Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: 77 Sunset Strip

From: Donna and Fred (
Date: 13 Feb 2008

I memory serves from seeing GIRL ON THE RUN many years ago, Edd's character was so volatile and slippery that it would have been difficult to rehab him as the affable Kooky in the series -- altho' in a pinch, the scripters might have made them twin brothers with different personalities.

I'd like to see someone reprint the Roy Huggins novel and novellas.

Fred B.

Jeff Vorzimmer wrote:

> > Interestingly, in that 90-minute debut episode, Byrnes
> > played a jive-talking, incessantly hair-combing,
> > psychopathic hit man, referred to in the script as
> > only "the Kook." In previews, reaction to that
> > character was so positive that the producers to
> > decided to create a similar, good-guy character around
> > the same actor.
> Yeah, I always thought it was strange that they never tried to explain
> Kookie being a parking lot attendant after being sent away for murder
> in the pilot. They could have done a whole episode around Stu Bailey
> working out a deal to get Kookie out on parole and into his custody
> and then getting him the job at Dino's parking cars.
> Jeff

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