77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
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Hit And Run 

Kookie's just driven by a hit & run killing 2 people, when a mysterious blonde repeatedly tries to run him off Sunset Boulevard. The crash disfigures the woman, & a witness disappears from ... See full summary »


John Hawkins (teleplay), James Gunn (teleplay) | 2 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Stuart Bailey
Roger Smith ... Jeff Spencer
Edd Byrnes ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
Robert H. Harris ... Robert Carter Murray
Sue Randall ... Chick Hammons
Gloria Robertson Gloria Robertson ... Liz Murray
Louis Quinn ... Pete Roscoe
Jacqueline Beer ... Suzanne Fabry (credit only)
Russ Bender ... Capt. Bradford
Ray McCue Ray McCue ... Riggio
Clark Howat ... Sgt. Davis


Kookie's just driven by a hit & run killing 2 people, when a mysterious blonde repeatedly tries to run him off Sunset Boulevard. The crash disfigures the woman, & a witness disappears from the scene with her purse. Hotrodder Kookie was on the way to a hot date, so he'd borrowed Stu's classier ride. The woman's a well-known thesp, her hubby's a well-connected tycoon, so the fuzz put the squeeze on hep-cat Kookie, not the jet setters. PI Stu tries to untangle the web that's ensnared him too. Written by David Stevens

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Action | Crime | Drama







Release Date:

2 January 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kookie's real name of Gerald Lloyd Cookson is mentioned for the first time. His family situation of his father being deceased, and his mother, Helen Margaret Cookson, being a public stenographer, is also mentioned for the first time. See more »


Even though Chick Hammons (Sue Randall) hears Jeff Spencer mention Roscoe (Louis Quinn) and she meets Roscoe briefly on her way out of the office, when she later answers the phone, she asks the caller, "Roscoe who?" See more »


Kookie: And the sororities are pitching in.
Stuart Bailey: Good.
[to Chick Hammons]
Stuart Bailey: Did you arrange that?
Kookie: Well no Stu, I did.
Chick Hammons: I guess the philandering character does have its rewards.
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77 Sunset Strip
Written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston
[Series theme song; short version played during opening credits; full vocal version performed during closing credits]
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A sketch in time saves Kookie
31 October 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This episode has Kookie with a hot date he wishes to score with so he borrows Stu Bailey's vehicle. On the way he passes a hit and run accident and a stranger walking little thinking these two things are connected.

Edd Byrnes is in a jackpot because he finds himself accused of the hit and run which disfigured the other driver and she is an actress who will need lots of plastic surgery. At least that's the chief concern of her husband Robert H. Harris who seems to not like the value of his trophy wife to plunge.

Fortunately Kookie is dating an art student Sue Randall. It's a long process but a workable sketch is obtained. Randall could have a job at the LAPD if needed.

The episode as highlighted by the performance of Robert H. Harris as a ruthless tycoon being squeezed himself. You'll have to see the story to find about what.

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