Chico and the Man (1974–1978)
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Sammy Stops In 

Sammy Davis Jr. drops by and recognizes Ed as an old dancing partner from vaudeville.


James Komack


James Komack (created by), Martin Donovan | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Jack Albertson ... Ed Brown
Freddie Prinze ... Chico Rodriguez
Scatman Crothers ... Louie
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Himself
Bonnie Boland Bonnie Boland ... Mabel


Sammy Davis Jr. drops by and recognizes Ed as an old dancing partner from vaudeville.

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14 February 1975 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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A man who's lost all his talent
15 July 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Sammy Stops In" means a visit from Sammy Davis Jr., an early champion of Freddie Prinze (when Sammy was roasted by Rat Pack buddy Dean Martin, Prinze sat next to the guest of honor), getting the kind of reception that many celebrities receive in public: "do you know who you are?" One look at his vehicle and Chico understands: "that's a Sammy Davis Jr. car man, diamonds on the spark plugs!" Chico can't resist a few dance steps for Sammy, before proclaiming himself a songwriter too! In walks Louie Wilson with his usual greeting: "stick out your can, here comes the garbage man!" (Sammy: "that's it, the whole neighborhood's auditioning!"). The arrival of Ed Brown hardly puts Mr. Davis at ease, since he doesn't recognize him: "I don't care who it is, we don't take personal checks!" Sammy actually recognizes Ed, as a former vaudeville hoofer from years ago, sharing a few dance steps together with his father and uncle. Mabel the mail lady (Bonnie Boland, fourth of six) does her usual flirtatious bit, but she too fails to recognize Sammy for the real thing, believing him to be a dead ringer for 'a man who's lost his talent.' Sammy can't believe the woman hates him, but Ed offers him comfort: "she likes you, it's Sammy Davis she doesn't like!" (he breaks up at that crack). After a long day at the garage, Sammy does impressions of all the lunatics he's met, with Ed Brown the obvious highlight!

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