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Monkee vs. Machine 

After Peter fails a job interview at a toy factory conducted by a computer, Mike makes the same machine short circuit and is promptly hired. Soon all four Monkees take a stand against the ... See full summary »

Director:

Bob Rafelson (as Robert Rafelson)

Writer:

David Panich
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Davy Jones ... Davy (as David Jones)
Micky Dolenz ... Micky
Michael Nesmith ... Mike
Peter Tork ... Peter
Severn Darden ... J.B. Guggins Jr.
Walter Janovitz ... Pop Harper (as Walter Janowitz)
Dorothy Konrad Dorothy Konrad ... Mrs. Zuckerman
Elaine Fielding Elaine Fielding ... Secretary
Stan Freberg ... Daggart
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After Peter fails a job interview at a toy factory conducted by a computer, Mike makes the same machine short circuit and is promptly hired. Soon all four Monkees take a stand against the technology minded Mr Daggart (Stan Freberg) in favor of old fashioned, hand made toys. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Comedy | Music

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Trivia

One of the kids at the toy factory was played by Richard H. Campbell (then 7 years old). See more »

Goofs

When DJ-61, the interview machine, spits a stack of forms out at Mike, he brushes them off onto the floor, but after Daggart enters the room they are again in a neat stack on the machine. See more »

Quotes

Peter: Oh no, no, that's not it at all. You've - First of all, you've got my name wrong.
DJ-69: Correction: Name misspelled. Please give correct letter.
Peter: Well, I...
DJ-69: [interrupting] Correct letter is 'I'. Name is not Notwhat, but Nitwit.
Peter: Oh, brother...
DJ-69: Brother is also a Nitwit.
Peter: Now, just a minute!
DJ-69: That will do, Nitwit. Test complete. Interview ended. Application rejected.
[a dismissive bell sounds]
Peter: Give me a chance.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The first repeat showing on May 22, 1967 (and most subsequent showings afterward) added the song "You Told Me" from the Monkees' 'Headquarters' album. Later Saturday morning repeats dubbed in "Listen To The Band". See more »


Soundtracks

Saturday's Child
Written by David Gates
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
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Stan Freberg and Severn Darden
7 December 2013 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Monkee vs. Machine" guest stars famed voice-over artist and novelty recording star Stan Freberg, who unfortunately doesn't get much to do as the straight bad guy, manager of a toy company that uses a computer to hire its applicants. Severn Darden is the owner, but when an old toymaker gets dumped after a lifetime of bringing happiness to children, The Monkees plot to foil Freberg's cold-hearted approach to toymaking (Severn Darden retuned the second season for "The Monkees' Paw"). Before a reprise of "Last Train to Clarksville," we first hear "Saturday's Child" (recorded July 9), composed by David Gates (later with Bread), and featured on the debut LP THE MONKEES. The third broadcast (Sept 26), "Monkee vs. Machine" was fourth in production, filmed June 13-17 1966, only the second to be directed by co-producer Bob Rafelson.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1966 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (as color by Pathé)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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