Harrigan and Son

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Harrigan and Son
Pat O'Brien Harrigan and Son 1960.JPG
Pat O'Brien as James Harrigan, Sr.
Starring Pat O'Brien
Roger Perry
Helen Kleeb
Georgine Darcy
Composer(s) Bill Loose
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 34
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Desilu
Distributor CBS Films
Paramount Television
CBS Paramount Television
CBS Television Distribution (current as of 2007)
Original network ABC
Picture format Black and white
Original release October 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 Production.[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 a television show some years earlier, Colonel Humphrey Flack.)

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[edit]

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. ^ a b "Harrigan and Son episode list". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved April 20, 2009. 

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