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"Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb" - The detective drama 77 SUNSET STRIP/ABC/1958-64 featured a hip, young parking lot attendant named Gerald Lloyd Kookson III (Edd Byrnes) more popularly called "Kookie" who was constantly running a comb through the locks of his hair.


1959 Album with "Lend Me You Comb"

Kookie's narcissistic habit of combing his hair inspired a hit Warner Brothers 45 rpm rock and roll recording "Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)" (1959).

In the song, a girl (Connie Stevens) continually asks Kookie to put down his comb so she can get romantic. The song was originally performed during the opening episode of the 1959-60 season when Kookie helped Stuart Bailey (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) catch a jewel thief. 


Kookie, Kookie, (Lend Me Your Comb)
(Sung by Edward Byrnes & Connie Stevens)

Kookie with Comb

Connie: Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb.
Kookie, Kookie?
Edward: Well now, let's take it from the top & grab some wheels & on the way we'll talk about some cuckoo deals.
Connie:: But Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb.
Kookie, Kookie?
Edward: Now you're on the way, miss, & I'm readin' you just fine. Don't cut out of here till we get on Cloud 9.
Connie: But Kookie?
Edward: I've got smog in my noggin ever since you made the scene
Connie: You're the utmost!
Edward:  If you ever tool me out...dead, I'm the saddest, like a brain
Connie: The very utmost. Kookie, lend me your comb. Kookie,  Kookie?
Edward:  Man, I got my bruise lighters in my flapsy-colored pen You're gonna send me to that planet called... you know it, baby, the end!

(Saxophone Solo)

Connie: Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb.
Kookie, Kookie?
Edward: If you ever cut out, you might be a stray cat
'Cause when I'm flyin' solo, nowhere's we're on that!
Connie: Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb.
Kookie, Kookie?
Edward: What's with this comb caper, baby? Why do you wanna latch up with my comb?
Connie:  I just want you to stop combing your hair...& kiss me. You're the maximum utmost.
Edward: Well, I beans & I dreams goin', I'm movin' right now
'Cause that's the kind of scene that I dig...baby, you're the ginchiest!


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