The misadventures of a struggling rock band.
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Complete series cast summary:
Davy Jones ...  Davy / ... 58 episodes, 1966-1968
Micky Dolenz ...  Micky / ... 58 episodes, 1966-1968
Peter Tork ...  Peter / ... 58 episodes, 1966-1968
Michael Nesmith ...  Mike / ... 58 episodes, 1966-1968


Short-lived comedy about the extremely Beatles-esque band The Monkees. The group of four (Micky, Davy, Mike, and Peter) encounter interesting events and tie in their music with each episode to encompass fast-moving comedic scenes. Written by Anonymous

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On TV see the Screen Gems TV show "The Monkees" tonight...a new music-filled comedy series featuring America's swingin'-est new foursome. Enjoy their exciting and totally different brand of wild and whacky comedy that's coming your way every Monday night on NBC-TV at 7:30 pm E.D.T. Beginning Sept. 12th (season 1) See more »


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Did You Know?


Monte Landis made numerous appearances during the show's second season, as The Monkees' latest adversary. This was the producers' idea, to introduce a new "running gag" by having the band face off against the same villain every week in a different guise. Landis wasn't always available, however. See more »


In a number of second-season episodes, Micky Dolenz's hairstyle changes back and forth from a straight hairdo to a curly "permed" look. This was due to the fact that second-season episodes were filmed at two different times, the spring of 1967 (when a number of the actual episode storylines were filmed) and then later that fall (during which time all the song performances were filmed). During the summer break, Micky let his hair grow out. The difference is perhaps most notable in The Monkees: A Nice Place to Visit, when at one moment Micky is performing a song with his hair curled, and is then seen leaving the stage with his hair straight. See more »


Micky: [Repeated line] We're a minute short as usual.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits show a montage of still photos of The Monkees making faces and wearing silly hats. During the first season, the music is a reprise of "Hey Hey, We're the Monkees," but for the second season it changes to "For Pete's Sake (In this generation)". See more »

Alternate Versions

The original version of the pilot episode ("Here Come The Monkees") featured Boyce and Hart's versions of that episode's songs, and also contained extra scenes but excluded a few that were in the broadcast version. In addition, the screen tests were used to open the show rather than close it, and the opening and closing credits and theme song were different. See more »


The Door Into Summer
Written by Bill Martin
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Chip Douglas
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The Precursor to MTV
26 March 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is definitely one of the most influential shows in television history. The show was so funny and at times surreal but you could see that the boys had a lot of fun doing the shows even if they didn't like a lot of the music they were forced to do in the early shows. Speaking of the songs, this show was also a great showcase for many of the greatest songwriting talents of the 60's including Goffin and King, Neil Diamond, Boyce and Hart, John Stewart and Harry Nillson.

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Release Date:

12 September 1966 (USA) See more »

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(58 episodes)

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Color (Pathécolor)

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1.33 : 1
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