TV Series | TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.
According to Larry Wilcox, it was Erik Estrada who had him removed from the show, because he wanted to be the star. The network felt Estrada was more essential, to get that sixth year for syndication. So Officer Jon Baker went "back to Wyoming".
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.