The Monkees take on a job as sailors but Mike soon disappears below deck to recuperate from seasickness. Micky, Davy and Peter must prove themselves strong enough to survive the hardships of the sea, especially when it turns out their captain is a modern day pirate intend on hijacking the Queen Anne. Inspired by Clark Gable and Marlon Brando, the three musicians attempt to stage a mutiny.
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The captain of the "pirate" ship threatens to "Keelhaul" The Monkees
. Keelhauling is a form of punishment and potential execution once meted out to sailors at sea. The sailor was tied to a line looped beneath the vessel, thrown overboard on one side of the ship, and dragged under the ship's keel, either from one side of the ship to the other, or the length of the ship (from bow to stern). While it is unclear how often this practice was actually carried out in historical naves, the common supposition is that keelhauling amounted to a sentence of either death by extreme torture, or minimally a physical trauma likely to permanently maim. See more
In the final scene when the captain of the Queen Anne is speaking, a white car backing up disappears and reappears. See more
Here's your swords and your pistols. Oh, and the lyrics to some of the better-known pirate songs. I just hope you men are tough enough for this job.
Tough? Hahaha. Peter's so tough his nails get rusty!
Heheheh heh. He's so tough, he loves the sight of blood, that he pours ketchup on everything he eats, even cornflakes.
References The Caine Mutiny
Written by John Stewart
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Chip Douglas See more