TV Series | TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.
Despite CHiPs being authorized by the California Highway Patrol with a mission of promoting a positive image of the CHP and to promote highway and traffic safety, none of the actors wear seatbelts, and Ponch and Jon never properly strap on their motorcycle helmets; they just velcro the straps together .
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.
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