Most of the action takes place in Paris and was filmed there in June 1967, while the prologue and epilogue were shot in Hollywood on December 24, 1967. These wraparound segments were shot to give context to the Paris footage and also conveyed the real-life exhaustion The Monkees were feeling toward filming a weekly television series. They were the final segments ever shot for the original series. See more
[realizing they're filming the same episode they deserted before
Jim, what is this? The secret apple?
We just got back, we wanted to get away from this.
And it's the same thing!
[holding up the prop gun held by Art Lewis
And what's with this? What's with this? Violence on the show? Every time we turn around somebody's got a gun!
[motioning to Art Lewis
Will you listen to me? He doesn't have a mustache, he's not using an accent, and it's not the microfilm, it's the secret apple.
Yeah, and when's...