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Chico and the Man 

The relationship between a cranky old mechanic and a twentysomething Chicano.

Creator:

James Komack
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4   3   2   1  
1978   1977   1976   1975   1974  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jack Albertson ...  Ed Brown 88 episodes, 1974-1978
Scatman Crothers ...  Louie Wilson 65 episodes, 1974-1978
Freddie Prinze ...  Chico Rodriguez 63 episodes, 1974-1978
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Ed Brown: [to Chico] I'm sought out by the AMA... The American Muggers Association.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Gummo (1997) See more »

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Freddie Prinze was a genius
15 March 2006 | by PeruvianJew02See all my reviews

This is one of the only shows that you will literally laugh out loud watching. I began watching it a while ago when I was on vacation and there was a station devoted to old television shows. Though a lot of them don't hold up, this is most definitely does! The pairing of these two talented actors is incredible, it makes the show such a joy to watch. I only wish that it could have been on television longer and that Prinze was still with us today making us laugh and blessing us with his talent. It is very sad to know the tragic end of Prinze's life after watching the show because he really was a unique and wonderful talent and it is clear that he would have gone on to do much bigger things with his career.

This show needs to be put back on pronto!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Zwei von der Tankstelle See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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