The Monkees: Season 1, Episode 14

Dance, Monkee, Dance (12 Dec. 1966)

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Peter wins a free dancing lesson at Renaldo's Dance Au Go Go and is tricked into signing a lifetime contract. When Mickey and Mike try to get him out of it, they end up with similar ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Davy (as David Jones)
Peter Tork ...
Karen James ...
Miss Buntwell
Stephen Coit ...
Elizabeth Camp ...
Woman (as Elisabeth Camp)
Derrik Lewis ...
Hal March ...


Peter wins a free dancing lesson at Renaldo's Dance Au Go Go and is tricked into signing a lifetime contract. When Mickey and Mike try to get him out of it, they end up with similar contracts of their own. In order to get out of this mess, Davy decides to become an inside man and gets a job as a dance instructor at Renaldo's. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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12 December 1966 (USA)  »

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(as color by Pathé)

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1.33 : 1
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Mike can be seen dancing with his mother, Bette Nesmith Graham, during the final romp. See more »


Micky: Do you mean to tell me that if took this contract, and I signed it here...
Renaldo: And there.
Micky: And there.
Renaldo: That I will be forced to take your dance class for life?
Renaldo: Right, councilor, welcome to Renaldo's Dance Au Go Go.
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Although Stephen Coit is credited as "Timid Man", he actually plays former US President Martin Van Buren. See more »


References Batman (1966) See more »


I'm A Believer
Written by Neil Diamond
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Jeff Barry
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Hal March and Bette Nesmith
21 December 2013 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Dance, Monkey, Dance" features former standup comic and game show host Hal March in one of his last roles (he died in 1970), heading up Renaldo's Dance Au Go Go, signing up Monkees left and right to iron-clad lifetime contracts, until Davy's fast feet earn him a job as dance instructor; their subsequent mayhem training new customers (one of whom is Bette Nesmith, Michael's mother) makes for a very funny episode. By far the best gag has Micky walking off camera to get 'a brilliant idea,' 'something groovy and hip,' from the show's writers, all of whom are depicted as aged Chinamen! Second straight entry to feature Neil Diamond's "I'm a Believer," but the first to feature "I'll Be Back Up on My Feet" (recorded Oct 28 1966), composed by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell, produced by Jeff Barry, unreleased until 1990's MISSING LINKS 2 (though a weaker rerecording from March 9 1968 was issued on the fifth LP, THE BIRDS THE BEES AND THE MONKEES, on Apr 22 1968). This track is matched with one of the series' finest romps, The Monkees dancing their troubles away in suitable attire. Broadcast no. 14 (Dec 12 1966), "Dance, Monkey, Dance" was 18th in production, filmed Oct 11-14.

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