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CHiPs

Are you team Ponch or team John?

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by Anonymousreply 9205/25/2020

that program is so old I thought this thread was about potato chips.

by Anonymousreply 105/21/2020

Their bulges are timeless.

by Anonymousreply 205/21/2020

funny now that i'm older i'm more team JON.... estrada was "obvious" in his looks and sexiness, and looking back now decades later, he comes across as a raging exhibitionist, narcissist, and cheesy and hammy! looking back as well, i realize that Jon larry wilcox was the quiet sexy one who had pretty blue eyes and who also had great hair i might add! and was a REAL marine too! he was the REAL deal...

neither one though had THAT great of a body, even though estrada tried to show it off all the time... after wilcox left the show, his ego got even bigger, and whether it was him or the creators, having him mistaken for a male stripper and pondering if he should go into that, becoming a disco singer, modeling shirtless for a jeans commercial and so on and so on, looking back now it's like "geez, how much ego does estrada have to have to be okay with all this over the top fawning over him and his character!"?... i would be embarrassed if i was him, but without wilcox and the newbie tom reilly, i think estrada thought oh good 100% attention on me and my character!

by Anonymousreply 305/21/2020

Well tussled hair.

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by Anonymousreply 405/21/2020

It's JON, you fat whore!

by Anonymousreply 505/21/2020

Wasn't Eric Estrada the first Latino to star in his own TV show? Or was that Freddie Prinze Sr?

by Anonymousreply 605/21/2020

Hangin' with the Boss.

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by Anonymousreply 705/21/2020

I don't know who that old guy is, R7, but I suspect he has some fine looking sons.

by Anonymousreply 805/21/2020

John was effortlessly sexy. Ponch tried TOO hard.

by Anonymousreply 905/21/2020

Every episode ended with a freeze frame of the cast laughing at a stupid joke.

by Anonymousreply 1005/21/2020

I remember Ponch in a red speedo

by Anonymousreply 1105/21/2020

R11, he owned many Speedos.

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by Anonymousreply 1205/21/2020

Does anybody remember a CHiPs / Emergency cross-over episode? I have a vague recollection of that.

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by Anonymousreply 1305/21/2020

Team Jon. Ponch has a stank sleeve.

by Anonymousreply 1405/21/2020

I’m team Paunch.

by Anonymousreply 1505/21/2020

Team Jon - Larry was way sexier and had a more muscular body.

by Anonymousreply 1605/21/2020

I realized I loved Hispanic men thanks to Ponch, 40 years later, nothing has changed. Except now I have a husband who looks like him.

by Anonymousreply 1705/21/2020

All about Sgt. Getraer. Even as an 8 yo gayling it was all about the sexy grey sideburns and that bulge for me.

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by Anonymousreply 1805/21/2020

I wonder how big Ponch’s chorizo is?

by Anonymousreply 1905/21/2020

Was Wilcox ever shirtless? I always liked him.

by Anonymousreply 2005/21/2020

Where the option of "that other gal"?

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by Anonymousreply 2105/21/2020

No one filled out tight light blue polyester more bulge-tastically than Erik Estrada.

by Anonymousreply 2205/21/2020

Here they are busting a perp.

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by Anonymousreply 2305/21/2020

My favorite thing about the show was how it would often start with some ridiculous highway disaster. For example, some kid would be flying a kite too close to the freeway or highway (for whatever reason0, and the kite would fall on a windshield of a car, and that would lead to a seventeen car and truck pileup. Miraculously, NO ONE would be killed--all Ponch and Jon really had to do was to get everyone back moving again.

by Anonymousreply 2405/21/2020

R21, Kaitlyn seems different, somehow.

by Anonymousreply 2505/21/2020

R13- EMERGENCY! went off the air in the spring of 1977. CHIP's premiered in the fall of 1977. I don't see how they could overlap.

by Anonymousreply 2605/21/2020

What R3 said. What's Larry Wilcox doing now?

by Anonymousreply 2705/21/2020

What I should’ve said is I wonder how big Ponch’s longaniza is? Since he is Puerto Rican!

by Anonymousreply 2805/21/2020

I disagree that Erik Estrada's body was not that good: remember, this was before the AIDS crisis made every gay man try to get a body like his at the gym (because the ideal was to be incredibly muscular so your body looked like impregnable armor), and so Estrada's really stood out in the time period.

by Anonymousreply 2905/21/2020

I thought Randolph Mantooth was far more attractive than either Larry Wilcox or chunky Eric Estrada.

by Anonymousreply 3005/21/2020

I thought Erik Estrada was Puerto Rican in rela life, but Ponch was supposed to be Italian-American.

by Anonymousreply 3105/21/2020

Randolph Mantooth is a stupid made-up name.

by Anonymousreply 3205/21/2020

R30 Iused to think that name, Randolph Mantooth, was hilarious when I was a kid! I used to think he would get teased by everybody for such a funny name!

by Anonymousreply 3305/21/2020

They obviously used some sort of skin lightening on Estrada back then. He was hot as blazes in those days. Now he looks like a migrant farm worker.

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by Anonymousreply 3405/21/2020

Oops

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by Anonymousreply 3505/21/2020

Erik Estrada aged poorly. Ponch got paunchy.

by Anonymousreply 3605/21/2020

A Martinez was the king of the Latin bulge.

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by Anonymousreply 3705/21/2020

I always thought A Martinez looked like a living bobblehead. And what is with having just a letter as your first name?

by Anonymousreply 3805/21/2020

Here’s Eric and Farah faucet!

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by Anonymousreply 3905/21/2020

R34 R35, Father Time, you can be such a harsh parent.

by Anonymousreply 4005/21/2020

R24 - like the time that Leif Garret, playing a teen idol who was overworked, was in the back of a limo that crashed. I remember being confused for years - they said he survived because his body was “so tired” when he got in the accident. For years, I thought being tired would help save you in a car accident.

by Anonymousreply 4105/21/2020

R26, it looks like your TV Guide collection has finally come in handy!

by Anonymousreply 4205/21/2020

R41: It's a wonder we can even think at all from watching all that TV.

I used to think that Leif Garrett and Mrs. Garrett from the Facts of Life somehow had to be related, because those were the only two people named Garrett that I knew in the whole world.

by Anonymousreply 4305/21/2020

Can’t I have both?!

by Anonymousreply 4405/21/2020

R33-That was his birth name. He didn't change it for show biz.

by Anonymousreply 4505/21/2020

Erik in the 70s. Larry now, as the country is more right-wing and conservative these days.

by Anonymousreply 4605/21/2020

I was a wee kid when Chips was on originally, but Chris' father Robert Pine was very good looking then, and this little gayling had a thing for Officer Barickza played by Brodie Greer. Damn he was hot.

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by Anonymousreply 4705/21/2020

Brodie with Robert and another hot cop. Mmmm, baby!

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by Anonymousreply 4805/21/2020

i would daddy pine in his prime over his son anyday!....

daddy pine and his baby blues was so so handsome especially EVEN BEFORE his "chips" days when he appeared in movies and tv show and the use of technicolor film and the pancake makeup used at the time made him even more pretty....

gotta love some gorgeous pretty boy bruce penhall and his "older brother" tom reilly.. 2 gorgeous blue eyed blond california beauties they both were..

interesting though in that all the men (except for grossman and the little odd mechanic doctor guy) were served up as sexy men, but NONE Of them ever had a real hot sex scene or homoerotic alone scenes! i guess because it was still technically a family show?... course we did get to see some sexy stuff over the years, but nothing blatant with any of the girlfriends jon, ponch and the others ever hooked up with?...

by Anonymousreply 4905/21/2020

[quote] pretty boy bruce penhall and his "older brother" tom reilly.. 2 gorgeous blue eyed blond california beauties they both were..

Penhall came from a very wealthy family. His parents were hard core Orange County Republicans. They were killed when Penhall was in his teens. Penhall's son was killed by a drunk driver. A financially privileged life, but with lots of personal tragedy.

Reilly wasn't Californian. He was an army brat born and raised in the midwest and New Jersey. He lives in northern California now, probably sitting around remembering the good old days when he was a college jock.

by Anonymousreply 5005/22/2020

Baka OP, we already had this thread.

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by Anonymousreply 5105/22/2020

[Penhall came from a very wealthy family.]

Photo, left to right: Bruce Penhall, DL favorite Sarah Jessica Parker, beautiful cum dump Timothy Patrick Murphy (who died of AIDS), and Danielle Brisbois.

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by Anonymousreply 5205/22/2020

R50.. i didn't mean that penhall and reilly WERE californians, i mean they represented that blond blue eyed californian "look"... interesting info about penhall who did star in a couple of those racy babes and hunks b level soft porn mixed with action movies of Andy Sidaris, as did erik estrada i might add, interesting career circle of the two..

by Anonymousreply 5305/22/2020

[quote] His parents were hard core Orange County Republicans.

When someone has a conservative in their family, why do certain DLers always make a point to mention it? It's like when you talk to a German, and they always make sure to let you know if a certain person is Jewish. It's creepy.

by Anonymousreply 5405/22/2020

R54 wears a MAGA hat.

by Anonymousreply 5505/22/2020

R55, better that than having my head 3 feet up Elizabeth Warren's twat.

by Anonymousreply 5605/22/2020

As a12 year old beginning to obsessively masturbate Erik was one of my regulars. I had no interest in Wilcox; I rarely like blonds. Randolph Mantooth is of mixed European and Native American, which is the origin of his surname. I also jerked to him.

by Anonymousreply 5705/22/2020

Kiss them for me.

by Anonymousreply 5805/22/2020

Team Ponch

by Anonymousreply 5905/22/2020

When Estrada had a contract dispute, they replaced him with Caitlyn who played "Officer Steve McLeish" for a half dozen episodes during the 1981 season.

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by Anonymousreply 6005/22/2020

All three were quite hot in and out of uniform. Does anyone remember the CHIPS/Three's Company crossover episode where Jon and Ponch meet Jack at the bathhouse?

by Anonymousreply 6105/22/2020

Another vote for the Sarge. So sexy in his uniform. Much handsomer than his well calculated son Chris.

by Anonymousreply 6205/22/2020

After Wilcox left, one of his replacements was cutie Bruce Penhall, .who played "Officer Bruce Nelson."

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by Anonymousreply 6305/22/2020

After Alex Wilcox left, they still continued. It was a failed mission.

They were trying to keep California's State Highways safe.

they failed

by Anonymousreply 6405/22/2020

R39, I must have sex with you now. Immediatly.

There is no arguing with it.

by Anonymousreply 6505/22/2020

Lick the head Michelle

by Anonymousreply 6605/22/2020

Only one time.

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by Anonymousreply 6705/22/2020

The other replacement was Ted Reilly as "Officer Bobby Nelson." Then, they brought Penhall in at R64 as his younger brother.

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by Anonymousreply 6805/22/2020

[quote] neither one though had THAT great of a body, even though estrada tried to show it off all the time... after wilcox left the show, his ego got even bigger, and whether it was him or the creators, having him mistaken for a male stripper and pondering if he should go into that, becoming a disco singer, modeling shirtless for a jeans commercial and so on and so on, looking back now it's like "geez, how much ego does estrada have to have to be okay with all this over the top fawning over him and his character!"?... i would be embarrassed if i was him, but without wilcox and the newbie tom reilly, i think estrada thought oh good 100% attention on me and my character!

Estrada was the star. He didn’t write the scripts. Wilcox was supposed to sing, in the episode where Estrada sang Celebration. He backed out and Estrada sang (terribly). Estrada became the star and therefore the writers gave him more attention.

[quote] Erik Estrada aged poorly. Ponch got paunchy.

Estrada didn’t age poorly. The man is 71. He aged averagely.

[quote] They obviously used some sort of skin lightening on Estrada back then. He was hot as blazes in those days. Now he looks like a migrant farm worker.

Just like your skin tans so does his. Just like your skin appears differently, depending on the lighting, so does his.

by Anonymousreply 6905/22/2020

They have knowlege.

by Anonymousreply 7005/22/2020

[quote] neither one though had THAT great of a body, even though estrada tried to show it off all the time... after wilcox left the show, his ego got even bigger, and whether it was him or the creators, having him mistaken for a male stripper and pondering if he should go into that, becoming a disco singer, modeling shirtless for a jeans commercial and so on and so on, looking back now it's like "geez, how much ego does estrada have to have to be okay with all this over the top fawning over him and his character!"?... i would be embarrassed if i was him, but without wilcox and the newbie tom reilly, i think estrada thought oh good 100% attention on me and my character!

Estrada was the star. He didn’t write the scripts. Wilcox was supposed to sing, in the episode where Estrada sang Celebration. He backed out and Estrada sang (terribly). Estrada became the star and therefore the writers gave him more attention.

[quote] Erik Estrada aged poorly. Ponch got paunchy.

Estrada didn’t age poorly. The man is 71. He aged averagely.

[quote] They obviously used some sort of skin lightening on Estrada back then. He was hot as blazes in those days. Now he looks like a migrant farm worker.

Just like your skin tans so does his. Just like your skin appears differently, depending on the lighting, so does his.

by Anonymousreply 7105/22/2020

R69, do you think boys have knowledge?

by Anonymousreply 7205/22/2020

Smart, sweet, boys like us?

by Anonymousreply 7305/22/2020

What is your favorite REM song?

Mine is Believe.

by Anonymousreply 7405/22/2020

The creatures jumped the barricades.

by Anonymousreply 7505/22/2020
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by Anonymousreply 7605/22/2020

Robert Pine has terrible skin.

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by Anonymousreply 7705/22/2020

R76. I'm not gay, but can I suck your dick?

by Anonymousreply 7805/23/2020

R69.. but as THEE star of the show, i'm sure estrada had some power and some say so in the scripts and what he would or wouldn't do.. no, he went along with the over the top looking back now NAUSEATING scripts of him and his character of narcissism, exhibitionism and ego...

by Anonymousreply 7905/23/2020

They're both Deplorables now.

by Anonymousreply 8005/23/2020

Loved Estrada until I saw him, and his anger management issues, on Battle of the Network Stars.

by Anonymousreply 8105/23/2020

I never much liked the show. It was always on against another show I usually watched. I remember checking it out, though, when a lot of kids on playground talked about how great it was. I agree with R3. I thought it was a nauseating ego-fest for Erik Estrada. I never understood his appeal. I preferred Larry Wilcox as the more humble, subtle guy. Of course, that's the type of personality I go for in guys, so no surprise I preferred Jon over Ponch.

by Anonymousreply 8205/23/2020

[quote] [R69].. but as THEE star of the show, i'm sure estrada had some power and some say so in the scripts and what he would or wouldn't do.. no, he went along with the over the top looking back now NAUSEATING scripts of him and his character of narcissism, exhibitionism and ego...

[quote] I agree with [R3]. I thought it was a nauseating ego-fest for Erik Estrada. I never understood his appeal. I preferred Larry Wilcox as the more humble, subtle guy. Of course, that's the type of personality I go for in guys, so no surprise I preferred Jon over Ponch.

The show struggled at first. Estrada’s appeal made it a success. The writers gave the audience more. Why wouldn’t writers write more of what actually works. And I doubt that the network gave them much of a choice. None of this is unusual.

by Anonymousreply 8305/23/2020

R83.. perhaps, still (not being a actor) i can't imagine the monumental EGO in the various episodes that was still regardless if they were "giving the audience what they wanted" over the top nauseating of his character! i mean really (oh look, he's a male stripper lookalike! oh look, he can' also be a disco singer and dancer when he's not at work! oh look, he's so hot, he can be a shirtless jeans model! and on and on and on...

by Anonymousreply 8405/23/2020

I remember an episode of some usual freeway pile-up where a typical interchangeable pretty girl was hanging by her seatbelt in her overturned car. What does Officer Ponch do? Ask her out on a date of course! What better way to pass the time till help arriives?

by Anonymousreply 8505/23/2020

I remember an episode when Charly McClain was a guest and she sang this song. Ponch and Bobby got into a bar fight at the Palomino Club in North Hollywood.

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by Anonymousreply 8605/23/2020

Looking back , to me I see CHips as the replacement show for EMERGENCY! Although I was NEVER hot in the pants for either Larry Wilcox or Erik Estrada.

Randolph Mantooth was my favorite on EMERGENCY! I also had a crush/attraction to Dr Joe Early and Dr. Brackett.

by Anonymousreply 8705/24/2020

Am I right in remembering Julie London as a tough old dame?

by Anonymousreply 8805/24/2020

R88, her character's name was "Dixie". Can you imagine the outrage that would ensue if a TV show had a character named Dixie now-a-days.

by Anonymousreply 8905/24/2020

I think my taste in men was set in stone when I was a GAYLING in the 1970's. All the men on EMERGENCY! had slim, natural bodies. No one was FAT or muscular. To this day that is my taste in men. Slim with a natural body.

by Anonymousreply 9005/24/2020

[quote] I remember an episode of some usual freeway pile-up where a typical interchangeable pretty girl was hanging by her seatbelt in her overturned car. What does Officer Ponch do? Ask her out on a date of course! What better way to pass the time till help arriives?

Yeah that never happened. I tune in to CHiPs regularly on the Charge network. There’s a parade of women and lots of car accidents. But I don’t recall any episode where he asked an accident victim out at the scene of an accident. There’s one particular episode where John is almost in trouble because someone (who looks like him) is impersonating an officer. The impersonator is also hitting on women. Ponch and John are both always meeting women. The love of Ponch’s life was a school teacher he met at a MADD meeting. She then had him come speak to her class. They eventually got engaged, had a falling out and eventually reconciled. Unfortunately she was tragically struck down by a drunk driver while attempting to save her dog and right in front of Ponch.

by Anonymousreply 9105/24/2020

I KNOW WHAT I SAW, R91

by Anonymousreply 9205/25/2020
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