The Best Episodes of CHiPs

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2018

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.

Overload

#1 - Overload

Season 5 - Episode 25

Computer-theft plotters jam the CHP computer center and attempt to rendezvous with an ocean-bound yacht.

star 9.20
10 votes
Directors: Robert Pine
Writers: Robert Mitchell, Esther Mitchell
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Silent Partner

#2 - Silent Partner

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.

star 9.00
8 votes
Directors: Gordon Hessler
Writers: Bruce Shelly
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Tiger in the Streets

#3 - Tiger in the Streets

Season 5 - Episode 14

Jon and Ponch pursue a vengeful mechanic and an escaped tiger. The leader of a poor conditioned animal park is blaming for that but he does not tell the police. Jon and Ponch meet a pretty deputy.

star 9.00
3 votes
Directors: Charles Bail
Writers: Stephen Lord
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The Strippers

#4 - The Strippers

Season 3 - Episode 21

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.

star 8.92
13 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Frank Telford
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Sharks

#5 - Sharks

Season 4 - Episode 13

A supposedly quiet day of scuba-diving finds Ponch and Jon face-to-face with a ring of drug smugglers and sharks.

star 8.80
10 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Rick Rosner, Frank Telford
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Journey to a Spacecraft

#6 - Journey to a Spacecraft

Season 6 - Episode 15

Ponch and Bobby have to take care of a kidnapped dog and a sick child runaway. Kevin is dreaming from ufos bringing him away from his sickness. Ponchs friend allows him a look into the night sky.

star 8.80
5 votes
Directors: Richard Irving
Writers: Gerald Sanford
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Home Fires Burning

#7 - Home Fires Burning

Season 4 - Episode 12

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.

star 8.78
9 votes
Directors: Chuck Bail
Writers: Rex Benson, Judith Dark, Rick Rosner
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Diamond in the Rough

#8 - Diamond in the Rough

Season 5 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.71
7 votes
Writers: Steve Greenberg, Aubrey Solomon
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Weed Wars

#9 - Weed Wars

Season 5 - Episode 5

Due to lack of laws on minors a young boy is used for drug smuggling.

star 8.69
13 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Rudolph Borchert
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Firepower

#10 - Firepower

Season 6 - Episode 18

Ponch and Bobby try to catch a gang of bikers selling dangerous weapons on the black market.

star 8.67
9 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Donald L. Gold
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11-99: Officer Needs Help

#11 - 11-99: Officer Needs Help

Season 4 - Episode 11

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

star 8.67
12 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Kenneth Dorward, Rick Rosner
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The Game of War

#12 - The Game of War

Season 5 - Episode 21

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

star 8.67
6 votes
Directors: Gordon Hessler
Writers: Marshall Ragir
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Fun House

#13 - Fun House

Season 6 - Episode 19

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.

star 8.63
8 votes
Directors: Chuck Bail
Writers: Gerald Sanford
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Ponch's Angels (2)

#14 - Ponch's Angels (2)

Season 4 - Episode 15

The newly trained female officers nab a pair of thieves operating in and around a large marina.

star 8.58
12 votes
Directors: John Florea
Writers: Rudolph Borchert, Rick Rosner
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Ponch's Angels (1)

#15 - Ponch's Angels (1)

Season 4 - Episode 14

Ponch and Jon are assigned to train the CHP's first female motorcycle cops.

star 8.58
12 votes
Directors: John Florea
Writers: Rudolph Borchert, Rick Rosner
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Bomb Run

#16 - Bomb Run

Season 5 - Episode 7

The CHiPs have a task at a flight show. Bear meets his former girlfriend and nearly spouse Terry. Terry and her dad are planing to rob the flight show bureau. She tries to catch Bear again even she's married. Ponch takes flying lessons and is quite good, only the landings doesn't allow him to fly alone.

star 8.55
11 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Richard B. Mittleman
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Ice Cream Man

#17 - Ice Cream Man

Season 5 - Episode 24

An ex-CHP officer who became a criminal and then an ice-cream man gets caught up in a truck-robbing operation. The son of the ice cream man meets him believing his dad died years ago.

star 8.50
8 votes
Writers: William Douglas Lansford
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Anything But the Truth

#18 - Anything But the Truth

Season 5 - Episode 6

Jon and Ponch try to track down a man who is terrorising female drivers, and aren't helped by the fact that their main witness is a compulsive liar.

star 8.45
11 votes
Directors: Michael Caffey
Writers: Dick Nelson
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The Hawk and the Hunter

#19 - The Hawk and the Hunter

Season 4 - Episode 18

Jon and Ponch probe into a case involving an environmentalist's allegations that Baricza's father, Pete, is polluting their town with his insecticides.

star 8.43
14 votes
Writers: Rick Mittleman, Rick Rosner
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Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 2

#20 - Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.41
17 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: James Doherty, William D. Gordon
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A Simple Operation

#21 - A Simple Operation

Season 4 - Episode 21

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.

star 8.38
13 votes
Writers: Rick Rosner, James Schmerer
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The Watch Commander

#22 - The Watch Commander

Season 3 - Episode 11

A new watch commander, Lieutenant Bates, tries to make sure everything runs by the rule book but eventually sees the need for flexibility. A pair of thieves are renting tractor units and stealing packed trailers from loading bays.

star 8.38
21 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Frank Telford
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Crash Course

#23 - Crash Course

Season 4 - Episode 9

A car thief moves into the robbery business. Ponch has some problems to sort out with his bank account.

star 8.35
17 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: John Huff, L. Ford Neale, Rick Rosner
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K-9-1

#24 - K-9-1

Season 5 - Episode 26

Ponch and Jon work with police sniffer dogs on the trail of bombs, drugs and thieves.

star 8.33
9 votes
Writers: Stephen Lord
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Mait Team

#25 - Mait Team

Season 2 - Episode 15

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.

star 8.33
24 votes
Directors: John Florea
Writers: William D. Gordon, James Doherty, George Zateslo
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