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The BEST episodes of CHiPs

Every episode of CHiPs ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of CHiPs!

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.

Last Updated: 10/6/2022Network:NBC
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Drive, Lady, Drive (2)
star
8.29
21 votes

#1 - Drive, Lady, Drive (2)

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/10/1979

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.

Directors: Don Weis
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Weed Wars
star
8.20
20 votes

#2 - Weed Wars

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/31/1981

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

Directors: Earl Bellamy
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Overload
star
8.13
15 votes

#3 - Overload

Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/2/1982

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

Directors: Robert Pine
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Ponch's Angels (2)
star
8.05
20 votes

#4 - Ponch's Angels (2)

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/1/1981

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

Directors: John Florea
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Crash Course
star
8.04
27 votes

#5 - Crash Course

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/4/1981

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

Directors: Phil Bondelli
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Mait Team
star
8.03
30 votes

#6 - Mait Team

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/13/1979

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.

Directors: John Florea
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The Strippers
star
8.00
23 votes

#7 - The Strippers

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/16/1980

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.

Directors: Don Weis
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11-99: Officer Needs Help
star
8.00
23 votes

#8 - 11-99: Officer Needs Help

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/18/1981

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

Directors: Phil Bondelli
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Nightingale
star
7.96
28 votes

#9 - Nightingale

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/23/1980

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.

Directors: Don Weis
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Return of the Turks
star
7.91
32 votes

#10 - Return of the Turks

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/25/1978

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

Directors: Barry Crane
Writer: Stephen Lord
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Ponch's Angels (1)
star
7.90
20 votes

#11 - Ponch's Angels (1)

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/28/1981

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

Directors: John Florea
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Forty Tons of Trouble
star
7.88
24 votes

#12 - Forty Tons of Trouble

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/11/1981

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

Directors: Gordon Hessler
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Sharks
star
7.87
15 votes

#13 - Sharks

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/22/1981

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

Directors: Phil Bondelli
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A Simple Operation
star
7.85
20 votes

#14 - A Simple Operation

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/17/1981

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.

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E.M.T.
star
7.83
29 votes

#15 - E.M.T.

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/19/1980

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.

Directors: Phil Bondelli
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Tow Truck Lady
star
7.81
32 votes

#16 - Tow Truck Lady

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/9/1980

A tow truck driver steals cars with his tow truck to pay off a loan.

Directors: Larry Wilcox
Writer: Max Hodge
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Rally 'Round the Bank
star
7.79
28 votes

#17 - Rally 'Round the Bank

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/3/1979

Bank robbers use a fake bomb and a rally race to carry off their heists. Ponch receives a visit from his mother, and a safety citation.

Directors: Barry Crane
Writer: Lee H. Grant
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Firepower
star
7.79
14 votes

#18 - Firepower

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/6/1983

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

Directors: Phil Bondelli
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Bomb Run
star
7.78
18 votes

#19 - Bomb Run

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/15/1981

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.

Directors: Phil Bondelli
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Pilot
star
7.75
232 votes

#20 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/15/1977

Series pilot: Ponch and Jon chase a sports car theft ring.

Directors: Paul Krasny
Writer: Paul Playdon
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Jailbirds
star
7.72
29 votes

#21 - Jailbirds

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/12/1980

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.

Directors: Bruce Kessler
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Bio-Rhythms
star
7.72
25 votes

#22 - Bio-Rhythms

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/17/1979

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

Directors: Don Weis
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CHP BMX
star
7.72
25 votes

#23 - CHP BMX

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/3/1979

Jon and Sindy are training a BMX team for kids. Ponch takes care of a young boy who was caught vandalizing his school. Getraer is so distracted over his son's accident that he accidentally releases a dangerous drug dealer.

Directors: John Florea
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The Hawk and the Hunter
star
7.71
21 votes

#24 - The Hawk and the Hunter

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/5/1981

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

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A Threat of War (a.k.a. Karate II)
star
7.71
14 votes

#25 - A Threat of War (a.k.a. Karate II)

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/21/1982

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.

Watch Now:Amazon

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