I got four kids, one of 'em need braces, and I'm savin' up for a car!

The Legend of Bad, Bad Cleo Brown is the fifteenth episode in Season 2 of K.C. Undercover and the forty-second episode overall. It first aired on August 14, 2016.


Grandma Gayle takes Ernie and K.C. back to the '70s to show them how Cleo Brown became the first black woman to spy for The Organization.[1]


Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Roz Ryan as Gayle King
  • Tom Wilson as Agent Whitman
  • Chris Silcox as Scoey
  • Hawk Walts as Tough Guy
  • Ray Siegle as Bouncer

Absent Cast


  • The title is a play on the 1973 song, "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce.
  • Kira is only present at the very end of the episode as herself.
  • Chronologically, 1974, marks the first mention of The Other Side.
  • This is the second episode to use the words black and white as describing skin color.
  • Marisa is absent in this episode as herself. Instead, she appears as Cleo's friend Mandy. They have lots of similarities such as both liking boys.
  • Craig & Judy Cooper are absent in this episode, the tenth absence in the series for both.
  • The Cleo Brown song was performed as a lead-in to the usual theme song in this episode.
  • Gayle appears without her husband in this episode. This is her 3rd appearence since Off the Grid and K.C. and Brett: The Final Chapter - Part 1
  • K.C. makes a true statement in the very beginning of the episode where Christopher Columbus thinks he discovered America, but Native Americans were already here before him.
  • This episode was nominated for an Emmy Award.[2]

International Premieres

  • August 14, 2016 (Canada)
  • February 1, 2017 (Israel)
  • February 6, 2017 (Latin America, Brazil)


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Season 1
PilotMy Sister from Another Mother... BoardGive Me A “K”! Give Me A “C”!Off the GridPhoto BombedHow K.C. Got Her Swag BackDaddy's Little PrincessAssignment: Get That Assignment!Spy-anoia Will Destroy YaDouble Crossed Part 1Double Crossed Part 2Double Crossed Part 3Stakeout TakeoutThe Neighborhood WatchdogsFirst FriendOperation: Other Side Part 1Operation: Other Side Part 2K.C. and the Vanishing LadyDebutante BallerK.C.'s the ManRunaway RobotAll Howls EveThe Get Along VaultEnemy of the State'Twas the Fight Before ChristmasK.C. and Brett: The Final Chapter - Part 1K.C. and Brett: The Final Chapter - Part 2
Season 2
Coopers Reactivated!Do You Want to Know a SecretRebel with a CuzThe Mother of All MissionsAccidents Will HappenBrainwashedThe Truth HurtsDown in the DumpsDance Like No One's WatchingThe Love JinxK.C. Levels UpCatch Him If You CanSup, Dawg?Tightrope of DoomThe Legend of Bad, Bad Cleo BrownSpy of the Year AwardsIn Too Deep, Part 1In Too Deep, Part 2Virtual InsanityUndercover MotherTrust No OneHolly Holly Not So JollyCollision CourseFamily Feud
Season 3
Coopers on the RunWelcome to the JungleOut of the Water and Into the FireWeb of LiesTeen DramaK.C. Under ConstructionThe Storm MakerKeep on Truckin'Unmasking the EnemyThe Truth Will Set You FreeStormy WeatherDeleted!Second ChancesRevenge of the Van PeopleThe Gammy FilesTake Me OutTwin It to Win ItCassandra UndercoverK.C. Times ThreeThe Domino EffectDomino 2: BarbecuedDomino 3: Buggin' OutDomino 4: The MaskK.C. Undercover: The Final Chapter