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Chico and the Man 

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

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James Komack
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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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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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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

José Feliciano, the show's theme song composer, in reality, acted once on Chico and the Man: Chico's Cousin Pepe (1976). He played the role of Chico's Latin cousin, Pepe, who was famous enough as a world famous musician, with pianist, Ray Charles' personality. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Los Porno Sin Son (2012) See more »

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Haunting
26 May 2003 | by las_walterasSee all my reviews

I began to watch "chico and the man" on TV Land. I fell in love with this show. Freddy Prinze had to glow to him and it was beautiful. Watching the episodes of "chico and the man" after Prinze's death is haunting. You sit there watching and thinking who the hell are all these other people? Like everyone else I wished it had a different ending.


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