Chico and the Man

The WORST episodes of Chico and the Man

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 5/25/2022Network: NBC
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Della Moves In
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#1 - Della Moves In

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/1/1976

Ed gets a new neigbor, but to his dismay it is a loud mouth liberal woman who now owns his garage and threatens eviction.

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Second Coming of Della
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#2 - Second Coming of Della

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/8/1976

When Ed lays off the fighting with his new landlady, Della decides to renew Ed's lease.

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Chico Packs His Bags
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#3 - Chico Packs His Bags

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/22/1976

Chico decides that he would rather move out on his own, away from Ed than give into Ed's rules.

Chico's Problem
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#4 - Chico's Problem

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/5/1976

Chico's girlfriend decides on calling it quits to being a nurse. She then changes her mind after saving Ed's life.

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In Your Hat
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#5 - In Your Hat

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/12/1976

Ed's lucky hat is stolen and while he needs to have an operation, he won't go under the knife until he gets his lucky hat back.

Ed's Recuperation
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#6 - Ed's Recuperation

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/19/1976

After finding out that the nurse that Ed hired wants to get married to him, Chico and Della try to talk her out of it.

Ed Brown vs. the IRS
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#7 - Ed Brown vs. the IRS

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/26/1976

Chico and Louie decide that the only way to get Ed's taxes in is to forge his name to the document. This happens after Ed refuses to pay them.

Mucho Macho Ed
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#8 - Mucho Macho Ed

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/10/1976

A woman visits the garage claiming that Ed is the father to her unborn kid. When he hears of this, he wonders how. He then decides to ask for her hand in marriage.

Old is Old
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#9 - Old is Old

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/17/1976

Ed gets the idea of hiring a senior citizen for the garage when Della persuades him through a debate that seniors don't have the same rights that younger people have.

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Ready When You Are, CB
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#10 - Ready When You Are, CB

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/24/1976

Everyone has plans to attend to and people to see except Ed for New years. He then uses a CB radio that is in the garage. He comes across a woman who also doesn't have anyone to spend New Years with and she is on the road. Ed invites her to the garage and she shows up. Later, Della, Chico, and the rest of Ed's friends decide to surprise Ed by joining him for New years. When the element of surprise hits, that is when the gang meets Ed's new friend ""Kissy Face"".

The Dress
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#11 - The Dress

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/7/1977

Ed donates his deceased wife's dress to raise money for a charity auction. He regrets doing the good deed when he finds out that a cross-dresser decides to buy the dress. Ed feels that he should not sell it to a man who will soil his wife's good name, so he fights to try to persuade the man into changing his mind.

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Minority of One
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#12 - Minority of One

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/14/1977

Ed is elected President of a Mexican Better Business bureau.

Champs Ain't Chumps
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#13 - Champs Ain't Chumps

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/28/1977

Ed displays worry about Chico when Chico decides to want to fight as a professional.

Chico's Padre
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#14 - Chico's Padre

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/4/1977

Gilberto, Chico's father who he hasn't seen in many years, returns to Chico to try and give him a chance to better his life by living with him. Chico's father is rich.

Directors: Jack Donohue
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Matchmaker, Matchmaker
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#15 - Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/18/1977

Della plays matchmaker at trying to set Ed up with a woman. However when Ed gets word that Della did the matchmaking, he immediately wants to call the whole thing off.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Black Tie Blues
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#16 - Black Tie Blues

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/25/1977

Della wants to attend a formal dance and needs a host to go with her. Nobody wants to go, (Chico, Louie, and Ed) so they all try and find ways to get out of it.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Ed Talks to God
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#17 - Ed Talks to God

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/4/1977

Ed does not feel like appearing at his own birthday party. Chico however tries to find a way for Ed to go, so he gets ahold of a good old friend of Ed's and has him impersonate the voice of God by hooking sound equipment and a microphone all over the garage.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Gregory Peck Is a Rooster
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#18 - Gregory Peck Is a Rooster

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/18/1977

Ed sells a rooster that belongs to him, but when he finds out that the rooster's purpose is to cockfight, he tries to get the bird back.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Louie's Can-Can
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#19 - Louie's Can-Can

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/1/1977

Louie hires Ed to be a garbage truck driver, after he is forced to retire his job and decides to open his own garbage collecting business.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Uncle Sunny
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#20 - Uncle Sunny

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/8/1977

While Ed is away, his daring uncle comes to visit and throws an all-night girl party.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Who's Been Sleeping in My Car?
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#21 - Who's Been Sleeping in My Car?

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/16/1977

Ed who returns from Mexico, learns that he has an 11 year old stowaway in the back of his car. This little kid is determined to stay with Ed in the USA.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Su Casa, Mi Casa?
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#22 - Su Casa, Mi Casa?

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/23/1977

Ed waits for word from Raul's parents. Later, Ed finds out that Raul is an orphan and needs a parent.

Directors: Jack Donohue
Take Me, I'm Yours
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#23 - Take Me, I'm Yours

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/30/1977

When a social worker comes to take Raul away, Ed decides to adopt him as his own.

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The Third Letter
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#24 - The Third Letter

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/14/1977

Ed needs a third reference letter to officially adopt Raul.

The Bed
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#25 - The Bed

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/21/1977

Ed had stuffed 700 dollars in his own mattress. I say had because Raul, knowing that Ed needed a new one, traded the old one in for a newer one. Anyway, they have to go and try to get all the money back.

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