The Monkees (1966–1968)
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Monkees Watch Their Feet 

The Secretary for the Department of UFO Information presents a film about impending dangers from outer space. In it, Micky is abducted by aliens from the planet Zlotnick and replaced by a ... See full summary »

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Alexander Singer (as Alex Singer)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Davy Jones ... Davy (as David Jones)
Micky Dolenz ... Micky / Robot Micky
Michael Nesmith ... Mike
Peter Tork ... Peter
Stuart Margolin ... Captain
Clarke Gordon Clarke Gordon ... Chief
Pat Paulsen ... The Secretary
Nita Talbot ... Assistant
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The Secretary for the Department of UFO Information presents a film about impending dangers from outer space. In it, Micky is abducted by aliens from the planet Zlotnick and replaced by a robot duplicate. Despite the robot's feet being on backwards, at first Davy and Peter do not suspect a thing. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Trivia

The American flags used in the frame story were obsolete before the series was filmed. The small ones on Pat Paulsen's desk have 48 stars (World Wars era), while the large flag has only 35 stars (Civil War era). Since 1960, the flag has 50 stars. See more »

Goofs

The trivia text box on the DVD says that the music in the "patriotic" frame story is an 1861 song, Battle Hymn of the Republic, by Julia Ward Howe. In fact, it is an 1856 tune called Say Brothers Will You Meet Us by William Steffe, which has been used as an accompanying tune by various poets. While Howe's song is unquestionably the most famous verse ever written for this tune, nothing Howe wrote is ever heard in this show. See more »

Quotes

The Secretary: [narrating] Recognizing an alien is no easy task. They have all the human qualities: greed, anger, hate. So I'm not saying they're all bad.
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Connections

Edited from The Monkees: A Nice Place to Visit (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Pink Shoe Laces
(uncredited)
(instrumental)
Composed by Micki Grant
Performed by Peter Tork
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Pat Paulsen and Nita Talbot
14 January 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

Broadcast no. 49 (Jan 15 1968), "Monkees Watch Their Feet" was actually 40th in production, filmed May 24-26 1967, while Michael Nesmith was recovering from his May 23 tonsillectomy. Nes does appear to introduce the marvelously deadpan Pat Paulsen, a sensation in '68 running for President on the STAG (Straight Talking American Government) ticket, his slogan, "if elected, I will win!" (he died in 1997). Paulsen's Secretary for the Department of UFO Information shows us a film depicting the alien abduction of Micky Dolenz, replaced by a lookalike robot that rusts easily and has feet pointing backwards. Micky has a field day, and the invaders are played by Stuart Margolin (THE ROCKFORD FILES) and sexy Nita Talbot, but overall the stop-start chaotic presentation is just a mess. The lone track featured is "Star Collector," making its third go-round. Next in production- "A Nice Place to Visit," which became the debut telecast of the second season.


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English

Release Date:

15 January 1968 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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