Chico and the Man

The BEST episodes of Chico and the Man

Every episode of Chico and the Man ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Chico and the Man!

Ed Brown, a hard-drinking, curmudgeonly mechanic and bigot in a Los Angeles barrio, hires Chico Rodriguez, a young Chicano from the neighborhood. Over time, Ed warms to the young man and a father-son type of relationship develops.

Last Updated: 11/13/2022Network:NBC
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Too Many Crooks
star
9.00
2 votes

#1 - Too Many Crooks

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/25/1976

Ed, not knowing that he gave a handout to a crook, eventually Ed has all kinds of crooks from the neigborhood coming to him for a handout as well. Of course it is money they are after.

Directors: Jack Donohue
E Pluribus Used Car
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8.56
9 votes

#2 - E Pluribus Used Car

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/25/1974

Louis gives Ed and Chico his used car to sell which gives Chico the idea of selling used cars as a part of Ed's business.

Directors: Peter Baldwin
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Borrowed Trouble
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8.45
11 votes

#3 - Borrowed Trouble

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/11/1974

Chico tries to persuade Ed to take a loan from the bank to improve conditions of customer service.

Directors: Peter Baldwin
No Room in the Garage
star
8.44
9 votes

#4 - No Room in the Garage

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/15/1974

A pregnant Spanish woman comes in the garage and Ed thinks that she is looking for him because he thinks that Chico may be the father of the unborn child.

Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writer: Bill Dana
Ms. Liz
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8.33
3 votes

#5 - Ms. Liz

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/31/1975

Chico falls head over heels for a woman named Liz, in fact he likes her so much that he decides to marry her.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Watch Now:Amazon
The Strike
star
8.33
3 votes

#6 - The Strike

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/28/1975

Chico joins a union for mechanics, but is forced to picket Ed's Garage.

Writer: Milt Rosen
Watch Now:Amazon
Veterans
star
8.30
10 votes

#7 - Veterans

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/8/1974

Chico and Ed try getting Veterans financing from the Government.

Chico and the Van
star
8.25
4 votes

#8 - Chico and the Van

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/17/1975

A city ""Truent Officer"" let's say tells Chico that his van is illegal in the states, so Chico moves in with Ed.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Watch Now:Amazon
Bird in a Gilded Cage
star
8.25
4 votes

#9 - Bird in a Gilded Cage

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/21/1975

Ed has stirred emotions when he sees his favorite silent film actress waiting tables at a local cafe.

Directors: Jack Donohue
The Invention
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8.25
4 votes

#10 - The Invention

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/5/1975

Ed creates a new invention. He decides to design training wheels for motorcycles. While trying to get the idea patented, they get swindled out of five hundred bucks for the patent process.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Watch Now:Amazon
Sammy Steps In
star
8.20
5 votes

#11 - Sammy Steps In

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/14/1975

When his car acts up, Sammy Davis, Jr. pulls into the garage to get it fixed. However, he quickly learns that this is just no ordinary garage, with Sammy Davis, Jr. fans crawling out of the woodwork.

Directors: James Komack
If I Were a Rich Man
star
8.17
6 votes

#12 - If I Were a Rich Man

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/31/1975

Ed tries to snap Chico out of falling in love with and spending too much on a woman he has fallen in love with.

Directors: Bill Foster
Writer: Jerry Ross
The Doctor Story
star
8.14
7 votes

#13 - The Doctor Story

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/21/1975

Ed would rather fix his aching shoulder himself than go to see a doctor.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Writer: Ed Jurist
Watch Now:Amazon
Natural Causes
star
8.11
9 votes

#14 - Natural Causes

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/20/1974

When Ed hears about a death of an friend, he begins to think that he may be the next one to meet his maker.

Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writer: Steve Gordon
New Suit
star
8.10
10 votes

#15 - New Suit

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/4/1974

Ed does not want to attend his former Army reunion.

Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writer: James Komack
Watch Now:Amazon
Pilot
star
8.03
35 votes

#16 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/13/1974

Conservative elderly man Ed Brown meets a Chicano man who rides in Ed's garage on a bike, looking for a job. After a day of persuasion, Ed agrees to give Chico a job as his mechanic.

Directors: Peter Baldwin
Watch Now:Amazon
The Face Job
star
8.00
1 votes

#17 - The Face Job

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/3/1976

Ed's public life is almost destroyed when he is offered a free face lift.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Watch Now:Amazon
Return of Aunt Connie
star
8.00
1 votes

#18 - Return of Aunt Connie

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/18/1976

Chico's Aunt Connie visits and when she does, Chico and Ed realize that she is a con artist.

Directors: Jack Donohue
The Juror
star
8.00
2 votes

#19 - The Juror

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/19/1975

Chico is assigned Jury duty, and he finds out that the defendant on his jury is actually a good friend of Ed's.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Misfortune Teller
star
8.00
3 votes

#20 - Misfortune Teller

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/14/1975

Ed tries to prevent the bank from foreclosing the mortgage on his garage by visiting a fortune teller.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Mister Butterfly
star
8.00
3 votes

#21 - Mister Butterfly

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/7/1975

A Japenese man visits the garage claiming to be Ed's long lost son.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Writer: Ron Friedman
Paint Job
star
8.00
5 votes

#22 - Paint Job

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/12/1975

Ed and Chico clash over the wall of their alley for an art competition.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Writer: Ron Friedman
Watch Now:Amazon
Long Live the Man
star
8.00
6 votes

#23 - Long Live the Man

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/14/1975

Everyone thinks that Ed had died, and when Ed finds out about it, he gets upset because nobody had cried for him when they heard the misleading news.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Watch Now:Amazon
Louie's Retirement
star
8.00
4 votes

#24 - Louie's Retirement

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/7/1975

Louie, who has retired, wants to spend his remaining years haning around the garage.

Directors: James Komack
Ed Steps Out
star
8.00
5 votes

#25 - Ed Steps Out

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/7/1975

A widowed baker buys a bakery in the area and has her dibbs on Ed.

Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writer: Jerry Ross
Watch Now:Amazon

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