77 SUNSET STRIP (Warner, 6 seasons,1958-1964). Stuart "Stu" Bailey (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) Jeff Spencer (Roger Smith) Gerald "Kookie" Kooson III (Edd Byrnes) 77 Sunset Strip was a 60 minute drama series about two private detectives who worked in Los Angeles. Often, their buddy "Kookie," a valet parking attendant at the restaurant next door, would lend them a hand on a case. Later, he quit his parking job to join the detective agency. Awards: Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins.