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The Monkees 

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The misadventures of a struggling rock band.
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1968   1967   1966  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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TV-G | See all certifications »
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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

In describing his teaching the Monkees, James Frawley explained, "I did theater games (acting/performing exercises) with them for six weeks." Peter Tork remembered later the experience "taught us the essence of a joke", while Davy Jones compared the results to "being able to change a tape", in being able to assume and change characters. 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: Hey, look, guys! All the comforts of home!
Mike: Yeah, YOUR home, shotgun, not MINE.
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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

The episode "Too Many Girls" (aka "Davy and Fern") was originally censored (By NBC's Standards and Practices Dept.) showing a blurred lens-view of the scene where Fern is wearing a bikini. In later prints of the episode that were shown in syndication, alternate angles were reportedly used for this same sequence. See more »


Soundtracks

Sweet Young Thing
Written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, and Michael Nesmith
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Michael Nesmith
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The Precursor to MTV
26 March 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is definitely one of the most influential shows in television history. The show was so funny and at times surreal but you could see that the boys had a lot of fun doing the shows even if they didn't like a lot of the music they were forced to do in the early shows. Speaking of the songs, this show was also a great showcase for many of the greatest songwriting talents of the 60's including Goffin and King, Neil Diamond, Boyce and Hart, John Stewart and Harry Nillson.


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