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Monkees in Texas 

Visiting Mike's Aunt Kate in Texas, The Monkees find the Nesmith Ranch being ambushed by Black Bart and his gang. Micky and Peter, dressed as The Lone Stranger and Pronto, go to town to ... See full summary »

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James Frawley

Writer:

Jack Winter
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Davy Jones ... Davy (as David Jones)
Micky Dolenz ... Micky
Michael Nesmith ... Mike
Peter Tork ... Peter
Jacqueline deWit ... Kate (as Jacqueline De Wit)
Len Lesser ... Red
Rex Holman ... Sneak
James Griffith ... Marshall (as James J. Griffith)
Stuart Nisbet ... Bartender
Barton MacLane ... Bart (as Barton Mac Lane)
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Visiting Mike's Aunt Kate in Texas, The Monkees find the Nesmith Ranch being ambushed by Black Bart and his gang. Micky and Peter, dressed as The Lone Stranger and Pronto, go to town to seek help but end up join Black Bart's gang. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Mike tries to figure out what makes the Nesmith land so valuable. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Trivia

Musical numbers featured in this episode: 1. "Words". 2. "Goin' Down". See more »

Goofs

Black Bart's mask disappears and reappears a few times during the climactic battle. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Kate Nesmith: Ben Cartwheel is the kindest millionaire in the valley. He wouldn't hurt a fly.
Micky: Flies, no. But if you're a human, he'll kill ya.
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References Gunsmoke (1955) See more »

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Words
Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Chip Douglas
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Barton MacLane and Len Lesser
28 January 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

Broadcast no. 45 (Dec 4 1967), "Monkees in Texas" is a major cut above other recent entries, another Western satire with great villains Barton MacLane (I DREAM OF JEANNIE), Rex Holman (STAR TREK's "Spectre of the Gun"), and Len Lesser (previously seen in "Monkees in a Ghost Town"). The Monkees are visiting Michael's Aunt Kate (Jacqueline DeWit), whose Texas ranch is under assault by Black Bart and his cutthroat gang. Meanwhile, kindly Ben Cartwheel (Barton MacLane) assures Kate that he's available whenever she needs him, because the sheriff (James Griffith) is too busy shooting (his TV series). Micky and Peter impersonate 'The Lone Stranger and Pronto' as they infiltrate Black Bart's gang, while Mike discovers that 'Texas crude' is the reason behind the attacks (nothing is resolved, the bad guys simply riding off). Appearing unbilled are Bonnie Dewberry as Cousin Lucy (previously seen in "I Was a Teenage Monster"), and rock photographer (ala Linda Eastman) Nurit Wilde, who nine months later gave birth to Michael Jason Nesmith, third son of Papa Nez (she was married to frequent Monkees writer Peter Meyerson, who later did the same for WELCOME BACK KOTTER). While Micky's live rendition of the group-composed "Goin' Down" gets its second and last airing (from "The Wild Monkees"), this marked the debut for Boyce and Hart's "Words" (recorded June 14), a harder rocking version superior to the duo's original production of Aug 15 1966, featured in the first season episode "Monkees Manhattan Style." Three Monkees actually play on this Chip Douglas production, first issued as the B-side of fourth single "Pleasant Valley Sunday," with Jones on percussion, Nesmith on electric guitar and percussion, and Tork on organ and killer bass, again sharing lead vocals with Micky. 49th in production, filmed Oct 17-19, next up- "Monkees on the Wheel."


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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1967 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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