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

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Ed Brown (88 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Louie Wilson / ... (65 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Chico Rodriguez (63 episodes, 1974-1978)
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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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Crazy Credits

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 St. Vincent (2014) See more »

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Haunting
26 May 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I began to watch "chico and the man" on TV Land. I fell in love with this show. Freddy Prinze had to glow to him and it was beautiful. Watching the episodes of "chico and the man" after Prinze's death is haunting. You sit there watching and thinking who the hell are all these other people? Like everyone else I wished it had a different ending.


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