Manny's personality was commonly depicted as being abusive toward his son and former wife in his few appearances before he dies of kidney disease.
Much to George's fury, Manny has prohibited his son's family from attending his funeral in protection of his reputation.
The season 4 cast of George Lopez (from left to right): Valente Rodriguez as Ernie Cardenas, Constance Marie with Luis Armand Garcia as Angie and Max Lopez, Emiliano Díez as Vic Palmero, Belita Moreno as Benny Lopez, George Lopez as George Lopez, and Masiela Lusha as Carmen Lopez.
The comedy revolves around a fictionalized portrayal of Lopez who works at the Powers Brothers aviation factory, and raises daughter Carmen and son Max with wife Angie after surviving a miserable, dysfunctional childhood at the hands of his neglectful alcoholic mother Benny, who is portrayed as selfish and cold-hearted.
When the night has come and the land is dark; And the moon is the only light we see; No, I won't be afraid, Oh, I won't be afraid; Just as long as you stand, stand by me.
So darling, darling, stand by me, oh stand by me; Oh stand, stand by me, stand by me; If the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall; Or the mountain should crumble to the sea…
Upon the series debut, Lopez became one of the few Latinos to star in a television comedy series, following in the footsteps of Desi Arnaz, Freddie Prinze, and John Leguizamo.
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.
His job and busy family life are complicated by the presence of his stubborn, insensitive and controlling mother.
In the two-part season premiere, George prepares the crew for a visit from the President of the United States.
For the late-night program hosted by the same comedian, see Lopez Tonight.