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The Monkees (1966–1968)

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The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
 Davy / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
 Micky / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
 Mike / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
Peter Tork ...
 Peter / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)


Not very long running comedy about the extremely Beatles-esque band, The Monkees. The group of four (Micky, Davy, Mike, and Peter) encounter interesting events and tie-in their music with each episode to encompass fast-moving scenes of comedy. Written by Anonymous

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Who's putting who on? You'll never know till you see this show! See more »


Comedy | Music



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Release Date:

12 September 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los Monkees  »

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(58 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


After their six-week improvisational acting course with director James Frawley, the boys rehearsed and recorded as a band during the spring and early summer of 1966 with instruments rented for them by Screen Gems; among the songs they "tracked" was Michael Nesmith's "The Girl I Knew Somewhere," and Nesmith has said "about a hundred" tracks from these sessions were made. This musical gestation was quashed when Don Kirshner was retained as music supervisor. See more »


In a number of second-season episodes, Micky's hairstyle changes back and forth from a straight hairdo to a curly "permed" look. This was due to the fact that second-season episodes were filmed at two different times, the spring of 1967 (when a number of the actual episode storylines were filmed) and then later that fall (during which time all the song performances were filmed). During the summer break, Micky let his hair grow out. The difference is perhaps most notable in the episode "It's a Nice Place to Visit," when at one moment Micky is performing a song with his hair curled, and is then seen leaving the stage with his hair straight. See more »


Peter: Cross at the green, not in between!
Davy: He's been out in the sun too long.
Micky: He was no bargain in the shade.
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Crazy Credits

"The Christmas Show" ends with the Monkees giving the TV audience a Christmas wish of peace. The group then brings the crew-members on to the set and gives them all a very happy and raucous opportunity to give their loved ones at home a Christmas greeting, all while the closing credits play over this. See more »


Followed by Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees (1997) See more »


Girl named Love
Written by Davy Jones and Charlie Smalls
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A great show and group!
25 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

The Monkees was one of the most unique television shows ever created! The show featured great music and comedy that had people laughing for hours. All four of the guys were extremely talented and no one else could have taken their place. The show should be run more often so that today's generation of kids can enjoy them too.

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