The episode includes Michael Nesmith's song "Don't Call On Me", which he'd written before the Monkees, as an experiment with lounge-style music. Producer Chip Douglas coached Nesmith on singing softly and up close to the microphone, to utilize the "proximity effect" and sound warmer to listeners. Released versions included an intro and outro (recorded later, as the Monkees pretended to visit Chicago's Pump Room, and TV producer Robert Rafelson noodled on a piano) with applause and dialogue, to give the track a live feel. Most of these versions segue directly from one part to the next; the 1986 Rhino LP and cassette reissues leave a noticeable gap. See more
[on the phone
Bob, man they just walked off the set! I don't know where they went, they said they were going to Paris. Now that isn't my responsibility, man, I'm not a baby sitter, you know what I mean? Look, how do I know what to put on the air? Put on a half hour commercial like the Johnny Carson Show. Or better yet, why don't you put on another Monkees segment, I mean they're all the same. I saved the show for you, though, babe, I got a nice tight close up of the Monkey. Hahaha. very funny.