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 Scavenger Hunt (1979) 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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