77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
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The Kookie Caper 

Man fleeing a murder scene is unaware a pretty runaway is hiding in his backseat. When they arrive at 77 Sunset Strip, Kookie avidly takes in the teenager to protect her from the killers. ... See full summary »


Montgomery Pittman


Maurita Pittman


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Episode complete credited cast:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Stuart Bailey
Roger Smith ... Jeff Spencer
Edd Byrnes ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
King Donovan ... Leggs Carson
John Hubbard ... Laroque
Louis Quinn ... Pete Roscoe
Mickey Simpson ... Wilkes
Byron Keith ... Lt. Roy Gilmore
Alexander Campbell ... Silas Rocklin
Sherry Jackson ... Carrie
Will Hutchins ... Himself


Man fleeing a murder scene is unaware a pretty runaway is hiding in his backseat. When they arrive at 77 Sunset Strip, Kookie avidly takes in the teenager to protect her from the killers. But the ginchy Carrie doesn't want to hide, she's come to Hollywood to crash the movies and meet Sugarfoot. Bailey & Spencer's sleazy rival, Shamus Legs Carson weasels in on the case when he hears there's a big reward for finding the starstruck teen. Written by David Stevens

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Action | Crime | Drama







Release Date:

9 October 1959 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Halfway through the episode Kookie is looking at a TV Guide with James Garner and Jack Kelly on the cover. See more »


Carrie tells Kookie that she "crawled under the car" to get out of the sandstorm. She actually hid in front of the backseat. See more »


Kookie: Why you flag this around?
Carrie: Oh it's a really good magazine! Tells all the facts about TV people.
Kookie: Yeah? Like what?
Carrie: Oh like lots of things. For instance; Will Hutchins is not married.
Kookie: Who's he?
Carrie: Sugarfoot silly. On Tuesday nights.
Kookie: Oh, I work on Tuesday nights.
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Crazy Credits

This is the first episode in which Byron Keith is billed under his proper name after being billed as "Keith Byron" in the first season, an apparent attempt to avoid confusion with actor Brian Keith. See more »


References Sugarfoot (1957) See more »


I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Music by Frederick Loewe
[Played in the café by unidentified guitarist]
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Kookie takes over
18 February 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This 77 Sunset Strip episode leans to the comic more than most of them I've seen. Edd Byrnes actually takes the lead in this one when he finds runaway Sherry Jackson who while stowing away in the back seat of a gangster's car may have overheard a confession to murder.

The two stars Efrem Zimbalist and Roger Smith are thinking Jackson might just be a runaway heiress from San Francisco and they have to deal with a most humorless man Alexander Campbell. They also have to deal with King Donovan another private eye who likes to tail people and move in on their action.

When both Bailey and Spencer get sidelined and I won't say how, Kookie takes over. And it turns out the girl is the key to a case the LAPD is working on.

Will Hutchins from Sugarfoot makes a guest appearance getting a chance to plug his own Warner Brothers show.

This one has more than a few laughs.

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