The WORST episodes of CHiPs

Every episode of CHiPs ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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: 12/10/2023Network: NBCStatus: Ended
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Thrill Show
star
3.77
52 votes

#1 - Thrill Show

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/23/1980

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.

Directors: Gordon Hessler
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Force Seven
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6.14
14 votes

#2 - Force Seven

Season 5 - Episode 27 - Aired 5/23/1982

Lt. John LeGarre(Fred Dryer), and Officers Skip Nichols (Tom Reilly) and Cindy Davis (Donna Kei Benù) belong to a secret LAPD police unit dedicated to the preservation of human life through the use of martial arts.

Directors: Lee H. Katzin
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This Year's Riot
star
6.29
17 votes

#3 - This Year's Riot

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/28/1982

On temporary duty Ponch and Bobby hunt a drug dealer and mediate a dispute over a nude beach.

Directors: Richard A. Colla
Writer: Larry Mollin
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Day of the Robot
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6.38
13 votes

#4 - Day of the Robot

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/2/1983

Ponch and Bobby have fun with a robot assigned to their station until it becomes a threat to their lives.

Directors: Phil Bondelli
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Things That Go Creep in the Night
star
6.46
13 votes

#5 - Things That Go Creep in the Night

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/10/1983

Ponch and Bruce try to protect a woman who is seemingly being stalked by a comic book character.

Directors: Robert Pine
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Battle of the Bands
star
6.47
15 votes

#6 - Battle of the Bands

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/31/1982

A group of punk rockers cause trouble and get caught stealing and breaking into cars.

Directors: Barry Crane
Writer: Larry Mollin
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Fallout
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6.50
14 votes

#7 - Fallout

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/19/1982

Anti-nuclear protesters cause trouble for the patrol, not least due to the presence of Getraer's daughter Ellen in the group.

Directors: Nicholas Sgarro
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Head Over Heels
star
6.67
15 votes

#8 - Head Over Heels

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/5/1982

Ponch meets the woman he wants to wed. But his love dies by an accident, caused by a drunken driver.

Directors: Richard Irving
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The Greatest Adventures of CHiPs
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6.71
14 votes

#9 - The Greatest Adventures of CHiPs

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/12/1979

Jon and Ponch are away in Bakersfield. Sarge and their fellow officers back at Central reminisce about the past two years. The two heroes shall be honored with a special prize. This was a 90-minute clip show episode.

Directors: Don Weis
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Flare Up
star
6.77
13 votes

#10 - Flare Up

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/7/1982

CHP officers evacuate a neighborhood where a chemical tanker overturned, spilling a potentially toxic gas.

Directors: John Florea
Writer: Larry Mollin
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Mitchell & Woods
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6.78
18 votes

#11 - Mitchell & Woods

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/18/1981

Female patrolwomen Mitchell and Woods find themselves on the trail of a murder suspect. You look for the CHiPs here? Sorry to disappoint you.

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The Spaceman Made Me Do It
star
6.81
21 votes

#12 - The Spaceman Made Me Do It

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/24/1982

While on night patrol, Ponch and Bobby respond to a jewellery store alarm. The culprit turns out to be a young girl who claims an alien made her do it.

Directors: Winrich Kolbe
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Return of the Brat Patrol
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6.86
14 votes

#13 - Return of the Brat Patrol

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/1/1983

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

Directors: Phil Bondelli
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High Times
star
6.90
10 votes

#14 - High Times

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/16/1983

Ponch and Bobby try to track down a couple of juvenile car thieves.

Directors: Phil Bondelli
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Tight Fit
star
6.90
21 votes

#15 - Tight Fit

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/17/1982

Ponch takes a part-time job as a model for a jeans company, but he finds that he doesn't like being an instant celebrity. He discovers stardom takes him away from his real work, the rewarding job of catching a pair of diamond thieves as well as putting behind bars a sleazy photographer who's been involved in child pornography.

Directors: John Florea
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In the Best of Families
star
6.91
11 votes

#16 - In the Best of Families

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/21/1982

Jon and Ponch try to apprehend a family of car thieves who steal a CHP cruiser and commit robberies with it.

Directors: John Florea
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Brat Patrol
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6.93
15 votes

#17 - Brat Patrol

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/27/1983

Ponch and Bobby are on the hunt for a drug dealer, and get some help from a rag-tag gang of youngsters along the way.

Directors: John Astin
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Return to Death's Door
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6.93
15 votes

#18 - Return to Death's Door

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/12/1982

A man blames Ponch for the death of his brother - who was also Ponch's friend - and challenges him to a race.

Directors: Winrich Kolbe
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Speedway Fever
star
7.00
21 votes

#19 - Speedway Fever

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/7/1982

Ponch and Bobby go after a gang of high-speed bike bandits, and a young cadet at the CHP Academy tries to help his brother.

Directors: Charles Bail
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K-9-1
star
7.00
14 votes

#20 - K-9-1

Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/9/1982

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

Writer: Stephen Lord
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Alarmed
star
7.00
16 votes

#21 - Alarmed

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/14/1982

A gang is wanted for grand theft auto when they hunt down valuable cars for big money.

Directors: Phil Bondelli
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Fast Money
star
7.00
19 votes

#22 - Fast Money

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/5/1981

Hijackers use a hi-tech device in order to steal bearer bonds.

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Finders Keepers
star
7.00
16 votes

#23 - Finders Keepers

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/29/1981

Steve is chased and harassed by criminals after recovering their stolen car. Jon falls for a country and western singer.

Directors: John Peyser
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Bright Flashes
star
7.06
18 votes

#24 - Bright Flashes

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/17/1982

A criminal gang equipped with a powerful laser cause havoc, committing robberies and blinding witnesses. Ponch drives an Oldtimer race and Jon tries to help an old Western star who is giving up. Wayne Cato's horse has a secret that helps catching the laser attackers.

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Trained for Trouble
star
7.06
17 votes

#25 - Trained for Trouble

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/4/1982

While trained animal bank robbers make monkeys of the cops, Ponch discovers that a lookalike in CHP uniform is a stripteaser at a ladies only nightclub. The man behind the animal robberies only tries to help a woman who is badly hurt by his fault.

Directors: Barry Crane
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