Description of CHiPs: The DVD Complete series Box Set
CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (licensee by Turner Entertainment) that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977 to July 17, 1983. CHiPs follows the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran for 139 episodes over six seasons.
A light-weight action crime drama (that played as more of a comedy in some episodes, particularly in the first season) created by Rick Rosner, it starred Erik Estrada as macho, rambunctious Officer Francis ("Frank") Leonidas (as translated in France) "Ponch" Poncherello and Larry Wilcox as his straight-laced partner, Officer Jonathan "Jon" Baker. With Ponch the more swarthy, 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 commanding officer 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").