History Series / ChicoAndTheMan

1st May '16 2:42:52 PM Briguy52748
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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: As would be revealed in "Raul Runs Away," aired a year after Chico's portrayer ended his own life. Previously, Chico had just been "away."
1st May '16 2:42:26 PM Briguy52748
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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: As would be revealed in "Raul Runs Away," aired a year after Chico's portrayer ended his own life. Previously, Chico had just been "away."
1st May '16 2:26:04 PM Briguy52748
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* CousinOliver: Raul, during the final season (as a replacement for Chico, whose portrayer died earlier in 1977).

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* CousinOliver: CousinOliver and ReplacementScrappy: Raul, during the final season (as a replacement for Chico, whose portrayer died earlier in 1977).
13th Sep '15 7:41:41 PM DrFraud
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Things went well for the first couple of years, but behind the scenes, things were not well for Prinze, the promising, bright, telegenetic and charismatic young comic that viewers knew. Only his close friends and his wife knew that he suffered from severe depression. Unable to cope with sudden success and the balance of fatherhood (he's the father of Freddie Prinze Jr.), he turned to drugs ... and eventually bought a gun. In January 1977, his wife of less than 15 months walked out on him, taking Freddie Jr. with him. One thing led to another, and on January 28 just hours after taping completed on the ironically named episode "Ed Talks to God"  he pointed the gun at his head. Various stories have circulated about others who spoke with the elder Prinze in his final hours, but it is known that his business manager, Marvin "Dusty" Snyder, learned of Prinze's intentions and tried to intervene but walked in just as Prinze fired his gun. Less than 24 hours later, Prinze was dead.

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Things went well for the first couple of years, but behind the scenes, things were not well for Prinze, the promising, bright, telegenetic and charismatic young comic that viewers knew. Only his close friends and his wife knew that he suffered from severe depression. Unable to cope with sudden success and the balance of fatherhood (he's the father of Freddie Prinze Jr.), he turned to drugs ... and eventually bought a gun. In January 1977, his wife of less than 15 months walked out on him, taking Freddie Jr. with him.her. One thing led to another, and on January 28 just hours after taping completed on the ironically named episode "Ed Talks to God"  he pointed the gun at his head. Various stories have circulated about others who spoke with the elder Prinze in his final hours, but it is known that his business manager, Marvin "Dusty" Snyder, learned of Prinze's intentions and tried to intervene but walked in just as Prinze fired his gun. Less than 24 hours later, Prinze was dead.
7th Apr '15 10:56:12 PM glickmam
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Toward the end of Season 4, the {{Tearjerker}} episode, explaining that Chico had indeed died, was produced and aired, framing the whole thing around Ed angrily berating Raul for getting into Chico's things (smashing Chico's guitar in the process) and a scared Raul running away; Ed eventually finds him and apologizes. In many ways, that brought closure not only to Ed (and by extension, Anderson) but to viewers and the series. A few more episodes were left, but in reality, with Prinze having been dead a year, the series had run its course.

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Toward the end of Season 4, the {{Tearjerker}} episode, explaining that Chico had indeed died, was produced and aired, framing the whole thing around Ed angrily berating Raul for getting into Chico's things (smashing Chico's guitar in the process) and a scared Raul running away; Ed eventually finds him and apologizes. In many ways, that brought closure not only to Ed (and by extension, Anderson) Albertson) but to viewers and the series. A few more episodes were left, but in reality, with Prinze having been dead a year, the series had run its course.
30th Mar '15 10:22:45 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Chico and the Man''''' was a situation comedy that aired on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1974-78, starring Jack Albertson as Ed Brown ("The Man"), the elderly owner of a run-down garage in an impoverished East Los Angeles barrio; and Freddie Prinze as the streetwise young mechanic Francisco "Chico" Rodriguez.

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'''''Chico and the Man''''' was a situation comedy that aired on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1974-78, 197478, starring Jack Albertson as Ed Brown ("The Man"), the elderly owner of a run-down garage in an impoverished East Los Angeles barrio; and Freddie Prinze as the streetwise young mechanic Francisco "Chico" Rodriguez.
20th Mar '15 11:59:45 PM Mdumas43073
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* BorrowedCatchPhrase: A few years after Prinze's death CBS used his "Lookin' Good!" CatchPhrase for a series of ads promoting their upcoming fall season. It didn't go over well.

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* BorrowedCatchPhrase: A few years after Prinze's death CBS used his "Lookin' "Looking Good!" CatchPhrase for a series of ads promoting their upcoming fall season. It didn't go over well.
20th Mar '15 11:57:56 PM Mdumas43073
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''Chico and the Man'' was a situation comedy starring Jack Albertson as Ed Brown ("The Man"), the elderly owner of a run-down garage in an impoverished East Los Angeles barrio; and Freddie Prinze as the streetwise young mechanic Francisco "Chico" Rodriguez.

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''Chico '''''Chico and the Man'' Man''''' was a situation comedy that aired on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1974-78, starring Jack Albertson as Ed Brown ("The Man"), the elderly owner of a run-down garage in an impoverished East Los Angeles barrio; and Freddie Prinze as the streetwise young mechanic Francisco "Chico" Rodriguez.
13th Nov '14 3:02:50 PM intersection786
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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Chico, although not stated until one of the final episodes of the series (when Raul runs away after learning there was a previous "Chico," and Ed yelled at him for getting into his things). The circumstances of Chico's death are never explained.
13th Nov '14 2:44:19 PM intersection786
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** PutOnABus: The initial explanation for why Chico was not around anymore, from late in Season 3 to "[[BusCrash Raul Runs Away]]" midway through Season 4. The stopgap measure to address Chico's absence was a few hastily rewritten scripts, stating that Chico was "away" and  using existing scripts that focused on Ed and/or other characters  giving Chico's lines to other cast members. A few Chico-centric scripts were held over to Season 4 and given to Raul.
** BusCrash: "Raul Runs Away," where Chico is finally acknowledged as deceased, after months of viewers being told Chico was simply "away."
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