Episode Guide: Season 3: Roller Disco Part II
302 - Roller Disco Part II

Original Airdate: 22-Sep-1979

302 - Roller Disco Part II Plot: Starting with a bit of a re-cap, we continue from where Part I left off. Jon loses the skater he was chasing. Meanwhile, Ponch is still looking for his but can't find him. Luckily Ponch comes up with a plan just before the theme. After riding the carousel, Ponch and Jon ask their roller disco teaching friends to show them the neighborhood. After walking their dates home, Ponch and Jon go to the roller disco rehersal. The next day, Jimmy is managing his hectic life in Jon's apartment with the stereo turned up. Out on the freeway, the anti-tailgaters are still at it and causing accidents. Our heroes find them and chase them. Ponch and Jon make the arrest after the anti-tailgaters back into a telephone pole. Back at Jon's apartment, Jimmy is making lots of noise and making calls to London. Jon has a talk with him while Ponch has a talk with Balford, Jimmy's agent. The next day, the roller skatign thieves rob a bank. Ponch and Jon respond and are helped by Bonnie and Mark, the kid who held onto the car bumper. Bonnie arrests the woman while Ponch arrests the man in the white shirt and Jon and Mark get the guy in the black shirt. Brace yourselves, it's time to Skate with the Stars! It can't be summarized in words. Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, there's the "First-Ever Roller Disco Beauty Contest". That's followed up by a live performance of "Give In" given by Jimmy Tyler. The episode ends with Jimmy and Balford getting back together.

Great Quote: "And now disco lovers...let's boogie!" -Grossie

Guest Stars: Leif Garrett (as Jimmy Tyler), Bill Daily (as Balford), Larry Linville (as Carlin), Fred Williamson (as Ty), Jim Brown (as Romo), Helena Kallianiotes (as Lita), Katherine Baumann (as Sorrell), Bobby Rolofson (as Mark), Kaye Stevens (as Woman in Phonebooth), Larry Storch (as Franco), Ed McMahon (as Himself), Pamela Bowman (as Bettina), Robert Starr (as Brian), Jan Aujay (as Herself), Stuart Dillon (as Diner), Jack Frey (as Waiter), Bobby Herbeck (as Peddler), John Starr (as Fan), Chuck Hayward (as Limousine Driver)
Written by: Rudolph Borchert
Directed by: Don Weis
"Give In" Sung By: Leif Garrett
Roller Disco Choreography By: Jerry Nista
Uncredited Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson (Little House on the Prairie), Nancy Culp (Beverly Hillbillies), Lee Meriweather (Barnaby Jones), Robert Mandan, Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley), Todd Bridges (Diff'rent Strokes), George Pepperd (The A-Team), Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams), Buddy ???, Dana Plato (Diff'rent Strokes), Antonio Fargas (Starsky & Hutch), Johnny Ray, Barbara Lewis, Vic Tayback (from Alice), Jo Anne Pflug, Richard Paul, ??? Gilford, Peter Loupen, Dr. ???, Andrew Prime?, Mr. French, Madelyn Rue, Peter Marshall, Jackie Joseph, Jo Anne Worley, Tina Louise (Gilligan's Island), Michael Cole, Ruth Buzzi (Laugh-In), Susan Richardson, Dick Van Patten (Eight is Enough), Adam Rich (Eight is Enough), Brett Sommers, Vivian Lane, Dody Goodman, Earl Holliman (President of "Actors and Others for Animals")

References: See Part I in #301. Fun Fact:

  • This episode originally aired in a two-hour block.
Mistakes:
  • When we see the front shot of Ponch and Jon just before they chase the anti-tailgaters for the first time in Part II, there's no bridge behind them...but there is in all the other shots.
Notes: When 301 and 302 are shown together in just an hour and a half, some scenes are cut.

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