The Monkees Season 1

Season 1

The Monkees Season 1

First Air Date: September 12, 1966

First Aired on    :   1966
Episodes    :   32 episodes



Episodes

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1x32 The Monkees on Tour (April 24, 1967)


For the first season finale of The Monkees TV series, David Jones opens the show with a special thanks and appreciation to the devout Monkee fans for their loyal support during the show's past year. The other three Monkees, dressed as elderly bearded men, arrive to carry him out of the room to have him help them across the street. The show then departs from its story format to present films of a Monkees concert in Phoenix, Arizona on January 21, 1967. At a heliport, mobs of excited teenagers await the arrival of The Monkees on their first personal appearance tour following their NBC-TV series' stunningly successful first season on the air. Here is an intimate view of the combo, thrilled by the first real contact with their fans. From preconcert jitters to postconcert elation, this amazing episode show's each boys' triumph, and records his past fears and present doubts, as they horse around (literally!) at a corral, clown around at a mall, chase swans, and yuk it up at a restaurant. On


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1x31 The Monkees at the Movies (a.k.a. The Monkees in the Movies) (April 17, 1967)


Watching The Monkees hop on the hot beach in their bare feet, Luther Kramm, Hollywood producer-director, decides they are typical teenagers and hires them as extras for his new beach movie, I Married A Creature From Out Of Town, which, as Kramm explains, is ""a message picture, and the message is: if we don't finish it in 10 days we're in trouble!"" Squelching his fawning assistant Philo, Kramm goes to work on the film starring a bevy of beauties and teen idol Frankie Catalina, a hapless, hopeless, narcissistic deadbeat who couldn't sing, feared the ocean, was allergic to girls, and resorted to reading lines from cuecards. Spoiled punk rotten by success and bright lights, Frankie takes an immediate dislike to The Monkees during a shoot of a volleyball game sequence. Outraged when he belittles them, The Monkees strike back and slyly spoil every one of Frankie's scenes by applying monster makeup to his face, switching his cuecards and speeding up and slowing down a record to which he lip-s


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1x30 The Monkees in Manhattan (a.k.a. The Monkees Manhattan Style) (April 10, 1967)


In hi-jinks reminiscent of an old Marx Bros. routine (Room Service [RKO, 1938]), The Monkees arrive in The Big Apple via The Blimline (""It's Such a Pleasure to Take Blim and Leave the Driving to Them"") for a new rock ‘n' roll musical. The boys book in at The Compton Plaza Hotel and, in room 304, find their producer, Mackinley Baker, being evicted by Weatherwax, the hotel manager, for non-payment of rent. Weatherwax informs Buntz, his desk clerk, which, in an hour, a big shot from a rabbit breeder's convention will be given Baker's room. The conventioneer, inebriated and holding two rabbits, waits in the hotel bar, drinking and chatting with barmaids. Trying to hold the room until noon, when Baker returns with money from his backer, Micky, Mike and Peter stall the manager and the house doctor by claiming that Peter has the plague. Weatherwax tries to starve them out, but the boys get the staff on their side by promising them parts in their show. Weatherwax and Buntz summon the house det


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1x29 The Monkees Get Out More Dirt (April 03, 1967)


As they do their wash, the fabulous four each fall for April Conquest, who runs a laundromat while working for a degree in laundry science. As the boys stand dazed muttering ""soap!"" Wally Cox arm wrestles with an arm sticking out of a washing machine. At the pad, they split, fibbing to each other about going other places, and they all wind up at the laundromat with April. Dr. Lorene Sisters, who solves problems on TV, advises that the way to win a girl is to have the hobby she likes. On the phone, Mike finds that April is fond of cycling, Micky, ballet, Peter, chamber music and Davy, pop art. At the laundromat, each tries to outdo the other as Mike pedals, Micky prances, Davy splashes paint, and Peter helms a bicycle piano—all to the tune of the ""(Theme from) The Monkees""—until they collide. A musical sequence set to ""A Girl I Knew Somewhere"" has each mad Monkee going his own wild way of how to woo and win April; the romp ends with the boys putting the moves on each other in white-clea


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1x28 The Monkees on the Line (March 27, 1967)


Believing their massive dearth of gigs is because of missed phone calls, The Monkees approach Mrs. Drehdal, on The Urgent Answering Service, for a special rate. She instead persuades them to take over the switchboard while she goes on vacation in Jamaica, warning them not to get involved with clients. While Mike is on the first shift, he presses a red button which triggers a red bed emerging from a wall (Drehdal says it's for when one gets tired!). In-between a barrage of phone messages, he intercepts a call from Ellen Farnsby, a histrionic thespian, indicating that she is thinking of suicide. Mike becomes very confused and worn-out from attempting to locate Ellen's signal within excessive ringing phones and incoming messages, and Davy, Micky and Peter, dressed as surgeons, revive him with a sprits of seltzer water. Mike and Micky rushes off to stop Ellen, while Davy and Peter take over the phones. Davy gets a call asking Mr. Smith to call Zelda Baby; finding the Smith phone out of ord


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1x27 Monkee Mother (March 20, 1967)


Mr. Babbitt, the landlord, tells The Monkees, who are far behind in their rent, that a new tenant is moving in. The boys realize he isn't fooling when Milly Rudnick arrives with suitcases, a parrot and a poodle, both stuffed. When the boys protest Milly's presence, she asks them to stay on as boarders. Larry, a moving man, delivers Milly's furniture and she sets the boys to work helping him. Milly settles down in The Monkees' pad, making a sweater for Mike (whom she mistakenly refers to as Micky), urging Micky to fix the kitchen sink, and preparing gourmet meals for the boys. The Monkees later sing ""Sometime in the Morning"" to convince Millie's notion that all modern music isn't music. As The Monkees represent the fall of Southeast Asia with dominoes, Milly, a born matchmaker, meets Clarisse Rawlings at the supermarket and brings her home for Davy. Just then, Judy, Milly's sister, and her husband Arthur arrive with their four children, dressed as GIs and playing ""army."" When Micky trie


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1x26 Monkees Chow Mein (March 13, 1967)


The Monkees dine in Dragonman's China Boy Club Chinese restaurant, a front for spies who hide messages in fortune cookies. Peter takes fortune cookies and puts them in a doggy bag, and he takes a cookie containing part of the formula for a ""Doomsday Bug,"" a vicious green-spotted, hairy-legged, 200-eyed germ cell! The boys, having eluded pursuit of Asian Triad agents, are quickly apprehended by CIS operative Agent Modell for picking up stolen security info. At CIS HQ, Modell interrogates the boys until Inspector Blount, impressed with his obtaining the formula Peter picked up, lets the boys off. He reports The Doomsday Bug is the CIS' warfare branch's most powerful chemical, and they have been trying to learn the ID of the master of the spy ring (the #2 man being The Dragonman), but the boys refuse to help catch the spies, despite the Inspector's warning of impending danger. Coming for Peter, Toto and Chang abduct Mr. Schnieder, the toy dummy. They come back for Peter, but this time abd


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1x25 Alias Micky Dolenz (March 06, 1967)


When Micky is beaten up by a hood named Tony Ferano, Mike persuades him to report it to the police. The Captain is stunned by Mick's resemblance to Baby Face Morales, the most vicious killer in America, who's in jail. Because they neither captured Baby Face's mob nor did they recover the loot, The Captain asks Micky to help capture both by impersonating Baby Face. Micky refuses at first, but changes his mind when he narrowly escapes a drive-by shooting triggered by Tony and his gangster mob. After Micky goes to Baby Face's cell to learn all of his ""mannerisms"" (and, in the process, nearly gets strangled by B.F. for accidentally hitting him!), The Captain orders Micky to contact Baby Face's friends at The Purple Pelican, a local dive, and learn where they hide. There at The Pelican, Ruby, an aging showgirl who doubles as Baby Face's moll, thinks Micky is Baby Face and promises to help him, but Tony, the new boss, along with his torpedoes Muggsy Ruckyzer and Vince, insists that Baby Face


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1x24 Monkees à la Mode (February 27, 1967)


Madame Quagmeyer, editor of Chic Magazine, selects The Monkees as the subjects of the annual Young America issue. The next morning, The Monkees, at home during breakfast, read an issue of Chic which they received in the mail and its adjoining letter which says they've been chosen as The Typical Young Americans Of The Year; not long after, Rob Roy Fingerhead, an aesthetic photographer, and Toby Willis, a young editorial assistant, both sent by Madame Q, arrives. Rob Roy views Davy, Micky, Mike and Peter and their surroundings with extreme distaste; Davy and Micky, with a hatchet and a lantern, respectively, proceed to demonstrate that the pad contains artifacts of great historical significance. The boys, since they believe young people aren't at all typical, don't feel they are right for the magazine article, but Toby persuades them that this is their chance to become famous. At the Chic magazine offices, the boys are greeted by Madame Q and interviewed by three sophisticated college gi


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1x23 Captain Crocodile (February 20, 1967)


Appearing on ""The Captain Crocodile Show,"" The Monkees get cream pies in the face and refuse to perform. They decide to take it up with Junior Pinter, the 12 year-old executive in charge, who wants them to appear on ""The Captain Crocodile Show"" on a regular basis. Having put through a call to his father, the network president (who gave him the show for his birthday!), vacationing in Sidney, Australia, Junior guarantees The Monkees there'll be no more pies in the face and will be given the chance to perform. Having received a memo from Junior, Captain Crocodile fears the competition, and instructs his yes-man, Howard Needleman, to spring into action and make sure The Monkees' second appearance is a disaster. On the show, The Monkees are prevented from singing at every turn by a wavy camera, a fish net, and an explosive-laced bass drum. To worsen matters, when Mike threatens to quit, The Monkees finally get the go-ahead to perform—""Valleri""—and learn to their dismay that the show had bee


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1x22 Monkees at the Circus (February 13, 1967)


The Monkees invade Pop Arcade's small circus and fool around with its equipment, until Victor, a maniacal knife thrower, sadistically uses Davy as a target and orders the boys to leave. The boys soon learn that Pop's circus is about to fold because he can't pay the performers. Davy falls in love with Susan, Pop's young daughter. He persuades all of the acts to stay, except Victor, who broods that the rock-and-roll discotheques are the major contribution to the circus' downfall, and the boys don't disclose their identity to Susan, presenting themselves as brain surgeons. In a dream sequence, Peter, Micky, Mike and Davy don the guise of, respectively, a ringleader, a lion tamer and his lion, and an acrobat as they take part in a wacky circus scene; after which they overhear Victor declaring that he has persuaded the troupe to sign an ultimatum threatening to quit unless they receive their back pay. The Monkees break in, clad as aerialists. Posing as Amazing, Incredible, Colossal, and Stu


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1x21 The Prince and the Paupers (February 06, 1967)


A spoof of the Mark Twain novel: ""The Prince and the Pauper"". When The Monkees audition for an Embassy Ball, Count Myron and his aide Max realize that Davy is a double for Prince Ludlow, 17 year-old heir apparent to the throne. The prince tells Davy that, according to the terms of his nation's constitution, if he is not wed before his 18th birthday, the throne will pass to Count Myron. As they fence, Count Myron and Max are impressed by their scheme to keep Ludlow single by keeping him away from all women and the ones who pay no mind to them will be driven off by the prince's shyness. Myron tells Max he has told Wendy Forsythe, who met Ludlow on the Riviera and took a liking to him, that the prince was a sly, malicious, sadistic pathological liar, in hopes of discouraging her from marrying him. Fortunately, this scheme proves to be a fatal flop, for Wendy comes to see the prince, and is announced by the Courtier, who has a habit of breaking his cane. Too shy to meet her, Ludlow asks Da


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1x20 Monkees in the Ring (January 30, 1967)


The fight game gets its lumps in this episode. Walking down the street, Davy chides Peter about his leaving a trail of pistachio nuts across the city (""Y'know, if you committed a crime, the police'd find you in 2 minutes!""). Peter apologizes and goes back to pick up the litter of nuts, when suddenly he bumps into a bully. The bully makes ready to slug Peter when Davy intervenes and accidentally subdues him with a light tap on the chin. Joey Sholto, a fight racketeer, bears witness and tells Davy he can become a world champ. Davy's mates feel they'd rather see him alive and well than rich and famous, but Davy goes along with Sholto, and adopts the sobriquet ""Dynamite Davy Jones."" Joey tells Vernon, an ex-boxing champ turned hood that he'll arrange a series of setups for Davy; when he fights the champion, they'll bet against Davy and make a killing when he loses. In a romp set to ""Laugh,"" Davy is put through a rough training regimen and goes on a boxing tour—where every bout he competes


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1x19 Find the Monkees (January 23, 1967)


Every local group in the neighborhood—The Four Martians, The Foreign Agents, and The Jolly Green Giants—drop in on The Monkees beach pad to tell them the great news: they have been invited to a TV audition by Hubbell Benson, a TV producer. Sad because Benson hasn't asked them to audition, the boys decide to send him a recording, but Micky has left the tape in a rented recorder. Benson's secretary, Irene Chomsky, accidentally rents the very same machine, and when Benson hears the tape of The Monkees singing ""Mary, Mary,"" he wants to hire them but doesn't know who or where they are! The Monkees go to Benson's office at KNBC-TV studios, but Peter gets the hiccups. Davy and Micky's attempts to cure him result in his contracting seasickness and hay fever. By the time Peter is cured, Benson has left for the Missing Persons bureau, where its secretary gets a hassle searching for a pencil. The Monkees decide to go right up to Benson's office and see him personally, but Peter suffers a hiccup r


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1x18 I Was a Teenage Monster (January 16, 1967)


This parody on teenage horror flicks finds The Monkees hired by mad scientist Dr, Mendoza, at a Gothic mansion on Rosebud Lane. In Mendoza's lab, the doctor plans to turn a seven foot monster into the world's greatest rock and roll singer. The Monkees try to leave, but decide to stay and teach the monster the art of rock and roll for $200. That night, Groot, the valet, takes them to their room where they meet the mad doctor's beautiful daughter in a closet (who claims to have nothing to do with this episode, as she is in the sequel). While watching a horror movie about brain transplants, the boys disappear one by one and find themselves strapped to boards in the basement lab. The doctor tells them he plans to transplant their musical prowess into the monster's body, and proceeds with the operation, sparkling the place with electrical vibrations. When it stops, The Monkees find they can't sing, while the monster has all the talent. Mike threatens to go to the police, but Dr. Mendoza tou


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1x17 The Case of the Missing Monkee (January 09, 1967)


At a French restaurant, The Monkees play at a testimonial dinner for Professor Milo Schnitzler, a nuclear scientist, who delivers a speech. The guest of honor hands Peter a note saying that he is being taken to The Remington Clinic, a rest home. After giving the note to Mike, Peter is knocked unconscious, and is dragged off, too. Worried about Peter's disappearance, Mike takes out the note that Peter gave to him. The Monkees set out for The Remington Clinic, where they ask a nurse of the whereabouts of Peter, but she tells them to go to a policeman. Micky, Mike and Davy take a policeman to the French restaurant where Peter was seen last, but it has been altered to resemble The Orient, with Dr. Marcovich, a master spy, disguised as a Chinese waiter. The boys try to smuggle Davy in, disguised as an accident victim, but fail again, and Davy consumes a cough drop that induces spells of singing and dancing to the tune of ""Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon the Swanee River)."" The three climb


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1x16 Son of a Gypsy (December 26, 1966)


Maria, a gypsy, her Grumchek sons, Marco, Kiko, Zeppo and Rocco, and The Monkees audition to play at a party at Madame Rantha's mansion. The gypsies are furious when The Monkees are chosen over them, since they hoped to steal Rantha's Maltese Vulture, a jewel-encrusted statuette. Maria tells The Monkees that there are no hard feelings and invites them to their gypsy camp. There, The Monkees deck out in gypsy clothing, Marco gives each Monkee a good luck charm, and the boys are initiated into the camp. Rocco shows Micky the fine arts of predicting the future via tealeaves, Marco shows Davy how to fight with a switchblade, Kiko teaches Peter a lesson in gypsy dancing and Zeppo instructs Mike on phrenology (i.e., the reading of bumps on one's head), and before they are finished, Micky drinks a mug of tea spiked with a potion which renders him unconscious, Davy is used as a knife throwing target, Peter is wrapped up in lace, and Mike is knocked cold. Finally bound hand and foot and threate


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1x15 Too Many Girls (a.k.a. Davy and Fern) (December 19, 1966)


The Monkees are in their pad rehearsing ""(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"", but David's girl-induced, catatonic trance continuously disrupts them. He vows no more girls, but everywhere they look, there are more girls staring longingly at him: one holding Michael's guitar, one hiding in their fridge, and another standing on a chair. Micky, Michael and Peter shoo them out, but David finds himself in a harem-like state surrounded by the same girls. The Monkees travel by Monkeemobile and see Mrs. Badderly, a gypsy tea room owner, who decides that David is the key to her daughter Fern's success in show business. Mrs. Badderly makes two predictions about Michael about to have a flat tire and Peter's coming down with a 24-hour virus, and Fern Badderly, with the able use of some pepper and a nail, makes them come true. Then, Badderly predicts David will fall in love within 24 hours and leave his friends. When The Monkees leave, Michael sees The Monkeemobile's right front tire is flat and Peter st


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1x14 Dance, Monkee, Dance (December 12, 1966)


When a correct answer to a really tough trivia question (""Who was the 8th President of The United States of America?"") wins Peter a free dancing lesson (valued @ $12.98 [?!]) at the Renaldo's Dance Au Go Go school, the boss, Renaldo, and his shapely aide, Miss Buntwell, trick him into signing a lifetime contract. Davy, Micky and Mike are concerned about Peter's dancing his way to the poorhouse; when Peter declares his tearing up the contract won't get him convicted in any court, they all take part in a hilarious fictitious courtroom scene. Davy, Micky and Mike don robes and wigs as the defense attorney, the prosecutor, and the judge, respectively; and Peter is grilled ruthlessly by prosecutor Micky, hit over the head by Judge Mike's gavel, and eventually found guilty! Returned to reality, Micky (incognito as Peter's solicitor who claims Peter has ""ballpointitis,"" a need to sign long-term contracts!) and Mike try to break Peter's contract but are instead tricked into signing similar con


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1x13 One Man Shy (December 05, 1966)


Snobbish Ronnie Farnsworth disapproves when debutante Valerie Cartwright hires The Monkees to play at her coming-out party. Peter falls in love with Valerie, but, unable to express his feelings, steals her portrait. In a reworking of Cyrano De Bergerac, Micky, Mike and Davy scream affectionate phrases which Peter lip-synchs to Valerie up above in her balcony—eventually winding up with Peter being slugged by the groundskeeper. Ronnie finds the portrait at The Monkees pad and tries to contact the authorities; ""You do, and I'll be sorry!"" screams Micky in retort. Although Val foils Ron's attempts to give them up, The Monkees decide they must put Ron in his place before he gets them. Soooooooo, Davy, Mike and Micky, donning disguises as a waiter, a park man, and a toy salesman, respectively, appear wherever Ron and Val are together, each time trying to prove what a rotter Ron is. Seeing through their plot, Ron repeats the procedure on Davy, Mike and Micky by outshining them in skeet shooti


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1x12 I've Got a Little Song Here (November 28, 1966)


Impressed by a letter from Bernie Class assuring him that he can get rich writing hit songs, Mike writes a song, ""Gonna Buy Me a Dog"" (actually a Boyce-Hart tune!) and submits it to the High Class Music Publishing Company (which also does Greeting Cards, Storm Windows, Reconditioned Vacuum Cleaners, Magazine Subscriptions, and Door Lettering!). Once there, he greets another aspiring songwriter: a little old man. When Bernie (who is terribly in adept at pronouncing Mike's last name) accepts Mike's song and tells him he'll sell the song to Joanie Janz, the greatest singer in show business, Mike calls Micky, his mother, and Mr. (Tim?) Conway, whom he met on a bus five years ago. At home, The Monkees imagine a sequence set to ""Gonna Buy Me a Dog"" featuring them traipsing all over the lawn with - what else? - dogs. Having pawned his guitar for $99.95, Mike pays the amount for legal fees and incidentals, but asks Bernie to prove he'll sell the song to Joanie Janz; Bernie personally phones Ja


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1x11 Monkees à la Carte (November 21, 1966)


While The Monkees are eating a foot long at Pop's Restaurant, Fuselli, a gang boss, and Rocco, his torpedo, take over the place and fire them. At a meeting, Mike, Micky, Peter and Davy determine to get the restaurant back for Pop. They apply for jobs as musicians, but Fuselli instead sets them to work at everything from waiting on tables to cooking spaghetti and acting as hatcheck girls. Having no experience whatsoever in any of them, the boys wreck the entire soup kitchen in a hilarious musical sequence set to ""(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone."" They approach a police inspector who agrees to help them and mentions that the only syndicate members captured so far is all four members of The Purple Flower Gang. But all of The Monkees' attempts to link Fuselli to the syndicate miserably fail, from fingerprinting, to recording a conversation by telephone, to attatching explosives to a safe in his office. Fuselli plans to entertain his friends, all members of the syndicate and orders The Monkee


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1x10 Here Come the Monkees (November 14, 1966)


The Monkees—Davy, Mike, Peter and Micky—are four talented musicians, who open this segment by staging a mock assault on Davy and scaring away Lionel B. Turner, a doctor, during a TV interview. He helps a little old lady across the street and is charged $.15 for his kindness. The Monkees' manager, Rudy Gunther, a 45 year-old ex-Marine Sergeant who owns a record store, Rudy's Record Rack, sends them to the Riverdale Country Club, where his old Marine buddy Charles Russell is auditioning bands for a Sweet Sixteen Party he is giving his daughter, Vanessa. When the boys arrive, Mr. Russell and Vanessa are sedately dancing to the square melodies of Sven Helstrom and his Swedish Rhythm Kings. During The Monkees audition—a rocking version of ""I Wanna Be Free""—Davy's eyes meet Vanessa's and they fall in love, fantasizing about fun in the Kiddieland amusement park. The Monkees are hired, but Vanessa becomes so involved with Davy that she neglects her schoolwork and flunks history. At the beach,


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1x09 The Chaperone (November 07, 1966)


Davy falls for Leslie Vandenburg, daughter of retired general Harley Vandenburg, but, despite his disguises as a magazine subscription salesman and, with Micky, a bomb shelter inspector, can't get past her father. Cynthia, Leslie's friend, reports that Leslie is only allowed to attend only chaperoned parties. Over the phone, General Vandenburg agrees to allow Leslie to attend a Monkees party when Micky - disguised voice as Col. ""Dodo"" Dolenz - assures him a chaperone will be present. After the boys frantically decorate their pad to the tune of ""This Just Doesn't Seem to Be My Day,"" a frantic search ensues for a suitable chaperone. They reject the services of their landlord, Mr. Babbitt, because of his over-expensive fees. The Monkees coach Mrs. Weefers, their cleaning woman (who comes to clean on the second Tuesday of every month with an 'R' in it!), for the role, but she spikes the punch and gets stone-cold drunk before the guests arrive and the party begins. In desperation, Micky, di


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1x08 Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (a.k.a. Gift Horse) (October 31, 1966)


While Davy attempts to flip at the beach, young Jonathan Fisher asks him to mind his black stallion, Jeremy. The boy suddenly runs away, leaving Davy no choice but to take the horse home. There, Peter serves Micky and Mike a dish of his own recipe: Cream of Root Beer. Micky breaks out into a werewolf routine that attracts their landlord, Babbitt, who hates animals, suspicious they are keeping a dog. Threatened they will lose their home if they defy Babbitt's rules against pets; they explain it was Micky's werewolf imitation. They successfully fool their landlord, until Mike sees Davy with Jeremy in the pad, and tensions mount even further. Micky again breaks out into his werewolf routine that again attracts their landlord, Babbitt—who this time spots the black stallion! Micky and Mike again allay his suspicions by telling him it's Davy and Peter in a horse costume for a masquerade party. After Babbitt leaves, they try to drag the horse outside, but he refuses to budge. While Davy rushe


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1x07 The Monkees in a Ghost Town (October 24, 1966)


The Monkees drive The Monkeemobile from Clarksville to a job out of town. Thanks to a navigational blunder made by Micky, the boys make an unnecessary 150-mile trek through a desert, thus causing The Monkeemobile to run out of gas in a ghost town. The Monkees split up in pairs to search for a gas station. Mike and Davy play a Western fantasy scene (Mike plays double roles: Black Bart and Slade, Davy is Kincaid); meanwhile, Micky and Peter encounter a rusty old triangle used to call cowboys to supper. Since Peter played a triangle in high school, he happily rings it with a hammer; the noise attracts two hoods, George and Lenny, awaiting the arrival of their chief, The Big Man (in the town jail, yet!), so they can take their cut and scram. The two find Mike and Davy, whom Lenny marches towards the town jail, while George searches in vain for the others, who are hiding in a stall just next door. Micky and Peter, disguised as gangsters The Big Man and Spider, respectively, try to overcome


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1x06 Success Story (October 17, 1966)


Davy's friends express surprise when he tells them he's afraid to meet his grandfather who is arriving from England to visit that night. The reason becomes clear when Davy informs them he wrote his grandfather that he had become a wealthy star and fears being forced to return to England should he learn the truth. Determined to make Davy look like a millionaire, Micky, Mike and Peter collect uniforms and accessories, including a Rolls Royce, and by the time grandfather arrives, they prove that Davy has a chauffeur, a chef and a houseboy, respectively. During dinner, grandfather digs into a spaghetti supper, while Davy is stuck with a rubber meal, as the boys could afford only one serving. Grandfather is impressed by Davy's affluence until the owners of the uniforms and the Rolls Royce arrive to reclaim their property. Grandfather deplores the gross deception and adds that Davy must return to England with him. Mike is unable to convince grandfather that Davy posed as a success only to ma


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1x05 The Spy Who Came in From the Cool (October 10, 1966)


While top Central Intelligence Service (CIS) operative Honeywell, incognito as an ice cream vendor, witnesses and reports back to his chief via a popsicle-microphone, The Monkees debunk from their Monkeemobile and head for a nearby music store, because Davy wants a new set of maracas. Little do they suspect that the music store is a front for enemy spies, where enemy agent Madame Olinsky tapes microfilm into a pair of red maracas, but Boris, her sidekick, gets her instructions crossed and sells the maracas to Davy. The Madame and Boris, in disguise, catch up with The Monkees at a discotheque where they are playing ""The Kind of Girl I Could Love."" They demand for the film at gunpoint, but Mike introduces them as Honey and The Bear, famous folksingers. As they sing protest songs, which are booed by the audience, the Cool Quartet make their escape. Having seen a documented film report on all four boys, the CIS chief and Honeywell enlist the boys to help trap the enemy spies. Mike disappro


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1x04 Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers (October 03, 1966)


The Monkees and The Four Swines reach the finals in a recording contest, whereupon, in an incident instigated by The Swines and their manager, Nick Trump, The Monkees' performance is interrupted by a rendition of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Trump tells The Monkees that, because the judges dug Beethoven, they have made the finals and he will get publicity for them. His first stunt goes wrong when girls assigned to rip off Davy's clothes at the Vincent Van Gogh-Gogh Discotheque proceed to do the job on Lester Crabtree, a stodgy businessman. His second stunt goes awry when cement The Monkees put their hands in front of The Chinese Theater (on whose marquis The Monkees are listed as The Machie: Dourantse, Dork, Juhans and Nazemize!) happens to be quick-drying, and they become stuck, only to be released by the blow of Trump's sledgehammer. Then Trump arranges for The Monkees to be kidnapped by two hoods, Horace and George, assuring the kidnapping will make the front pages. Horace and George


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1x03 Monkee vs. Machine (September 26, 1966)


To raise rent money, Peter applies for a job in a toy company which uses computers, but throws a monkee wrench in the works by flunking an aptitude test given to him by DJ61, a computerized machine. Mike swings to the rescue and, reversing the procedure, he asks the machine questions. When he stumps the machine, it explodes and Daggart, the company's headstrong efficiency expert, hires him. He introduces Mike to the president, J.B. Guggins, Jr., son of the company's late founder. Daggart scoffs at the traditional techniques of his boss and criticizes him for inheriting the firm and lacking ambition and leadership. Mike is downcast upon learning that Pop Harper, an elderly toy designer who has developed a new toy that can assume any shape, is being replaced by Daggart's computers. Trying to cheer up Mike, The Monkees sing ""Saturdays Child"" and engage in a musical romp in a playground with children. Learning the company is testing new toys created by computers; Davy, Micky, and Peter arr


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1x02 Monkee See, Monkee Die (September 19, 1966)


The Monkees murder murder mysteries in this half-hour free-for-all. Behind in their rent and fearing eviction from their landlord, The Monkees don disguises to fool his lawyer, McQuinney—until he informs the boys that they have been left in a legacy by the late John Cunningham, an eccentric millionaire. They leave for Cunningham's mansion on a small fog-shrouded island where they meet Ralph, the butler, Madame Roselle, a spiritualist medium, Harris Kingsley, an author of unusable travel books, and Ellie Reynolds, Cunningham's grandniece, whom Davy falls for. In Cunningham's legacy—recorded on a phonograph record—The Monkees learn they have inherited the library organ on condition they play one song on it, and they do: ""Last Train To Clarksville."" Ralph, Kingsley and Mme. Roselle are furious on finding they have inherited nothing, with the bulk of the estate going to Ellie on condition she spends one night there. Soon after Mme. Roselle predicts Ralph will die, shots are heard, and he d


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1x01 The Royal Flush (September 12, 1966)


After saving Princess Bettina, the Duchess of Harmonica from drowning, Davy realizes her archduke uncle Otto and his aide, Sigmund, plan to kill the Princess and take over her country. With Mike, Micky and Peter, Davy checks into a suite next to the Royal Suite at The Ritz Swank hotel. Impressing the chambermaid, Mike, masquerading as building inspector W.H. Woolhat, advises her to work hard, play hard, and get plenty of roughage in her diet in that she may own the hotel someday. He also tells her to buy International Steel at 28 1/2, as a tip. Posing as salesmen for a line of thrones and royalty supplies, Mike, Micky and Peter lure Otto and Sigmund into their suite, while Davy convinces Bettina of her uncle's wretched plan. Told her uncle, as region, controls everything until she becomes queen upon her 18th birthday tomorrow, when there will be a ball which will mark her accession to her throne, Davy decides to keep her out of circulation until midnight, and he escapes with her. After




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