The Best Episodes of CHiPs

Last Updated: Apr 3, 2019

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.

Fun House

#1 - 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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Overload

#2 - Overload

Season 5 - Episode 25

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

star 8.58
12 votes
Directors: Robert Pine
Writers: Robert Mitchell, Esther Mitchell
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Firepower

#3 - Firepower

Season 6 - Episode 18

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

star 8.40
10 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Donald L. Gold
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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 8.38
16 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Frank Telford
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Mait Team

#5 - 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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11-99: Officer Needs Help

#6 - 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 8.33
15 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Kenneth Dorward, Rick Rosner
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Silent Partner

#7 - 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 8.30
10 votes
Directors: Gordon Hessler
Writers: Bruce Shelly
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Ponch's Angels (1)

#8 - Ponch's Angels (1)

Season 4 - Episode 14

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

star 8.27
15 votes
Directors: John Florea
Writers: Rudolph Borchert, Rick Rosner
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Ponch's Angels (2)

#9 - 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 8.27
15 votes
Directors: John Florea
Writers: Rudolph Borchert, Rick Rosner
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Weed Wars

#10 - Weed Wars

Season 5 - Episode 5

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

star 8.27
15 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Rudolph Borchert
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Sharks

#11 - 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 8.25
12 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Rick Rosner, Frank Telford
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Home Fires Burning

#12 - 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 8.18
11 votes
Directors: Chuck Bail
Writers: Rex Benson, Judith Dark, Rick Rosner
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Return of the Turks

#13 - Return of the Turks

Season 2 - Episode 10

A man pretending to be a CHP officer continually gets Ponch into trouble.

star 8.17
29 votes
Directors: Barry Crane
Writers: Stephen Lord
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Bio-Rhythms

#14 - Bio-Rhythms

Season 2 - Episode 19

A rival tries to take out a trucking company by any means necessary. Biorhythms are being charted to track highs and lows.

star 8.17
18 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: James Schmerer
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The Watch Commander

#15 - 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 8.13
23 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Frank Telford
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Roller Disco (2)

#16 - Roller Disco (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2

Jon loses the skater he's been chasing. Meanwhile, Ponch is still looking for his skater but can't find him. Jon lets troubled popstar Jimmy Tyler stay at his apartment.

star 8.13
16 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Rudolph Borchert
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Return of the Brat Patrol

#17 - Return of the Brat Patrol

Season 6 - Episode 22

A band of teenage misfits, ex-members of Ponch's Explorer troop, returns to help him catch a group of junior-high extortionists.

star 8.13
8 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Loraine Despres, Joseph Gunn, Paul Mason
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Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 2

#18 - 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 8.11
19 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: James Doherty, William D. Gordon
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Bomb Run

#19 - 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 8.08
13 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Richard B. Mittleman
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The Hawk and the Hunter

#20 - 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 8.06
16 votes
Writers: Rick Mittleman, Rick Rosner
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Crash Course

#21 - 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 8.05
19 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: John Huff, L. Ford Neale, Rick Rosner
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Go-Cart Terror

#22 - Go-Cart Terror

Season 4 - Episode 1

The CHP pursues furniture thieves. Ponch and Jon prepare a go-cart team for competition while also trying to help one of its misguided members.

star 8.04
27 votes
Directors: John Florea
Writers: Rick Rosner, James Schmerer
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The Return of the Supercycle

#23 - The Return of the Supercycle

Season 3 - Episode 7

Ponch ends up in hospital when he crashes while pursuing a jewelry thief on a motorbike. Jon and Ponch think it could be Roy Yarnell, who's back in town with his own stunt show. Meanwhile, a new female officer is interested in Jon, but his colleagues think she's there to spy on them.

star 8.00
28 votes
Directors: Bruce Kessler
Writers: Richard B. Mittleman
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A Simple Operation

#24 - 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 8.00
15 votes
Writers: Rick Rosner, James Schmerer
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Anything But the Truth

#25 - 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 8.00
13 votes
Directors: Michael Caffey
Writers: Dick Nelson
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