Return of the Supercycle
|Return of the Supercycle|
|Air Date||October 27, 1979|
Ponch ends up in hospital when he crashes while pursuing a jewelry thief on a motorbike. Jon and Ponch think it could be Roy Yarnell, who's back in town with his own stunt show. Meanwhile, a new female officer is interested in Jon, but his colleagues think she's there to spy on them.
A red motorcycle robs a jewelery store and is immediately chased by Ponch, Jon, and Baricza. Swerving to avoid a trailer, Ponch gets knocked unconsious and ends up in the hospital (again).
After watching a clip from last year's episode, Kathy Mulligan (a visiting CHP) hits on Jon...but his mind's on the supercycle. After the briefing, he heads out to see Roy Yarnell and uncovers nothing. The red bandit hits again after the commercial. Jon, Baricza, and Mulligan chase him. He escapes over a jump ramp. Since Jon's motor needs repairs, he wants to use the supercycle but Getraer refuses.
Back on the streets, Getraer and Jon chase the red bandit into the L.A. Colosseum. He drives up the steps to the top and escapes. Upset, Joe lets Jon use the supercycle. While Jon visits Roy, we learn that it's really the mechanic who's been pulling off the robberies. Bonnie realizes that they're really plotting to steal a diamond to frame Roy. The CHP arrives just in time to scare off the red bandit. Jon chases him down and catches him thanks to the supercycke, After Kathy says her goodbyes, Jon visits Ponch.
Ponch shows a film of Jon on a dirtbike with a hang-glider attached. Jon jumps a truck on it. Then Getraer pops out to take credit for filming it. It turns out that everyone's there laughing at Jon's stunt.
- Anne Lockhart as Kathy Mulligan
- George O'Hanlon, Jr. as Roy Yarnell
- Stanley Brock as Max Beaumont
- Paul Linke as Grossman
- Lou Wagner as Harlan
- Brodie Greer as Baricza
- Michael Dorn as Turner
- Steve Eastin as Dunslay
- Del Russell as Donny Joe King
- George Caldwell as Link Burrows
- Carl Irwin as Store Owner
- Kay Howell as Nurse
- Randi Oakes as Bonnie Clark
Special Motorcycle Stunts By
- Produced by: Cy Chermak
- Written by: Richard Mittleman
- Directed by: Bruce Kessler
- Executive Consultant: Rick Rosner
- Story Editors: William D. Gordon & James Doherty
- Associate Producer: Paul Rabwin
- Developed for television by: Paul Playdon
- Music by: Alan Silvestri
- Theme by: John Parker
- Music Supervisor: Harry V. Lojewski
- Director of Photography: Robert F. Sparks
- Art Director: Les Gobruegge
- Editor: Quinnie Martin, Jr.
- Unit Production Manager: Ron Grow
- First Assistant Director: Lindsley Parsons III
- 2nd Assistant Director: Paul Chavez
- Script Supervisor: Jack Gannon
- Set Decorator: W. Joseph Kroesser
- Production Consultant: Dave McDannel
- Technical Advisor: Bill Kuethen
- Stunt Co-ordinator: Paul Nuckles
- Recorded at: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
- Sound: Ray Barons, M. Curtis Price C.A.S.
- Wardrobe Supervisor: Shelly Levine
- Makeup: Richard Cobos S.M.A., Walter Schenck
- Hairdresser: Don Lynch
- Casting: Michael O. Hanks
- Locations by: Cinemobile Systems
- With Appreciation to Glen B. Craig, Commissioner California Highway Patrol
- Motorcycles Furnished by: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
- Automobiles furnished by: Ford Motor Company
- Filmed in METROCOLOR / Titles and Opticals MGM
- Rosner Television in association with MGM Television
- The red/yellow Standard Brands Paint Co. store seen a couple of times in this episode was on the corner of Sepulveda Boulevard and Erwin Street. It's now a CVS/pharmacy. View in Google Maps
- The drive-in was the Sepulveda Drive-In Theatre, also on Erwin Street. It closed in 1989 and is now a car park. View in Google Maps
- The bank where the diamond is on display is at the intersection of Van Nuys Blvd and Haynes Street. It's now Bank of America. View in Google Maps
- When Jon gets to the bottom of the ramp at the drive-in theater, his right side pannier is loose and dragging on the ground. Moments later he drives up the ramp and the pannier is fixed. When he rolls back to Baricza and Kathy, it's loose again.
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