What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024

CHiPs – 80s TV Series

CHiPs is a 80s crime drama television series that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to May 1, 1983. It follows the lives of two motorcycle officers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

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Cast

Series Run

September 15, 1977 – May 1, 1983

Broadcast History

NBC

Plot

The show starred Erik Estrada as macho, rambunctious Officer Francis (“Frank”) Llewellyn “Ponch” Poncherello and Larry Wilcox as his straitlaced partner, Officer Jonathan (“Jon”) Andrew Baker. With Ponch the more trouble-prone of the pair, and Jon generally the more level-headed one trying to keep him out of trouble with the duo’s gruff yet fatherly immediate supervisor Sergeant Joseph Getraer (Robert Pine), the two were Highway Patrolmen of the Central Los Angeles office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP, hence the name CHiPs).

More info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHiPs

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