"Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)" is a song written by Irving Taylor and performed by Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens. It reached #4 on the U.S. pop chart, #27 on the UK Singles Chart, and #30 on the U.S. R&B chart in 1959. The song was featured on Byrnes' 1959 album, Kookie Star of "77 Sunset Strip". It was based on Byrnes' character from the television show 77 Sunset Strip. The song is mostly spoken, except when Kookie sings the Bridge section: "I've got smog in my noggin' ever since you made the scene...", and makes use of cool, Beatnik slang. Connie continually interrupts him, asking him to lend her his comb. When he finally asks her, "What's with this comb caper, baby?...", she says she wants him to stop combing his hair and kiss her. Kookie likes the sound of that, ending up saying, "Baby, you're the ginchiest!".
The single was produced by Karl Engemann and arranged by Don Ralke, and ranked #37 on Billboard's Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1959.