The BEST Episodes of CHiPs
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2020
Lighthearted look at the adventures of two Highway Patrol officers in Los Angeles. The main characters are Jon Baker and Frank Poncherello, two motorcycle officers always on the street to save lives.
#1 - Overload
Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired May 2, 1982
Computer-theft plotters jam the CHP computer center and attempt to rendezvous with an ocean-bound yacht.
#2 - 11-99: Officer Needs Help
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 18, 1981
A new system is put in use to send back-up faster to injured officers. Testing it, Jon and Ponch track down thieves that are stealing delivery trucks from loading docks
#3 - Weed Wars
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 31, 1981
Due to lack of laws on minors a young boy is used for drug smuggling.
#4 - Ponch's Angels (1)
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 28, 1981
Ponch and Jon are assigned to train the CHP's first female motorcycle cops.
#5 - The Strippers
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 16, 1980
A Mercedes belonging to Jon's girlfriend gets stolen while they're skydiving. Jon and Ponch's subsequent investigation results in them crossing paths with a pair of narcotics officers who are investigating a similar drug smuggling operation.
#6 - Sharks
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 22, 1981
A supposedly quiet day of scuba-diving finds Ponch and Jon face-to-face with a ring of drug smugglers and sharks.
#7 - Ponch's Angels (2)
Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 1, 1981
The newly trained female officers nab a pair of thieves operating in and around a large marina.
#8 - Mait Team
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 13, 1979
Officer Sindy Cahill is involved in an accident that claims nearly a dozen lives. Jon and Ponch become part of the Major Accident Investigation Team to try to discover the cause.
#9 - Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 2
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 10, 1979
Donna/Linda is taken back to her foster home, but Candi suspects something is wrong. Jon and Ponch catch the dune buggy, and Jon discovers the hijackers' hideout.
#10 - Crash Course
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 4, 1981
A car thief moves into the robbery business. Ponch has some problems to sort out with his bank account.
#11 - Firepower
Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 6, 1983
Ponch and Bobby try to catch a gang of bikers selling dangerous weapons on the black market.
#12 - Silent Partner
Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 28, 1982
Escaping car thieves injure Grossman. Jon and Ponch mistake a man with a hearing and speech defect for a drunken driver.
#13 - Return of the Turks
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 25, 1978
A man pretending to be a CHP officer continually gets Ponch into trouble.
#14 - The Hawk and the Hunter
Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 5, 1981
Jon and Ponch probe into a case involving an environmentalist's allegations that Baricza's father, Pete, is polluting their town with his insecticides.
#15 - Nightingale
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 23, 1980
Various CHP officers encounter a mysterious female doctor who treats accident victims, then disappears before anyone gets her details. A teenage couple try to run away to Canada, but their van breaks down on the freeway.
#16 - Home Fires Burning
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 1, 1981
As part of an insurance scam, arsonists start burning down mobile homes, causing chaos for Jon and Ponch. Meanwhile, they prepare for a basketball game.
#17 - A Simple Operation
Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired May 17, 1981
Getraer injures his eye in a motorcycle accident and ends up in the hospital. A hit man thinks Getraer saw his attack and plans to eliminate him.
#18 - Diamond in the Rough
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 1981
A friend of Getraer's son is involved in an accident, while a gang of criminals plot a complex bank robbery. Getraer is giving Timmies friend a home while they're searching for his dad. Timmies friend has much problems with the role of a father as he never had one.
#19 - Fun House
Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 13, 1983
Ponch and Bobby look into a series of thefts at a local campus, while Bruce tries to find a little girl who is abducted by a woman.
#20 - E.M.T.
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 19, 1980
A swerving driver pulled over by Jon and Ponch turns out to be a fireman. Back at Central they volunteer for an E.M.T. course without reading the small print. The course is run by the fireman they pulled over, and he gives them a hard time. Later, Jon and Ponch save a car crash victim with a hang glider, and rescue a pair of kids from their cave-like den under the freeway.
#21 - Jailbirds
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 12, 1980
First Jon then Ponch get put in jail for contempt of court when they refuse to name their informant. Getraer gets the rest of the team searching through parking violations to prove the defendant was no stranger to the raided warehouse.
#22 - Vigilante
Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired May 3, 1981
Ponch and Jon investigate a mysterious vandal harassing Getraer and his family. They also have to get a handle on a local community patrol operation. One of its members has become a vigilante, using excessive force while trying to fight crime in remembrance of his son who was run down by a drunk driver.
#23 - A Threat of War (a.k.a. Karate II)
Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 21, 1982
Ponch and Jon tackle two karate chopping gangs. The officers meet Andy Macedon, Danny and Rivas again. A pine plant programm helps to solve the gang problems. No one believes Andy that he is no criminal anymore.
#24 - Forty Tons of Trouble
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 11, 1981
Jon, Ponch, and the gang try to stop a group of thieves that are stealing heavy equipment from an independent construction company owner.
#25 - Tow Truck Lady
Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 9, 1980
A tow truck driver steals cars with his tow truck to pay off a loan.