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.
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The cleavage-revealing outfit Fern wore in the scene where she and Davy Jones
meet was actually considered too risqué for the time, and the scene was censored visually. (And somewhat crudely, with Vaseline smeared over Fern's image in a few shots.) An uncensored version appeared in syndication during the 1970s, but wasn't part of the 1980s remastering. The uncensored footage finally reappeared in remastered form, during IFC's 2015 Monkees marathon. 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
He's helpless. Trapped by his own staggering good looks.
I, myself, am deeply jealous.
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
Written and performed by Michael Nesmith See more