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Episode 1: Royal Flush- Original Air Date--12 September 1966
Davy rescues the Princess Betina, the Dutchess of Harmonica, from drowning. He thinks something fishy is going on with her Uncle Otto though and goes to see her at their hotel (after all she's got his jacket). There, the Monkees uncover a plot to kill the princess so that Archduke Otto can be King.
Trivia: A technique dubbed the "double-guitar iris" transition was first used here.
This episode was the third episode shot and it was filmed between June 7 and June 10 1966.
Episode 2: Monkee See, Monkee Die- Original Air Date--19 September 1966
The Monkees are called to attend the reading of a late millionaire's will. They are forced to stay the night in the creepy castle where all people are mysteriously disappearing.
Trivia: General David Sarnoff, the name that pops up when Micky is working on the radio, was actually a former president of NBC.
The Monkees new single Last Train to Clarksville debuts in this episode.
This episode was the fifth episode shot and it was filmed between June 20 and June 24 1966.
Episode 3: Monkee vs. Machine- Original Air Date--26 September 1966
Peter goes for an interview at a toy factory and fails at the interview conducted by a computer. Mike goes back and gets the job by short circuiting the computer. He soon finds out that not all is happy in the toy factory when he meets Mr. Daggart, a very technology-minded man who is trying to push out the old toy maker and his hand-made toys.
Trivia: The voice of the J-61 computer was none other than Monkees director James Frawley.
This episode was the fourth episode shot and it was filmed between June 13 and June 17 1966.
Episode 4: Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers- Original Air Date--3 October 1966
After the Monkees enter a talent contest, Nick Trump, manager of "The Four Swine", gets the Monkees to participate in all sorts of publicity stunts meant to keep them out of the contest.
Trivia: This episode was the ninth episode shot and it was filmed between July 25 and July 29 1966.
Episode 5: The Spy Who Came in from the Cool- Original Air Date--10 October 1966
The Monkees are recruited by The Central Intelligence Service to help capture two foreign spies, Boris and Madame, after Davy unwittingly buys a pair of red maracas that have microfilm hidden inside.
Trivia: This episode was the sixth episode shot and it was filmed between June 27 and July 1 1966.
The release of The Monkees self-titled first album, The Monkees coincided with this episode's firstrun airing.
Episode 6: Success Story- Original Air Date--17 October 1966
Davy gets into trouble when his grandfather, who thinks Davy is very wealthy, comes for a visit. The guys pretend to be Davy's personal staff in an attempt to fool his grandfather.
Trivia: This episode was the thirteenth episode shot and it was filmed between August 29 and August 30 1966.
After finishing this episode, The Monkees took a few weeks off to do some promotional work by visiting Chicago, Boston, and New York City.
The day before this episode was filmed, Mike, Peter, Davy, and Micky were four of the 45,000 fans to catch the Beatles live at Dodger Stadium.
Episode 7: Monkees in a Ghost Town- Original Air Date--24 October 1966
The Monkeemobile runs out of gas in a Ghost Town, where the guys are locked up by George and Lenny, two down-on-their-luck mobsters waiting for the arrival of "the Big Man."
Trivia: Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny and other Warner Brother characters, provides the sputtering noises that the Monkeemobile makes when it runs out of gas.
This episode was the seventh episode filmed and it was filmed between July 11 and July 15 1966.
Lon Chaney, Jr. parodies one of his most famous roles, Lenny of "Of Mice and Men." His character is Lenny and his sidekick- George-the same as the movie.
Episode 8: Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth- Original Air Date--31 October 1966
The guys run into trouble when Davy agrees to look after a boy's horse on the beach. Mr. Babbitt is on their case because pets are not allowed and when they try to return the horse, they end up getting a taste of farm life!
Trivia: The Monkees' first single, Last Train To Clarksville, is #1 on Billboard's Top 100 during the week this episode is shown. It was #2 last week.
This episode was the second episode shot and it was filmed between May 31 and June 3 1966.
On the first day of shooting, the crew found the gate to the farm they were using locked and no farmer around. While Rafelson sent someone to find the farmer, he used the production trucks to bust down the gate so they could start filming.
Episode 9: The Chaperone- Original Air Date--7 November 1966
Davy gets hung up on a girl who turns out to be the daughter of a very strict general. The only way to date her is for the guys to hold a chaperoned party. But when their chaperon bails, Micky has to dress up as a lady attracting the unwanted attention of both the general and Mr. Babbitt!
Trivia: This episode was the eighth episode shot and it was filmed between July 18 and July 22 1966.
Episode 10: Here Come the Monkees (The Pilot)- Original Air Date--14 November 1966
The Monkees' manager, Rudy Gunther, gets the boys an audition at the Riverdale Country Club for a Sweet Sixteen Party. The birthday girl, Vanessa, immediately falls in love with Davy and starts neglecting her homework. The guys help her study for her final to keep their job.
Trivia: The Monkees first album, The Monkees, is the #1 album in Billboard Magazine this week.
Some of the scenes in this episode were filmed at The Del Coronada Hotel in San Diego.
There are several differences in the interior of the Monkees' pad: there is a regular staircase instead of a spiral staircase; the exit is on the right; and the living room layout is much different. The reason is all of these shots were done in an actual house.
Episode 11: Monkees à la Carte- Original Air Date--21 November 1966
Pop's Italian Restaurant is taken over by a bunch of mobsters. The Monkees are determined to get Pop's restaurant back so they go to the police and then take jobs as waiters. When the mob has a meeting with the Syndicate, the Monkees, diguised as The Purple Flower Gang, have the whole place in chaos!
Trivia: This episode was the eleventh episode shot and it was filmed between August 9 and August 12 1966.
Episode 12: I've Got a Little Song Here- Original Air Date--28 November 1966
Mike writes a new song called, I'm Gonna Buy Me a Dog. But when he gives it to an underhanded publishing company, the guys get creative to help him get his money back.
Trivia: This episode was the tenth episode shot and it was filmed between August 1 and August 5 1966.
Episode 13: One Man Shy- Original Air Date--5 December 1966
Peter falls in love with a pretty young débutante at an audition but he has to get help from the guys to impress her and win her from her jealous suitor.
Episode 14: Dance, Monkee, Dance- Original Air Date--12 December 1966
Peter wins a free dance lesson from Renaldo's Dance Au Go Go and is tricked into signing a lifetime contract. Mickey and Mike try to get him out of it, but end up with lifetime contracts of their own. Davy has to step in get a job as an dance instructor at the school to get the guys straightened out.
Episode 15: Too Many Girls- Original Air Date--19 December 1966
The overbearing owner of a gypsy tea room predicts that Davy will fall in love within 24 hours and leave the group. She then sets her daughter, Fern, up with Davy in an attempt to win at Amateur Hour. The guys also enter Amateur Hour to save Davy from himself!
Trivia: Fern's cleavage is smudged up on the camera shot when she is wearing her bikini to pass the censors.
Episode 16: Son of a Gypsy- Original Air Date--26 December 1966
The Monkees are chosen over a band of gypsies to perform at a party. But the gypsies set a trap for the guys and force them to steal the Maltese Vulture from the party or they will kill Peter!
Episode 17: Case of the Missing Monkee- Original Air Date--9 January 1967
Peter is kidnapped after trying to help a scientist. They guys go after him and uncover a plot to brainwash the scientist and Peter!
Trivia: The Monkees second album, More of the Monkees was realeased the day following the airing of this episode.
Episode 18: I Was a Teenage Monster- Original Air Date--16 January 1967
The Monkees are offered a job teaching music. But their pupil turns out to be a Frankenstein monster created by a mad scientist who wants to transfer their musical abilities into the monster!
Episode 19: Find the Monkees- Original Air Date--23 January 1967
Some of the Monkees friends, The Four Martians, The Foreign Agents, and the Jolly Green Giants, receive invitations to audition for a new TV show but the guys are left out! However, the producer hears the Monkees on his borrowed tape recorder, a mad adventure ensues as he tries to find them and they try to get in to see him!
Episode 20: Monkees in the Ring- Original Air Date--30 January 1967
Davy is talked into becoming a featherweight fighter by a crooked promoter who fixes the fights so that "Dynamite Davy Jones" quickly hits the big time. The guys find out what's really going on and come to the rescue!
Episode 21: The Prince and the Paupers- Original Air Date--6 February 1967
Davy meets his double, the extremely shy Prince Ludlow of Peruvia. He soon finds out that the prince has to marry before his 18th birthday to keep the crown and isn't having any luck talking to the girl he wants to marry! The guys convince Davy to take the prince's play and woo Miss Wendy Forsythe for the Prince. The evil Count Myron, however, has other plans.
Episode 22: Monkees at the Circus- Original Air Date--13 February 1967
The Monkees visit a failing circus, and after Davy falls for the owner's daughter, the guys pose as the Mozzarellie Brothers, an aerial acrobatic act come to save the circus! But they get into trouble when the circus' star performer, Victor finds out that they're nothing more than a rock and roll group.
Trivia: This episode marks a return to the big top for Micky, once Corky on TV's Circus Boy, the theme song for which he happily hums to Mike ("It's great! It's terrific!/It's the best show on earth!")
Irving "Lippy" Lippman, The Monkees chief cameraman, previously worked with Micky on the set of Circus Boy as cameraman.
This episode aired on Peter Tork's 25th birthday
Episode 23: Captain Crocodile- Original Air Date--20 February 1967
The Monkees tangle with the host of a children's TV show who is determined not to let them perform on his show.
Trivia: In the scene where The Monkees get The Crocodile Corps to sit down and listen to a story, Micky starts to read, "Once upon a time in the land of Kirshner..." a reference to Don Kirshner.
Episode 24: Monkees à la Mode- Original Air Date--27 February 1967
The Monkees are chosen as Chic Magazine's "Typical Young Americans Of The Year." However, the article completely misrepresents the guys when it comes out causing a fallout with their friends.
Episode 25: Alias Micky Dolenz- Original Air Date--6 March 1967
Micky goes undercover as the ringleader of a gang who he bears an uncanny resemblance to, to help the police catch his gang.
Episode 26: Monkees Chow Mein- Original Air Date--13 March 1967
When Peter unwittingly takes part of a secret formula for a Doomsday Bug hidden inside a fortune cookie from a Chinese restaurant, the guys are drug into a plot to take over the world.
Episode 27: Monkee Mother- Original Air Date--20 March 1967
After being behind on their rent, as usual, the guys are told that a new tenant, Mrs. Milly Rudnick, will be moving in. Rather than kicking the boys out, she takes them on as boarders and watches over them like an overprotective mother. The Monkees try to find a way to get her moved out...by hooking her up with the moving man!
Episode 28: Monkees on the Line- Original Air Date--27 March 1967
The Monkees decide to get an answering service in hopes of getting more work but end up working for the answering service! Left alone, the boys get into trouble when the start ignoring the number one rule: "don't get involved with the clients!"
Trivia: This was the last Monkees episode to bear the musical supervising stamp of Don Kirshner, who exited this post in February.
Episode 29: Monkees Get Out More Dirt- Original Air Date--3 April 1967
All four of the Monkees fall in love with the same girl, April Conquest, who works at the local laundromat. They each try to woo her by pretending to like what she likes which leaves April very torn and the guys trying to decide who gets the girl.
Episode 30: Monkees Manhattan Style- Original Air Date--10 April 1967
The Monkees travel to New York to meet Mackinley Baker, who wants to put the guys in his new play. However, when they arrive, they find Baker about to be thrown out of the room for not paying. So, they create distractions while Baker visits his backer. But when his backer backs out, the guys head to the Millionaire's club across the street to find a backer.
Episode 31: Monkees at the Movies- Original Air Date--17 April 1967
The Monkees are asked to appear as extra's in a new beach movie, 'I Married A Creature From Out Of Town', but are soon put off by the film's arrogant star, Frankie Catalina. After upstaging him all day, Catalina quits and Davy is pushed into the limelight. But the guys soon find that arrogance is catching...
Trivia: This episode was the twelfth episode shot and it was filmed between August 22 and August 26 1966.
Episode 32: The Monkees on Tour- Original Air Date--24 April 1967
The Monkees take us for a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day on tour.
Episode 1: A Nice Place to Visit- Original Air Date--11 September 1967
The Monkees take a trip to Mexico and wind up in trouble when Davy falls in love with the girlfriend of a mean desperado.
Trivia: The Monkeemobile makes her debut appearance in this episode with The Monkees' guitar logo as door decals.
The exterior knife fight scene was shot on the set which would later be used as The Weskitts' farmyard in "Hillbilly Honeymoon." It will be reused as the exterior of Aunt Kate's ranch in "The Monkees In Texas".
Monkee stand-in/roady David Pearl can be seen amongst the townsfolk in Pedro's Café in the scene where Micky tries in vain to gain their assistance.
A new feature is added to Nesmith's wool hat: 6 buttons! This would be the very last of the 4 wool hats Michael Nesmith adorned on The Monkees TV series.
Episode 2: The Picture Frame- Original Air Date--18 September 1967
Micky, Davy and Mike are tricked into robbing a bank, thinking that they're making a new movie. When they are arrested, it's up to Peter to prove their innocence.
Trivia: This episode marked Michael Nesmith's celluloid debut in his blue-green wool hat adorned with 6 buttons.
In the wake of The Summer Of Love, "The Picture Frame" marks the first use of the word "psychedelic."
Episode 3: Everywhere a Sheik, Sheik- Original Air Date--25 September 1967
Princess Colette of Nehudi is being forced to pick a man to marry or be forced to marry the evil Vidaru. When she picks Davy from a magazine, he is forced to choose between marrying a beautiful girl and living a life of ease or being killed. Of course, Vidaru plans on killing the guys whether Davy agrees or not!
Episode 4: Monkee Mayor- Original Air Date--2 October 1967
When the Monkees find out that their neighbors are being thrown out to make their homes into a parking lot, Mike takes it up with city hall and ends up running for mayor.
Trivia: Micky says "It wasn't the cleaning lady; she only comes the second Thursday of every month with an "r" in it". This is kept constant from "The Chaperone."
Episode 5: Art for Monkees' Sake- Original Air Date--9 October 1967
Two crooked museum guards spot Peter's talent for copying paintings and force him to copy one of the famous paintings and switch it with the real one. The guys take on "Mission: Ridiculous" to return the artwork to the museum.
Episode 6: I Was a 99-Pound Weakling- Original Air Date--16 October 1967
Micky's girl is stolen away by a muscle bound hunk. So, when offered a course called "Weakling's Anonymous" from Shah-Ku he wants to sell his drums and join to win the girl back. The rest of the guys are afraid that this will break up the group so they set out to prove that Shah-Ku is a fraud.
Trivia: Mike does not appear in this episode as he was having his tonsils removed.
Episode 7: Hillbilly Honeymoon- Original Air Date--23 October 1967
The Monkees end up in Swinevill and are caught up in a Hillbilly feud between the Chubber and the Weskitt family. Ella Mae Chubber falls in love with Davy and the only way out is to put an end to the family feud and get Ella Mae back with her Weskitt fiancée.
Episode 8: Monkees Marooned- Original Air Date--30 October 1967
Peter trades his guitar to a scam artist for a treasure map. The guys decide to follow it and end up on an island with Major Pshaw who's also looking for the treasure.
Trivia: The director James Frawley has a cameo in this episode, along with Monkee stand-ins, John London, David Pearl and David Price.
Episode 9: The Card Carrying Red Shoes- Original Air Date--6 November 1967
Natasha Pavlova escapes from The Druvanian National Ballet by hiding in the Monkees' instrument trunk. When found out, she immediately falls in love with Peter, "The Face." The guys land in an adventure when they find out two thugs from the ballet are secretly hiding microfilm in her ballet slipper and they want it back.
Trivia: Mike doesn't appear because he is still recovering from his tonsils.
Episode 10: The Wild Monkees- Original Air Date--13 November 1967
The Monkees take a job as musicians at The Henry Cabot Lodge and Cemetery, where they are forced to be on staff as well. When 4 tall female bikers show up to stay, the guys set out to impress them, setting themselves up as biker gang called "The Chickens." But when the girls' boyfriends, Big Butch and the Black Angels, show up, the guys have to race them for the girls.
Trivia: The Monkees' fourth album, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. was relased the day after this episode's broadcast.
This episode is an affectionate parody of The Wild One, a 1954 Columbia picture starring Marlon Brando as ringleader of a gang of 40 motorcyclists, The Black Rebels, who gatecrash a motorcycle race.
Episode 11: A Coffin Too Frequent- Original Air Date--20 November 1967
The Monkees are surprised to find people gathered in their pad at midnight to hold a seance.
Episode 12: Hitting the High Seas- Original Air Date--27 November 1967
The Monkees take on a job as sailors. Micky, Davy and Peter find themselves in hot water when the captain turns out to be a pirate set out to hijack the Queen Anne.
Episode 13: Monkees in Texas- Original Air Date--4 December 1967
The Monkees go to visit Mike's Aunt Kate in Texas. Upon arriving, they find the Nesmith Ranch under attack by Black Bart and his gang. Micky and Peter, dressed as the Long Stranger and his faithful companion Pronto, go to town to find help while Mike tries to figure out why Black Bart wants the ranch to begin with.
Episode 14: Monkees on the Wheel- Original Air Date--11 December 1967
Micky 'Magic Fingers' Dolenz hits a lucky streak in Vegas on a rigged roulette table. The Boss and Biggy steal the money back from the Monkees, who are then given 24 hours by the police to get it back again. So, disguised as gangsters, they go back to the casino.
Episode 15: The Christmas Show- Original Air Date--25 December 1967
The Monkees are given the job of looking after a very cynical boy over Christmas. They undertake the great challenge of instilling him with the Christmas spirit.
Episode 16: Fairy Tale- Original Air Date--8 January 1968
A wild fairy tale that casts Peter as Peasant of Tork, in love with the rather manly Princess Gwen (played by Mike). When Princess Gwen is kidnapped, Peter is sent out to rescue her helped by Mike, Micky, and Davy. Along the way he meets many fairy tale characters also played by Micky and Davy.
Episode 17: Monkees Watch Their Feet- Original Air Date--15 January 1968
The Monkees are featured in a film by The Secretary for the Department of UFO Information. In it, Micky is abducted by aliens from the planet Zlotnick and replaced by a robot duplicate. The rest of the guys finally catch on to Micky's strange behavior...and the fact that his feet are on backwards.
Episode 18: Monstrous Monkee Mash- Original Air Date--22 January 1968
When Davy goes out with Lorelei, he is put under the spell of her magic necklace. Her uncle, a Transylvanian Count, wants to make Davy a vampire. When the rest of the guys turn up looking for Davy, all sorts of spooky adventures begin.
Episode 19: The Monkee's Paw- Original Air Date--29 January 1968
Mickey buys a cursed Monkey's Paw Mendrek the Magician for a quarter and is granted three wishes. On his third wish, Micky accidentally wishes he could quite talking leaving the Monkees without their lead singer. The guys try to teach Micky to speak again while Mendrek, finally free of bad luck, becomes a millionaire overnight.
Episode 20: The Devil and Peter Tork- Original Air Date--5 February 1968
Peter falls in love with a harp at a pawn shop owned by the mysterious S. Zero. Peter tells Mr. Zero that he would give anything to have the harp and Mr. Zero makes him a deal- he can sign a contract to take the harp and pay for it later. Peter takes the harp home and finds he can play it extremely well and the guys use it in the act with great success. But then Mr. Zero returns and the guys find out that he is actually the devil and the contract was for Peter's soul. Mike decides to take Mr. Zero to court to get Peter out of the contract.
Episode 21: Monkees Race Again- Original Air Date--12 February 1968
T.N. Crumpets, an old racing friend of Davy's grandfather employs the Monkees in helping him put his racing car back together. His rival, Baron Von Klutz, has been sabotaging Crumpets at every opportunity and kidnaps him and Micky. Davy ends up having to run the race in Crumpet's place.
Episode 22: The Monkees in Paris- Original Air Date--19 February 1968
The Monkees grow tired of the same old scripts and walk off set to take a holiday in Paris.
Episode 23: Monkees Mind Their Manor- Original Air Date--26 February 1968
Davy inherits a mansion from Young Lord Malcolm Kibee on the condition that he lives there for the next five years. Davy doesn't want to stay there, but doesn't want the Lord's nephew, Lance Kibee, to sell the land either. The Monkees decide to put on a medieval fair to raise enough money for the villagers to buy the house.
Trivia: Peter directed this episode, he is listed as Peter H. Thorkelson.
Episode 24: Some Like It Lukewarm- Original Air Date--4 March 1968
The Monkees want to enter the KXIW Rockathon contest to win $500, but they find out the manager will only allow mixed groups. So Davy is chosen to dress as a girl and soon falls in love with Daphne, of the West Minstrel Abbies, who is dressed as a boy for the same contest.
Episode 25: Monkees Blow Their Minds- Original Air Date--11 March 1968
Peter walks into The Great Oracullo's House of Mysteries and is turned into a psychic slave. Oracullo wants to perform at The Cassandra instead of the Monkees and use Peter in his act.
Episode 26: Mijacogeo (The Frodis Caper)- Original Air Date--25 March 1968
The guys find that Peter, along with all their neighbors, have been hypnotized by a weird test pattern on their television sets. The Evil Wizard Glick is using an alien Frodis to control people's minds and take over the world. The guys have to outwit Glick to get Peter back and save the world!
Trivia: Micky hatched a rather excellent idea of employing the use of 2 cameras to shoot certain scenes, so that continuity wouldn't be a headache.
Aside from co-writing and directing "Mijacogeo," Micky is also the voice of the gurgling Frodis alien plant, which is sped up @ 50% of its normal speed.