Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot13 September 1974
"Chico" successfully persuades cranky, bigoted garage owner Ed Brown to take him on as an employee & partner in the business and to live in the garage in Ed's old van.
20 September 1974
Ed tries to break Chico's iron clad contract to be partners in the garage.
Season 1, Episode 3: Old Dog27 September 1974
His unfamiliarity with foreign cars leads Ed to believe that the old dog is all washed up.
Season 1, Episode 4: New Suit4 October 1974
Ed needs a new suit to attend a reunion of his old army battalion.
11 October 1974
Chico convinces Ed that they need a loan for spare parts to build up the business.
25 October 1974
Louie asks Ed to sell his battered Studebaker, with disastrous results.
Season 1, Episode 7: Lifestyle1 November 1974
Ed gets the wrong impression about what Chico and his girlfriend were doing in the van.
8 November 1974
Chico convinces Ed that a government loan can ease their credit problem at the garage.
15 November 1974
A very pregnant woman unexpectedly shows up, allowing Ed Brown's daughter to deliver a newborn Chicano right there in Ed Brown's garage.
Season 1, Episode 10: The Letter6 December 1974
Chico tries to tell Ed that he has to work for his cousin in New York.
20 December 1974
Ed believes his time is short after reading about the demise of his former best friend, from natural causes.
27 December 1974
Chico's latest customer turns out to be a Chicano army buddy of Ed's.
3 January 1975
Ed must hold a garage sale to dispense with all of his old mementos, or risk a hefty fine.
17 January 1975
Blind as a bat Ed Brown wants to testify that his old friend was responsible for a collision on his street corner.
Season 1, Episode 15: The Beard24 January 1975
Ed is forced to cover for an old army buddy who has been cheating on his wife.
31 January 1975
Chico wants to marry his girlfriend Marilyn.
7 February 1975
There's a new woman in the neighborhood, boasting about her glazed buns.
14 February 1975
Sammy Davis Jr. drops by and recognizes Ed as an old dancing partner from vaudeville.
21 February 1975
Ed has a sore shoulder, Chico gets the pain.
28 February 1975
A sleepy Chico has Ed wondering how he's been spending his nights, before learning about a series of robberies plaguing the neighborhood.
7 March 1975
Ed didn't count on Louie's retirement to mean a third hand at the garage.
14 March 1975
Ed reads his own obituary, and learns just how many mourners he would have had if he'd only died.
12 September 1975
A nude mural on the wall near Ed's garage has the neighborhood up in arms.
19 September 1975
Ed refuses to yield to pressure when his garage is set to be demolished.
26 September 1975
When Ed meets Chico's rich Aunt Connie, he quickly becomes enamored of her.
Season 2, Episode 4: Play Gypsy3 October 1975
The son of Ed's life saving gypsy friend wants Ed to hire him as a mechanic.
10 October 1975
Chico sees Ed sneaking out of the garage one night all dressed up in a nice suit and Ed is very secretive about where he is going. It seems he is going to a bar that he and his wife used to spend their anniversary at. Ed still keeps the date. While there he plays the piano and the manager offers him a job. Chico is worried that Ed is spending too much time dwelling on the past and he and Louie set out to bring him back to the present.
17 October 1975
Chico wants to install a bathtub of his own but before he can make any additions the building must be inspected. The violations and the fines start to pile up and Chico is told he can no longer live in his van. Chico moves upstairs with Ed but the closeness may actually drive them apart.
Season 2, Episode 7: Ms. Liz31 October 1975
Ed's honest admission that Chico's new girlfriend is a terrible singer doesn't sit well with his mechanic.
7 November 1975
Ed's war exploit stories take a dramatic turn when a a man of Japanese heritage arrives at the garage. Yoshi claims to be the offspring of a relationship Ed had with Mariko years ago.
14 November 1975
To pay off a hefty bank loan, Chico suggests a system to barter services in place of cash.
21 November 1975
A former silent movie actress whom Ed idolized pulls her car into the garage for repairs. Ed still idolizes her and cannot accept her current position.
Season 2, Episode 11: The Strike28 November 1975
Chico joins the garage mechanics union, before learning how much it will hurt Ed Brown's pocketbook.
5 December 1975
Ed gets scammed by a con artist on his creation of training wheels for motorcycles.
Season 2, Episode 13: The Juror19 December 1975
Chico is on jury duty, Ed is the guilty one.
Season 2, Episode 14: The Dream9 January 1976
Chico dream about Ed's retirement is more like a nightmare.
16 January 1976
When Louie has to go to the dentist but is too afraid to, he asks Chico to hypnotize him. Ed who doesn't believe in it, is the one who gets hypnotized. Chico then implants a post hypnotic suggestion wherein Ed will do whatever he's asked if he hears the words "Will you". But when his girlfriend asks him to marry her, he does.
23 January 1976
Chico's humorous take on Noah's ark makes him more popular among the parishioners than Reverend Bemis.
28 January 1976
Chico is attracted to a girl who rebuffs him due to his resemblance to her former fiancée.
4 February 1976
After a fallen car puts both Chico and The Man in the hospital, both see their lives flash before their eyes.
11 February 1976
Pepe, Chico's blind cousin, is a famous Latino singer. Pepe shows up in a limo and his driver has to quit the same day. He offers the job to Chico but Ed,while Chico is out,unwittingly talks Pepe into considering Chico's girlfriend! She doesn't know, however, Pepe is "all hands", when it comes to women. Feliciano briefly sings his classic version of "Light My Fire" and actually sings the show's theme song to Ed and Chico when they start arguing.
18 February 1976
Chico's Aunt Connie returns with a new companion from Barcelona, whom Ed believes is nothing but a fraudulent fortune hunter.
25 February 1976
Ed earns a reputation as a good Samaritan by refusing to press charges against an inept holdup man, bringing every derelict in the neighborhood around for a handout.
3 March 1976
A free face lift transforms Ed into a young jewelry flashing portrait of youth.
1 October 1976
Ed meets his new neighbor, who doubles as his new landlady.
8 October 1976
Ed has to make amends to his new landlady if he wants to stay in business.
22 October 1976
An overprotective Ed drives Chico to move into a swinging singles apartment complex.
5 November 1976
Chico has a new girlfriend to go along with his new apartment. Lisa is a nurse and she and Chico are planning on spending a special evening together. But on this particular night she cannot leave the job behind and the constant interruptions cause a quarrel between them as Chico accuses her of using work to get out of their date.
12 November 1976
A series of mishaps occur after Ed's hat is stolen by a juvenile delinquent.
19 November 1976
A love 'em and leave 'em nurse latches on to Ed, until Della puts a stop to her perfidy.
26 November 1976
The IRS conducts an audit of Ed Brown after Chico and Louie collaborate on his negligent tax return.
3 December 1976
Chico becomes reacquainted with his former classmate, a divorcee with a young daughter.
10 December 1976
A young woman arrives at the garage, proclaiming Ed to be the father of her baby.
17 December 1976
After being turned down by an employment agency, Ed decides to hire a 73 year old mechanic.
24 December 1976
Ed adopts the CB handle Huggy Body, encountering the equally lonely Kissy Face on New Year's Eve.
Season 3, Episode 12: The Dress7 January 1977
A charity auction at the garage leads to a female impersonator buying a favorite dress that belonged to Ed's late wife.
14 January 1977
Della convinces Ed to join the Barrio Better Business Bureau despite his being a minority of one, the last remaining white man in the neighborhood.
28 January 1977
After successfully replacing an ailing boxer in the ring, Chico considers a career change.
4 February 1977
Chico isn't too pleased to receive a visit from the father he never knew, having been told for years that Gilberto Rodriguez was dead.
18 February 1977
Della tries to set up Ed with an attractive widow.
25 February 1977
Della asks Ed to be her date at a black tie charity dinner, at $100 a plate.
4 March 1977
An old army buddy literally has to 'play God' for Ed's surprise birthday party.
18 March 1977
Ed's pet rooster turns out to be a champion fighting cock.
1 April 1977
Louie wants to foil early retirement by going into business for himself.
8 April 1977
Ed's equally irascible Uncle Sonny visits the garage while the owner is away on a fishing trip.
16 September 1977
A 12 year old stowaway becomes the new Chico for The Man.
23 September 1977
Ed finds out that Raul is an orphan.
30 September 1977
A social worker arrives with an application for Ed to adopt Raul.
14 October 1977
Ed needs three letters of reference in order to process his application to adopt Raul.
Season 4, Episode 5: The Bed21 October 1977
Raul trades away Ed's old mattress, with $712 hidden inside.
4 November 1977
A lesson about eavesdropping leads to Ed opening a package addressed to Raul.
11 November 1977
Ed and Della get so blitzed on holiday punch that he actually proposes marriage, and she accepts.
Season 4, Episode 8: Aunt Charo18 November 1977
Raul's multi talented Aunt Charo arrives from Spain, willing to tutor him to follow in her footsteps as a musician.
2 December 1977
Charo plays flamenco guitar, Raul plays marimbas, Ed tap dances in a recreation of his vaudeville act.
9 December 1977
A class essay written by Raul makes everybody believe that grouchy Ed Brown is a saint.
Season 4, Episode 11: Ed's Team30 December 1977
Ed sponsors a boys' basketball team for Raul.
6 January 1978
20 January 1978
Raul discovers Chico's belongings, which had been stored in the van where he lived. Ed finds out when he overhears a guitar playing. In anger, Ed -- still having trouble coming to terms with Chico's death months earlier -- shoos Raul from the van and smashes the guitar in anger. Raul takes this as a cue that Ed hates him and he runs away.
20 January 1978
Ed, deeply regretting his words that led Raul to run away, forms a search party to search for the young lad. Everyone later suspects Raul may have returned to Tijuana, Mexico, to search for his family. Acting on the tip, Ed eventually finds Raul in an old church, leading to a reunion. Ed apologizes and explains that Chico had died (though not how), and Raul agrees to go home.
27 January 1978
Charo's longtime fiancée arrives to claim his bride, after a passage of some 30 years.
2 June 1978
Ed Brown's garage has a new tenant in teenage runaway Monica, come to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune.
9 June 1978
Monica opens a car wash with four girls in Ed's garage.
30 June 1978
Della wants her footloose son to become her partner in the catering business.
7 July 1978
Monica gets a job at a seedy joint and Ed protests.
14 July 1978
Ed is accused of being a peeping tom.
21 July 1978
Ed plans to make a fortune by getting his kidney stone removed.
Monica's hitchhiking brings a group of bikers to the garage with their leader Chongo.
Ed becomes worried when the President is supposedly going to visit the garage and the Secret Servicemen are going to do security checks.
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