11 Things You Might Not Know About ‘CHiPs’
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We all remember watching this when we were younger. It first came onto our screens back in 1977 and starred Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox. Sadly, this show finished in 1983.
So, here are some fun things that you probably didn’t know about this incredible show that blessed our screens in the late 70s and early 80s.
1. Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada didn’t actually get along
When it came down to filming for CHiPs it was reported that the pair really didn’t get along at all. This was one of the main reasons that Wilcox decided that he would quit the series. Equally, Estrada wasn’t that happy with working with Tom Reilly either who was Wilcox’s replacement after he left.
2. In the October of 1981 two real-life California Highway Patrolmen were injured when they were on duty and the cast took time out from filming the show to donate blood
They decided that they would go out of their way to donate blood to the two officers that were on duty at the time. Sadly, only one of the officers survived.
3. On the belt, which is part of every officer’s uniform, the policemen wear a rectangular pouch
This isn’t actually part of the uniform, which is the Sam Brown (holster) belt, and this rectangular pouch was there to help hold the wireless microphones that the actors wore!
4. The character of Jon Baker was named after the nephew of Rick Rosner, the show’s creator
The young boy actually appeared on the show at one point too! He made an appearance in the very first episode when he was stopped by Ponch and Jon because he was riding his bike on the highway.