Micky, Mike and Davy find that Peter and all their neighbors have been hypnotized by their Television sets. The Evil Wizard Glick is using an alien Frodis to control people's minds through ... See full summary »

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Davy (as David Jones)
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Micky, Mike and Davy find that Peter and all their neighbors have been hypnotized by their Television sets. The Evil Wizard Glick is using an alien Frodis to control people's minds through his machines (such as the Freeble Energizer) and plans to take over the world. Worst of all, The Monkees are prohibited by law to change into their Monkeemen alter ego's and even the chant Micky learned from a cereal box-top backfires on them. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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The chant that Mickey uses is "Nam-myoho-renge-kyo", a Buddhist mantra. The phrase can be literally translated as "I devote myself to the Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law." See more »

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Davy: [Nyles is staring blankly at the TV] Nyles! Oh no, has the TV got you too?
Neighbor: What TV? Man, I'm always like this.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Good Morning, Good Morning
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Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
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Written and directed by Micky Dolenz
2 February 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Broadcast no. 58 (Mar 25 1968), "Mijacogeo" turned out to be the series' final telecast, and the directorial debut of Micky Dolenz, who also co-wrote both story and script. Micky's zestful direction differs little from previous efforts, but the rambling script occasionally makes this a chore to watch, some obvious potshots at media manipulation (the name 'Mijacogeo,' an anagram combining names of Dolenz family members, actually belonged to Micky's pet dog). Rip Taylor, previously seen in "Monkees on the Wheel," hams it up as Evil Wizard Glick, diabolical mastermind using an alien plant called a 'Frodis' (a not-so-veiled reference to pot) to ensnare TV viewers into a trance, another attempt to rule the world (they have their hands full trying to rule the LA TV station). There's a two-headed org that fares poorly against the Monkeemen, which only goes to prove that two heads are better than none. In a nice nod to The Beatles (who kindly gave Micky permission!), the group awaken to the sounds of "Good Morning Good Morning" (from SGT. PEPPER), while the actual Monkees song is "Zor and Zam," produced Jan 7 by Micky Dolenz himself (contributing musically only on percussion) but credited to 'The Monkees,' composed by Bill Chadwick and John Chadwick for a proposed TV series that never got off the ground. A witty and powerful anti-war message, this version is completely different from the one issued Apr 22 as the last track on THE BIRDS THE BEES AND THE MONKEES, a bit slower and lacking the heavy brass orchestration (unreleased at the time, now available on MISSING LINKS 3, issued in 1996). What's most interesting is that the very last performance on the very last episode is not a Monkees song but that of Tim Buckley, movingly performing his own "Song to the Siren," which would not be recorded until 1970, done solo on acoustic guitar (sadly, Tim died of a heroin overdose at age 28 in 1975). Micky Dolenz found great success behind the camera in England, where he didn't carry as much Monkees baggage as he did back in Hollywood, where his opportunities haven't been so numerous; this initial effort deserves praise for its experimental style, a radical departure even for this series, especially the zooming/dissolving imagery surrounding Tim Buckley. "Mijacogeo" was 55th in production, filmed Nov 27-30 1967, next up- "Monkees Mind Their Manor," where Peter Tork tried his hand at directing.


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