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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 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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During the first year, Chico used the catch phrase "That's not my job", which Freddie Prinze had used in his stand up act. Some people complained this perpetuated the image of the lazy Hispanic, so he switched to the catchphrase "Looking Good". 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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Super Sit-Com!!!!
9 May 2001 | by (Brooklyn, NY. (Where I'm from originally.)) – See all my reviews

I grew to love 'Chico and the Man' when they were first showing a marathon of it's episodes on TV Land. I found it to be intriguing, funny, enticing, and intellegent! The show was about the trials and trubulations of an old, embittered, and cynical old man who was an owner of a car garage in Southern California named Ed Brown. And he gets help from his co-workers Chico and Louie. In every episode, Chico always tries to find ways to help Ed Brown break down the walls he built around himself.

Jack Albertson had a lot of talent and charisma for this sit-com and so did co-star Freddie Prinze. And the catchphrase, "Lookin' Good" became a popular one. And after Freddie Prinze committed suicide, it was said in the show that Chico moved on and now owned his own garage and Ed Brown adopted an orphan boy named Raul who became his new 'Chico'. The characters in this show are were all funny in their own way, especially Louie the garbage man!

Chico and the Man is an awesome sit-com and maybe one of the best ones from the seventies. Try to catch it on TV Land if you can! Take my word for it, it's that good! Call your boss! Call your teachers and principal! Call your co-workers! Call your friends! Inform your family! Watch Chico and the Man! I give this show 5 stars! Oh, and whatever happened to Gabriel Melgar?


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