The Monkees (1966–1968)
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I Was a 99-Pound Weakling 

When his girl Brenda is stolen from him by muscle bound Bulk, Micky contemplates hocking his drums so he can pay for Shah-Ku's "Weakling's Anonymous" course. Fearing this will break up the ... See full summary »

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Davy (as David Jones)
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Mike (archive footage)
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David Draper ...
Venita Wolf ...
Gary Waynesmith ...
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Ben Levine ...
Benny (as Benny Levine)
Monte Landis ...
Shah-Ku (as Monty Landis)
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When his girl Brenda is stolen from him by muscle bound Bulk, Micky contemplates hocking his drums so he can pay for Shah-Ku's "Weakling's Anonymous" course. Fearing this will break up the group, Davy and Peter first try to pass of Bulk as a weakling to Brenda, then set out to prove Shah-Ku is a phony. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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16 October 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Beethoven is the person on Micky Dolenz's shirt. See more »

Goofs

Peter spray paints Bulk's back, leaving approximately a dozen marks. But when Peter runs away there are just a few marks now visible on Bulk's back. See more »

Quotes

Peter: [on the phone] And I'm awfully worried about him, Mr. Shah-Ku, he's falling down from hunger.
Shah-Ku: You have a very deep voice for a mother, Mrs. Dolenz.
Peter: I'm not Mrs. Dolenz.
Shah-Ku: Oh, Micky came from a broken home.
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Connections

Edited into The Monkees: Monkees Watch Their Feet (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is Only Sleeping
Written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Chip Douglas
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Muscle Beach Party
19 June 2011 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Pretty good show thanks to another good script from Gardner and Carusco, the Monkees story editors from season #1 (they also did a LOT of great "Get Smart" episodes). Mickey has the lead here as he tries to muscle up to impress a girl. His comedy chops are on good display and he gets to break the 4th wall and talk right to the camera.

One odd thing though is the choice of music. The shows features two songs, both by Nesmith, "Sweet Young Thing" (reaching back over a year for that) and "Love is Only Sleeping" (from the Monkees then current album). You'd think one of the songs would have been by either Micky or Davy and certainly something a little more current than "Sweet Young Thing".


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