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 Stuart Bailey / ... (151 episodes, 1958-1964)
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 Kookie / ... (142 episodes, 1958-1963)
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 Jeff Spencer (141 episodes, 1958-1963)
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 Suzanne / ... (131 episodes, 1958-1963)
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 Roscoe (126 episodes, 1958-1963)
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 Lt. Roy Gilmore / ... (85 episodes, 1958-1963)
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, right next door to a snazzy restaurant where Kookie worked as a valet. The finger-snapping, slang-talking Kookie occasionally helped Stu and Jeff with their cases, and eventually became a full-fledged member of the detective agency. Rex Randolph and J.R. Hale also joined the firm, and Suzanne was their leggy secretary. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Trivia

This was the first of Warner Brothers' formulaic detective series. ABC was so impressed with its success, that they ordered three identical series that differed only in their sunny locales: Bourbon Street Beat (1959), Hawaiian Eye (1959) and Surfside Six (1960). A fourth series, The Roaring 20's (1960) added variety, by taking place in another era. See more »

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77 Sunset Boulevard is actually a bridge over the 101 Freeway. Further, the opening sequence shows the Sunset Tower Hotel in the distance, which would place them in the 8000 block of Sunset. See more »

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Great Detective Show didn't take itself too seriously
25 September 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a wonderful show. Kookie and Roscoe gave it an added comic element. It also allowed for human effort. As I recall, even the secretary often gave ideas for solving cases.

I recall the caper where Roscoe, the horse player who always played hunches (and always lost) had to come up with all the winners for the day's races. After much effort he did so, but of course he did not bet on a single one.

I watch little TV any more but I tried out Remington Steele, because the daughter of Efriam Zimbalist, Jr.: Stephanie Zimbalist was cast as one of the leads. The two shows shared much similarity. They were both detective shows which really was only peripherally about solving cases. Mostly they were about relationships.

I'm guessing that all the film of these shows is not around any more or I think they would be shown as reruns. I would sure love to see some of these shows either on TV or bought on VHS tapes.


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