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January 27, 2006

Jim: A Small Serving of CHiPs

Like a concrete wound, Interstate 5 slices through the heart of the Los Angeles sprawl. Traffic moves slowly on I-5.

A Dodge Challenger weaves through the congestion with a Highway Patrol squad car in aggressive pursuit. The Challenger sideswipes a white VW Rabbit, laying a swath of teal paint along the driver’s door and sending the hapless economy car into a dangerous spin. A surfboard flies from the Rabbit’s back seat and into the side of a gasoline tanker truck that then explodes.

“Cut!” commands the director. “Now set up for the shot of Ponch and Jon on their motorcycles!”

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Ha Ha - I loved CHiPS, it was just so awful

Posted by: kasac at January 30, 2006 10:09 AM · Permalink

Hehe. Yeah. And every episode started with an improbable multi-car pileup.

I suppose this would have been more realistic if I'd used a Dodge Aries-K or a poorly customized Chevy van but you gotta work with what you got.

Posted by: Jim Parkinson at January 30, 2006 7:39 PM · Permalink

Check before you post!