Jack Albertson as Ed Brown

Episodes 88

Chico is reunited with his old high school girlfriend. Thinking the magic is still there, he proposes to her, but she ends up not wanting to marry him.

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A motorcycle gang that know Monica comes and pretty much ransacks the garage and Ed doesn't know how to get rid of them.

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Pilot

1x1
September 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.

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Second Thoughts

1x2
September 20, 1974

Ed has second thoughts about hiring Chico and tries as best as he can to get rid of him.

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Old Dog

1x3
September 27, 1974

Ed thinks that he lost his mechanic skills.

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New Suit

1x4
October 4, 1974

Ed does not want to attend his former Army reunion.

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October 11, 1974

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

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October 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.

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Lifestyle

1x7
November 1, 1974

Ed thinks that something kinky was going on between Chico and his girlfriend when he caught them in the back seat of Chico's van.....but was Ed just jumping to conclusions?

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Veterans

1x8
November 8, 1974

Chico and Ed try getting Veterans financing from the Government.

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November 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.

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The Letter

1x10
December 6, 1974

Chico wants to participate with his cousin's business in New York.

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Natural Causes

1x11
December 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.

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December 27, 1974

A car is towed into Ed's garage and when this man comes to the garage, it turns out that this man was a Chicano friend of Ed's from the past.

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Garage Sale

1x13
January 3, 1975

An inspecor inspects Ed's garage and when he find a pile of junk in front of an emergency exit, he issues an ultimatum...Either he gets rid of the junk, or he gets a hefty fine. Ed then decides to profit from the ultimatum by having a garage sale.

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Out of Sight

1x14
January 17, 1975

Ed is determined to go to court to testify on a car accident that he may have witnessed with his eye problem.

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The Beard

1x15
January 24, 1975

Harold, a cheating husband counts on Ed to cover for him on his wild nights out.

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January 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.

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Ed Steps Out

1x17
February 7, 1975

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

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Sammy Steps In

1x18
February 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.

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The Doctor Story

1x19
February 21, 1975

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

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The Giveaway

1x20
February 28, 1975

Chico is carrying large amounts of cash and working strange hours.

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March 7, 1975

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

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March 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.

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Paint Job

2x1
September 12, 1975

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

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September 19, 1975

The City plans to demolish Ed's garage to open a newer, more enhanced power gas station.

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Auntie Connie

2x3
September 26, 1975

Ed develops the hots for Chico's visiting Aunt Connie.

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Play Gypsy

2x4
October 3, 1975

Ed meets a Gypsy who wants Ed to train him on how to be a good mechanic.

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October 10, 1975

Chico thinks that Ed is spending too much time living in the past and not getting on with life.

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October 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.

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Ms. Liz

2x7
October 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.

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November 7, 1975

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

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November 14, 1975

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

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November 21, 1975

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

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The Strike

2x11
November 28, 1975

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

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The Invention

2x12
December 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.

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The Juror

2x13
December 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.

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The Dream

2x14
January 9, 1976

Chico tries to persuade Ed to retire and move into a retirement home, but Ed will not go for it naturally.... I don't blame him (lol)

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The Hypnotist

2x15
January 16, 1976

Chico, not realizing his own strength, hypnotizes Ed and leads him to marrying Flora.

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January 23, 1976

After Chico guest preaches a good sermon at Bemis' church. The people find out that they would rather have Chico preach instead of the Reverend Bemis.

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January 28, 1976

Chico is having some women problems. A girl that he likes will not go out with Chico because he looks too much like her ex-fiance.

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The Accident

2x18
February 4, 1976

After Chico gets into an accident, Ed burrows from his own insurance money to send Chico to school.

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February 11, 1976

Chico's blind, skirt chasing, singer of a cousin visits Chico and meets Ed.

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February 18, 1976

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

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Too Many Crooks

2x21
February 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.

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The Face Job

2x22
March 3, 1976

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

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Della Moves In

3x1
October 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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October 8, 1976

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

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October 22, 1976

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

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Chico's Problem

3x4
November 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

3x5
November 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.

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November 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.

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November 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.

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Mucho Macho Ed

3x9
December 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.

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Old is Old

3x10
December 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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December 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"".

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The Dress

3x12
January 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

3x13
January 14, 1977

Ed is elected President of a Mexican Better Business bureau.

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January 28, 1977

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

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Chico's Padre

3x15
February 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.

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February 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.

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Black Tie Blues

3x17
February 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.

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Ed Talks to God

3x18
March 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.

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March 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.

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Louie's Can-Can

3x20
April 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.

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Uncle Sunny

3x21
April 8, 1977

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

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September 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.

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September 23, 1977

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

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September 30, 1977

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

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October 14, 1977

Ed needs a third reference letter to officially adopt Raul.

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The Bed

4x5
October 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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November 4, 1977

Ed tries to teach Raul how important it is to respect one's privacy. The moral blows up when Ed opens a package that is for Raul.

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The Proposal

4x7
November 11, 1977

Ed and Della decide to have Christmas dinner together. As they are eating and drinking wine, they both get drunk and before you know it, Ed proposes marriage to Della and Della accepts. But when they become sober, they realize what they have done and try not to go back on their work no matter what. Will this wedding go ahead?

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Aunt Charo

4x8
November 18, 1977

Raul's Aunt Charo comes to the Garage to take Raul back to Spain, but he would rather stay with Ed.

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December 2, 1977

Charo tries to drum up Ed's business by taking matters into her own hands.

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Ed, the Hero

4x10
December 9, 1977

On a class report, Ed writes about Ed. He writes that Ed fixes poor people's cars for free. When word gets out, Poor folks from all over the neigborhood swamp Ed with trying to get thier cars fixed.

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Ed's Team

4x11
December 30, 1977

Raul wants to join a basketball team and he can if Ed sponsors it, so that is what he does.

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January 6, 1978

Aunt Charo takes her citizenship test and becomes an American Citizen.

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January 20, 1978

Raul finds out about the first Chico who died (Freddie Prinze). He finds the van hidden in the garage. He goes into the van and plays Chico's old guitar. When Ed hears the music an eerie feeling comes over him. He checks the van hoping that somehow Chico came back. When he finds Raul in the van, he gets mad. He bashes the guitar over the van and screams at Raul. Raul runs upstairs and prepares to run away thinking that he cannot replace the first Chico and that Ed doesn't love him anymore.

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January 20, 1978

Ed goes to Mexico to try and track Raul down. In an old church they meet and Ed explains that he misses the first Chico, but tells Raul that he is afraid that he'll get too attached and that Raul will leave him the same way Chico left him. This is a very touching episode and the only episode that was filmed. They filmed it because they went on location to Mexico. They taped all the others in Burbank CA.

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January 27, 1978

Charo's Matador fiancee Antonio, comes to sweep her off her feet to get married.

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June 2, 1978

In an attempt to add more characters to the show, Monica, Ed Brown's niece, tells her tragic story and moves in with Ed.

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June 9, 1978

For her Uncle Ed, Monica decides to drum up business by having an all-girl in tight shirts and shorts car wash.

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June 16, 1978

Ed becomes agitated when the President decides to visit his garage when he comes to town.

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Della and Son

4x18
June 30, 1978

Della tries to convince her son Tony to help her and her catering business.

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Help Wanted

4x19
July 7, 1978

Monica upsets Ed by getting a job at a sleazy restaraunt.

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The Peeping Tom

4x20
July 14, 1978

Ed is falsley accused by a woman who swears that he is a peeping Tom and is watching her on a daily basis.

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The Hot Rock

4x21
July 21, 1978

Louie comes up with an invention. He wants to make a barbecue that relies on solar energy. Enthusiascic about the idea, Ed runs to his insurance company and tries to get money to launch the idea.

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