The Monkees are asked to appear as extras in Luther Kramm's new beach movie, but soon take offense to the film's star, Frankie Catalina. After upstaging him during the production, Catalina walks off ...
Micky 'Magic Fingers' Dolenz hits a lucky streak in Vegas, not realizing the roulette table is rigged. The Boss and Biggy soon steal the ill begotten money back from the Monkees, who are then given ...
One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by African American comic actor Flip Wilson, this show ... See full summary »
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
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It was long believed that the song "Sugar Sugar" was originally offered to The Monkees but they refused to do it, leading to a huge argument that ultimately resulted in the firing of Don Kirshner as the show's musical supervisor. "Sugar Sugar" became a huge hit in 1969 for Kirshner's later creation, The Archies. However, at the time of this series, Kirshner recorded a Sandy Linzer-Denny Randell song, "Sugar Man", that he offered to the group, which they balked at doing; confusion about "Sugar Sugar" came about because of the similarity in the titles of the two Kirshner-related songs. The incident that led to Kirshner's dismissal from the project was his release, against an agreement with the group, of the single "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You", which was written by Neil Diamond, in February 1967 with the song "She Hangs Out" on the flip-side. "She Hangs Out" was recorded in New York in January 1967 and Davy Jones laid down vocals reportedly without the knowledge of the other three Monkees, who at the time were preparing for the group's vacation in Europe before commencing recording on the album "Headquarters". The single was released in Canada and some American DJs began playing "She Hangs Out", and when it got heard in the US Kirshner was fired. See more »
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 »
Cross at the green, not in between!
He's been out in the sun too long.
He was no bargain in the shade.
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"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 »
The first season episodes originally had a different opening sequence. The syndicated version uses the 2nd season credits for the whole series. See more »
To be honest, I was never a big Beatle fan, but if they were more like Mikey, Davy, Peter and Michael, I could have tolerated them. First off, I loved the Monkees more for their slipshod, improvisational, Benny Hill comedy than their music. They seemed to barely stick to a script as they just had fun, and a lot of their guest stars seemed to share the fun. Some of whom were John Hoyt and the timeless Marla Martel. Most of the music was great, but I loved their comedy routines best. Mickey was the funniest with Michael as his straight man. Peter, the shy one, was funny when he did the dumb guy thing who got his buddies in trouble, but Davy also did the same thing as the cute one with girls chasing him down. My favorite episodes are the ones with the reading of the will, the mad scientist and the fairy tell. I didn't mind much that they weren't allowed to play their instruments, but I was shocked to hear in recent years they smoked pott. I thought they would have known better, but then looking at ""Head," I guess they know now.
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