The Monkees: Season 2, Episode 19

The Monkee's Paw (29 Jan. 1968)

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Micky buys a cursed Monkey's Paw from down on his luck Mendrek the Magician for a quarter and is given three withes, all of them bound to backfire. Meanwhile, Mendrek, finally free of bad ... See full summary »


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Micky buys a cursed Monkey's Paw from down on his luck Mendrek the Magician for a quarter and is given three withes, all of them bound to backfire. Meanwhile, Mendrek, finally free of bad luck, becomes a millionaire overnight. On the third wish, Micky loses his voice, leaving the other Monkees without their lead singer. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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29 January 1968 (USA)  »

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Severn Darden is in a very brief uncredited scene (just over one minute). Using his German professor character from his famous "Metaphysics Lecture", he plays a psychiatrist analyzing Mickey. This gives us a clear glimpse of his performance in that routine. See more »


Davy: Now look, we got no voice, no job and no rent.
Peter: Yeah, and the good times can't last forever.
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Edited into Hey, Hey We're the Monkees (1997) See more »


Goin' Down
Written by Diane Hildebrand, Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Chip Douglas
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Hans Conreid and Severn Darden
31 January 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Broadcast no. 51 (Jan 29 1968), "The Monkees' Paw" must be ranked a disappointment that held much promise, based on the 1902 W. W. Jacobs story about a monkey's paw that grants its owner three wishes, at a terrible price (THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR had filmed an eerie adaptation three years earlier). Hans Conreid plays Mendrek the Magician, whose run of bad luck comes to a screeching halt once he sells the monkey's paw to Micky, becoming a millionaire overnight while the band's dreams don't turn out well at all, leaving poor Micky without a voice (unless a crayon is nearby!). In a nod to the forthcoming "Mijacogeo," we get a mention of Frodis as the group try to recoup the Dolenz tonsils. Severn Darden, from the first season's "Monkee vs. Machine," makes an unbilled appearance as a psychiatrist who ends up replacing the silent Micky on the couch himself. The lone song featured is the second and last appearance of the band recording of Boyce and Hart's "Words," following a short rendition of "Goin' Down" minus vocals. 53rd in production, filmed Nov 13-15, next up- "Christmas Show" (shot just before Thanksgiving).

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