Episode Guide: Season 6: Something Special
606 - Something Special

Original Airdate: 21-Nov-1982

Plot: After an egg truck overturns, Grossie buys them for a penny each. Meanwhile, Ponch and Bobby discover one of Bobby's old friends, Shake, doing stunts in the road. Shortly, Ponch is at the track helping a kid train for the Special Olympics. Later, a laid off auto worker is out ramming small imported cars. Meanwhile, back at Central, Grossie is serving egg created cream-puffs. That afternoon, Ponch is back helping kids train for the Special Olympics. Meanwhile, the Nelsons learn that Shake is planning to jump an airplane. The next day, Ponch and Bobby respond to a call about a guy destroying cars. He gets away but Bobby got the license number. Later, when a Special Olympian hears his dad talk about him, he runs away. At lunch, the CHP discusses how to do a perfect bike jump. Out on the streets, Bobby spots the runaway Olympian in a "spillway". Nicky jumps in just before the water is released. Ponch jumps in, lifts him out, and gets lifted out by Bobby just in time. Later, Shake makes his airplane jump while the event is narrated by Stu Nahan. But wait! The show's not over yet! After the commercial, the laid off car wrecker is at it again. When he threatens to blow up the car parts warehouse, Officer Linahan saves the day. After hte next commercial, there's still more! Ponch (and some other CHP) are at the Special Olympics competition. Nicky doesn't come in first, but he's a champion and shares a tender moment with his dad. That night at Shake's celebration party, the hostess presents deviled eggs. Everyone is disgusted (except Grossie).

Guest Stars: Robbie Knievel (as Shake), Stu Nahan, Bruce Penhall (as Bruce Nelson), Charles Napier (Alfred from "Batman" as Klane), Virginia Kiser (as Mrs. Grieve), Bert Kramer (as Mr. Grieve), Janet Raney (as Marla), Lila Waters (as Betty), Ricky Wittmann (as Nicky), Robert Beecher (as Farmer), Guylaine Moquin-Sanford (as Chef)
Written by: Pamela Ryan & Beverly Bloomberg
Directed by: Chuck Bail
A Special Thanks To The Children Of The Special Olympics


  • When the call comes in about Nicky having run away, the dispatcher says he's wearing a red T-shirt. His T-shirt is white and the shirt over that is a red and white plaid.
  • After they pull Nicky out of the water and his parents arrive, notice the car stopped up on the road. It wasn't there before. Film crew's maybe?
  • During the crowd shots before Shake's airplane jump, it seems that the crowd shown is at an airshow and not at Shake's jump.
  • When Nicky was running in the sprint at the end of the show, they have him wearing a white T-shirt. In a closeup, he's wearing a red shirt.

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