The Monkees: Season 2, Episode 12

Hitting the High Seas (27 Nov. 1967)

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The Monkees take on a job as sailors but Mike soon disappears below deck to recuperate from seasickness. Micky, Davy and Peter must prove themselves strong enough to survive the hardships ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Davy (as David Jones)
Peter Tork ...
Noam Pitlik ...
Leslie Randall ...
Chips Rafferty ...


The Monkees take on a job as sailors but Mike soon disappears below deck to recuperate from seasickness. Micky, Davy and Peter must prove themselves strong enough to survive the hardships of the sea, especially when it turns out their captain is a modern day pirate intend on hijacking the Queen Anne. Inspired by Clark Gable and Marlon Brando, the three musicians attempt to stage a mutiny. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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27 November 1967 (USA)  »

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After filming the opening sequence, Michael Nesmith claimed he became seasick, and sat out the rest of the episode. See more »


Towards the end of the show, The Monkees are speaking with the captain of the Queen Anne, the ship that was to be hijacked. Behind the captain's shoulder is a white car backing up. When the camera cuts away and back to the captain, the car is gone. But cutting away and back to the captain again, the car reappears. See more »


The Captain: Here's your swords and your pistols. Oh, and the lyrics to some of the better known pirate songs. I just hope you men are tough enough for this job.
Micky: Tough? Hahaha. Peter's so touch his nails get rusty!
Davy: Heheheh heh. He's so tough, he loves the sight of blood that he pours ketchup on everything he eats, even cornflakes.
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References Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) See more »


Daydream Believer
Written by John Stewart
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Chip Douglas
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Mutiny on the high seas
27 January 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Broadcast no. 44 (Nov 27 1967), "Hitting the High Seas" provides further evidence the series was in decline, Nesmith out of action after five minutes. Chips Rafferty (and a parrot voiced by Micky) captains the ship, Ted De Corsia ("The Devil and Peter Tork") and Noam Pitlik ("Everywhere a Sheik, Sheik") are the crewmembers who bring aboard The Monkees, with Davy Jones' locker getting its namesake a job as cabin boy. First episode lacking a laugh track, the response to all the gags total silence, which results in making the efforts of the cast seem wasted. Only Peter holds his own, both Davy and especially Micky really straining for laughs, whereas musically the group continued to excel. The two songs are both repeats, John Stewart's "Daydream Believer" (in its fourth and last appearance), and Goffin-King's "Star Collector" (in its second). The one magic moment is an off-the-cuff rendition of "Tear the Top Right Off My Head," a Peter Tork composition first attempted in the studio June 22, eventually recorded in Feb 1968, with both Peter and Micky doing a lead vocal (never heard during the 60s, passed over for THE BIRDS THE BEES AND THE MONKEES). 48th in production, filmed Oct 11-13, next up- "Monkees in Texas."

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