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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José Feliciano was asked to write a theme song. He was worried that the producers would reject his song, so he wrote two. The producers bought both of them and used one at the beginning and the other at the end. 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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Looking REAL good!
10 October 2005 | by (Bedford, PA) – See all my reviews

Finally, the show is on DVD. So far, just a one disc set, but it contains six great episodes, including the pilot and important episodes that really focus on the relationship between Chico and Ed Brown, and the personalities of both men to help explain how two such different people could care so much for each other. This was a terrific show and had Freddie not died, it could have run for a decade, if Freddie wasn't a movie star by then. Let's hope we can see more episodes released in the future. This was a show that Chicanos could be proud of and that still entertained everyone else.

And yes, the "Cousin Pepe" episode is in there!


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