The Monkees (1966–1968)
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Monkees Chow Mein 

The band stumbles onto a fiendish plot at a local Chinese restaurant.


James Frawley




Episode cast overview:
Davy Jones ... Davy (as David Jones)
Micky Dolenz ... Micky
Michael Nesmith ... Mike
Peter Tork ... Peter
Gene Dynarski ... Toto
Mike Farrell ... Agent Modell
Kay Shimatsu Kay Shimatsu ... Chang
Dave Barry ... Inspector Blount
Joey Forman ... Dragonman


The band stumbles onto a fiendish plot at a local Chinese restaurant.

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Comedy | Music


Did You Know?


The apparent racism against Chinese people is somewhat mitigated when Toto, rebuked by the boss for constantly kidnapping the wrong men, says "all Americans look alike to me." This is a reversal of the common cliche about Caucasian people's supposed inability to tell Chinese people apart. See more »


The eye makeup Joey Forman wears to make him appear Oriental is markedly uneven, the right eye is pulled wide open by it in one scene and in another scene is much paler than the left eye makeup. See more »


Inspector Blount: Speed is not as important as secrecy. In our business, secrecy is our most important weapon. Utter secrecy!
DavyPeterMike: Secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy, secrecy.
Inspector Blount: What are you doing?
Mike: Uttering secrecy.
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Spoofs Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »


Last Train to Clarksville
Written by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Performed by Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork
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'He who eat cookie screw up formula somethin' terrible'
4 January 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Monkey Chow Mein" benefits from the return of Joey Forman, recently seen as "Captain Crocodile," and Gene Dynarski (BATMAN, STAR TREK), trying to top each other as comic Oriental villains, taking a cue from Vito Scotti's hamming in "Case of the Missing Monkey." Peter's love of fortune cookies get The Monkees involved with foreign agents and secret formulas, with the authorities represented by Dave Barry and Mike Farrell (MASH). After both Micky and Peter are kidnapped, Mike and Davy become 'Monkeemen,' but fail to find their way to the kitchen! The lone song is a third reprise of Peter's "Your Auntie Grizelda." Broadcast no. 26 (Mar 13 1967), "Monkee Chow Mein" was 27th in production, the first to be shot in '67 (Jan 5-6).

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13 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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Color (as color by Pathé)

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1.33 : 1
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