The misadventures of a struggling rock band.
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1968   1967   1966  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Davy / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Micky / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
Peter Tork ...
 Peter / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Mike / ... (58 episodes, 1966-1968)
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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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12 September 1966 (USA)  »

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(58 episodes)

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(Pathécolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Initially, Michael Nesmith was nicknamed "Wool Hat" for the show, even so credited in their early publicity. (Rudy, their manager in the show pilot, calls Nesmith by that name.) Nesmith had worn such a hat the day he auditioned (to keep his hair out of his eyes, riding a motorcycle to the studio), and it made him stand out to the producers. He disliked the nickname though, which was soon dropped. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mike: Ooh! So, uh... That's, uh... That's what
[bleeped]
Mike: is all about.
Davy: Yeah.
[bleeped]
Davy: It's pretty scary.
Micky: You know what's even more scary?
Peter: What?
Micky: You can't say
[bleeped]
[...]
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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 »


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Girl named Love
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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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