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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 »


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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?


Throughout the series, there were rival bands the Monkees routinely encountered. These bands include: The Jolly Green Giants who wore green hair, outfits, and green skin to resemble the advertising icon. The Four Martians who wore gold tunics over red tights and nylon stockings over their heads. And The Foreign Agents who wore trench coats and sunglasses. 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 »


Davy: What's in the morning paper, Peter?
Peter: Oh, "Li'l Abner," "Peanuts"... Oh, say, this is funny!
Peter: This big guy hits the little guy with a club, and the little guy hits the big guy in the jaw!
[laughs some more]
Davy: What comic strip is that?
Peter: What, comic strip? This is the editorial page.
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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 »


Referenced in Sons of Provo (2004) See more »


I'll spend my life with you
Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Douglas Farthing Hatlelid (Chip Douglas)
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The Precursor to MTV
26 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the most influential shows in television history. The show was so funny and at times surreal but you could see that the boys had a lot of fun doing the shows even if they didn't like a lot of the music they were forced to do in the early shows. Speaking of the songs, this show was also a great showcase for many of the greatest songwriting talents of the 60's including Goffin and King, Neil Diamond, Boyce and Hart, John Stewart and Harry Nillson.

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