The Monkees (1966–1968)
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Monkees à la Carte 

Pop's Italian Restaurant is taken over by a mobster named Fuselli and his muscle Rocco. The Monkees are determined to get Pop's restaurant back for him. They take jobs as waiters and ... See full summary »

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James Frawley
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Davy Jones ... Davy (as David Jones)
Micky Dolenz ... Micky
Michael Nesmith ... Mike
Peter Tork ... Peter
Karl Lukas ... Rocco
Dort Clark ... Inspector
Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen ... Red O'Leary
Helene Winston ... Big Flora
Jon Kowal Jon Kowal ... Paddy The Fix
Paul 'Mousie' Garner ... Benny The Book (as Mousy Garner)
Paul R. DeVille Paul R. DeVille ... Pop (as Paul DeVille)
Don Kennedy Don Kennedy ... Paul The Policeman
Harvey Lembeck ... Fuselli
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Pop's Italian Restaurant is taken over by a mobster named Fuselli and his muscle Rocco. The Monkees are determined to get Pop's restaurant back for him. They take jobs as waiters and contact the police. Soon Fuselli has a dinner meeting for members of the Syndicate and the Monkees (disguised as the Purple Flower Gang) soon have the meeting in total chaos. Written by tomtrekp

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Comedy | Music

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Trivia

Musical numbers in this episode: 1. "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone". 2. "She". See more »

Goofs

Wires visible when Peter Tork lets go of the stack of plates and it's suspended in the air for a moment. See more »

Quotes

[a hulking mobster has all four of the boys at gunpoint]
Davy: You're pretty tough with that gun in your hand!
Rocco: Oh, yeah?
[he puts away the gun, and then punches Davy, which sends all four Monkees sprawling like tenpins]
Davy: [just before passing out] Ow... You're pretty tough with that fist in your hand...
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Connections

Edited into Hey, Hey We're the Monkees (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
Written and Produced by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Performed by The Monkees
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Harvey Lembeck and Dort Clark
17 December 2013 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Monkees a la Carte" begins with the group gainfully employed at an Italian restaurant, only to be fired when the owner gets squeezed out by mobster Fuselli (Harvey Lembeck), who doesn't like them. They succeed in getting their jobs back by claiming they'll work cheap (Fuselli: "I'm beginning to like ya!"), then alternate between waiters and gangsters trying to break up the syndicate. Dort Clark has some good moments as the Inspector, Karl Lukas shows Davy how tough he is with a fist in his hand, and Peter really earns his keep as the butt of everyone's slaps. We hear the third go-round for Boyce and Hart's "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone," and the introduction of the duo's "She" (recorded Aug 15 1966), both featured on the second LP, MORE OF THE MONKEES, issued Jan 10 1967. Broadcast no. 11 (Nov 21 1966), "Monkees a la Carte" was also 11th in production, filmed Aug 9-12.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (as color by Pathé)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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