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The Monkees 

The misadventures of a struggling rock band.
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Details

Official Sites:

The Monkees Home Page

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Monkees See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(58 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Flat lighting" was used on the Monkees' set. This technique ensured that wherever cast members stood, they'd be adequately lit for the cameras. See more »

Goofs

In a number of second-season episodes, Micky'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 episode "It's 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 »

Quotes

Peter: [as the rigged blimp carrying the muscle man floats away] Well, there he goes.
Davy: Yeah, where's that uh der-uh... der-uh blimp headed for?
Peter: [almost comically] Bayonne, New Jersey.
Davy: Bayon-Bayonne, New Jer-? You know, I used to have a girlfriend in Bayonne, New Jersey.
Peter: Anything like the Secaucus girls?
Davy: [nonchalantly] No, I don't know, her name was MaryAnn.
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Crazy Credits

"The Christmas Show" ends with the Monkees giving the TV audience a Christmas wish of peace. The group then brings the crew-members on to the set and gives them all a very happy and raucous opportunity to give their loved ones at home a Christmas greeting, all while the closing credits play over this. See more »

Alternate Versions

Various episodes when either shown in network reruns (i.e. the CBS run) or in syndication had newer songs replacing older ones on the soundtrack. See more »

Connections

Referenced in I Dream of Jeannie: Jeannie, the Hip Hippie (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Papa Gene's Blues
Written and Produced by Michael Nesmith
Performed by The Monkees
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An awesome triumph in every sense
19 September 2001 | by Jerry AblesSee all my reviews

I don't know what to say except that I first saw this series on MTV in 1986 and I was almost immediately hooked on it. It's a great deal of fun to watch because it has plenty of genuinely funny laughs and awesome music. It is very easily the best of the 'fictional band' series of that era.


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