Chico and the Man (1974–1978)

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The relationship between a cranky old mechanic and a twentysomething Chicano.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Ed Brown (88 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Louie (65 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Chico Rodriguez (62 episodes, 1974-1977)
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Energetic Chico wants to form a partnership with cynical Ed Brown in the old man's garage. His efforts bring in customers and the crabby Ed softens toward Chico. After the actor who played him committed suicide, Chico was replaced by 12-year-old Raul. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Freddie Prinze committed suicide after rising to stardom as Chico, forcing the producers to bring in new cast members to replace him. The replacements were not accepted and the series was cancelled soon after. See more »

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Chico: Loo-king good!
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An episode aired soon after the suicide of Freddie Prinze has 'Jack Albertson' voicing a tribute to Prinze over the opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.194 (2010) See more »

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The incredible bond between the cast on 'Chico', ESPECIALLY that of Jack Albertson & Freddy Prinze, was supernatural.
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Chico and the man was the essence of my TV watching childhood. The mid 1970s were my developmental years, and I like to think that this timeless sitcom was and is a sentimental and forever memorable fixture in my growing years and even now. In the mid seventies, Friday night was a line up for my 'obsessions'. Sitcoms and police shows and the cast on 'Chico and the man' I felt to be an extension of my family. The comedy was quick and strong and the duo of Albertson & Prinze was a special chemistry, so unbelievable and loving, I feel a bond like that one might never be accomplished again. All of these comical plots always centered around some sort of life lesson always 'giftwrapped' in friendship and caring. Freddy & Jack & the others, looking down on myself and all of the 'Chico' lovers, can only nod in absolute agreement(like that little mounted dog, on his back dash, with the spring form neck and head that would bob up & down.


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