Show Type: Sitcom
First Telecast: September 11, 1975
Last Telecast: May 17, 1976
Hector Fuentes..... Jose Perez
DeMott..... Hal Williams
Cleaver..... Rick Hurst
Nicky Palik..... Bobby Sandler
Mr. Gibson..... Mel Stewart
Mr. Sullivan..... Tom Poston
Gabby..... Pat Cranshaw
Baxter..... Jack Grimes
Warden Wilbur Poindexter..... Logan Ramsey
Based on the British comedy series, Porridge, On The Rocks was a situation comedy that revolved around the inmates of Alamesa Minimum Security Prison, a "low-risk" institution apparently run as much by the ones incarcerated there as by the authorities!
The usual setting was the cell containing: Hector Fuentes, the resourceful Latin prisoner; DeMott, his friend; Cleaver, the eternal optimist and Nicky, a juvenile delinquent. In a nearby cell was Gabby, a toothless, elderly inmate.
Mr. Gibson was the hard-nosed corrections officer whose attempts at keeping the inmates in line were often unintentionally thwarted by Mr. Sullivan, a mild-mannered guard.
The show was taped in front of a live audience and originally telecast immediately following TV's leading cop comedy, Barney Miller, which prompted ABC to promote the two show together with the line "funny cops and funny robbers..."
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