The Monkees: Season 2, Episode 24

Some Like It Lukewarm (4 Mar. 1968)

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The Monkees want to enter the KXIW Rockathon contest to win $500, only to find out contest manager Jerry 'The Geator with the Heator' Blavat only allows mixed groups. Davy is chosen to ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Davy (as David Jones)
Peter Tork ...
Sharon Cintron ...
Robert Rudelson ...
Pierre (as Bob Rudelson)
Bill McKinney ...
Jerry Blavat ...


The Monkees want to enter the KXIW Rockathon contest to win $500, only to find out contest manager Jerry 'The Geator with the Heator' Blavat only allows mixed groups. Davy is chosen to dress up in drag. Soon, 'Miss Jones' falls in love with Daphne, a member of The West Minstrel Abbies who has to dress as a boy to enter the same contest. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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This gives an indication of what the third 'variety style' season of The Monkees might have looked like, where the boys' comic antics would fill Act One and then a musical guest would be interviewed in Act Two. Davy chats with Charlie Smalls, later the songwriter for "The Wiz," using this format. The Jones-Smalls jam session was filmed more than a month after the rest of the episode, and is in fact the last segment made for the series. See more »


Davy: I don't even know how to act like a woman.
Peter: Oh, well, that's a sinch, I have here this book: 'How to act like a feminine female in three easy lessons'.
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References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »


The Door Into Summer
Written by Chip Douglas and Bill Martin
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Chip Douglas
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Deana Martin and Jerry Blavat
2 February 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Broadcast no. 56 (Mar 4 1968), "Some Like It Lukewarm" is a play off "Some Like It Hot," as Davy gets elected to dress up as a girl so the band can perform in a competition that only allows mixed groups. Famed Philadelphia radio DJ Jerry Blavat plays himself, 'The Geator with the Heater,' flirting outrageously with 'Miss Jones,' which must rank as Davy's funniest performance (which is saying a lot). Yet the most noteworthy appearance is that of lovely Deana Martin, Dean's 19 year old daughter, in one of her rare acting roles, playing a member of the all girl group The Westminster Abbies, whose rendition of "Last Train to Clarksville" must be seen to be believed. Since she too has to dress up (in beard and moustache), the two naturally find one another irresistible, both with stars in their eyes (an old gimmick from Davy's earliest episodes). Look fast for veteran bad guy Bill McKinney as a flirtatious janitor, this being his very first TV role. The final segment is an unexpected treat, a visit with Charlie Smalls, Davy's buddy going back to his Broadway days in New York, who demonstrates the difference between white soul (Ringo and The Beatles) and black soul (Motown). Charlie Smalls later earned a Tony Award for his original score for the 1975 Broadway success "The Wiz," the black version of "The Wizard of Oz," its most recognized song being "Ease on Down the Road" (sadly, he died in 1987 at age 43, from complications resulting from a burst appendix). "The Door into Summer," composed by Chip Douglas and Bill Martin, makes its second and final appearance (Davy desperately trying to escape), while the four Monkees are joined by the four Abbies for the second and final appearance of Jeff Barry's "She Hangs Out," most appropriate, the girls dancing quite a groove while Davy vainly tries to keep a straight face. 57th in production, filmed Dec 11-13 1967, next up, the very last episode to be shot- "Monkees Race Again."

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