Stanley and Helen Roper, the beloved landlords from "Three's Company," have sold their apartment complex and moved into a new one. Their trademark quirks are intact as they deal with new ... See full summary »
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
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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 »
This show was well on its way to becoming one of the all time classics
when the tragic death of Freddie Prinze occurred. You had the two
classic themes in the show. One was the theme of age versus youth and
the other was the clash of cultures between Chico and Ed. This latter
them is reminiscent of the show which aired on the same night and
network as this one, "Sanford and Son". You could pretty much see Ed in
the Fred Sanford role and Chico in the Lamont role and it basically was
the same, the older father figure constantly clashing with his young
charge over how to run the business. It was these qualities that helped
make this show the semi-classic that it was. Also, the supporting cast
of Scatman Crothers as Louie, Della Reese as Della and Ronny Graham as
Reverend Bemis really made it a fun show. Unfortunately, when the
tragedy happened and they brought in Gabriel Melgar to play Raul
(a.k.a. the new "Chico") that's when the show went downhill. They
should have canceled the show at that point and spared us the pain of
watching it decline. If that had happened it probably would still be
remembered as a good sitcom.
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