The Cop and the Kid

Jim 1970s

Aired: 1975-76
Cop and the Kid
DAD: Frank Murphy (Charles Durning) / Single

DAD’S JOB: Police officer

KIDS: Lucas Adams (Tierre Turner) (11)


STAND-IN “MOM”: Brigid Murphy (Patsy Kelly) – Frank’s mom.

One of the Things Wrong with the Seventies was the “Chico & the Man Syndrome” — the shows where white foster parents raise minority “street-wise” kids. This show was typical of the syndrome. Frank Murphy was a cop who collapsed from an asthma attack while trying to arrest Street-Wise Lucas. So, Street-Wise Lucas blackmailed Frank into adopting him.

Nothing really groundbreaking with this show. Both cop and kid disappeared after four months on the air.