Frank Poncherello

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Francis Llewellyn Poncherello
Actor Erik Estrada
Appears in Seasons 1 through 6 (1977 - 1983)
Call Numbers 7 Mary 4 / 7 Mary 6 in Season 6 / 79 Mary 4 in 1999
Badge Number B600<ref name="Ep323">Episode 323: "Nightingale"</ref><ref name="Ep321">Episode 321: "The Strippers"</ref>
Ponch entering the break room with a broken pinky finger as seen in "Down Time"
Frank Poncherello in "the pilot episode"

Francis Llewellyn Poncherello<ref name="Ep105">Episode 105: "Career Day"</ref><ref name="Ep106">Episode 106: "Baby Food"</ref><ref name="Ep218" /> (aka "Ponch") is a graduate of Lehigh Polytechnical High School where he set the school's all time record for visits to the principal's office.<ref name="Ep105" /> His mother is named Maria, and he has brothers named Robert and Martin in Chicago.<ref name="Ep218">Episode 218: "Rally 'Round the Bank"</ref> His sister, Patti, lives in New York.<ref name="Ep513">Episode 513: "Breaking Point"</ref> Robert and Martin both work for his father in Chicago.<ref name="Ep218" /> He also has an uncle Henry.<ref name="Ep106" /> He used to get bullied, and beaten up a lot by Andy Macedon who was a couple years older than him.<ref name="Ep416">Episode 416: "Karate"</ref> He would later meet up a former colleague by the name of Tom Cory, Sr. who was once busted in late 1975.<ref name="Ep524">Episode 524: "Ice Cream Man"</ref>

Ponch's newly rebuilt Firebird can be seen once again on fire after being flipped over as seen in "Down Time"
Ponch is actually escorting passenger Mary Barnes to Jon's Rodeo as seen in "High Explosive"

Shortly before joining the CHP, Ponch worked in a garage as a mechanic. The first time Ponch had met Officer Jon Baker while deciding to ride his dirt bike without a motorcycle helmet, and jumping over a CHP patrol car. After a little police pursuit he had finally wiped out, and getting caught by Jon who now decides to give him the full speech about not wearing a motorcycle helmet. Ponch had met Jon once again for the second time while deciding to cruise around in a 1964 Chevrolet Impala with the members of the gang called Clono Condoris, and deciding to drink alcohol and litter on street eventually get pull car by a patrol. Ponch now finally gets out of the car, and decides to lie about Jon being his cousin. While Ponch was dirt biking out in field one day with his new best friend Jon, while putting the bikes back up on the truck, and finally handed an application by his friend that had convinced him to join the CHP.<ref name="Ep122">Episode 122: "Flashback!"</ref>

Ponch having a conversation with Bones while working his car as seen in "Destruction Derby"
Ponch now upset at both Jon and Getraer over his Firebird being recently totaled as seen in "Destruction Derby"

He was commissioned in the late summer of 1975 as an officer of the law.<ref name="Ep101">Episode 101: "Pilot"</ref><ref name="Ep115">Episode 115: "Surf's Up"</ref> <ref name="Ep122" /> He started out in a patrol car before completing motor school and becoming a motorcycle officer.<ref name="Ep122" /> A year and a half into his law enforcement career, he was put on probation and, as a result, assigned as a partner to Jon Baker. When he accidentally directed the relative of the captain into a ditch just as his probation was about to end, he was given another six months of probation.<ref name="Ep101" /> Not long after the second probationary period ended, he was temporarily assigned to partner with a rookie officer Brent Delaney for a couple weeks.<ref name="Ep122"/> He was temporarily assigned to partner with a female motor officer named Melanie Mitchell for a couple of weeks<ref name="Ep414">Episode 414: "Ponch's Angels"</ref><ref name="Ep415">Episode 415: "Ponch's Angels, Part II"</ref> He was temporarily assigned to partner with rookie officer T.C. Hunsacker while Jon was in the hospital.<ref name="Ep417">Episode 417: "New Guy in Town"</ref> He was temporarily assigned to partner with rookie officer Steve McLeish along with Jon for a few weeks.<ref name="Ep510">Episode 510: "Fast Money"</ref> In late 1982, he finally recieves a new partner by the name of Bobby Nelson<ref name="Ep601">Episode 601: "Meet the New Guy"</ref>, and until Bobby's younger brother Bruce Nelson becomes his partner later on in early 1983.<ref name="Ep620">Episode 620: "Fast Company"</ref>

Ponch’s newly rebuilt Firebird as seen in "Down Time"
Ponch now showing off with Baricza and Jon as seen in "Down Time"

For two years, Ponch lived in a motor home in a trailer park.<ref name="Ep103">Episode 103: "Dog Gone"</ref> He used to drive his motor home around as personal transportation.<ref name="Ep104">Episode 104: "Moving Violation"</ref><ref name="Ep106" /><ref name="Ep107">Episode 107: "Taking Its Toll"</ref> He once had to move in with Jon temporarily while his motor home generator was being fixed at Mike Auto Repair.<ref name="Ep113">Episode 113: "One Two Many"</ref> He eventually sold it back to the dealer for $2,625, and after his first apartment at The Tides and Waters Edge at Marina Harbor for $250 a month was flooded by a water bed from the floor above. He agree finally into move to another apartment temporarily for $500 month rent near the marina, and ended taking it permenantly after meeting his beautiful sexy blonde new neighbor from the floor above. He had originally planned on buying new furniture, a combination hi5 stereo which includes a cassette, 8 track, record player, and a brand new car with the money. He had finally had a home warming party where Dave growls at Getraer.<ref name="Ep203">Episode 203: "Family Crisis"</ref> He had finally brought up Fay to an empty apartment with no furniture, and seen Jon grilling out on his patio.<ref name="Ep209">Episode 209: "The Sheik"</ref> He finally had rented furniture temporarily when his mom was coming to visit, and had miner bird as a pet.<ref name="Ep218" /> He had finally bought furniture.<ref name="Ep307">Episode 307: "Hot Wheels"</ref> He had been to have dinner parties.<ref name="Ep320">Episode 320: "Tow Truck Lady"</ref><ref name="Ep402">Episode 402: "Sick Leave"</ref><ref name="Ep409">Episode 409: "Crash Course"</ref><ref name="Ep413">Episode 413: "Sharks"</ref> After Melanie had accidentally ripped her pants he volunteered to take her back to his apartment to change then was caught by both his new girlfriend Jennifer and Grossie, and later decided to have a pool party during that same week.<ref name="Ep414" /> He once had Steve help him fix the shower in the bathroom.<ref name="Ep510" /> He once had talk about auto theft with Carol Sweeney, and her Father in his living room.<ref name="Ep517">Episode 517: "Alarmed"</ref> He did have a cocktail party.<ref name="Ep521" />

Ponch and Kim getting closer to each other as seen in "Down Time"
Ponch is actually putting out the fire on his feature Firebird as seen in "Neighborhood Watch"

Ponch had finally bought a burned out Trans Am for $83 from a disgruntled owner who had started it on fire during a little disbute over impounding the car, and winning the bidding war against a tow truck driver.<ref name="Ep205">Episode 205: "Neighborhood Watch"</ref> He had finally began starting to restore the car along with Jon and his friend Kim, and managing to get it running.<ref name="Ep207">Episode 207: "High Flyer"</ref> He once received a brand new 1978 Mercedes 450 SL R107 as a gift from Barney while still restoring the car, and later decided to returned it because it's considered a bribe.<ref name="Ep210" /> He had finally drove it by chaffuering a recently injured young black woman named Mary Barnes to Jon's rodeo.<ref name="Ep212">Episode 212: "High Explosive"</ref> The first time that he had finally finished completing a restoration it was repainted valencia gold with a trans am bird decal on the hood, also the car was stolen by Melodie Fisher and her best friend Brandy, and four days later was flip over while going airboune by his very strange new neighbor Kim Balford.<ref name="Ep213">Episode 213: "Down Time"</ref> While doing another complete restoration when a rich billionaire named Arthur Forbinger offered to buy him a brand new car, and he turn it down because of bribery.<ref name="Ep216">Episode 216: "Pressure Point"</ref> After completing a partial restoration by finally replacing the roof which included a new set of Cragar S/S, and reupholstering the interior in white when he decide to take Jon with him to go pick up his mother at the Los Angeles International Airport, and surprised her by showing it all burnt out.<ref name="Ep218" /> He had finally completed another restoration after repainting the car same color, and had to escape completely naked after taking a shower at Robbie Davis's apartment in order to get away from her father Charlie Davis.<ref name="Ep219">Episode 219: "Bio-Rhythms"</ref> He drove around with Joan Ramirez a young school teacher as passenger while looking for Danny a recently suspended troubled student, and keeping the student out of trouble by having him join the CHP BMX Team.<ref name="Ep221">Episode 221: "CHP BMX"</ref> After having another Trans Am bird decal put back on hood, and was flipped over by Jon entering the demolition derby trying to stop Bones Bateman.<ref name="Ep312">Episode 312: "Destruction Derby"</ref> He finally had a complete restoration of the car in an auto body shop then a few months later the rims were damaged along with both the mirrors including the right and left front and rear fenders flares getting broken off after being side swiped by a Hollywood tour bus being driven by the punk rock group known as The Bus Boys while they were robbing it, and force to drive on two drivers side wheels after going off a ramp for a few minutes finally coming back down damaging the suspension inside frame.<ref name="Ep322">Episode 322: "Thrill Show"</ref> After he had finally finished repairing the side swipe, which includes replacing the mirrors, right and left front and rear fender flares, the front spoiler, BF Goodrich Radial TA tires, a new set of American Racing Ansen Sprints, suspension in the frame, and repainting the car the exact same color, and giving Jon a ride to the hospital to meet Andy Stratowski a CHP officer who is dying of cancer because of a large tumor in his brain.<ref name="Ep402" /> The valet pull it front of the S.S. Princess Louise so that he can drive his date Paula back to the construction site then later follows a van full of thieves, and the next day while following the same van to the construction site to make a bust which turns into a little police chase with one of the drivers while trying to steal the forklift finally ending by damaging the drivers side mirror along with door and left rear fender while punching a hole all the way through passengers door along with the right rear fender.<ref name="Ep410">Episode 410: "Forty Tons of Trouble"</ref> After CHP had finally agreed to paid to have both the drivers door and passengers door along with both rear fenders replaced, right and left front and rear fender flares, a new set of American Racing Hurricanes, and agreeing to drive Jon home from theirs dates with Pam and Kathie.<ref name="Ep411">Episode 411: "11-99: Officer Needs Help"</ref> Both Melanie and him had parked their motorcycles right next to it.<ref name="Ep414" /> He almost had his new set of rims stolen along with a CB Radio, and was later pulled over during a little police chase while showing Jon around his old neighborhood by Local LAPD Motor Officer.<ref name="Ep416" /> He later received a bomb inside the engine compartment from an explosives expert named Martin Beck while attending Bonnie's barbecue on Saturday night with his date Karen, and after the party was over his life was saved by T.C. Hunsacker who had spotted that the bomb was inside his engine compartment because there was two wires left on the ground by telling him not to start his car. After T.C. had safely removed the first bomb from his engine compartment a week later he had drove Jon to the bowling alley, and had received another bomb inside his engine compartmet. While leaving the bowling alley his car had started on fire after the bomb had exploded out in the parking lot.<ref name="Ep417" /> After having it completely restore once again, and he later used in back of a roadblock at the Queen Mary to stop a hungarian motorcycle star named Janos who tried to steal a limo along with Jon's truck in the front.<ref name="Ep501">Episode 501: "Suicide Stunt"</ref> He later drove Jon to Steve's new place.<ref name="Ep510" /> He can later be seen washing it.<ref name="Ep513" /> He drove it down the main drag in his old neighborhood to Rudy's garage.<ref name="Ep514">Episode 514: "Tiger in the Streets"</ref> He later drove Jon to their favorite cowboy actor which is actually Wayne Cato to have dinner at a rented house.<ref name="Ep515">Episode 515: "Bright Flashes"</ref> The left fender flare had got broken off during a police chase with Billy Rogers, and he later drove Rosa Aguila home after their date at The House Restaurant.<ref name="Ep522">Episode 522: "A Threat of War"</ref> He had stop rescue his friend Nettie who had spotted the two criminals which had started a police chase, and had avoid getting his right fender flare had gotten broken off.<ref name="Ep525">Episode 525: "Overload"</ref> After he had finally finished replacing left fender flare along with the front spolier inlcuding a new paint job which would turn out to be the last time, and while visiting an abused kid in the hospital the evil stepfather runs out stealing it starting a little police chase which finally ends after driving off a camper going airbourne by flipping over on to parked Citroen causing it to finally be totaled.<ref name="Ep610">Episode 610: "Fallout"</ref> After his favorite old Trans Am was finally totaled then sold for scrap he decided to go out, and buy a beautiful brand new 1982 Trans Am in Blue Metallic.<ref name="Ep603">Episode 603: "The Spaceman Made Me Do It"</ref> He later drove Bobby home in it.<ref name="Ep604">Episode 604: "Rock Devil Rock"</ref> He can later be seen racing it.<ref name="Ep609">Episode 609: "Return to Death's Door"</ref> He can be seen driving it.<ref name="Ep617">Episode 617: "Brat Patrol"</ref>

Ponch is now calming down with Jon in the office as seen in "Down Time"
Ponch's brand new 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am as seen in "Return To Death's Door"

Ponch's Free Time: In his free time he does enjoy watching favorite soap opera which is actually The Troubled World.<ref name="Ep106" /><ref name="Ep111">Episode 111: "Name Your Price"</ref><ref name="Ep112">Episode 112: "Aweigh We Go"</ref> Ponch is also a fan of the game show Name Your Price and even appeared as a contestant.<ref name="Ep111" /> One Sunday afternoon Ponch did enjoy the annual Joie Chitwood Stunt Show while at Ascot Park, and later agree to watch Bonnie perform stunts during a practice trail the next day.<ref name="Ep322" /> Both him, Jon, Bonnie, Turner, Harlan, Grossie, and Getraer actually did enjoy watching The King Charles Troupe play at UCLA using their unicycles, stilts, and other skills.<ref name="Ep412" /> He finally got to meet his favorite country singer which is actually Jewel Burnett at The Palomino Club, and enjoyed watching her perform there that same night.<ref name="Ep509">Episode 509: "Finders Keepers"</ref> He did enjoy watching the female mud wrestling show at Chippendales in which Bonnie had found to be both vulgar and offensive.<ref name="Ep517" /> He does find male stripping at Chippendales both to be vulgar, and offensive in which Bonnie seems to enjoy from her bachelorette party. He would visit Chippendales in order to check it out at nighttime.<ref name="Ep523">Episode 523: "Trained for Trouble"</ref> He does enjoy training dogs.<ref name="Ep526" /> Later on, Ponch gained fame as "The Barcelona Man" for a jeans ad.<ref name="Ep602">Episode 602: "Tight Fit"</ref>

Ponch staking out the construction site as seen in "Forty Tons of Trouble"
Ponch's Firebird lifted up in the air after being damaged by a forklift as seen in "Forty Tons of Trouble"

Ponch's talents include: racquetball<ref name="Ep101" />, basketball<ref name="Ep102">Episode 102: "Undertow"</ref><ref name="Ep313">Episode 313: "Second Chance"</ref><ref name="Ep412">Episode 412: "Home Fires Burning"</ref>, bowler<ref name="Ep109">Episode 109: "Hustle"</ref><ref name="Ep417" />, jet-skier<ref name="Ep115" /><ref name="Ep209" /><ref name="Ep525" />, volleyball player<ref name="Ep119">Episode 119: "Crash Diet"</ref>, ultralight pilot<ref name="Ep407">Episode 407: "Satan's Angels"</ref>, tennis player<ref name="Ep312" /><ref name="Ep513" />, skate boarder<ref name="Ep205" />, street/roller hockey player, handball player<ref name="Ep219" />, student pilot<ref name="Ep207" />, singer<ref name="Ep516">Episode 516: "Battle of the Bands"</ref>, hang-glider<ref name="Ep317">Episode 317: "E.M.T."</ref>, sky-diver<ref name="Ep321">Episode 321: "The Strippers"</ref>, wind-surfer<ref name="Ep303">Episode 303: "Valley Go Home!"</ref>, waterskiier (he claims), demolition derby driver<ref name="Ep312" />, square dancer<ref name="Ep218" />, drag racer<ref name="Ep410" />, chess player<ref name="Ep521">Episode 521: "The Game of War"</ref>, motorcycle rider<ref name="Ep211">Episode 211: "Supercycle"</ref><ref name="Ep217">Episode 217: "The Matchmakers"</ref>, dirt biker<ref name="Ep122" /><ref name="Ep204">Episode 204: "Disaster Squad"</ref><ref name="Ep222">Episode 222: "Ride the Whirlwind"</ref><ref name="Ep320" />, dirt track racer<ref name="Ep312" /><ref name="Ep319">Episode 319: "Off Road"</ref>, stunt performer<ref name="Ep322" />, wheelchair racer<ref name="Ep313" />, go-cart racer<ref name="Ep401">Episode 401: "Go-Cart Terror"</ref>, disco dancer<ref name="Ep201">Episode 201: "Peaks and Valleys"</ref><ref name="Ep301">Episode 301: "Roller Disco: Part 1"</ref><ref name="Ep302">Episode 302: "Roller Disco: Part 2"</ref><ref name="Ep306">Episode 306: "Counterfeit"</ref>, sailboarder<ref name="Ep403">Episode 403: "To Your Health"</ref>, karate<ref name="Ep416" /><ref name="Ep522" />, scuba diver<ref name="Ep413" />, bicyclist<ref name="Ep405">Episode 405: "The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party"</ref><ref name="Ep406">Episode 406: "The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party (Part 2)"</ref>, weight lifter<ref name="Ep405" /><ref name="Ep406" />, unicyclist<ref name="Ep412" />, and sprint car racer.<ref name="Ep515" /> He's also an LA Rams fan.<ref name="Ep207" /> He wears a 9 1/2C bowling shoe.<ref name="Ep109" /> He is actually a black belt in karate.<ref name="Ep416" /><ref name="Ep522" />

Ponch's Firebird has it's left fender flare broken off after a little police chase last night as seen "A Threat of War"
Ponch's Firebird has both it's right and left fender flares broken off after a little side swipe as seen in "Overload"

Ponch's medical injuries include: He actually had gotten sprayed by gas truck that had actually caused him to be temporarily blinded, and ended spending one night in the hospital with a mean nurse taking away his Ding Dongs.<ref name ="Ep102" /> He actually wiped out after being thrown from his bike while trying to stop very quickly to avoid hitting the handicapped Vietnam Veterans and their male register nurse, causing him to accidentally to break his left pinky finger, and getting a total of five days of vacation time.<ref name="Ep213" /> He actually was thrown from his bike while in pursuit of a dirt bike, causing him to accidentally break his left wrist, and ending up in the hospital.<ref name="Ep307">Episode 307: "Return of the Supercycle"</ref> He has also lost his confidence after swerving to avoid a speeding car, and ends up crashing through the front door of a store then winds up with his head in a display case with shards of glass pointing at his neck.<ref name="Ep513" /> He was temporarily blinded by a laser during a robbery while racing a sprint car at ascot park, and ended going to the emergency room in order to be checked out.<ref name="Ep515" /> He had suffered first degree burns of the crotch because his bike had caught fire during a pursuit of his former colleague named Toni who had recently stolen Jon's truck.<ref name="Ep517" /> He had once accidentally breathe in chlorine gas, and was stretcher by Bonnie along with paramedics in order for ambulance to transport him to the emergency room.<ref name="Ep520" />

Ponch's Firebird going over the camper during a little police chase as seen in "Fallout"
Ponch returning the stuff Panda Bear back to Mrs. Claus and her Elf as seen in "Christmas Watch"

Ponch's leadership skills include: He had decide to show up at one of Andy's secret meetings during the night, and gave Andy an order to leave town by getting into his Cadillac. After Andy had refused the order by starting a fight, and had kicked him in the crotch. He started off by taking a beating from Andy, and had managed to turn things around by hitting Andy even harder. One of the gang members had decided to hand Andy a bō, and which he had knocked the bō out of Andy's hands. Andy gets sai while he had taken the bō. After he knocks the sai out of Andy's hands, someone tosses nunchaku to Andy. He then used a tonfa to take the nunchaku from Andy. He decides to drop the nunchaku and uses good old fashioned karate to beat the crap out of Andy.<ref name="Ep416" /> He mentions that he was once a member of the gang Clono Condoris before there was even violence, and is often called Ponchy by his ex convict friend Andy.<ref name="Ep416" /><ref name="Ep522" /> He had agree to take care of girl named Marla who was the daughter of a tow truck driver named Danny that was actually trying to steal cars on the side for extra money.<ref name="Ep320" /> He does known sign language, and often works as a translator for death people.<ref name="Ep519">Episode 519: "Silent Partner"</ref>

Ponch volunteers efforts include: He once volunteered to passed flyers for the CHP Roller Disco.<ref name="Ep301" /><ref name="Ep302" /> He had volunteered his time at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles while dating a nurse named Gloria, and had agree to help out with his friends at their yearly carnival.<ref name="Ep313" /> He had decided to take part in the CHP car wash to help the go-cart kids raise some money, and while Bonnie was actually flirting with a firefighter which causes Harlan to get angry enough to start a water fight by using his hose to spray her all soak and wet.<ref name="Ep401" /> He took part in the bucket of water challenge, and the bicycle race.<ref name="Ep405" /><ref name="Ep406" /> He had once taught a self-defense class down at the Youth Center.<ref name="Ep416" /> He was one of the first people to volunteer to take a sign language course along with her colleagues except for Jon.<ref name="Ep519" /> Both him and Jon did volunteer to ride with the canine unit of the sheriffs department.<ref name="Ep526">Episode 526: "K-9-1"</ref>

Ponch heroic efforts include: He had once rescue a women named Carol from her Volkswagen on the Harbor Freeway.<ref name="Ep101" /> He had help save the life of four year old Chris Roberts who fallen in with his dirt dike in the Los Angeles River Bend, and manage keep him from drowning to death with help of Jon holding a hose.<ref name="Ep204" /> He had manage to recused his new neighbor Kim who was part of a female car thief gang from his beautifully rebuilt Trans Am that had recently flipped over with the help of Jon.<ref name="Ep213" /> He had also rescue Sindy who was accidentally blinded by a mirror at a construction site of building a house from her rolled over patrol car.<ref name="Ep215">Episode 215: "Mait Team"</ref> He had help keep an injured girl named Keli Adams calmed until the ambulance arrived, and managed to become friends with her later during the week.<ref name="Ep313" /> He had help to save a man who had lost control of his car with the help of Bonnie using a rope, and Jon using a hang-glider getting him off the cliff.<ref name="Ep317" /> He had help save a girl named Marla from sufficating of death inside a stolen MG in a junkyard with the help Jon, Bonnie, Baricza, and the now convict tow truck driver named Danny.<ref name="Ep320" /> He had once gotten a tip from cb handle by the name of babbermouth in order to rescued Bonnie who was suffering from fatigue from her rolled over patrol car.<ref name="Ep324">Episode 324: "Dynamite Alley"</ref> He had once rescued Turner who was hit in the head after swerving to avoid a school bus, and causing him to flip his cruiser.<ref name="Ep409">Episode 409: "Crash Course"</ref> Both him and Jon along with help Bonnie, Toni and Sharon had rescue a drug traffic criminal named Rodney Cameron III from being eaten alive by a shark using a cage.<ref name="Ep413" /> Both him and Jon had responded to 11-99 call to rescue Getraer is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, and damages his right eye.<ref name="Ep421">Episode 421: "A Simple Operation"</ref> Both him, Jon, and Robbie had rescued her father Charley from his son in law Gil that was trying to get him killed at a Toxic Waste Dump.<ref name="Ep503">Episode 503: "Moonlight"</ref> Both him and Jon had rescued some elementary school students after their bus had accidentally caught fire.<ref name="Ep505">Episode 505: "Weed Wars"</ref> Both him and Jon had rescued rescue a woman and both of children before the station had exploded because of chlorine gas, and later help out a trouble teenager named Eddie by rescuing his own Grandfather.<ref name="Ep520">Episode 520: "Flare Up"</ref> Both him and Jon had rescue two victims of car accidents that were caused by war games. Both him and Jon would later rescue a process server named Darla after accidentally making a smoke bomb go off inside a van during that exact same week.<ref name="Ep521" /> He actually abandon his bike, and rode on the back of Jon in order help rescue a woman by jumping off onto the ride side of the running board by managing to climb into the window by finally stopping a red Volkswagen Beetle. Both him and Jon would later rescue their former colleague Tom, and his former boss by the name of Reno Hale.<ref name="Ep524" /> Both him and Jon would receive a congratulations from Getraer for stopping a missile launch.<ref name="Ep527">Episode 527: "Force Seven"</ref>

Ponch's favorite hangouts are Lucy's Drive In<ref name="Ep104" /><ref name="Ep210">Episode 210: "Return of the Turks"</ref><ref name="Ep323">Episode 323: "Nightingale"</ref>, and the Villa Cinzano.<ref name="Ep203" /><ref name="Ep213" />

His first favorite to enjoy eating is Tutti-frutti ice cream, and his second favorite choice to enjoy is eating strawberry ice cream.<ref name="Ep321">Episode 321: "The Strippers"</ref> His favorite choice to eat in popsicles is actually bomb pops, and his second favorite choice to eat is vanilla ice cream cones.<ref name="Ep303" /> He has been known to drink buttermilk, organic orange juice, apple juice, grape juice, coffee, and enjoys eating doughnuts.<ref name="Ep213" /> His favorite choice of food trucks at the beach are pizza, and ice cream.<ref name="Ep303" /> He actually enjoys eating pizza<ref name="Ep303" /><ref name="Ep409" />, fish sandwiches<ref name="Ep303" />, clam chowder<ref name="Ep303" />, hot dogs<ref name="Ep306" />, hamburgers<ref name="Ep213" /><ref name="Ep413" />, cheeseburgers, bratwurst, fries<ref name="Ep213" />, popsicles<ref name="Ep303" />, tacos<ref name="Ep104" /><ref name="Ep210" />, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cones<ref name="Ep303" />, and chili.<ref name="Ep526" /> His favorite snack food is Ding Dongs, and he likes to keep them in the refridgerator.<ref name="Ep101" /><ref name="Ep102" /><ref name="Ep108">Episode 108: "Green Thumb Burglar"</ref><ref name="Ep113" /> He claims to make "a mean potato salad."<ref name="Ep106"/> He often takes to work a sandwich which Harlan calls a "Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothy".<ref name="Ep403">Episode 403: "To Your Health"</ref> He actually likes keeping Candy in a grocery bag to put in his saddle bag for the trick or treaters.<ref name="Ep206">Episode 206: "Trick or Trick"</ref> He actually keeps junk food in a plastic bag in his saddle bag.<ref name="Ep111" /><ref name="Ep206" /> His favorite choice to eat in candy bars is Snickers.<ref name="Ep111" /> His favorite choice to eat in Pizza is actually Pepperoni.<ref name="Ep409" /> He actually enjoy cooking, and eating Chili.<ref name="Ep526" />

Ponch now decides to go to centrals auto theft division as seen in "Down Time"
Ponch meeting his future wife, Carol as seen in the pilot episode

Shortly after the sixth season, Jon Baker returned to the CHP and became Ponch's partner for another year and a half. At some point during this time, Ponch married Carol, the woman he met in a car accident in the first episode. He had a son, Frank Jr.. When his wife became ill, Ponch retired to care for his family. After her death in 1989, he became a painter for ten years to get his mind off of it and painted the Golden Gate Bridge. About 15 years after he last saw Jon, he returned to the CHP in Marin County. When Bruce Nelson was promoted to sergeant, he took a temporary transfer to Los Angeles. After playing a major part in breaking up a carjacking ring, Captain Baker and Commissioner Getraer made the transfer permanent.<ref name="CHiPs99">Episode "CHiPs" '99: "CHiPs '99"</ref>


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