The Monkees (1966–1968)
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Too Many Girls 

A gypsy tea room owner predicts Davy will fall in love within 24 hours and leave the group. Her plan is to team him up with her daughter Fern to enter Mr. Hack's Amateur Hour. The remaining... See full summary »


James Frawley


Dave Evans (teleplay), Gerald Gardner (teleplay) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Davy Jones ... Davy (as David Jones)
Micky Dolenz ... Micky
Michael Nesmith ... Mike
Peter Tork ... Peter
Reta Shaw ... Mrs. Badderly (as Rita Shaw)
Kelly Jean Peters ... Fern
Jeff DeBenning ... Hack


A gypsy tea room owner predicts Davy will fall in love within 24 hours and leave the group. Her plan is to team him up with her daughter Fern to enter Mr. Hack's Amateur Hour. The remaining three Monkees also enter: Peter as magician The Astonishing Pietro, Mike as folk singer Billy Roy Hodstetter and Micky as comedian/impressionist Locksley Mendoza. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Comedy | Music


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Musical number featured in this episode: "I'm a Believer". See more »


When Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith are looking for Davy Jones, they question three extras and each points in a different direction. In the very next shot when we see Davy walking in a different part of town, all three extras are visible walking in the background. See more »


Mr. Hack: Ladies and gentlemen, we'll return with one more act, after a word from our sponsor.
Micky: Their sponsor?
Peter: Our sponsor.
Mike: Our sponsor.
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Alternate Versions

The scene in which Fern wins over Davy by posing as a contestant in the National Beauty Pageant (wearing a leopard skin bikini) was heavily censored on most broadcasts and even on the DVD version. All wide shots were deleted, the two-shots were cropped and the bottom right of the screen was blurred to obscure Kelly Jean Peters cleavage. However, the original version was used in syndicated prints of the series; it has survived and is still occasionally screened. See more »


Features Iron Horse (1966) See more »


Written by Charles Shavers & Sid Robin
Performed by Davy Jones and Kelly Jean Peters
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Reta Shaw and Kelly Jean Peters
22 December 2013 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Too Many Girls" takes the notion of Davy's being irresistible to girls to its logical extreme, as an ambitious stage mother (Reta Shaw) believes he can help her daughter (Kelly Jean Peters) succeed on Mr. Hack's Amateur Hour. The first scene has the band actually playing "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone," but after a few seconds it comes to a halt because Davy is entranced by every girl he sees. Kelly Jean Peters is probably best remembered as Dustin Hoffman's Swedish wife in 1970's "Little Big Man," very adept at hysterics. The Amateur Hour features good turns from Peter (as magician 'The Astonishing Pietro'), Micky (impressionist 'Locksley Mendoza'), and Mike (folk singer 'Billy Roy Hodstetter'), the latter doing an impromptu rendition of his own composition, "Different Drum," soon to be a hit for Linda Ronstadt's Stone Poneys. The lone track featured has the group solidly miming a performance of Neil Diamond's "I'm a Believer" (its third straight appearance), Micky singing behind his drum kit, Peter on organ, Davy on tambourine, Nesmith on guitar. Broadcast no. 15 (Dec 19 1966), "Too Many Girls" was 14th in production, filmed Sept 20-22.

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19 December 1966 (USA) See more »

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Color (as color by Pathé)

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1.33 : 1
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