of flying.

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Disaster Squad
39 votes

#5 - Disaster Squad

CHiPs - Season 2 - Episode 4

A television news crew creates negative publicity for Jon and Ponch when they air edited news segments making the officers look bad.

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The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party (2)
15 votes

#6 - The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party (2)

CHiPs - Season 4 - Episode 6

Jon and Ponch continue with their evacuation program for Malibu residents. Two daredevil criminals plan their escape route from a mansion belonging to a film producer.

27 votes

#7 - Kidnap

CHiPs - Season 3 - Episode 18

A couple of kids are supposed to be touring the courthouse after winning a traffic safety contest, but, after starting one of the CHP bikes they hide in the back of Rolls Royce. Two fleeing criminals jump into the Rolls and drive off, initially unaware that the kids are in the back. After briefly losing the Rolls, Ponch decides to follow undercover in a borrowed car, and leads his colleagues to the kidnappers with his "La Cucaracha" horn.

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Destruction Derby
26 votes

#8 - Destruction Derby

CHiPs - Season 3 - Episode 12

Ponch and Jon go undercover at a raceway to probe a drug ring.

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Gault's Brain
13 votes

#9 - Gault's Brain

Wonder Woman - Season 3 - Episode 12

Billionaire Harlow Gault has found a way to keep his disembodied brain alive and now wants a new body for it.

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The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party (1)
22 votes

#10 - The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party (1)

CHiPs - Season 4 - Episode 5

A possible disaster at the fashionable Malibu beach and the department's annual charity fundraiser keep Jon and Ponch busy.

Wheels of Justice
22 votes

#11 - Wheels of Justice

CHiPs - Season 4 - Episode 8

Jon and Ponch try to get a drunken driver off the road. The staff cares for orphaned babies after an accident.

Rainy Day
37 votes

#12 - Rainy Day

CHiPs - Season 1 - Episode 20

Jon and Ponch must carry out their patrols in a car during a rainy day and deal with a compulsive gambler and a string of carjackings.

Pot of Gold
15 votes

#13 - Pot of Gold

Wonder Woman - Season 3 - Episode 11

Wonder Woman helps a leprechaun recover his stolen gold.

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The Forbidden Kingdom
40 votes

#14 - The Forbidden Kingdom

Kung Fu - Season 3 - Episode 15

This episode shows how Caine fled China, being pursued by a relentless Lieutenant in the Emperor's army, and how he faces possible betrayal by a woman who pledges to help him; but has secretly made an offer to turn him over to the Lieutenanf, in exchange for her brother's release from prison.

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The Spanish Moss Murders
88 votes

#15 - The Spanish Moss Murders

Kolchak: The Night Stalker - Season 1 - Episode 9

A series of apparently unrelated deaths involve each victim being crushed to death, and covered in wet, slimy Spanish Moss. Upon investigation, Kolchak discovers that each victim was related to Paul Langois, a hot-tempered Cajun. However, Langois has an iron-clad alibi: he's been the subject of a sleep experiment and been kept asleep for several weeks. Eventual, Carl realizes that somehow Langois' sleep state has caused him to manifest a subconscious ""boogey-man"" from the Cajun bayou: Peremalfait, a huge creature covered in Spanish Moss that crushes the life right out of you. Peremalfait ""kills"" Langois to prevent him from being woken up, and Kolchak must travel into the sewers of Chicago to kill Peremalfait with the only thing that can destroy it: a spear made out of bayou gum wood.

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Man On Fire
5 votes

#16 - Man On Fire

Hawaii Five-O - Season 9 - Episode 5

Five bodies are found in the crater of Mauna Loa contaminated by radiation from illegal plutonium, and Five-O must find and confiscate this deadly toxin.

Time Present, Time Past
9 votes

#17 - Time Present, Time Past

The Equalizer - Season 4 - Episode 16

Scott is kidnapped along with a former Bulgarian agent McCall helped to defect ten years earlier, and later undergoes his baptism into his father's world when he accompanies a team trying to rescue the man.

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People Don't Do Such Things
9 votes

#18 - People Don't Do Such Things

Tales of the Unexpected - Season 8 - Episode 1

Reeve Baker is a successful young romantic novelist who lives life in the fast lane, while Gwen Carter is the wife of his tax consultant and falls for him in a big way. Her husband, Terence, knows all about Reeve and his ways with women, but his warnings to Gwen go unheeded...

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Final Arrangements
43 votes

#19 - Final Arrangements

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 6 - Episode 36

Browbeaten husband seeks nothing but the best for his late-lamented wife. The most expensive casket from the best in the business, every detail attended to in the making of final arrangements. Just one item left of the to-do list: kill the wife.

To Kill A Mind
4 votes

#20 - To Kill A Mind

Hawaii Five-O - Season 9 - Episode 21

While searching for parts from a sunken Soviet submarine, McGarrett become suspicious about the particular parts that are being recovered.

Thrill Show
48 votes

#21 - Thrill Show

CHiPs - Season 3 - Episode 22

A punk rock group, humorously called "The Bus Boys," is stealing from the patrons of tourist buses to get money for a demo record. Bonnie plans to leave her job on the force and join up with her former boyfriend, Crazy Ray Conner, the stunt driver with The Joey Chitwood Thrill Show.