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Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees (1997)

This hour-long special that aired on ABC finds Davy, Micky, Peter, and Mike loking back on the old days (with a medley of their hits) and promoting their 1996 CD "Justus" with 3 music ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Davy Jones ... Davy (as David Jones)
Micky Dolenz ... Micky
Michael Nesmith ... Mike
Peter Tork ... Peter
John Brockman John Brockman ... Lawyer
Gillian Holt Gillian Holt ... Princess
Bill Martin ... Tour Guide
Sarah Lee Jones Sarah Lee Jones ... Woman (as Sarah Jones)
James Williams James Williams ... Young Boy
Mia Perez Mia Perez ... Driver
Marco Rea Marco Rea ... Date
Jon Greene Jon Greene ... Guard
Chuck Woolery ... Manager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Childs Jim Childs ... Young Man
Julie Strain ... Regional girl
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This hour-long special that aired on ABC finds Davy, Micky, Peter, and Mike loking back on the old days (with a medley of their hits) and promoting their 1996 CD "Justus" with 3 music videos from it. Written by Jaclyn Mussehl

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Davy is still the heartthrob, Mike is still the level-headed one, Micky is still wacky, and Peter is still the dummy. It promotes the new album Justus and gives a wink at 1960s merchandising. See more »


Micky: So, okay, here it goes.
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References The Grapes of Wrath (1940) See more »


Last Train to Clarksville
Words and Music by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Performed by The Monkees
Published by Screen Gems/EMI (BMI)
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I have grown to appreciate it more
2 September 2017 | by RestlessRustSee all my reviews

When the special first came out, I was disappointed. I thought it was dull and unfunny, as if the guys were so intent on proving themselves or making a point that they forgot the essence of The Monkees (essentially my reaction to Justus). But when I watch it now (it hasn't been released legally, but you can find it easily enough), I am very thankful that they made it. I'm thankful because it gave us one last glimpse of the four of them together, but I'm even more thankful for something else.

You see, the premise of the special is that the old TV show never ceased production -- it just went off the air. Episodes continued being made, but no one ever got a chance to see them. This is episode 781, and it just happened to be picked up for broadcast. According to this special, that's the case for MANY shows. And that, in terms of pure nostalgic fantasy, is awesome! Think about it: all your favorite TV shows -- The Monkees, Green Acres, Rocky and Bullwinkle, The A-Team, what have you -- they still exist! Your favorite characters are still together in some alternate universe, still experiencing new adventures. If you care enough to watch a reunion movie, how can you not love that?

The special itself has a few funny moments (particularly the references to KISS), but it isn't a laugh riot. The guys are much older now and can't bounce around like crazy. There are no romps. I still understand why I didn't like it 20 years ago, but I also understand why I didn't appreciate it. In the 1990s, the Monkees still had a future. They had reunited twice and produced 2 (and a half) new albums. There was certainly more to come. Now, Davy is gone and Mike is retired, and Micky and Peter are unlikely to do much more together. This special, the alternate universe it created, is the part that lives on. It's what we fans still have to dream about, to look forward to. 20 years ago, the guys gave us The Monkees of today and tomorrow. And for that, I am very truly thankful.

Now, if you'll excuse me, there's a new episode of The Monkees this week.

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