Gimme a Break!

Season 4 Episode 21

Cat Story

Aired Unknown Feb 23, 1985 on NBC
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Cat Story
Officer Simpson's cat Sherlock is missing, and he goes out in the storm to find it. When the Chief returns home, he shows the family Simpson's clothes, and tells them that an eyewitness reported he saw a cat on a tree branch over the river, and an officer trying to rescue it. The family begins to believe that Simpson was the man who tried to save the cat, since he would do anything for his cat. Nell receives an envelope from Simpson which contains $5,000, and she is happy she can go on her vacation with Addy to Hawaii after all. However, in the end, Joey rushes into the house, telling the family that he found Simpson and Sherlock.moreless

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Dolph Sweet

Dolph Sweet

Chief Carl Kanisky [ seasons 1-4 ]

Joey Lawrence

Joey Lawrence

Joey Donovan [ seasons 3-6 ]

Telma Hopkins

Telma Hopkins

Addy Wilson [ seasons 3-6 ]

Howard Morton

Howard Morton

Officer Ralph Waldo Simpson [ seasons 2-5; episodes 113-114 ]

John Hoyt

John Hoyt

Grandpa Stanley Kanisky [ seasons 2-6 ]

Lauri Hendler

Lauri Hendler

Julie Kanisky Maxwell [ seasons 1-5; episodes 113-114 ]

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Grandpa: Simpson, your cat's been gone three days. Now face it, he's run away. That's what cats do, they run away.
      Simpson: What's he got to run away from? Being the mascot at the station, he's got it made. He lays around all day. People bring him food. He's got a place to sleep and a roof over his head. You should have his life.
      Grandpa: I do.

    • Simpson: Daddy loves Sherlock's food...nummy, nummy, num, num...(He accidentally tastes it and makes a face.) You know, it's not bad.

  • NOTES (3)

    • On the syndicated version of this episode, the closing credits cut off just as Nell Carter starts to come down the stairs for her bow. Also, some of the credits are cut off (the lyrics credit is the last one shown)

    • Instead of the normal stopped clips of the show, the cast comes out and takes a bow during the closing credits.

    • This episode aired LIVE on the Eastern/Central Standard Time zones. The last live broadcast occured on a 1983 episode of "Search For Tomorrow".