The Monkees: Season 1, Episode 16

Son of a Gypsy (26 Dec. 1966)

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When the Monkees are chosen over Maria and her four sons to perform at Madame Rantha's party, the gypsies lure them into a trap and force the guys to steal the precious Maltese Vulture from... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Davy (as David Jones)
Peter Tork ...
Jeanne Arnold ...
Vincent Beck ...
Gene Dynarski ...
Mario Roccuzzo ...
Elizabeth Camp ...
Mme. Rantha (as Elisabeth Camp)


When the Monkees are chosen over Maria and her four sons to perform at Madame Rantha's party, the gypsies lure them into a trap and force the guys to steal the precious Maltese Vulture from the Rantha mansion, or else Peter will be killed. The eldest of Maria's sons, Marco, takes Peter's place in the group. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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26 December 1966 (USA)  »

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(as color by Pathé)

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1.33 : 1
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Davy hooks up fuses to a wall safe, and then he quickly hides behind a curtain when Mme. Rantha enters the room. When Mme. Rantha reaches the safe, the fuses have disappeared. See more »


Micky: Sir, this is an emergency. Don't look startled. Just look straight ahead. Pretend we are having a normal conversation. Good. Now, after I tell you this, I want you to walk calmly out of this place and call the police. Sir, there are thieves here that are going to steal the Maltese Vulture.
Yugoslavian Guest: Ah, Yugoslavia, grosni polyo pussmulnjitsi.
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References The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) See more »


Let's dance on
Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart and Jack Keller
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Vincent Beck and Vic Tayback
22 December 2013 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Son of a Gypsy" has Peter held hostage by a thieving band of gypsies, who demand that Micky, Davy, and Mike steal for them the priceless 'Maltese Vulture' (Peter would also be kidnapped in the following episode). Led by Jeanne Arnold, they're an interesting bunch, with both Vincent Beck ("Royal Flush") and Vic Tayback ("Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers") returning a third time the second season. The best gags involve the three Monkees desperately trying to worm their way past two security guards; best of all, Mike and Micky nervously eye their lit matches as they attempt to start a fire, only to be branded as litterbugs by the guards! The lone song is again Neil Diamond's "I'm a Believer," in its fourth straight appearance (and its last). Broadcast no. 16 (Dec 26 1966), "Son of a Gypsy" was 20th in production, filmed Oct 26-27.

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