The Monkees (1966–1968)

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The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

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  • Davy Jones in The Monkees (1966)
  • Micky Dolenz in The Monkees (1966)
  • Alexandra Hay in The Monkees (1966)
  • Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork in The Monkees (1966)
  • "The Monkees" Mickey Dolenz on the set, 1966
  • Davy Jones and Bob Rafelson in The Monkees (1966)

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Did You Know?


Throughout the series, there were rival bands the Monkees routinely encountered. These bands include: The Jolly Green Giants who wore green hair, outfits, and green skin to resemble the advertising icon. The Four Martians who wore gold tunics over red tights and nylon stockings over their heads. And The Foreign Agents who wore trench coats and sunglasses.


Davy: What's in the morning paper, Peter?
Peter: Oh, "Li'l Abner," "Peanuts"... Oh, say, this is funny!
Peter: This big guy hits the little guy with a club, and the little guy hits the big guy in the jaw!
Davy: What comic strip is that?
Peter: What, comic strip? This is the ...


In a number of second-season episodes, Micky's hairstyle changes back and forth from a straight hairdo to a curly "permed" look. This was due to the fact that second-season episodes were filmed at two different times, the spring of 1967 (when a number of the actual episode storylines were filmed) and then later that fall (during which time all the song performances were filmed). During the summer break, Micky let his hair grow out. The difference is perhaps most notable in the episode "It's a Nice Place to Visit," when at one moment Micky is performing a song with his hair curled, and is then seen leaving the stage with his hair straight.

Crazy Credits

"The Christmas Show" ends with the Monkees giving the TV audience a Christmas wish of peace. The group then brings the crew-members on to the set and gives them all a very happy and raucous opportunity to give their loved ones at home a Christmas greeting, all while the closing credits play over this.

Alternate Versions

The episode "Too Many Girls" (aka "Davy and Fern") was originally censored (By NBC's Standards and Practices Dept.) showing a blurred lens-view of the scene where Fern is wearing a bikini. In later prints of the episode that were shown in syndication, alternate angles were reportedly used for this same sequence.


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Written by
Michael Nesmith
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Chip Douglas


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