Harrigan and Son
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Harrigan and Son
Harrigan and Son
Pat O'Brien Harrigan and Son 1960.JPG
Pat O'Brien as James Harrigan Sr.
StarringPat O'Brien
Roger Perry
Helen Kleeb
Georgine Darcy
Composer(s)Bill Loose
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes34
Running time30 minutes
Production Desilu Productions
DistributorDesilu Sales
Original networkABC
Picture formatBlack and white
Original releaseOctober 14, 1960 (1960-10-14) -
September 29, 1961 (1961-09-29)

Harrigan and Son is an ABC sitcom about a father-and-son team of lawyers, played by Pat O'Brien as Jim Harrigan Sr. and Roger Perry as Jim Jr.. In supporting roles, as secretaries, are Georgine Darcy as Gypsy and Helen Kleeb as Miss Claridge. The series aired 34 episodes at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Fridays from October 14, 1960, to September 29, 1961. It preceded ABC's cartoon series, The Flintstones. Its competition was the second half of the CBS Western, Rawhide. For the first half of the season, Harrigan and Son aired opposite the detective series Dan Raven, starring Skip Homeier.[1]

The series premiere is titled "Junior Joins the Law Firm". The finale is called "The Testimonial". Harrigan and Son was owned and produced by Desilu Productions.[2]

A running gimmick in the show consisted of Harrigan Sr. commenting on some situation in Latin, Harrigan Jr., replying, "Which means?", and Harrigan Sr. translating his comment, usually humorous, into English. The exact same gimmick had been used continually in the television show Colonel Humphrey Flack some years earlier.

The closing of show featured O'Brien and Perry, in silhouette behind the credits, singing the old George M. Cohan song, "Harrigan".[1]

Guest stars

Roger Perry as James Harrigan Jr. and Georgine Darcy as Harrigan Sr.'s secretary, Gypsy.


  1. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1997, p. 361 and appendix
  2. ^ "Harrigan and Son episode list". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009.

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