CHiPs/Battle of the Bands

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Battle of the Bands
Season 5, Episode 16
Airdate January 31, 1982
Written by Larry Mollin
Directed by Barry Crane
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Battle of the Bands is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of CHiPs, and the one hundred sixth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Susan Richardson (Snow Pink), William Forsythe (Trasher)

Special Guest Star: Doug McClure (Duke)

Co-Starring: Daniel Davies (Potato Head), James Margolin (Fido), Lori Street (Surfer Girl), David Boyle (Father), Jeff Harlan (Disc Jockey)


Plot Overview

Jon and Ponch are caught between two rival punk bands, one of which steals the instruments from the other and nearly causes a serious traffic accident and starts a riot at a club.


Arc Advancement





The Show

William Forsythe is credited here as Bill Forsythe.

Shepherd gets screen credit as Snow's Band.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

Talk about unintentional humor: the 'good' punkers just play speeded-up versions of Beatles tunes, while the bad punks sing a goofy song about pain!

To top it all off, there's a subplot about Ponch wanting to become a singer, leading to him singing a God-awful version of "Celebration" !



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