The Monkees (1966–1968)
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Too Many Girls 

A gypsy tea room owner predicts Davy will fall in love within 24 hours and leave the group. Her plan is to team him up with her daughter Fern to enter Mr. Hack's Amateur Hour. The remaining... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
... Davy (as David Jones)
... Micky
... Mike
... Peter
... Mrs. Badderly (as Rita Shaw)
... Fern
Jeff DeBenning ... Hack


A gypsy tea room owner predicts Davy will fall in love within 24 hours and leave the group. Her plan is to team him up with her daughter Fern to enter Mr. Hack's Amateur Hour. The remaining three Monkees also enter: Peter as magician The Astonishing Pietro, Mike as folk singer Billy Roy Hodstetter and Micky as comedian/impressionist Locksley Mendoza. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Comedy | Music




Release Date:

19 December 1966 (USA)  »

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(as color by Pathé)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The cleavage-revealing outfit Fern wore in the scene where she and Davy meet was actually considered too risqué for the time, and the scene was censored visually. (And somewhat crudely, with Vaseline smeared over Fern's image in a few shots.) An uncensored version appeared in syndication during the 1970s, but wasn't part of the 1980s remastering. The uncensored episode finally reappeared in remastered form, during IFC's 2015 Monkees marathon. See more »


When Micky, Peter, and Mike are looking for Davy, they question three extras and each points in a different direction. In the very next shot when we see Davy walking in a different part of town, all three extras are visible walking in the background. See more »


Mrs. Badderly: Curses! Foiled by the Monkees!
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Features Iron Horse (1966) See more »


(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
Written and Produced by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Performed by The Monkees
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Reta Shaw and Kelly Jean Peters
22 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

"Too Many Girls" takes the notion of Davy's being irresistible to girls to its logical extreme, as an ambitious stage mother (Reta Shaw) believes he can help her daughter (Kelly Jean Peters) succeed on Mr. Hack's Amateur Hour. The first scene has the band actually playing "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone," but after a few seconds it comes to a halt because Davy is entranced by every girl he sees. Kelly Jean Peters is probably best remembered as Dustin Hoffman's Swedish wife in 1970's "Little Big Man," very adept at hysterics. The Amateur Hour features good turns from Peter (as magician 'The Astonishing Pietro'), Micky (impressionist 'Locksley Mendoza'), and Mike (folk singer 'Billy Roy Hodstetter'), the latter doing an impromptu rendition of his own composition, "Different Drum," soon to be a hit for Linda Ronstadt's Stone Poneys. The lone track featured has the group solidly miming a performance of Neil Diamond's "I'm a Believer" (its third straight appearance), Micky singing behind his drum kit, Peter on organ, Davy on tambourine, Nesmith on guitar. Broadcast no. 15 (Dec 19 1966), "Too Many Girls" was 14th in production, filmed Sept 20-22.

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