TV producer Hubbell Benson has invited many young groups, including The Four Martians, The Foreign Agents and The Jolly Green Giants to audition for a new TV show, but not The Monkees. However, when he hears their music on a hired tape recorder, he sets out to find this mystery band, not knowing that the Monkees are having great difficulty getting into the auditions at the same time. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
Featured here was the show's longest epilogue tag interview between Bob Rafelson
and the group; most interview tags lasted one minute - hence the frequent interjection, "We're a minute short" - but here the tag lasts nearly three minutes and primarily discusses recent rioting on the Sunset Strip, which was witnessed by Micky. See more
[interviewing Mike during the epilogue tag
Would you want the kids to wear their hair like yours?
I think they should wear their hair the way they want to wear it.
References Crime School
Papa Gene's Blues
Written and Produced by Michael Nesmith
Performed by The Monkees See more