Airwolf Helicopter from TV Series

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Starsky & Hutch title screen

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The Fall Guy Title Screen

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Charlie's Angels

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CHiPs Opening Titles and Theme Music

Firstly, I was amused by a reference to this video (on Youtube) being "top quality" by the uploader, which was meant as a joke. Of course, not many home video recordings from the late 70s and early 80s are likely to be of premium quality!

CHiPs (1977-1983)

CHiPs was an Amercian action-crime TV series which was produced by MGM and originally aired on NBC between September 1977 and July 1983. In effect the show could be classed as both a 70s and 80s TV show!

139 episodes were made and shown over six seasons. The main characters were two motorbike police officers who worked for the California Highway Patrol. Frank "Ponch" Poncherello was played by Erik Estrada and Jonathan (Jon) Baker was played by Larry Willcox. Joseph Getraer (the boys Sergeant) was played by Robert Pine.

Ponch was more prone to getting into trouble, whilst Jon Baker was a bit more straight-laced and was usually getting his partner out of trouble! The show featured a mix of comedy and drama - it was never particularly violent - and often featured vehicle pile-ups. 

Estrada was replaced for seven episodes of the fifth season by Bruce Jenkins (he played Officer Steve McLeish) due to a strike over syndication profits, or something to do with money, at least. Also, Wilcox didn't appear in the sixth and final season, apparently over favouritism being show towards Estrada. Rumour has it that the duo didn't always get along when the cameras were switched off. Hmm, sounds like it!

Chips actors Erik Estrada, Larry Willcox. Joseph Getraer and Robert Pine.
CHiPs title screen from the 80s TV Series

In this video clip from the TV series, a trailer explosion blows the CHiPs off their bikes. Nice stunt!

Original Starsky & Hutch Boxset

 

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Fantasy Island Title Screen

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Hong Kong Phooey reading a book

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Knight Rider Title Screen

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