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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Chico served in the army before going to work for Ed. 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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Fond Memories of my childhood
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Very fine show with great acting by all the characters. Supporting cast of Della Reese and Scatman Crothers aka 'Louie the Garbageman', as well as Reverened Beemis and the mail lady are part of my childhood. OK, I must confess many of the jokes, as I watch the episodes now, come quickly in my mind to the punchline. A little corny and predictable in the comedy. Basically , you had oldtimer standup comic actor Jack Albertson pitted against the new kid on the block Freddie Prinz....An up and coming genius in his own right. 'LOOKING GOOOOOOOOOD', was every bit a catch phrase staple of the mid 70's as 'DYNOMITE' or 'AAAYYYYYYYYY'. The show definitely had it going on , of course until Freddies tragic death. There should never have been a 4th season. Gabriel Melgar did not quite cut it. In a nutshell , a fine sitcom, taking place in a car garage of an elderly white widower owner of 'said' auto shop with his completely different, young Hispanic , hip mechanic . Ed Brown and Chico Rodriquez will live eternally in the annals of TVLAND . This is a gem, for sure, hopefully if you catch it , you catch it with Prinz not Melgar.


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