The Monkees (1966–1968)
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Monkees Race Again 

T.N. Crumpets, an old racing friend of Davy's grandfather asks the Monkees to help in putting his car back together. His rival Baron Von Klutz is sabotaging Crumpets at every opportunity ... See full summary »


James Frawley


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Episode cast overview:
Davy Jones ... Davy (as David Jones)
Micky Dolenz ... Micky
Michael Nesmith ... Mike
Peter Tork ... Peter
William Glover William Glover ... Crumpets
Maurice Dallimore ... Butler
Don Kennedy Don Kennedy ... Official
David Hurst ... The Baron
Stubby Kaye ... Wolfgang


T.N. Crumpets, an old racing friend of Davy's grandfather asks the Monkees to help in putting his car back together. His rival Baron Von Klutz is sabotaging Crumpets at every opportunity and kidnaps both the old man and Micky. Davy, being a British subject, ends up driving the Monkeemobile against the Klutzmobile in Crumpets' place. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Bob Rafelson: Executive Producer Is the "World's Oldest Flower Child" in the closing romp. See more »


Klutz and Wolfgang are portrayed as veterans of World War I (1914-1918), but neither is old enough to have been alive during that war. See more »


T.N. Crumpetts: I tell you, Baron, this boy's not a mechanic.
Baron Von Klutz: Now, that's enough out of you, Gabby.
T.N. Crumpetts: Well, I haven't said anything else?
Baron Von Klutz: What do you think this is, open end? Gag him.
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References The David Susskind Show (1958) See more »


What Am I Doing Hangin' Round
Written by Michael Martin Murphey (as Travis Lewis) and Owens Boomer Castleman (as Boomer Clarke)
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Chip Douglas
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David Hurst and Stubby Kaye
3 February 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

The very last of the 58 episodes filmed (Dec 18-20 1967), "Monkees Race Again" was the 53rd broadcast (Feb 12 1968), looking more tired than the five completed entries yet to air. T. N. Crumpets (William Glover), a friend of Davy's grandfather, needs help getting his racing car going, as Baron von Klutz (David Hurst) is trying to promote his creation The Klutzmobile, aided by aide-de-camp Wolfgang (Stubby Kaye). Believing Micky to be an expert mechanic, they kidnap him with Crumpets, leaving Davy to drive The Monkeemobile against The Klutzmobile in the final rally. The cast does well enough against the odds, the best gags involving Liverpool (hometown of The Beatles) and Manchester (hometown of Davy Jones). Native-born German David Hurst is perhaps best remembered for STAR TREK's "The Mark of Gideon," and there's a cameo from co-producer Bob Rafelson ('the world's oldest flower child?'). This would be the third and last appearance for "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" composed by Michael Martin Murphey and Owens Castleman, currently leading fellow Colgems artists The Lewis and Clarke Expedition. Davy again leads the way, with Micky in strong support, Michael and Peter barely involved. Perhaps there could have been a third season, but the network didn't want any changes to the same old format, and the group's idea to do more of a variety show went unheeded. By the time the four Monkees gathered together again, filming began Feb 19 1968 on their feature film "Head," scripted and produced by Jack Nicholson and Bob Rafelson, with Rafelson directing.

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12 February 1968 (USA) See more »

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