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  • The best scenes are the ones with the four actors kicking back and doing the lead ins for the excerpts

    • by Orrymain

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      A couple of months after the second season of CHiPs ended, NBC put together a special two-hour event called The Greatest Adventures of CHiPs. I’m not sure what the intent was, if they just needed to feel a time slot and thought this was a way to do it or if they wanted to do some promotion to try and hook folks for the third season. I really don’t know, but they did it.

      The Greatest Adventures of

      CHiPs is essentially a clips show, meaning that they took excerpts from the first two seasons and made a movie out of it, bridging the clips by some new footage with some of the regulars. They set up a situation where Jon and Ponch were out of the city and were nominated for some award. In case they received it, Artie Grossman was recording recollections of some of the officers about the cases Jon and Ponch worked ...

      • on. That’s how we get the clips.

        Robert Pine, Paul Linke, Brodie Greer, and Lew Saunders are the four regulars who were enlisted to do these bridge scenes. Their bits would have been inexpensive and shot fairly quickly. The real action comes in the excerpts from all of the shows.

        The concept for the retrospective is good, that being the award. The four actors who did the exposition and bridging of the scenes made it work, adding

        some humor to the episode that wouldn’t be there normally.

        For whatever reason, NBC either didn’t require or didn’t want to pay Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada for this movie clip show because neither is in it.

        Overall, it’s a decent look back, but it’s very long on chases and action with very little human interaction. There’s some heart, but not much. The best scenes are the ones with the four actors kicking back and doing the lead ins for the excerpts.

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