|Remember when CHiPs was the coolest show ever?|
Like most kids back in the late 1970s we loved watching CHiPs on NBC NY channel 4. Those LA crime-fighting California Highway Patrol guys in their snugly-fitting tan uniforms cruising around on motorcycles were super cool. Seriously, back then what young viewer didn't need their weekly dose of Officer Jon Baker (Larry Wilcox) and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello played by Erik Estrada? These guys made cops look cool and down-to-earth.
We loved the CHiPs TV show intro theme song! So catchy, so late '70s -- makes the perfect ring tone for retro TV fans!
My little brother was obviously more of a CHiPs fan than I was. Funny to imagine a preschooler would enjoy a show like CHiPs when today's kids are watching Nick Jr. I think what we enjoyed most about CHiPs was that the action wasn't too intense, it was kid-friendly and funny -- each episode guaranteed a laugh.
CHiPs episodes aired for a big chunk of my childhood. I was only five years old when the show began in September, 1977 and going on 11 when the series ended in July, 1983. Back in those days, TV was so awesome. Simplistic, but awesome.
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