TV Series | TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.
According to series creator Rick Rosner, inspiration for the show occurred while working as a Sherriff's Department Reserve Deputy and he observed a pair of Motorcycle Officers pulling in to the parking lot of a diner to go on break.
Sgt. Joseph Getraer:
Now, about the paychecks.
Officer Barry Baricza: Yeah, I've got a car payment due!
Sgt. Joseph Getraer: Settle down! Just settle down and we'll try to sort out your paychecks.
Officer Barry Baricza: Well, how much was YOUR paycheck?
Sgt. Joseph Getraer: It's... more than I usually get.
Sgt. Joseph Getraer: It's closer to what I deserve.
Throughout the series and regularly in later seasons, car crashes were shown involving vehicles getting airborne after rear-ending another vehicle. This does not happen in actual crashes. In some scenes the ramps used to launch the vehicles are visible.
After completing five seasons, CHiPs was sold into syndication in the fall of 1982. To help avoid viewer confusion between reruns and new episodes, MGM re-titled it CHiPs Patrol. This was redundant, as "CHP" is an acronym for "California Highway Patrol," making the complete series name California Highway Patrol Patrol.