Peter falls for a pretty young débutante, but must rely on the help of the other Monkees, to impress her and ward off her jealous suitor.




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Episode cast overview:
Davy (as David Jones)
Peter Tork ...
Ronnie Farnsworth
Lisa James ...
Valerie Cartwright


Peter falls for a pretty young débutante, but must rely on the help of the other Monkees, to impress her and ward off her jealous suitor.

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Comedy | Music




Release Date:

5 December 1966 (USA)  »

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(as color by Pathé)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In real life, Peter Tork wasn't so shy around women; he lived with two girlfriends in a polygamous relationship, during filming of the series. See more »


Mike mispronounces the title of his own composition "You Just May Be The One" as "You May Just Be The One". See more »


Ronnie Farnsworth: I thought you gentlemen might like to know I found your music primitive, grotesque and ugly.
Micky: But it sure keeps your foot tappin', don't it?
[Plays a drum roll]
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Referenced in Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000) See more »


You Just May Be The One
(early version)
Written and Produced by Michael Nesmith
Performed by The Monkees
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George Furth and Lisa James
21 December 2013 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"One Man Shy" depicts Peter's awkward courtship with a very pretty debutante (Lisa James), while her snobbish, high society boyfriend Ronnie (George Furth) refers to The Monkees as 'fifth-rate musicians' (Micky corrects him: "third rate!"). The group prove to be no match for Ronnie at skeet shooting or archery, with the twit warning his butler to stand back as Nesmith checks out the bow and arrow! The unforgettable George Furth was well cast in roles like this, delighting audiences for decades in such comedies as "Blazing Saddles," "Young Doctors in Love," and "Oh, God!" Best of all, this episode features the debut of Neil Diamond's "I'm a Believer," issued as the band's second single the month before (Nov 12 1966), produced in New York by Jeff Barry, who went on to produce The Archies nearly two years later. This was also the second go-round for Nesmith's own production of "You Just May Be the One," inferior to the band recording done in March 1967 for the third LP, HEADQUARTERS. Broadcast no. 13 (Dec 5 1966), "One Man Shy" was 16th in production, filmed Sept 28-Oct 3.

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