Elderly neighbors of The Monkees suddenly appear at their beach house, explaining that they've been evicted by the city, which is tearing their homes down to build a mammoth parking lot, but when Mike and Micky read one of the eviction notices they see it violates every standing development code in the city. Mike takes his complaint to City Hall, but gets the runaround from Mayor Yort Samuel Motley and his secretary, leaving a confused Mike on the outside - and unaware that Motley is now in the reluctant pay of Wilber Zeckenbush, a corrupt southern-fried land developer who plans to wipe out a large chunk of the city to build parking lots and thus fatten the city's coffers as well as his own cut. As it is an election year and because their house has no room for the extra guests, Micky then persuades Mike to run for Mayor, which surprises Motley but which sets Zeckenbush into action as he works to sabotage Mike's campaign. When a Zeckenbush gang ransack The Monkees' beach house, the ... Written by
Did You Know?
The song "No Time," a retro-'50s rocker from the group's "Headquarters" album, is credited to recording engineer Hank Cicalo
. The lyrics were actually penned by Micky Dolenz
and Michael Nesmith
; Peter Tork
has described it as "it started out as a jam, then Micky and Mike got together and wrote these weird-ass lyrics." Credit was given to Cicalo as a thank-you for his work in engineering the album. The royalties Cicalo earned from album sales enabled him to purchase a house. See more
During the teaser sequence Mike Nesmith is hatless, except for the last shot, when they is dust and rubble raining down on them, Mike suddenly wears his wool hat. See more
[Opening an envelope from a sack of mail
Hey, look at it, it's a half a check for a hundred dollars!
[grabs the contents of the envelope
It's two halves of a hundred dollar check!
It's a check for two hundred dollars!
[Mike looks confused
It's two checks for fifty dollars?
Edited into Hey, Hey We're the Monkees
Written by Hank Cicalo
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Chip Douglas See more