Michael Burns — Producer

Episodes 58

The original 16MM version of the pilot episode of Here Come The Monkees.

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A selection of commercials originally aired during the NBC run of The Monkees

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Opening Credits

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September 12, 1966

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Ending Credits

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September 12, 1966

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The Royal Flush

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September 12, 1966

After saving Princess Bettina, the Duchess of Harmonica from drowning, Davy realizes her archduke uncle Otto and his aide, Sigmund, plan to kill the Princess and take over her country. With Mike, Micky and Peter, Davy checks into a suite next to the Royal Suite at The Ritz Swank hotel. Impressing the chambermaid, Mike, masquerading as building inspector W.H. Woolhat, advises her to work hard, play hard, and get plenty of roughage in her diet in that she may own the hotel someday. He also tells her to buy International Steel at 28 1/2, as a tip. Posing as salesmen for a line of thrones and royalty supplies, Mike, Micky and Peter lure Otto and Sigmund into their suite, while Davy convinces Bettina of her uncle's wretched plan. Told her uncle, as region, controls everything until she becomes queen upon her 18th birthday tomorrow, when there will be a ball which will mark her accession to her throne, Davy decides to keep her out of circulation until midnight, and he escapes with her. After

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September 19, 1966

The Monkees murder murder mysteries in this half-hour free-for-all. Behind in their rent and fearing eviction from their landlord, The Monkees don disguises to fool his lawyer, McQuinney—until he informs the boys that they have been left in a legacy by the late John Cunningham, an eccentric millionaire. They leave for Cunningham's mansion on a small fog-shrouded island where they meet Ralph, the butler, Madame Roselle, a spiritualist medium, Harris Kingsley, an author of unusable travel books, and Ellie Reynolds, Cunningham's grandniece, whom Davy falls for. In Cunningham's legacy—recorded on a phonograph record—The Monkees learn they have inherited the library organ on condition they play one song on it, and they do: ""Last Train To Clarksville."" Ralph, Kingsley and Mme. Roselle are furious on finding they have inherited nothing, with the bulk of the estate going to Ellie on condition she spends one night there. Soon after Mme. Roselle predicts Ralph will die, shots are heard, and he d

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September 26, 1966

To raise rent money, Peter applies for a job in a toy company which uses computers, but throws a monkee wrench in the works by flunking an aptitude test given to him by DJ61, a computerized machine. Mike swings to the rescue and, reversing the procedure, he asks the machine questions. When he stumps the machine, it explodes and Daggart, the company's headstrong efficiency expert, hires him. He introduces Mike to the president, J.B. Guggins, Jr., son of the company's late founder. Daggart scoffs at the traditional techniques of his boss and criticizes him for inheriting the firm and lacking ambition and leadership. Mike is downcast upon learning that Pop Harper, an elderly toy designer who has developed a new toy that can assume any shape, is being replaced by Daggart's computers. Trying to cheer up Mike, The Monkees sing ""Saturdays Child"" and engage in a musical romp in a playground with children. Learning the company is testing new toys created by computers; Davy, Micky, and Peter arr

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October 3, 1966

The Monkees and The Four Swines reach the finals in a recording contest, whereupon, in an incident instigated by The Swines and their manager, Nick Trump, The Monkees' performance is interrupted by a rendition of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Trump tells The Monkees that, because the judges dug Beethoven, they have made the finals and he will get publicity for them. His first stunt goes wrong when girls assigned to rip off Davy's clothes at the Vincent Van Gogh-Gogh Discotheque proceed to do the job on Lester Crabtree, a stodgy businessman. His second stunt goes awry when cement The Monkees put their hands in front of The Chinese Theater (on whose marquis The Monkees are listed as The Machie: Dourantse, Dork, Juhans and Nazemize!) happens to be quick-drying, and they become stuck, only to be released by the blow of Trump's sledgehammer. Then Trump arranges for The Monkees to be kidnapped by two hoods, Horace and George, assuring the kidnapping will make the front pages. Horace and George

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October 10, 1966

While top Central Intelligence Service (CIS) operative Honeywell, incognito as an ice cream vendor, witnesses and reports back to his chief via a popsicle-microphone, The Monkees debunk from their Monkeemobile and head for a nearby music store, because Davy wants a new set of maracas. Little do they suspect that the music store is a front for enemy spies, where enemy agent Madame Olinsky tapes microfilm into a pair of red maracas, but Boris, her sidekick, gets her instructions crossed and sells the maracas to Davy. The Madame and Boris, in disguise, catch up with The Monkees at a discotheque where they are playing ""The Kind of Girl I Could Love."" They demand for the film at gunpoint, but Mike introduces them as Honey and The Bear, famous folksingers. As they sing protest songs, which are booed by the audience, the Cool Quartet make their escape. Having seen a documented film report on all four boys, the CIS chief and Honeywell enlist the boys to help trap the enemy spies. Mike disappro

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Success Story

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October 17, 1966

Davy's friends express surprise when he tells them he's afraid to meet his grandfather who is arriving from England to visit that night. The reason becomes clear when Davy informs them he wrote his grandfather that he had become a wealthy star and fears being forced to return to England should he learn the truth. Determined to make Davy look like a millionaire, Micky, Mike and Peter collect uniforms and accessories, including a Rolls Royce, and by the time grandfather arrives, they prove that Davy has a chauffeur, a chef and a houseboy, respectively. During dinner, grandfather digs into a spaghetti supper, while Davy is stuck with a rubber meal, as the boys could afford only one serving. Grandfather is impressed by Davy's affluence until the owners of the uniforms and the Rolls Royce arrive to reclaim their property. Grandfather deplores the gross deception and adds that Davy must return to England with him. Mike is unable to convince grandfather that Davy posed as a success only to ma

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October 24, 1966

The Monkees drive The Monkeemobile from Clarksville to a job out of town. Thanks to a navigational blunder made by Micky, the boys make an unnecessary 150-mile trek through a desert, thus causing The Monkeemobile to run out of gas in a ghost town. The Monkees split up in pairs to search for a gas station. Mike and Davy play a Western fantasy scene (Mike plays double roles: Black Bart and Slade, Davy is Kincaid); meanwhile, Micky and Peter encounter a rusty old triangle used to call cowboys to supper. Since Peter played a triangle in high school, he happily rings it with a hammer; the noise attracts two hoods, George and Lenny, awaiting the arrival of their chief, The Big Man (in the town jail, yet!), so they can take their cut and scram. The two find Mike and Davy, whom Lenny marches towards the town jail, while George searches in vain for the others, who are hiding in a stall just next door. Micky and Peter, disguised as gangsters The Big Man and Spider, respectively, try to overcome

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While Davy attempts to flip at the beach, young Jonathan Fisher asks him to mind his black stallion, Jeremy. The boy suddenly runs away, leaving Davy no choice but to take the horse home. There, Peter serves Micky and Mike a dish of his own recipe: Cream of Root Beer. Micky breaks out into a werewolf routine that attracts their landlord, Babbitt, who hates animals, suspicious they are keeping a dog. Threatened they will lose their home if they defy Babbitt's rules against pets; they explain it was Micky's werewolf imitation. They successfully fool their landlord, until Mike sees Davy with Jeremy in the pad, and tensions mount even further. Micky again breaks out into his werewolf routine that again attracts their landlord, Babbitt—who this time spots the black stallion! Micky and Mike again allay his suspicions by telling him it's Davy and Peter in a horse costume for a masquerade party. After Babbitt leaves, they try to drag the horse outside, but he refuses to budge. While Davy rushe

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The Chaperone

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November 7, 1966

Davy falls for Leslie Vandenburg, daughter of retired general Harley Vandenburg, but, despite his disguises as a magazine subscription salesman and, with Micky, a bomb shelter inspector, can't get past her father. Cynthia, Leslie's friend, reports that Leslie is only allowed to attend only chaperoned parties. Over the phone, General Vandenburg agrees to allow Leslie to attend a Monkees party when Micky - disguised voice as Col. ""Dodo"" Dolenz - assures him a chaperone will be present. After the boys frantically decorate their pad to the tune of ""This Just Doesn't Seem to Be My Day,"" a frantic search ensues for a suitable chaperone. They reject the services of their landlord, Mr. Babbitt, because of his over-expensive fees. The Monkees coach Mrs. Weefers, their cleaning woman (who comes to clean on the second Tuesday of every month with an 'R' in it!), for the role, but she spikes the punch and gets stone-cold drunk before the guests arrive and the party begins.

In desperation, Micky, di

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November 14, 1966

The Monkees—Davy, Mike, Peter and Micky—are four talented musicians, who open this segment by staging a mock assault on Davy and scaring away Lionel B. Turner, a doctor, during a TV interview. He helps a little old lady across the street and is charged $.15 for his kindness. The Monkees' manager, Rudy Gunther, a 45 year-old ex-Marine Sergeant who owns a record store, Rudy's Record Rack, sends them to the Riverdale Country Club, where his old Marine buddy Charles Russell is auditioning bands for a Sweet Sixteen Party he is giving his daughter, Vanessa. When the boys arrive, Mr. Russell and Vanessa are sedately dancing to the square melodies of Sven Helstrom and his Swedish Rhythm Kings. During The Monkees audition—a rocking version of ""I Wanna Be Free""—Davy's eyes meet Vanessa's and they fall in love, fantasizing about fun in the Kiddieland amusement park. The Monkees are hired, but Vanessa becomes so involved with Davy that she neglects her schoolwork and flunks history. At the beach,

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November 21, 1966

While The Monkees are eating a foot long at Pop's Restaurant, Fuselli, a gang boss, and Rocco, his torpedo, take over the place and fire them. At a meeting, Mike, Micky, Peter and Davy determine to get the restaurant back for Pop. They apply for jobs as musicians, but Fuselli instead sets them to work at everything from waiting on tables to cooking spaghetti and acting as hatcheck girls. Having no experience whatsoever in any of them, the boys wreck the entire soup kitchen in a hilarious musical sequence set to ""(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone."" They approach a police inspector who agrees to help them and mentions that the only syndicate members captured so far is all four members of The Purple Flower Gang. But all of The Monkees' attempts to link Fuselli to the syndicate miserably fail, from fingerprinting, to recording a conversation by telephone, to attatching explosives to a safe in his office.

Fuselli plans to entertain his friends, all members of the syndicate and orders The Monkee

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November 28, 1966

Impressed by a letter from Bernie Class assuring him that he can get rich writing hit songs, Mike writes a song, ""Gonna Buy Me a Dog"" (actually a Boyce-Hart tune!) and submits it to the High Class Music Publishing Company (which also does Greeting Cards, Storm Windows, Reconditioned Vacuum Cleaners, Magazine Subscriptions, and Door Lettering!). Once there, he greets another aspiring songwriter: a little old man. When Bernie (who is terribly in adept at pronouncing Mike's last name) accepts Mike's song and tells him he'll sell the song to Joanie Janz, the greatest singer in show business, Mike calls Micky, his mother, and Mr. (Tim?) Conway, whom he met on a bus five years ago. At home, The Monkees imagine a sequence set to ""Gonna Buy Me a Dog"" featuring them traipsing all over the lawn with - what else? - dogs. Having pawned his guitar for $99.95, Mike pays the amount for legal fees and incidentals, but asks Bernie to prove he'll sell the song to Joanie Janz; Bernie personally phones Ja

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One Man Shy

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December 5, 1966

Snobbish Ronnie Farnsworth disapproves when debutante Valerie Cartwright hires The Monkees to play at her coming-out party. Peter falls in love with Valerie, but, unable to express his feelings, steals her portrait. In a reworking of Cyrano De Bergerac, Micky, Mike and Davy scream affectionate phrases which Peter lip-synchs to Valerie up above in her balcony—eventually winding up with Peter being slugged by the groundskeeper. Ronnie finds the portrait at The Monkees pad and tries to contact the authorities; ""You do, and I'll be sorry!"" screams Micky in retort. Although Val foils Ron's attempts to give them up, The Monkees decide they must put Ron in his place before he gets them. Soooooooo, Davy, Mike and Micky, donning disguises as a waiter, a park man, and a toy salesman, respectively, appear wherever Ron and Val are together, each time trying to prove what a rotter Ron is. Seeing through their plot, Ron repeats the procedure on Davy, Mike and Micky by outshining them in skeet shooti

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December 12, 1966

When a correct answer to a really tough trivia question (""Who was the 8th President of The United States of America?"") wins Peter a free dancing lesson (valued @ $12.98 [?!]) at the Renaldo's Dance Au Go Go school, the boss, Renaldo, and his shapely aide, Miss Buntwell, trick him into signing a lifetime contract. Davy, Micky and Mike are concerned about Peter's dancing his way to the poorhouse; when Peter declares his tearing up the contract won't get him convicted in any court, they all take part in a hilarious fictitious courtroom scene. Davy, Micky and Mike don robes and wigs as the defense attorney, the prosecutor, and the judge, respectively; and Peter is grilled ruthlessly by prosecutor Micky, hit over the head by Judge Mike's gavel, and eventually found guilty! Returned to reality, Micky (incognito as Peter's solicitor who claims Peter has ""ballpointitis,"" a need to sign long-term contracts!) and Mike try to break Peter's contract but are instead tricked into signing similar con

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December 19, 1966

The Monkees are in their pad rehearsing ""(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"", but David's girl-induced, catatonic trance continuously disrupts them. He vows no more girls, but everywhere they look, there are more girls staring longingly at him: one holding Michael's guitar, one hiding in their fridge, and another standing on a chair. Micky, Michael and Peter shoo them out, but David finds himself in a harem-like state surrounded by the same girls. The Monkees travel by Monkeemobile and see Mrs. Badderly, a gypsy tea room owner, who decides that David is the key to her daughter Fern's success in show business. Mrs. Badderly makes two predictions about Michael about to have a flat tire and Peter's coming down with a 24-hour virus, and Fern Badderly, with the able use of some pepper and a nail, makes them come true. Then, Badderly predicts David will fall in love within 24 hours and leave his friends. When The Monkees leave, Michael sees The Monkeemobile's right front tire is flat and Peter st

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Son of a Gypsy

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December 26, 1966

Maria, a gypsy, her Grumchek sons, Marco, Kiko, Zeppo and Rocco, and The Monkees audition to play at a party at Madame Rantha's mansion. The gypsies are furious when The Monkees are chosen over them, since they hoped to steal Rantha's Maltese Vulture, a jewel-encrusted statuette. Maria tells The Monkees that there are no hard feelings and invites them to their gypsy camp. There, The Monkees deck out in gypsy clothing, Marco gives each Monkee a good luck charm, and the boys are initiated into the camp. Rocco shows Micky the fine arts of predicting the future via tealeaves, Marco shows Davy how to fight with a switchblade, Kiko teaches Peter a lesson in gypsy dancing and Zeppo instructs Mike on phrenology (i.e., the reading of bumps on one's head), and before they are finished, Micky drinks a mug of tea spiked with a potion which renders him unconscious, Davy is used as a knife throwing target, Peter is wrapped up in lace, and Mike is knocked cold. Finally bound hand and foot and threate

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January 9, 1967

At a French restaurant, The Monkees play at a testimonial dinner for Professor Milo Schnitzler, a nuclear scientist, who delivers a speech. The guest of honor hands Peter a note saying that he is being taken to The Remington Clinic, a rest home. After giving the note to Mike, Peter is knocked unconscious, and is dragged off, too. Worried about Peter's disappearance, Mike takes out the note that Peter gave to him. The Monkees set out for The Remington Clinic, where they ask a nurse of the whereabouts of Peter, but she tells them to go to a policeman. Micky, Mike and Davy take a policeman to the French restaurant where Peter was seen last, but it has been altered to resemble The Orient, with Dr. Marcovich, a master spy, disguised as a Chinese waiter. The boys try to smuggle Davy in, disguised as an accident victim, but fail again, and Davy consumes a cough drop that induces spells of singing and dancing to the tune of ""Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon the Swanee River)."" The three climb

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January 16, 1967

This parody on teenage horror flicks finds The Monkees hired by mad scientist Dr, Mendoza, at a Gothic mansion on Rosebud Lane. In Mendoza's lab, the doctor plans to turn a seven foot monster into the world's greatest rock and roll singer. The Monkees try to leave, but decide to stay and teach the monster the art of rock and roll for $200. That night, Groot, the valet, takes them to their room where they meet the mad doctor's beautiful daughter in a closet (who claims to have nothing to do with this episode, as she is in the sequel). While watching a horror movie about brain transplants, the boys disappear one by one and find themselves strapped to boards in the basement lab. The doctor tells them he plans to transplant their musical prowess into the monster's body, and proceeds with the operation, sparkling the place with electrical vibrations. When it stops, The Monkees find they can't sing, while the monster has all the talent. Mike threatens to go to the police, but Dr. Mendoza tou

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Find the Monkees

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January 23, 1967

Every local group in the neighborhood—The Four Martians, The Foreign Agents, and The Jolly Green Giants—drop in on The Monkees beach pad to tell them the great news: they have been invited to a TV audition by Hubbell Benson, a TV producer. Sad because Benson hasn't asked them to audition, the boys decide to send him a recording, but Micky has left the tape in a rented recorder. Benson's secretary, Irene Chomsky, accidentally rents the very same machine, and when Benson hears the tape of The Monkees singing ""Mary, Mary,"" he wants to hire them but doesn't know who or where they are! The Monkees go to Benson's office at KNBC-TV studios, but Peter gets the hiccups. Davy and Micky's attempts to cure him result in his contracting seasickness and hay fever. By the time Peter is cured, Benson has left for the Missing Persons bureau, where its secretary gets a hassle searching for a pencil. The Monkees decide to go right up to Benson's office and see him personally, but Peter suffers a hiccup r

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January 30, 1967

The fight game gets its lumps in this episode. Walking down the street, Davy chides Peter about his leaving a trail of pistachio nuts across the city (""Y'know, if you committed a crime, the police'd find you in 2 minutes!""). Peter apologizes and goes back to pick up the litter of nuts, when suddenly he bumps into a bully. The bully makes ready to slug Peter when Davy intervenes and accidentally subdues him with a light tap on the chin. Joey Sholto, a fight racketeer, bears witness and tells Davy he can become a world champ. Davy's mates feel they'd rather see him alive and well than rich and famous, but Davy goes along with Sholto, and adopts the sobriquet ""Dynamite Davy Jones."" Joey tells Vernon, an ex-boxing champ turned hood that he'll arrange a series of setups for Davy; when he fights the champion, they'll bet against Davy and make a killing when he loses. In a romp set to ""Laugh,"" Davy is put through a rough training regimen and goes on a boxing tour—where every bout he competes

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February 6, 1967

A spoof of the Mark Twain novel: ""The Prince and the Pauper"". When The Monkees audition for an Embassy Ball, Count Myron and his aide Max realize that Davy is a double for Prince Ludlow, 17 year-old heir apparent to the throne. The prince tells Davy that, according to the terms of his nation's constitution, if he is not wed before his 18th birthday, the throne will pass to Count Myron. As they fence, Count Myron and Max are impressed by their scheme to keep Ludlow single by keeping him away from all women and the ones who pay no mind to them will be driven off by the prince's shyness. Myron tells Max he has told Wendy Forsythe, who met Ludlow on the Riviera and took a liking to him, that the prince was a sly, malicious, sadistic pathological liar, in hopes of discouraging her from marrying him.

Fortunately, this scheme proves to be a fatal flop, for Wendy comes to see the prince, and is announced by the Courtier, who has a habit of breaking his cane. Too shy to meet her, Ludlow asks Da

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February 13, 1967

The Monkees invade Pop Arcade's small circus and fool around with its equipment, until Victor, a maniacal knife thrower, sadistically uses Davy as a target and orders the boys to leave. The boys soon learn that Pop's circus is about to fold because he can't pay the performers. Davy falls in love with Susan, Pop's young daughter. He persuades all of the acts to stay, except Victor, who broods that the rock-and-roll discotheques are the major contribution to the circus' downfall, and the boys don't disclose their identity to Susan, presenting themselves as brain surgeons. In a dream sequence, Peter, Micky, Mike and Davy don the guise of, respectively, a ringleader, a lion tamer and his lion, and an acrobat as they take part in a wacky circus scene; after which they overhear Victor declaring that he has persuaded the troupe to sign an ultimatum threatening to quit unless they receive their back pay. The Monkees break in, clad as aerialists. Posing as Amazing, Incredible, Colossal, and Stu

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February 20, 1967

Appearing on ""The Captain Crocodile Show,"" The Monkees get cream pies in the face and refuse to perform. They decide to take it up with Junior Pinter, the 12 year-old executive in charge, who wants them to appear on ""The Captain Crocodile Show"" on a regular basis. Having put through a call to his father, the network president (who gave him the show for his birthday!), vacationing in Sidney, Australia, Junior guarantees The Monkees there'll be no more pies in the face and will be given the chance to perform. Having received a memo from Junior, Captain Crocodile fears the competition, and instructs his yes-man, Howard Needleman, to spring into action and make sure The Monkees' second appearance is a disaster. On the show, The Monkees are prevented from singing at every turn by a wavy camera, a fish net, and an explosive-laced bass drum. To worsen matters, when Mike threatens to quit, The Monkees finally get the go-ahead to perform—""Valleri""—and learn to their dismay that the show had bee

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February 27, 1967

Madame Quagmeyer, editor of Chic Magazine, selects The Monkees as the subjects of the annual Young America issue. The next morning, The Monkees, at home during breakfast, read an issue of Chic which they received in the mail and its adjoining letter which says they've been chosen as The Typical Young Americans Of The Year; not long after, Rob Roy Fingerhead, an aesthetic photographer, and Toby Willis, a young editorial assistant, both sent by Madame Q, arrives. Rob Roy views Davy, Micky, Mike and Peter and their surroundings with extreme distaste; Davy and Micky, with a hatchet and a lantern, respectively, proceed to demonstrate that the pad contains artifacts of great historical significance. The boys, since they believe young people aren't at all typical, don't feel they are right for the magazine article, but Toby persuades them that this is their chance to become famous. At the Chic magazine offices, the boys are greeted by Madame Q and interviewed by three sophisticated college gi

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March 6, 1967

When Micky is beaten up by a hood named Tony Ferano, Mike persuades him to report it to the police. The Captain is stunned by Mick's resemblance to Baby Face Morales, the most vicious killer in America, who's in jail. Because they neither captured Baby Face's mob nor did they recover the loot, The Captain asks Micky to help capture both by impersonating Baby Face. Micky refuses at first, but changes his mind when he narrowly escapes a drive-by shooting triggered by Tony and his gangster mob. After Micky goes to Baby Face's cell to learn all of his ""mannerisms"" (and, in the process, nearly gets strangled by B.F. for accidentally hitting him!), The Captain orders Micky to contact Baby Face's friends at The Purple Pelican, a local dive, and learn where they hide. There at The Pelican, Ruby, an aging showgirl who doubles as Baby Face's moll, thinks Micky is Baby Face and promises to help him, but Tony, the new boss, along with his torpedoes Muggsy Ruckyzer and Vince, insists that Baby Face

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March 13, 1967

The Monkees dine in Dragonman's China Boy Club Chinese restaurant, a front for spies who hide messages in fortune cookies. Peter takes fortune cookies and puts them in a doggy bag, and he takes a cookie containing part of the formula for a ""Doomsday Bug,"" a vicious green-spotted, hairy-legged, 200-eyed germ cell! The boys, having eluded pursuit of Asian Triad agents, are quickly apprehended by CIS operative Agent Modell for picking up stolen security info. At CIS HQ, Modell interrogates the boys until Inspector Blount, impressed with his obtaining the formula Peter picked up, lets the boys off. He reports The Doomsday Bug is the CIS' warfare branch's most powerful chemical, and they have been trying to learn the ID of the master of the spy ring (the #2 man being The Dragonman), but the boys refuse to help catch the spies, despite the Inspector's warning of impending danger. Coming for Peter, Toto and Chang abduct Mr. Schnieder, the toy dummy. They come back for Peter, but this time abd

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Monkee Mother

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March 20, 1967

Mr. Babbitt, the landlord, tells The Monkees, who are far behind in their rent, that a new tenant is moving in. The boys realize he isn't fooling when Milly Rudnick arrives with suitcases, a parrot and a poodle, both stuffed. When the boys protest Milly's presence, she asks them to stay on as boarders. Larry, a moving man, delivers Milly's furniture and she sets the boys to work helping him. Milly settles down in The Monkees' pad, making a sweater for Mike (whom she mistakenly refers to as Micky), urging Micky to fix the kitchen sink, and preparing gourmet meals for the boys. The Monkees later sing ""Sometime in the Morning"" to convince Millie's notion that all modern music isn't music. As The Monkees represent the fall of Southeast Asia with dominoes, Milly, a born matchmaker, meets Clarisse Rawlings at the supermarket and brings her home for Davy.

Just then, Judy, Milly's sister, and her husband Arthur arrive with their four children, dressed as GIs and playing ""army."" When Micky trie

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March 27, 1967

Believing their massive dearth of gigs is because of missed phone calls, The Monkees approach Mrs. Drehdal, on The Urgent Answering Service, for a special rate. She instead persuades them to take over the switchboard while she goes on vacation in Jamaica, warning them not to get involved with clients. While Mike is on the first shift, he presses a red button which triggers a red bed emerging from a wall (Drehdal says it's for when one gets tired!). In-between a barrage of phone messages, he intercepts a call from Ellen Farnsby, a histrionic thespian, indicating that she is thinking of suicide. Mike becomes very confused and worn-out from attempting to locate Ellen's signal within excessive ringing phones and incoming messages, and Davy, Micky and Peter, dressed as surgeons, revive him with a sprits of seltzer water. Mike and Micky rushes off to stop Ellen, while Davy and Peter take over the phones. Davy gets a call asking Mr. Smith to call Zelda Baby; finding the Smith phone out of ord

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April 3, 1967

As they do their wash, the fabulous four each fall for April Conquest, who runs a laundromat while working for a degree in laundry science. As the boys stand dazed muttering ""soap!"" Wally Cox arm wrestles with an arm sticking out of a washing machine. At the pad, they split, fibbing to each other about going other places, and they all wind up at the laundromat with April. Dr. Lorene Sisters, who solves problems on TV, advises that the way to win a girl is to have the hobby she likes. On the phone, Mike finds that April is fond of cycling, Micky, ballet, Peter, chamber music and Davy, pop art. At the laundromat, each tries to outdo the other as Mike pedals, Micky prances, Davy splashes paint, and Peter helms a bicycle piano—all to the tune of the ""(Theme from) The Monkees""—until they collide. A musical sequence set to ""A Girl I Knew Somewhere"" has each mad Monkee going his own wild way of how to woo and win April; the romp ends with the boys putting the moves on each other in white-clea

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In hi-jinks reminiscent of an old Marx Bros. routine (Room Service [RKO, 1938]), The Monkees arrive in The Big Apple via The Blimline (""It's Such a Pleasure to Take Blim and Leave the Driving to Them"") for a new rock ‘n' roll musical. The boys book in at The Compton Plaza Hotel and, in room 304, find their producer, Mackinley Baker, being evicted by Weatherwax, the hotel manager, for non-payment of rent. Weatherwax informs Buntz, his desk clerk, which, in an hour, a big shot from a rabbit breeder's convention will be given Baker's room. The conventioneer, inebriated and holding two rabbits, waits in the hotel bar, drinking and chatting with barmaids. Trying to hold the room until noon, when Baker returns with money from his backer, Micky, Mike and Peter stall the manager and the house doctor by claiming that Peter has the plague. Weatherwax tries to starve them out, but the boys get the staff on their side by promising them parts in their show. Weatherwax and Buntz summon the house det

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Watching The Monkees hop on the hot beach in their bare feet, Luther Kramm, Hollywood producer-director, decides they are typical teenagers and hires them as extras for his new beach movie, I Married A Creature From Out Of Town, which, as Kramm explains, is ""a message picture, and the message is: if we don't finish it in 10 days we're in trouble!"" Squelching his fawning assistant Philo, Kramm goes to work on the film starring a bevy of beauties and teen idol Frankie Catalina, a hapless, hopeless, narcissistic deadbeat who couldn't sing, feared the ocean, was allergic to girls, and resorted to reading lines from cuecards. Spoiled punk rotten by success and bright lights, Frankie takes an immediate dislike to The Monkees during a shoot of a volleyball game sequence. Outraged when he belittles them, The Monkees strike back and slyly spoil every one of Frankie's scenes by applying monster makeup to his face, switching his cuecards and speeding up and slowing down a record to which he lip-s

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April 24, 1967

For the first season finale of The Monkees TV series, David Jones opens the show with a special thanks and appreciation to the devout Monkee fans for their loyal support during the show's past year. The other three Monkees, dressed as elderly bearded men, arrive to carry him out of the room to have him help them across the street.

The show then departs from its story format to present films of a Monkees concert in Phoenix, Arizona on January 21, 1967. At a heliport, mobs of excited teenagers await the arrival of The Monkees on their first personal appearance tour following their NBC-TV series' stunningly successful first season on the air. Here is an intimate view of the combo, thrilled by the first real contact with their fans. From preconcert jitters to postconcert elation, this amazing episode show's each boys' triumph, and records his past fears and present doubts, as they horse around (literally!) at a corral, clown around at a mall, chase swans, and yuk it up at a restaurant. On

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June 7, 1967

Footage of The Monkees from NBC News

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September 11, 1967

...but you certainly wouldn't want to be kidnapped there! The Monkees' second season opener finds The Monkeemobile breaking down in El Monotono, Mexico. While Lupé, a mechanic, looks her over, the boys go into Pedro's Café, where Davy falls in love with Angelita, the pretty waitress, but her father, Pedro, the café's namesake proprietor, orders him to leave. José, a bandito, backs him up with a knife because Angelita is the woman of El Diablo, a.k.a. The Bandit Without A Heart. The boys stack up their chairs on tables and get Davy away. To earn money (all $14.95 of it) to finance the repairs to their vehicle (replacing her whole engine!), The Monkees persuade Pedro to hire them for the cafe and are a huge success, with their new tune ""What Am I Doing Hangin' ‘Round?"". As Davy is kissing Angelita goodbye, El Diablo and his band of banditos burst in. E.D. humiliates Davy by shooting at his feet but Angelita still claims her love for him. As a result, the bandits drag Davy to their camp w

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September 18, 1967

David, Michael and Micky go the old, abandoned Mammoth studio lot, where J.L., a sly con artist posing as a director, hires them for a movie. He dresses them as hoods and sends them to rob a bank, telling them he is using hidden cameras. The Monkees snap a picture of themselves and J.L. with his henchman, Harvey, for publicity, but J.L. discards it. J.L. tells Harvey his scheme is foolproof: either they will get rich, or The Monkees will be caught and go to jail! The boys enter The Ninth National Bank with Thompson submachine guns—scaring everybody in sight—get 50 grand, and return to the studio, amazed at the quality of their acting. Peter goes to the wrong stage at the wrong time, and so is too late to join his pals for the great holdup scene. J.L. pays them $100 each and then tips off the cops. When police converge upon the pad, The Monkees think it's another shooting; the Sergeant orders one of his officers to go in after the boys. The nervous cop enters the pad clutching a machine

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September 25, 1967

In a lavish hotel, oil-rich King Hassar Yaduin of Nahudi informs Princess Colette, his beautiful daughter, that Vidaru, his sinister prime minister, has consulted the stars, and they say she must marry at once. He suggests Vidaru, but Colette rejects him and picks Davy out of a magazine. Abdul and Shazar appear at the pad, leave Davy's gold in weight, and carry him off in a sack, presenting an invitation to Micky, Mike and Peter for Davy's wedding to Colette Yaduin. Davy balks but changes his mind about marriage when told that Colette visits the grave of a boy who turned her down. Micky, Mike and Peter are thrown out when they try to find Davy. As Davy and Colette fall in love at first sight she pleads that he keep her out of Vidaru's clutches. In disguise, Micky, Mike and Peter get rid of Abdul with a phony bomb scare. The boys don't think that Davy should marry Colette but are won over by the beautiful harem The King presents to them. Swarmed by beautiful harem princesses, Davy assig

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Monkee Mayor

2x4
October 2, 1967

The Monkees and Mr. Swezey, Mrs. Homer, and Mrs. Filchok, their elderly neighbors, face eviction to make way for a parking lot. ""Private Citizen"" Michael protests to Mayor Motley's office, unaware that the mayor is being paid by Wilbur Zeckenbush, a corrupt construction tycoon bent on tearing down the whole city for parking lots, so that no one may enter or exit without paying him a toll. Swezey, Homer, and Filchok are then forced to move into The Monkees' pad until they find new places. Convinced he must run for mayor himself (he's the only one with a hat to throw in the ring!), Michael searches for a public image, trying out as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Baines Johnson, but finally settles on his own little wool hat. Micky, David and Peter act as campaign manager, campy aide, and aide-de-camp, respectively, as they launch an outrageous campaign singing ""No Time,"" but all their little political tricks go wrong because Zeckenbush pays everybody off. To make matters w

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October 9, 1967

Peter's paintings of a door is so realistic that Micky bombs his head when he tries to go through it, and Mike suggests that he goes to the museum for inspiration by the real painters. There, Chuche, a guard bumps his head as he tries to walk through one of Peter's paintings of a door near a classical picture. He grabs Peter and makes ready to slug him when his boss, Duce, suggests they switch one of Peter's copies with a masterpiece and make a fortune. While the thieves wait impatiently, Peter copies the 1624 Franz Hals' masterpiece, The Laughing Cavalier, but can't stop adding finishing touches. To avoid the curator, Duce and Chuche hide Peter in the basement, where they, declaring that artists must suffer, gag and bind him. During breakfast, Micky, Mike and Davy realize that Peter is in trouble come to his rescue. At the museum they search through all sorts of studios, where they encounter a finger (and a foot!) painting artist and Liberace making a smashing cameo appearance as a pi

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October 16, 1967

At the beach, Micky is trying to impress Brenda, a beautiful, yet empty-headed blonde girl. As Bulk, a muscleman, overpowers Micky and walks off with Brenda, Shah-Ku, a physical cultist, hands him a card advertising his bodybuilding course. Shah-Ku takes Micky to his gym, where he does his level best to see that Micky fails the 3 tests given to him (a greased rope, pulleys, and weightlifting), so he can con him into joining his $150 health plan. Micky is bewildered as to how he, an unemployed drummer, can conjure up such cash; Shah-Ku suggests he hock his drums. At the pad, the other Monkees, Davy and Peter, try to convince Micky to save money (and his drums) by using their own physical program. The next day, Micky feels ready to take on Bulk, but Davy and Peter decide to handle it without violence. On the beach, Davy dares Bulk to step over a series of lines, while Peter paint spots on his back. When Davy runs away, Peter returns, garbed as a doctor, to try to convince Bulk he's wasti

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The Monkees drive to Swineville (having missed Highway 101 by 2 blocks!), where The Weskitts and The Chubbers have been feuding for generations. They force the quartet to stand on a white line dividing the two, because they both hate strangers. As David—all guns upon him—nervously walks down the middle of the street on the white line in hopes of finding some help, Ella Mae Chubber grabs David, yanks him into a haystack, and kisses him. Paw Chubber holds a gun to David's head and tells him they're engaged, but Judd Weskitt, who loves Ella Mae, enters and guns start popping all over. During the fusillade, Judd and 155 year-old Maw Weskitt (who was born during the Civil War and her need for vengeance is the reason for her longevity) kidnap David, while Paw Chubber finds Ella Mae in the haystack with Micky and greets him as his new son-in-law. Since Ella Mae is turning 16 years old the next day and doesn't want anybody calling her old maid, he doesn't care who she marries, and captures Mic

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October 30, 1967

Leonard Sheldon, a con artist, tries to sell Peter the city of San Diego. Peter refuses to buy it but swaps his $108 guitar for Blackbeard's treasure map. The Monkees row out from their set on the Columbia Pictures lot to the island to search for treasure. In the underbrush, they set off an alarm, waking up Major Pshaw. Pshaw, who has been hunting for the treasure for a decade, tells his man Thursday that a fate worse than death awaits Peter, Micky, Mike and Davy. Having captured them in a net hoisted by a crane driven by Thursday, Pshaw invites them for tea and crumpets, and declares to the boys that he shoots all trespassers. Davy asks for a fair chance and Thursday persuades his master to give The Monkees a head start. At the beach, The Monkees find their boat missing, hampering any chance they have of escaping! After a brief encounter with eccentric German Dr. Schwartzkov, The Monkees hear a Tarzanesque jungle yell and a leopard skin-clad octogenarian swings into view and falls do

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November 6, 1967

Davy, Micky and Peter are engaged to play really weird native instruments for the Druvanian National Ballet. Ivan slips microfilm in the toe of the slipper of his dancing partner, Natasha Pavlova. Natasha can't bear dancing and rehearsing twenty-four hours a day, and hides in The Monkees' instrument trunk, unbeknownst to the boys, who are kicked out of the theater by Nicolai, the ballet master, and Ivan, who can't bear the sound of their weird music. The Monkees grab their trunk—Natasha hidden inside—and carry it with them. Ivan declares Natasha and the microfilm gone, but Nicolai insists Druvania will get it back at all costs, even at the expense of human life. Back at the pad, Natasha pops out and threatens Davy and Micky at gunpoint, while she falls in love with Peter. Micky gets hold of the pistol and threatens Natasha and Peter. Crying and sobbing, Natasha declares that this was her final chance to stay in America. Micky and Davy report to Nyetovich, the Ambassador, who denies of

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Wild Monkees

2x10
November 13, 1967

On the way to a job as hotel musicians, a motorcycle gang buzzes The Monkees. They soon book up at the Henry Cabot Lodge and Cemetery (""If You're Dying To Have A Good Time…See Us""), where they learn from Mr. Blauner, the owner, that they are to double as waiters, bellhops and groundskeepers. Hidden under helmets and goggles, the motorcycle gang shows up at the hotel. The boys try to leave but Blauner makes them stay to take care of their guests—who prove to be four beautiful girls: Nan, Jan, Ann, and the leader, Queeny. The boys make a play for them but are rebuffed at every turn. Deciding they must be rough to win them, The Monkees imagine a School Of Hard Knocks And Bruises, under the tutelage of Micky. When the girls see the boys in Marlon Brandoesque-leather gear as motorcycle freaks, they turn them down because their boyfriends, ""The Black Angels,"" a for-real motorcycle bunch comprised of Big Frank, Big Neal, Big Bruce, and the leader, Big Butch, and responsible for a massacre in

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November 20, 1967

As The Monkees prepare for bed, they are frightened by mysterious noises downstairs. They go downstairs to find Henry Weatherspoon preparing for a séance. Henry orders them to leave by 12:00, because it is in his lease. The Monkees attempts to escape are foiled by Henry's aunt, old Mildred Weatherspoon, and by Henry's cousin, Boris Weatherspoon, a giant over whose mind Henry has total influence, bearing a coffin which contains the corpse of the late Elmer Weatherspoon. The boys make up their minds and stay to witness Elmer's return form the dead, and they imagine a courtroom, with Mike as The Witness and Micky, Davy, and Peter as the barrister, the defendant, and the judge, respectively. Henry reveals that Elmer will return at dawn, heralded by a trumpet; The Monkees' make up their minds again and reattempt to escape but are once again stopped by Boris, bearing suitcases full of his lunch. Peter sneezes and Mildred piles him with all sorts of remedies. Davy does a dance with Boris to t

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November 27, 1967

When half their audience—one patron—walks out, The Monkees lose their jobs as musicians at a waterfront café, and Micky, Peter and Davy drown their sorrows in buttermilk. Then they overhear two tough sailors, Harry Hooker and Frank Reynolds, declaring they need strong guys with the ability to use their hands and knowledge of the Seven Seas. Presenting themselves as sailors, the boys sign on with the sailors and are ordered to report to Pier 3 at 6 in the morning. Once aboard the schooner with Mike, The Monkees wreck a mainsail trying to hoist and unfurl it. Then Mike gets seasick on seasick pills and goes to the galley to rest (where he stays for the remainder of the episode!), and the boys' ignorance during roll call lands them in all in serious trouble. As punishment for disobeying orders to cut their long hair, the tyrannical captain orders Micky, Peter and Davy to be keelhauled and lashed 10 times for insubordination, plus 10 more strokes if they laugh. Davy harshly criticizes this

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Monkees in Texas

2x13
December 4, 1967

After a 3-day drive on a golf cart, The Monkees arrive in Texas, at the ranch owned by Mike's Aunt Kate Nesmith, who orders them to grab rifles - Micky takes a Winchester '73, Davy chooses a Colt .45, Mike picks a Smith and Wesson .38, and Peter grabs a bottle of Vintage '66 - and help drive off Black Bart and his masked riders Red and Sneak, who are trying to drive Kate and her daughter Lucy off and take over the ranch. Bart, Red and Sneak set a kitchen sink afire and wheels it towards the Nesmith ranch, but Davy saves the day by turning on the sink's faucets, dousing the flames. Frightened, Black Bart and his minions beat a hasty retreat. Peter, Davy and Micky want to cut out, too, but Mike insists they must stay, simply because ""a man's first obligation is to his kinfolk, and because it's better to have a brave death than a cowardly life. And besides that, they killed our golf cart!"" Mike and Davy hold the fort at the ranch with Kate and Lucy, while Micky and Peter, incognito as The

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December 11, 1967

Prologue: Las Vegas. Pleasure capital of the world, where each man seeks the things he loves most. [Peter follows a girl.] The things he loves most. [Michael follows a girl.] The things he loves most! [David follows a girl.] But all is not fun and games in the gambling capital of the world: while some pursue their pleasures, others pursue their greed. A hideaway on the other side of town...

The Monkees go to Las Vegas on an engagement. The Boss, a top mobster and crooked gambler, tells his man Biggy that he has a Roulette wheel automatically fixed to land at 16-Red for five minutes starting at 8:00. Micky plays the slot machines with Zelda, a showgirl, and wins a bagful of coins, and Zelda says he has ""magic fingers."" While explaining to Mike, Micky accidentally puts the bag on the Roulette table on 16-Red—in the place of Biggy, standing next to him—and keeps winning until he breaks the bank. The Boss orders Biggy to get Della The Decoy to swipe the money away from Micky. Posing as a

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December 25, 1967

At the Vandersnoot mansion on Christmas Eve, Mrs. Vandersnoot pays The Monkees $100 each in advance to stay with her nephew, Melvin, who refuses to go with her on a Christmas cruise. A cynical twelve-year-old soured on the whole Christmas racket, Melvin resists all The Monkees' efforts to entertain him. Sure the rich kid will enjoy Christmas shopping, The Monkees take him to a department store. There Peter tries out a motorcycle but goes too fast, and he almost wrecks the place and knocks himself unconscious, while Melvin remains a bored onlooker. When The Monkees are charged $320 for damages by the department store ($20 more for the stretcher Mike and Davy use to haul Peter) and $19.95 by a doctor for Peter's examination, Melvin thinks the boys are stupid to feel Christmas is special. The boys then discover Melvin doesn't know how to smile, and decide to show him the true meanings of Christmas. The quartet ventures into a car lot full of evergreen trees to pick one out for purchase. M

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Fairy Tale

2x16
January 8, 1968

In a Monkee spoof on fairy tales (acted out in pantomime), Mike is a cobbler; Davy is a tailor, and Micky an innkeeper in the town of Avon on the Calling. Peter is a vagrant, because his concentrations on getting a job are stunted by his admirations for Gwen, a beautiful, yet selfish, conceited and overbearing princess. She disdains his offer to carry her across the mud, but honors his spine with a walk across it, followed by Harold, a knight, a troop of the soldiers, and Gwen's fiancé. At Micky's Inn, Peter learns that Harold plans to do away with his fiancée and tries to warn Gwen but he is interrupted by Harold's arrival. Just as they prepare to leave, the princess tosses him a Magic Locket. Peter tells his mates of the danger of the princess. He bites the Magic Locket, releasing a fairy, in curlers because she was having her hair done. She tells the boys how to save the Princess, but warns she'll be killed if Peter drops, crushes, or loses the locket, because she lives there. While

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January 15, 1968

Introduced by Mike Nesmith (who makes his only appearance in this episode in its teaser and its tag), the Secretary for the Dept. of UFO Information (Paulsen) makes an opening statement:

""I've come before these cameras tonight to tell you that you and that we, both human beings and animals, are not alone. At this very moment, walking upon the face of Mother Earth, are aliens from outer space. You may pooh-pooh this statement, but I must say emphatically [He pounds his fist lightly on his desk.], don't pooh-pooh it! Day by day there is increasing evidence of the alienation of our planet. Many of us blame our leaders. Many of our leaders blame us. But the truth lies, as always, beyond our reach. We are being attacked by outer space. These invaders, these aliens from outer space, have cleverly…ly… infiltrated our societies, preying mostly upon the innocence of our youth, because they know they'll try anything. I have for you a documented film report. See before you three average typical y

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January 22, 1968

Loreli lures Davy to the castle of her uncle, The Count Dracula from Transylvania, where Wolfman, The Mummy, and Frankenstein's Monster await fresh blood. The Drac promises Wolfman someone else and tries to teach Davy how to drink blood and fly like a bat. Back at The Monkees' pad, Micky and Peter begin to worry. Davy decides to call the folks at the castle, but when he hears Dracula's laughter, he declares that once again Courageous American Youth leaps into the fore...""or five!"" Arriving at the castle, the three plan Davy's rescue, as Drac and Loreli take notes. Davy, chained in the basement, turns Wolfman against Dracula for not giving him second billing in the pictures they made together. When Wolfman leaps at Loreli, she promises him a better percentage of the profits, cookouts on weekends, and the right to play his own music. Then, up above in the library, she uses the necklace on Peter. Wolfman pounces, but Dracula distracts him with a link of hot dogs and drags Peter to the lab

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Monkees Paw

2x19
January 29, 1968

This is a Monkee takeoff on the classic William Jacobs horror tale. Having listened to The Monkees' playing and singing ""Goin' Down,"" the manager hires them and fires Mendrek, a broken-down magician. Pitying him, The Monkees console the magician, who relates in flashback - with Mike as The Regular Llama and Micky as young Mendrek - how, while searching for the unknown secrets in far Tibet, he acquired a very special monkey's paw, which the boys buy for $0.25. The paw starts working for The Monkees, who wish that their union dues were paid and the manager arrives and says he'll pay their dues with their first week's salary, and a 142% kickback on the cash loan. Mendrek's daughter reminds him of the paw's curse, but the magician feels that, having rid himself of the paw, his luck should immediately change. He suddenly wins $1 million in an over-the-phone contest! Meanwhile, Micky wishes for a big dinner and is deluged with spaghetti (""Well, I didn't wish for how it should be served!""). B

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February 5, 1968

Based loosely on Stephen Vincent Benet's fantasy novel (and the Oscar-winning 1941 RKO movie it spawned) The Devil and Daniel Webster. At Mr. Zero's Pawn Shop, Peter falls in love with a golden harp. Learning Peter has no money, Zero produces a contract, which Peter signs. At the pad, Micky, Mike and Davy remind him that he can't play the harp and urge him to return it. Suddenly, Zero appears in a puff of smoke, and, at his command, Peter plays beautifully. Zero disappears and the boys are immediately booked into a harp act, which is an instant overnight success. The next evening, Zero appears again and, revealing himself to be Beelzebub, presents the contract, which states that Peter's soul is to be delivered by midnight. In a musical fantasy set to ""Salesman,"" Zero, with horns and a tail, and his handmaidens, with pitchforks, chase The Monkees through smoke and flame into a Hall of Mirrors. Returned to reality and their pad, The Monkees realize that the one thing that's scarier than

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As The Monkees work on The Monkeemobile, Davy gets a call from T.N. Crumpets, his grandfather's friend and England's major racing driver. At the track, the quartet meets Crumpets and sees that his car (#54) is blown up; they immediately suspect it was the work of saboteurs. At their garage, Baron Von Klutz and Wolfgang, both of whom served as officers in The Third Reich, work on The Klutzmobile (#13). Through a periscope they watch The Monkees as amateur grease monkees, clumsily working on Crumpets' car. Back at Crumpets' garage, The Monkees have nonchalantly taken Crumpets' engine apart - Micky removes a tiger tail in the process! - but still can't get it working again. When The Baron and Wolfgang come over to find out about the sad condition of Crumpets' car, The Monkees throw the car's engine parts about to allay their suspicions, saying it's a way to get rid of excess. When, after a while, Micky starts the engine running again with his hand, Coruthers, the butler, brings tea to cel

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February 19, 1968

As Micky, Mike and Davy play checkers, Peter runs in with an ultimatum telling them to give up the secret microfilm and get off the ranch or they will be killed. They react unenthusiastically when set upon by Artie, the guest villain, and they express to their key director, James Frawley, their frustration with the repetitious scenarios. They decide to take their modness to the French capital for a vacation, and as soon as they arrive, the pace is as frantic as The Beatles' hardest day's night as Veronique, Karine, Carole and Francoise pursue them through a meat market over the melodies of ""Love Is Only Sleeping."" Meanwhile, on the set of The Monkees' pad, Jim Frawley phones producer Bob Rafelson over the phone and informs him of the boys' departure. Back in Gay Paree, Micky, Mike, Peter and Davy escape on a truck and pile onto a canal barge, which sails on the River Seine. The girls follow and it seems they have the boys trapped, but they immediately leap onto the mainland, leaving th

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February 26, 1968

As The Monkees rehearse, Mr. Friar, who has a habit of fainting, arrives and informs Davy that Young Lord Malcolm Kibee has passed on and willed him his estate. Davy and Friar fly to England first class, while Micky, Mike and Peter, lacking air fare, travel in mummy cases. At English customs, Davy recognizes the customs man as Jack Williams, The Monkees show's property master, to which the latter replies, ""Look, sweetie, I may be Jack Williams The Property Man to you, but to 20 million teenagers, I'm The Customs Man."" Then, with a surprisingly convincing impression of Dean Martin, breaks out a fine rendition of his closing theme, ""Ev'rybody Wants Somebody Sometime,"" which has him mobbed by Micky! At Kibee Manor, the nearsighted old butler greets Davy, but shakes hands with a twig. Sir Twiggly Toppin Middle Bottom, the executor, reads the will leaving Kibee Manor to Davy on condition he lives there for five years; if he doesn't, the villagers must buy it for £50,000 otherwise the Lord's

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The Monkees try to enter a KXIW Rockathon contest for a $500 prize, but Jerry Blavat, a DJ who is also the MC, insists it's only for groups of mixed sex, and they must have a girl. They change Davy's appearance and teach him a mincing walk, using a rope, frying pans, and a heavy book. At the contest, The Monkees present Davy as Miss Jones and are officially qualified. In the Rockathon, the boys watch The West Minstrel Abbies, 3 girls and a boy respectively comprised of Harmony, Melody, Caphophone, and William McCochran (who is actually Daphne, a drag king), do a speedy rendition of ""Last Train To Clarksville"" at 78 RPM. The Monkees go on with their act, singing ""The Door Into Summer"" and doing everything possible to keep Davy from escaping. The bands both tie for first place (with a 98.6!), and must appear for a rematch. At the pad, Jerry Blavat shows up. While Micky, Mike and Peter hide, Jerry offers to take ""Miss Jones"" out on a date, which Davy turns down.

Davy won't go out with the

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March 11, 1968

Unable to write a song for his mates, Peter consults The Great Oracullo at his House Of Mysteries. Learning The Monkees are due to be booked at The Club Cassandra, a nightclub, for a ten-week gig, the hypnotist decides to take over their spot. He laces a cup of tea with a formula that induces hypnosis and gives it to Peter, who drinks it and becomes paralyzed under Oracullo's spell. During The Monkees' audition at The Cassandra, Peter puts on his bass backwards, thumbs his nose, crows like a rooster, and breaks one of Micky's drums. Latham, the manager, turns them down and views Oracullo's act, which he signs up. Learning that Peter's mind has been freaked, Micky, Michael and David, determined to rescue him, lure Oracullo to the pad where Michael detains him with a story about his losing his memory in a horrible accident while carrying a briefcase containing $50,000 in cash, and is now willing to give half of it to the person who'll help him find it. In Oracullo's absence, David and Mi

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March 25, 1968

One morning, as the rising sun triggers a phonograph which plays The Beatles' ""Good Morning"", Micky, Michael and David wake up, drop their alarm clocks on the floor to shut them off and find Peter missing. The three search frantically around the pad, even going so far as to visit the Lost and Found Man (Michael). They finally find Peter in a trance, frozen in his easy chair in front of the TV set, showing a huge eye pulsing to strange music. They nearly freeze, too, but switch off the set in time to get away. Micky, Michael and David race out into the street to check out their neighbors: Micky and Michael find The Parkers, their living room littered with TV dinner trays, in a trance, tuned to the same program; David finds Nyles gazing at the eye and assumes he's hypnotized, too, but Nyles replies, ""What TV? Man, I'm always like this!"" At the KXIW-TV studio they find the stage hand (Jack Williams!) frozen to the set and the same program, and they immediately discover the warped, maniaca

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April 14, 1969

33⅓ Revolutions Per Monkee" is the name of a rarely-seen special starring The Monkees that aired on NBC on April 14, 1969

Charles Darwin the famous evolutionist takes The Monkees through various stages of evolution until they are ready to brainwash the world via commercial exploitation. Hatched in giant test tubes, the four are stripped of all personal identity and names: Micky Dolenz becomes Monkee #1, Peter Tork becomes Monkee #2, Mike Nesmith Monkee #3, and Davy Jones Monkee #4. Each Monkee attempts to regain his stripped personal identity by thinking his way out of captivity into his own world of fantasies. Monkee #1 (Micky) performs an R&B up-tempo duet remake of "I'm A Believer" with Julie Driscoll; Monkee #2 (Peter) reclines on a giant cushion in eastern garb and, to the lilting backing of sitar and tabla, performs "I Prithee (Do Not Ask For Love)," a gentle number concerning spiritual values. Monkee #3 (Mike), in an inventive split screen number, sings a country tune, "Naked Persimmon (The Only Thing I Believe Is True)"; and Monkee #4 (Davy) capers about in short pants and frill collar in fairytal

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May 2, 1969

A sketch from The Monkees appearance on the Glenn Campbell Goodtime Hour

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May 2, 1969

A sketch from The Monkees appearance on the Glenn Campbell Goodtime Hour

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January 22, 1997

Through brand new interviews and vintage film footage including the TV series, concert tours and their pioneering music videos, all four Monkees provide insightful recollections of Monkeemania - before - during and after. With a special appearance by the late great Frank Zappa, Hey Hey We're The Monkees also includes original screen tests, outtakes, TV commercials, and rare photos of the band who continue to tour the world to this day.

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February 17, 1997

An hour-long special that aired on ABC finds Davy, Micky, Peter, and Mike looking back on the old days (with a medley of their hits) and promoting their 1996 CD "Justus" with 3 music videos from it.

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August 1, 1999

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July 12, 2012

A look back at the story of Davy Jones and The Monkees.

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