The Monkees: Season 1, Episode 8

Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (31 Oct. 1966)

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There are no pets allowed in the Monkees' apartment. This leads to comic complications when Davy watches a horse for a kid. The Monkees get a taste of farm living when they try to return the horse.

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Davy (as David Jones)
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Peter Tork ...
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Jesslyn Fax ...
Mrs. Purdy
Jim Boles ...
Farmer Fisher
Charles Bail ...
Jenkins (as Chuck Bail)
Kerry MacLane ...
Jonathan
Jerry Colonna ...
Dr. Mann
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There are no pets allowed in the Monkees' apartment. This leads to comic complications when Davy watches a horse for a kid. The Monkees get a taste of farm living when they try to return the horse.

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Farmer Fisher: A lotta work to be done: gotta feed the hogs, gotta plow the south porty, gotta milk the cows, gotta feed the chickens. Come on boys, come on.
Mike: Come on, we gotta go... plow the cow...
Micky: Something about... I'm supposed to go milk the chicken?
Peter: I think we ought to go to feed the south porty.
Davy: Feed the chickens to the cows.
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Referenced in Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees (1997) See more »

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Papa Gene's Blues
Written and Produced by Michael Nesmith
Performed by The Monkees
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Jerry Colonna as a crazy veterinarian
13 December 2013 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

The 8th broadcast (Oct 31 1966), "Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth" was actually second in production (May 31-June 3), the first since the series had been picked up by NBC (six months after the pilot was completed). This was also co-producer Robert Rafelson's first time behind the camera, as Davy finds himself the sole caretaker of a horse left by a little boy who confesses that his farmer father (Jim Boles) cannot afford to keep it. The Monkees prove to be little help with the daily chores, so it's up to Davy's jockey skills to make things right. Veteran radio funnyman Jerry Colonna made his final acting performance here, as Dr. Mann, a veterinarian who can't do anything with the horse, but manages to make their neighbor faint. This would have been the first appearance of Henry Corden as Monkees landlord Babbit, who hears Micky's werewolf impression and assumes the group is hiding a dog on the premises. Both Michael Nesmith tracks had been heard in previous episodes, "Papa Gene's Blues," from the debut LP, and "All the King's Horses," unreleased until 1990.


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