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
[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...
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach See more