History Series / TheMonkees

5th Jan '18 5:11:27 PM foxley
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* HangingJudge: The episode "The Devil vs. Peter Tork" uses Roy Bean as the judge for the trial, and explicitly calls him this.
29th Dec '17 8:09:11 AM coffeeflvrdkiss
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The series ran two seasons on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1966 to 1968. The show ended its initial run when the group and the network could not agree on a format for the third season. The band wanted to update the format and make it more like a variety show, while the network wanted to maintain the status quo. NBC decided to pull the plug, but did make an agreement with the band for three television specials to be produced. When the first, the extremely weird ''33 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee'', bombed in the ratings, plans for the other two specials were cancelled. However, Saturday morning reruns on Creator/{{CBS}} and Creator/{{ABC}} were successful. Then in 1986, a marathon showing of the series on Creator/{{MTV}} produced that network's best ratings to date, propelling the group back into the limelight. Over the next few years, the series would return to syndication on Creator/NickAtNite and a variety of local channels. It's available in its entirety on VHS and DVD, and as of 2011 the series has been a weekend fixture on over-the-air digital subchannel network Creator/AntennaTV, which also occasionally airs ''Film/{{Head}}''.

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The series ran two seasons on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1966 to 1968. The show ended its initial run when the group and the network could not agree on a format for the third season. The band wanted to update the format and make it more like a variety show, while the network wanted to maintain the status quo. NBC decided to pull the plug, but did make an agreement with the band for three television specials to be produced. When the first, the extremely weird ''33 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee'', bombed in the ratings, plans for the other two specials were cancelled. However, Saturday morning reruns on Creator/{{CBS}} and Creator/{{ABC}} were successful. Then in 1986, a marathon showing of the series on Creator/{{MTV}} produced that network's best ratings to date, propelling the group back into the limelight. Over the next few years, the series would return to syndication on Creator/NickAtNite and a variety of local channels. It's available in its entirety on VHS VHS, DVD and DVD, Blu-Ray, and as of 2011 the series has been a weekend fixture on over-the-air digital subchannel network Creator/AntennaTV, which also occasionally airs ''Film/{{Head}}''.
15th Dec '17 6:00:41 PM Anddrix
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* {{Revival}}: The 1987 series/band ''The New Monkees'', which was intended to make the franchise relevant to the Creator/{{MTV}} era, was a revival InNameOnly. It featured none of the original band members, and it had only one tenuous connection to the 60s project: the executive producer was Steve Blauner, studio manager of Rafelson and Schneider's Raybert Productions, the company that made the original series and ''Film/{{Head}}''. LoveItOrHateIt, ''The New Monkees'' failed as quickly as the "old" Monkees had succeeded.

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* {{Revival}}: The 1987 series/band ''The New Monkees'', which was intended to make the franchise relevant to the Creator/{{MTV}} era, was a revival InNameOnly. It featured none of the original band members, and it had only one tenuous connection to the 60s project: the executive producer was Steve Blauner, studio manager of Rafelson and Schneider's Raybert Productions, the company that made the original series and ''Film/{{Head}}''. LoveItOrHateIt, ''The New Monkees'' failed as quickly as the "old" Monkees had succeeded.
6th Nov '17 9:11:12 AM TFSyndicate
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* CensorshipBySpelling: This little gem from Peter:
-->''"Well, when I was very young I used to be embarrassed about kissing but now I can talk very openly about...S-E-X."''
25th Oct '17 9:50:06 AM TFSyndicate
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* OutOfCharacterMoment: Peter usually plays "the dummy". But then you see him spinning a bandit gun and translating for an island native.
-->'''Mike:''' "I didn't know you could do that! [[LampshadeHanging You usually play the dummy!]]"
24th Oct '17 10:09:31 PM kansaiwillow
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* TakeThat: One of the first shots in the series was of the Monkees using a [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] poster as a DartboardOfHate.
** This was probably also a ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Help}}'', which begins with a similar scene (except that it was a movie screen showing Beatles footage in the latter case).

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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One of the first shots in the series was of the Monkees using a [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] poster as a DartboardOfHate.
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DartboardOfHate. This was probably also a ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Help}}'', which begins with a similar scene (except that it was a movie screen showing Beatles footage in the latter case).case).
** At the end of Episode 19, the boys give an interview regarding The Sunset Strip Riots[[note]]In 1966, residents and business owners on the Sunset Strip had enforced a 10 pm curfew, which didn't sit with the youth. The curfew was met with rallies and demonstrations on November 12, 1966 with crowds as big as 1,000, including Jack Nicholson and Peter Fonda, who was actually arrested.[[/note]] and when asked about it, the boys spoke their minds, especially with Micky chiming in, “There haven’t really been riots. In actuality, since I was there, there have been demonstrations. But I guess a lot of people, uh, journalists don’t know how to spell ‘demonstration’ so they use 'riot' because it only has four letters.”
17th Oct '17 11:57:05 AM MarkLungo
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** The final episode, "The Frodis Caper", begins with Music/TheBeatles song "Good Morning, Good Morning".[[note]]Not a random choice. Micky attended a ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sgt. Pepper]]'' recording session during his first visit to UsefulNotes/{{London}} and they played him a rough mix of "Good Morning, Good Morning", which he considered a personal CrowningMomentOfAwesome[[/note]]

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** The final episode, "The Frodis Caper", begins with Music/TheBeatles song "Good Morning, Good Morning".[[note]]Not a random choice. Micky attended a ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand ''[[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sgt. Pepper]]'' recording session during his first visit to UsefulNotes/{{London}} and they played him a rough mix of "Good Morning, Good Morning", which he considered a personal CrowningMomentOfAwesome[[/note]]
14th Sep '17 1:18:54 AM GrammarNavi
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Series/BigTimeRush''. Also ''{{Jonas}}''. (It's been stated in Creator/{{Disney}} press releases that the series is directly inspired by The Monkees' TV concept.)

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Series/BigTimeRush''. Also ''{{Jonas}}''.''Series/{{Jonas}}''. (It's been stated in Creator/{{Disney}} press releases that the series is directly inspired by The Monkees' TV concept.)
13th Jun '17 7:34:46 AM Piterpicher
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* GameShowAppearance : In "Captain Crocodile" the boys parody two classic game shows with "[[WhatsMyLine What's My Scene?]]" and "[[ToTellTheTruth To Tell A Fib]]"

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* GameShowAppearance : In "Captain Crocodile" the boys parody two classic game shows with "[[WhatsMyLine What's My Scene?]]" and "[[ToTellTheTruth "[[Series/ToTellTheTruth To Tell A Fib]]"
22nd May '17 11:37:24 AM snichols1973
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** In "Hitting the High Seas", Mike goes down below after getting sick from taking seasickness medicine and is never heard from again in that story. [[note]]Mike's appearance in the video afterwards is unrelated to the storyline.[[/note]]
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