The misadventures of a struggling rock band.
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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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Trivia

Some of the later episodes have a "throwback" feel to them, with storylines recalling the early episodes of the series. This is because the scripts were submitted (and rejected) during the first season, then dusted off after new scripts were no longer being commissioned. Latter-day Monkees albums likewise included songs recorded during their first sessions, after their studio budget was cut by Screen Gems. 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

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 »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Pleasant Valley Sunday
Written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Chip Douglas
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The original Nutty Boys
21 January 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Every now and then, on TV, they repeat The Monkees, and when they do, you know you're in for half an hour of lunacy.

I've been to a few staff parties at the places I've worked over the years, and when "Here we come..." blasts out, the dance floor's always packed in seconds.

LONG LIVE THE MONKEES!


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