Silent Partner

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Silent Partner
Episode # 519
Air Date February 28, 1982
Briefing  ?
Title screen

Brief Plot

A couple of auto thieves steal a Cadillac from a guy who gives chase. After an accident where Grossman gets injured, Jon pulls the guy out of his car because he thinks he's drunk. Luckily, Bonnie steps in to tell Jon that he's deaf. The guy wants to make a complaint against Jon. Ponch asks out his adopted daughter.


Guest Stars




Fun Facts

The Pacific Federal building, demolished around 1997
  • Royce D. Applegate (DeWayne) previously appeared as Roger in Ponch's Angels in season 4.
  • DeWayne steals the Nissan from opposite the Chinese Theatre. He dumps it nearby in the car park of (what is now) the Liberty Hotel. The car park, the Pacific Federal building, and a couple of the roads seen in this episode have now been subsumed by the Hollywood and Highland shopping center.
  • The garage that repaired the Edsel was across the road from Rafi Automotive in Culver City. Rafi Automotive is now listed a block away and a business called Jack's Automotive is in its place. View in Google Maps
  • The final chase ends up at the San Fernando Valley Generating Station. It also appeared at the end of the Dukes of Hazzard episode 'Close Call for Daisy'. View in Google Maps


  • When Grossman sees the chase go by, he has to walk to his bike and get his helmet on, yet he joins the chase only about 100 yards back.

Preceded by:
"In the Best of Families"
Silent Partner
Followed by:
"Flare Up"