After Peter fails a job interview at a toy factory conducted by a computer, Mike makes the same machine short circuit and is promptly hired. Soon all four Monkees take a stand against the technology minded Mr Daggart (Stan Freberg) in favor of old fashioned, hand made toys. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
This episode featured a number of Mattel toys: on the shelf in the main office is an American Girl Barbie, a Francie doll, and Barbie fashions, and gold statute of Barbie on the desk; in the toy testing room, Mike is playing with the Blackbird Pie (the 1966 model), the kids are asked to build a bridge with Hot Wheels tracks, and there is a See-N-Say displayed with other toys on a table. See more
When DJ-61, the interview machine, spits a stack of forms out at Mike, he brushes them off onto the floor, but after Daggart enters the room they are again in a neat stack on the machine. See more
Harper. Used to design all our toys. Totally useless. I'd fire him like that, but J.B. promised him his job for life. What are you going to do?
Wow, you're all heart.
References Knock on Any Door
Written by David Gates
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart See more