When Peter displays a talent for copying art, crooked museum guards Duke and Chuche force him to copy Frans Hals' 'The Laughing Cavalier' and switch it with the real one. The Monkees mount Mission: Ridiculous to put the actual artwork back and take on the code names 'Manchester Marauder' (Davy), Conneticut Counterspy (Peter), Towering Texan (Mike) and the Los Angeles Leopard (Micky).
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By the calendar on the wall in the museum guards' office, around 15:12 and elsewhere, it's the month of February 1967 (though the year is blacked out). The calendar features ad art for Carta Blanca, a Mexican beer brand that is still in business. See more
In the first scene following the opening credits, when Duce stops Chuche from hitting Peter, a piece of camera equipment pop into frame from below. Also, in the background two chalk marks are visible on the floor to indicate the places for the next piece of dialog between Duce and Chuche, who immediately move on to these marks. See more
[Peter has painted a copy of The Laughing Cavalier, but has included Mike's wool hat
What's with the hat? The hat's not needed.
It's Mike's hat. It's knitted.
I know it's knitted, but it's not needed.
How did you know it was knitted?
I can tell it's knitted, but it's not needed.
Oh, for a minute I thought you knew Mike.
References Knock on Any Door
Written by John Stewart
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Chip Douglas See more