Davy meets his double, the shy Prince Ludlow of Peruvia and soon learns the vertically challenged highness has to marry before his 18th birthday in order to ascend to the Peruvian throne. The other three Monkees convince Davy to swap places with the Prince and woo young socialite Wendy Forsythe in his stead. However, the evil Count Myron has his eye on the throne as well. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
The Courtier and Michael are seen wearing exactly the same blue robes. In Star Trek: The Squire of Gothos
(1967), William Campbell
, can also be seen wearing the same coat as Trelane. 'The Squire of Gothos was filmed in October/November of 1966, "The Prince and the Paupers" in December of the same year. See more
When the Monkees are talking Davy into doubling Prince Ludlow, the close-ups of Peter Tork are flipped horizontally. Notice his hair parts the wrong way. See more
Now, in a few minutes, Miss Wendy Forsyth will arive to meet the prince. Somehow she took a liking to him when they met on the Riviera.
But sire, they might marry!
I don't think so. I told her that he was sly, malicious, a pathalogical liar and a sadist.
Yes, but what did you tell her was wrong with him?
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