When Peter displays a talent for copying art, crooked museum guards Duke and Chuche force him to copy Frans Hals' 'The Laughing Cavalier' and switch it with the real one. The Monkees mount ... See full summary »

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(as Alex Singer)
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Davy (as David Jones)
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Peter Tork ...
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Chuche (as Victor Tayback)
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Monte Landis ...
Duce (as Monty Landis)
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When Peter displays a talent for copying art, crooked museum guards Duke and Chuche force him to copy Frans Hals' 'The Laughing Cavalier' and switch it with the real one. The Monkees mount Mission: Ridiculous to put the actual artwork back and take on the code names 'Manchester Marauder' (Davy), Conneticut Counterspy (Peter), Towering Texan (Mike) and the Los Angeles Leopard (Micky). Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Comedy | Music

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9 October 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Liberace is smashing up the piano, Mike can be seen falling over laughing in the background. See more »

Goofs

When Mike says, "Oh, nobody but a fool would paint in the basement!", his lips are actually saying idiot instead of fool. See more »

Quotes

Duce: [Peter has painted a copy of The Laughing Cavalier, but has included Mike's wool hat] What's with the hat? The hat's not needed.
Peter: It's Mike's hat. It's knitted.
Duce: I know it's knitted, but it's not needed.
Peter: How did you know it was knitted?
Duce: I can tell it's knitted, but it's not needed.
Peter: Oh, for a minute I thought you knew Mike.
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Connections

Edited into Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Papa Gene's Blues
(uncredited)
Written and Performed (partially) by Michael Nesmith
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First appearance for Monty Landis
7 January 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Broadcast no. 37 (Oct 9 1967), "Art for Monkees' Sake" was 34th in production (filmed Apr 12-14), marking it as the debut episode for Monty Landis, who totaled seven in all the second season. Making his third and final appearance on the show is Vic Tayback, with he and Landis a pair of crooked museum guards who count on Peter's newfound artistic abilities to duplicate 'The Laughing Cavalier,' so they can sell the original and take a European vacation. A surprise uncredited cameo is supplied by Liberace, doing unexpected things to a piano, following his ratings success on BATMAN. Apart from a second showing for Micky's "Randy Scouse Git," we get the debut of The Monkees' fifth single, "Daydream Believer," which would not be issued until two weeks after this telecast, even before the PISCES LP's Nov 14 release. Composed by John Stewart of The Modern Folk Quartet, its June 14 recording featured Tork's piano and Nesmith's 12-string guitar, making it the last single to feature any Monkees playing, and their last no. 1 hit. Next in production- "Monkees Blow Their Minds."


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