G | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.
In many scenes, only three of The Monkees are shown together, with the fourth completely out of the scene. This is a reference to the "three monkeys": see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
You've been working on your dancing, though.
Davy: Oh, yeah, yeah. I've been rehearsing it lately. You noticed that.
The Critic: Yeah, it doesn't leave you much time for your music. You should spend more time on it; because, the youth of America depends on you to ...
As the Black Sheik rides across the desert sand, it's obvious from the already present hoofprints that we're not looking at the first take.
There are no credits at the beginning. They all appear at the end of the film.
When the film was previewed in August 1968, its original cut ran about 110 mins. It was trimmed down to 86 mins. for the premiere.
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