Gimme a Break/Katie the Crook

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Katie the Crook
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate October 29, 1981
Production Number 325101
Written by Sy Rosen and
Mort Lachman
Directed by Howard Storm
Produced by Coleman Mitchell &
Geoffrey Neigher

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Gimme a BreakSeason One
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Katie the Crook is the first episode of the first season of Gimme a Break.

Starring: Nell Carter (Nell Harper), Dolph Sweet (Carl Kanisky), Kari Michaelsen (Katie Kanisky), Lauri Hendler (Julie Kanisky), Lara Jill Miller (Sam Kanisky)

Howard Morton (Officer Simpson), Mike Darnell (George)


Plot Overview

The Chief flips out after catching Julie kissing a boy and Katie is brought home by Officer Simpson for shoplifting; meanwhile, Nell teaches Samantha how to fight after she comes home with a black eye.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments