Chico and the Man (1974–1978)

TV Series   |  TV-G   |    |  Comedy


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


6.8/10
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  • Jack Albertson and Freddie Prinze in Chico and the Man (1974)
  • Jack Albertson and Freddie Prinze in Chico and the Man (1974)
  • Jack Albertson and Freddie Prinze in Chico and the Man (1974)
  • Jack Albertson and Freddie Prinze in Chico and the Man (1974)
  • Jack Albertson and Freddie Prinze in Chico and the Man (1974)
  • Jack Albertson in Chico and the Man (1974)

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James Komack

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28 September 2004 | Sargebri
What Might Have Been
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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