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George Lopez
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Genre Sitcom
Created by Bruce Helford
George Lopez
Robert Borden
Starring George Lopez
Constance Marie
Luis Armand Garcia
Masiela Lusha (seasons 1–5)
Aimee Garcia (season 6; season 5, recurring)
Valente Rodriguez
Emiliano Díez (seasons 4–6; seasons 2–3, recurring)
Belita Moreno
Opening theme "Low Rider", performed by War
Ending theme Instrumental closing theme, composed by Nicholas "Aqua" McCarrell (select episodes of seasons 2–6 seen in syndication)
Composer(s) W.G. Snuffy Walden (season 1)
Nicholas "Aqua" McCarrell (seasons 2–6)
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 120 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Bruce Helford
Deborah Oppenheimer
Sandra Bullock (all; entire run)
Robert Borden (season 1-mid season 6)
Dave Caplan (seasons 4–6)
Mark Torgove &
Paul A. Kaplan
George Lopez (all; seasons 4–6)
Running time approx. 22 minutes
Production company(s) Fortis Productions
Mohawk Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Original run March 27, 2002 (2002-03-27) – May 23, 2007 (2007-05-23)
Status ended

George Lopez, often alternately and incorrectly referred to as The George Lopez Show, is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired on ABC from March 27, 2002 to May 23, 2007.

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Synopsis

The show stars George Lopez as manager of Powers Brothers Aviation, an airplane parts factory. He is married to Angie Palmero (Constance Marie) and has two outgoing children, Max and Carmen (Luis Armand Garcia and Masiela Lusha). They all live together in San Fernando, California.

George had a difficult childhood. He was abandoned by his father, Manny, and further mistreated by a careless, abusive, alcoholic mother, Benita "Benny" Lopez (Belita Moreno). She usually criticizes Angie's cooking and parenting skills. George and Benny's adult relationship mainly consists of the two of them trading insults about each other, mainly referring to George's childhood. They appear to care for each other, and George has admitted his feelings for Benny in some episodes. Benny works at Powers Brothers Aviation, as does George's best friend, Ernesto "Ernie" Cardenas (Valente Rodriguez), who is mostly luckless in the dating area and still lives with his mother.

George's father-in-law, Dr. Victor "Vic" Palmero (Emiliano Diez), thinks Angie should have married someone better than George but as the series progresses he begins to respect and accept him. George always tries to catch his children getting in trouble when they misbehave, whether it be by confronting them straight on, or sneakily investigating, then punishing them later. It is still always shown that George loves and cares deeply for his family.

Production

For the first five seasons, the show had an all-Latino cast with the exception of Albanian American actress Masiela Lusha, who played George's daughter Carmen. George Lopez said that due to creative differences between him and Lusha, Lusha's character was written out of the show after Season 5. Lusha did appear in the 2007 season premiere, when her character left to attend college in Vermont. She was replaced by Aimee Garcia as George's niece, Veronica (making for an all-Latino cast the final season). When the show first aired on ABC a few episodes were rated TV-14 for language, violence, and strong profanity in Spanish. Nick at Nite changed every episode to TV-PG.

On May 15, 2007, the series was cancelled and ABC removed all mentions of the show on its website. [1] The final episode aired on May 23, 2007, and the show last aired on ABC on September 7, 2007.

Although its last season aired on Wednesdays, the show was the last program from ABC's former TGIF lineup to air. The show was replaced by the short-lived series Cavemen.

On December 15, 2009 the cast reunited on George Lopez' late night talk show Lopez Tonight on TBS. George Lopez and the rest of the cast did a finale to George Lopez.[2]

Cast

Actor/Actress Character Season
George Lopez George Lopez All Seasons
Constance Marie Angela "Angie" Palmero Lopez All Seasons
Belita Moreno Benita "Benny" Lopez All Seasons
Luis Armand Garcia Maximilian "Max" Lopez All Seasons
Valente Rodriguez Ernesto "Ernie" Cardenas All Seasons
Masiela Lusha Carmen Consuela Lopez Seasons 1–5
Emiliano Díez Victor "Vic" Palmero Seasons 2–6
Aimee Garcia Veronica Palmero Season 6; Season 5 Recurring

Nielsen ratings

Season Episodes Timeslot (ET) Season Premiere Season Finale Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 4

Wednesday 8:30

March 27, 2002 April 17, 2002 #70 9.0
2 24

Wednesday 8:30

October 2, 2002 April 18, 2003 #58 10.44
3 28

Friday 8:00

September 26, 2003 May 21, 2004 #96 7.4
4 24

Tuesday 8:30

September 28, 2004 April 12, 2005 #79 7.2
5 22 Wednesday 8:00 October 5, 2005 April 5, 2006 #82 7.2
6 18 January 24, 2007 May 8, 2007 #95 6.1

Awards

Year Award Category Recipient
2003 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top TV Series Thomas Allen, Harold Ray Brown, Morris Dickerson, Gerald Goldstein, Lonnie Jordan, Lee Levitin, Charles Miller, and Howard E. Scott
2005 Emmy Award Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series Judi Giovanni and John Shaffner
For episodes "Leave it to Lopez"/"The Simple Life"/"Trouble in Paradise"
2003 Imagen Awards Best Primetime Comedy Series – Television
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2004 Best Supporting Actress in a Television Comedy Belita Moreno
Best Primetime Series – Comedy
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Best Actress in a Television Comedy Constance Marie
Best Actor in a Television Comedy George Lopez
2003 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Masiela Lusha
Best Family Television Series (Comedy or Drama)
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2004 Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Masiela Lusha

Syndication

The show entered syndication one month after the series finale on ABC, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution.

On March 8, 2007, it was announced that George Lopez would join the Nick at Nite lineup. It first aired on Nick at Nite on September 10, 2007 – it was the youngest non-original show to air on Nick at Nite [3] (until it was announced that Everybody Hates Chris would join the lineup). To this date, it continues to be their highest rated series and one of cables best for an off-network sitcom.

The show currently airs in broadcast syndication on independent stations, and affiliates of Fox, The CW and MyNetworkTV as well as The CW Plus stations in the United States and on Telelatino in Canada.

Never a major hit in primetime, the show became an unexpected success in syndication. Many markets also moved the show from overnight timeslots to more desirable ones.[4]

DVD release

On April 17, 2007, Warner Home Video released seasons 1 and 2 on DVD in Region 1.

DVD Name Release Date Ep # Additional Information
The Complete First and Second Seasons April 17, 2007 28 Bonus features include "Inside the Comedic Mind" featurette and Gag reel.

The theme song "Low Rider" has been replaced due to licensing costs. George Lopez came in with the producers to record a new theme.

The first and second seasons have also been published on iTunes.[5]

References

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

George Lopez (2002-2007) was an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show is focused on the Lopez family, including his wife Angie Lopez played by Constance Marie, and their two kids.

Contents

Season 1

Prototype [1.01]

Max: What's a period?
George: It's a bullet we dodge, go get ready.

[Carmen enters carrying frozen hot dogs under her arms]
Carmen: Here are the hot dogs.
George: What are you doing?
[George takes the hot dogs]
Carmen: Ow, my underarms burn! Your grandpa's old razor was so dull, it took me forever!
George: Didn't you change the blade?
Carmen: No, was I supposed to?
George: Sweetheart. That was the blade we used to shave grandpa right before we put him in the coffin.
Carmen: Oh my god!
Angie: Carmen! That's why you don't lie to people.
[Carmen leaves relieved]
George: It wasn't a lie.

Season 2

This Old Case [2.12]

Benny: Oh hey Mr. peepers. Next show starts tomorrow at 8 am sharp.
George: I hope there's a 20 drink minimum.

[George and Angie talk about re-modelling Benny's bathroom]
Angie: This is a big job, shouldn't you hire professional?
George: Professionals?! Angie please! I got this!

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Cast

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