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"Chico and the Man" Ed Talks to God (1977)

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Original Air Date:
4 March 1977 (Season 3, Episode 18)
An old army buddy literally has to 'play God' for Ed's surprise birthday party. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Jack Albertson ... Ed Brown

Freddie Prinze ... Chico Rodriguez

Della Reese ... Della Rogers

Scatman Crothers ... Louie Wilson

Edward Andrews ... B. J. 'Blinky' Foster
Nono Arsu ... Customer
Carmen Zapata ... Party Guest

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Jack Donohue 
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James Komack (created by)

Michael Morris  written by

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James Komack .... executive producer
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Del Casher .... music producer

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Hal Kanter .... producer
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Larry Vigus .... carpenter
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According to his biography, this was the last episode Freddie Prinze acted for the series. In deep depression, he committed suicide later that same evening.See more »


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Good Night, Sweet Prinze, 23 July 2016
Author: kevin olzak ( from Youngstown, Ohio

"Ed Talks to God" earned the ignominious distinction of being the final episode for Freddie Prinze, who tragically took his own life mere hours after shooting was concluded. A surprise birthday party for Ed finds more cancellations than guests, but the timely arrival of B.J. Foster (Edward Andrews), former private first class in Ed's battalion during the war, is a definite surprise, if only because he read two years before that his buddy 'Blinky' Foster has died: "I read that too but I didn't believe it!" He's taking an aluminum leg for 'a little test hobble,' out in Los Angeles to visit his in-laws: "they haven't met my leg yet!" Ed's habit of speaking to the sky puzzles Blinky, who admits that he's cheerful, not happy: "there's a difference!" Chico convinces Blinky to impersonate God, in order to talk back to Ed: "even Rich Little doesn't imitate God!" Virtually our final look at Freddie Prinze sees him wearing a face full of cake, and not looking amused.

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