The Brady Bunch: Season 3, Episode 12

Getting Davy Jones (10 Dec. 1971)

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Marcia boasts that she can get Davy Jones to perform at a school dance, then begins an all-out effort to try to get him to appear.

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Marcia and her two friends Laura and Doreen are the entertainment committee in charge of finding someone to perform at their senior prom. With two weeks until the prom, they have come up with no one, when Jan comes up with the idea of Davy Jones who is in town to do some promotions. Marcia, president of his local fan club, is certain she can get him to appear since he once wrote her a handwritten letter stating that if he was ever in town and could help her with anything, he would do so. Marcia finds that even getting in touch with him directly through his heavy security is difficult. Everyone in the family tries to help Marcia in getting through to him. When all Marcia's efforts seem to lead nowhere, she decides to abandon her quest in getting him to perform. By that time, news has spread throughout the school that he is performing at the prom, all based on Marcia's promise. Marcia has to decide to continue on with her quest with failing a possibility, or tell who will be a ... Written by Huggo

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This episode was repeated on 28 July 1972. A copy of this repeat telecast (with the commercials intact) survives at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. See more »

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Referenced in The Monkees: Live Summer Tour (2002) See more »

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Written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
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The late Davy Jones singing "Girl"
4 March 2012 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Getting Davy Jones" is one of the best remembered episodes, due to the welcome presence of former Monkees heartthrob Davy Jones, who just recently passed away at age 66. Not only that, but he sings his best known solo song, "Girl," written by Norman Fox and Charles Gimbel, which was issued as an unsuccessful single, and prominently featured as the movie theme for the soon to be released Sandy Duncan feature film "Star Spangled Girl" (playing over the opening credits). Being the president of the local Davy Jones fan club, Marcia believes that she can get him to perform at her school prom, but finds it nearly impossible to even get near him. She (and we) catch him recording his latest single in the studio, and he is able to hear her pleas through the microphone, later showing up in her home with a promised copy of his new album, "Davy Jones" (issued by Bell Records earlier that year, with Neil Sedaka's "Rainy Jane" the lone chart hit). 15 year old Maureen McCormick's delightfully star struck demeanor is truly genuine, so it's easy to see how any Davy fan would identify with (and envy) her situation. Of the four Monkees, Davy was easily the most accessible, going on to contribute a memorable cameo (plus Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork) to 1995's "The Brady Bunch Movie." Maureen McCormick went on to be a very fine singer-performer in her own right, and portrayed Barbara Mandrell in the 1997 TV movie "Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story" (I always thought she did a better job with the song "Ben" than Michael Jackson ever had). The posthumous reissue of Davy's 1971 LP now includes the non-album single tracks "Girl" and "I'll Believe in You," so his entire output through Bell Records, the immediate descendant of Colgems, is now easily available (by the way, "Girl" is a noticeably different version than the one featured in this episode). By the way, does anyone remember the "Barbara Lost" episode of MY THREE SONS, which Micky Dolenz did only a few months later?


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