History Series / ChicoAndTheMan

18th Apr '17 8:20:36 AM Briguy52748
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* CharacterOutlivesActor: Initially, with Chico, in the final episodes of Season 3; Chico was "away" visiting his father or "on business."
25th Mar '17 9:38:49 PM JamesAustin
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* BusCrash: "Raul Runs Away," where Chico is finally acknowledged as deceased, after months of viewers being told Chico was simply "away." Exactly ''how'' he died was never really discussed, but we're left with the impression that Chico died the way Prinze died in RealLife.


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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" (it was explained on the show that Chico was off reconnecting with his DisappearedDad, who had appeared in an episode shortly before Freddie Prinze died) 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.
25th Mar '17 9:31:25 PM JamesAustin
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* CousinOliver and ReplacementScrappy: Raul, during the final season (as a replacement for Chico, whose portrayer died earlier in 1977).

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* CousinOliver and ReplacementScrappy: CousinOliver: Raul, during the final season (as a replacement for Chico, whose portrayer died earlier in 1977).
25th Mar '17 9:22:53 PM JamesAustin
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'''''Chico and the Man''''' was a situation comedy that aired on Creator/{{NBC}} from 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.

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'''''Chico ''Chico and the Man''''' Man'' was a situation comedy that aired on Creator/{{NBC}} from 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.
29th Jan '17 8:52:56 PM snichols1973
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22nd Nov '16 1:58:21 PM darkchiefy
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* LivesInAVan: Chico lives in a VW van permanantly docked in the Man's garage.
2nd Oct '16 1:26:43 PM twilicorn
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The initial premise saw Chico, a Chicano-Latino, arrive in Los Angeles looking for work and his next big break. One of his stops is at Ed's Garage, where the cranky Ed is in a foul mood and basically wanting the world to go away uses ethnic slurs to drive Chico away ("Go away, and take your flies with you!" was generally the most quoted one in negative reviews of the pilot). Chico leaves disappointed, but late that night, he returns and cleans the garage and moves into an old van parked in the garage. Ed grudgingly gives Chico a job, and as the series progresses, the two warm up to one another. Ed's cynical, bitter view of the world changes (he had become a virtual alcoholic upon the death of his wife several years earlier) and soon accepts Chico as a surrogate son.

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The initial premise saw Chico, a Chicano-Latino, arrive in Los Angeles looking for work and his next big break. One of his stops is at Ed's Garage, where the cranky Ed is in a foul mood and basically wanting the world to go away uses ethnic slurs to drive Chico away ("Go away, and take your flies with you!" was generally [[ReviewIronicEcho the most quoted one in negative reviews of the pilot).pilot]]). Chico leaves disappointed, but late that night, he returns and cleans the garage and moves into an old van parked in the garage. Ed grudgingly gives Chico a job, and as the series progresses, the two warm up to one another. Ed's cynical, bitter view of the world changes (he had become a virtual alcoholic upon the death of his wife several years earlier) and soon accepts Chico as a surrogate son.
2nd Oct '16 1:19:19 PM twilicorn
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* ShortRunner: In terrestrial syndication. Although the show was a consistent hit for NBC in the mid-1970s, the show failed in syndication when the series was stripped in the fall of 1978. Some have said this was likely in part due to the death of Freddie Prinze a year and a half earlier. (The show has aired occasionally on rerun-type networks, including [=TVLand=]).

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* ShortRunner: In terrestrial syndication. Although the show was a consistent hit for NBC in the mid-1970s, the show it failed in syndication when the series was stripped in the fall of 1978. Some have said this was likely in part due to the death of Freddie Prinze a year and a half earlier. (The earlier, though it was mostly because of the SoOkayItsAverage final season, which existed mainly so the show has could have a decent syndication package (''Chico'' had only three seasons worth of material produced before Prinze's death). ''Chico'' was primarily rerun on smaller independent stations, though it's aired occasionally on rerun-type networks, including [=TVLand=]).[=TVLand=].
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."
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