CHiPs (1977–1983)
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Things That Go Creep in the Night 

An investigation into an amnesiac's past is enlivened by spooky dealings at the home of an eccentric comic-book creator.


Robert Pine


Rick Rosner (creator), Barry Jacobs | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Erik Estrada ... Officer Frank Poncherello
Tom Reilly Tom Reilly ... Officer Bobby 'Hot Dog' Nelson
Robert Pine ... Sgt. Joseph Getraer
Paul Linke ... Officer Arthur Grossman
Lou Wagner ... Harlan Arliss (credit only)
Bruce Penhall ... Officer Bruce Nelson
Rich Little ... Stanley Woods
Kelly Preston ... Anna (as Kelly Palzis)
Joan Freeman ... Katherine
Tina Gayle Tina Gayle ... Officer Kathy Linahan
Royal Dano ... Coroner
Cassandra Peterson ... Elvira
Joan Welles Joan Welles ... Dr. Olssen
Vikki Sosa Vikki Sosa ... Clerk
Joel Weiss ... Wilson


An investigation into an amnesiac's past is enlivened by spooky dealings at the home of an eccentric comic-book creator.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

10 April 1983 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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First and only directorial credit for Robert Pine. See more »


In the first crash, the white pickup with tar trailer is seen crashed when the yellow car is launched over the brown ramp car, then in the following scene we see it crash and the brown ramp car stop behind the trailer. Next, in the blue Oldsmobile with the white top, the woman driver is seen with both hands on the wheel, yet in the following scene the driver has their left arm out the window holding onto the roof. Finally, the location of the ramp vehicle changes from being uphill to being downhill. See more »


References Tootsie (1982) See more »

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So Bad It's Amazingly Good
11 March 2015 | by skysportSee all my reviews

I sat down to watch this episode thinking I was going to get bored after 10 minutes and turn it off, but after 10 minutes I was complete hooked. I couldn't stop watching! This might be one of the most ludicrous and bizarre episode in the history of TV, and of course that makes it "must see TV".

Everything and the kitchen sink is in this episode. It's so "out there" that it really is hard to describe, you really do have to see it. Just when you think it can't get any more weird it gets more weird. Just when you think it can't throw any more surprises at you it throws another one at you. And it does all this with its own sense of crazy fun. So even though you know it's "bad" you can't help but smile each time they throw something else your way. Hey, at least they tried to do something unusual, and boy did they succeed, even if it is so-bad-it's-good kind of entertainment.

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