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* ThirstyDesert: A [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] Micky shamelessly beating up an empty Coke machine (and then proceeding to [[StuffBlowingUp blow it up]]) in the middle of the barren desert. Signifies the filmís many fansí CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* ThirstyDesert: A [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] Micky shamelessly beating up an empty Coke machine (and then proceeding to [[StuffBlowingUp blow it up]]) in the middle of the barren desert. Signifies the filmís many fansí CrowningMomentOfAwesome.


** After his cameo here, some of ''Head'' 's surrealism must've rubbed off onto Creator/FrankZappa when he made ''Film/TwoHundredMotels''.

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** After his cameo here, some of ''Head'' 's surrealism must've rubbed off onto Creator/FrankZappa Music/FrankZappa when he made ''Film/TwoHundredMotels''.


* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: Inverted: ''Head'' was (and is) rated G, probably because it was released when the MPAA rating system was brand new and the G rating didn't yet mean "for little kids only". Given the film's trippy atmosphere[[note]]although drugs are never directly mentioned[[/note]] and occasional violence, it would almost certainly get a PG or PG-13 today.

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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: Inverted: InvertedTrope. ''Head'' was (and is) rated G, probably because it was released when the MPAA rating system was brand new and the G rating didn't yet mean "for little kids only". Given the film's trippy atmosphere[[note]]although drugs are never directly mentioned[[/note]] and occasional violence, it would almost certainly get a PG or PG-13 today.

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* HappyBirthdayToYou: Sung by the other Monkees to Mike.


* SpiritualSuccessor: Jack Nicholson wrote the screenplay for Creator/RogerCorman's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trip_(1967_film) The Trip]]'' before he worked on ''Head'', and there are some definite commonalities in the two films, to the extent that ''Head'' plays almost like a parody of ''The Trip'' at times.

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Jack Nicholson wrote the screenplay for Creator/RogerCorman's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trip_(1967_film) The Trip]]'' before he worked on ''Head'', and there are some definite commonalities in the two films, to the extent that ''Head'' plays almost like a parody of ''The Trip'' at times.times.
** After his cameo here, some of ''Head'' 's surrealism must've rubbed off onto Creator/FrankZappa when he made ''Film/TwoHundredMotels''.


The film was a flop, grossing $16,111 with a $750,000 budget, and was one of the factors that led to the band's demise. Audience and critical reception were both poor; it was too trippy to appeal to established fans of the band, its actual target audience being the same people who hated their TV show. Through the years, however, it was VindicatedByHistory, along with the band itself, and became a CultClassic, standing as an example of [[MindScrew pure weirdness]] matched by very few films of the era.

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The film was a flop, grossing $16,111 with only earning back a fraction of its $750,000 budget, and was one of the factors that led to the band's demise. Audience and critical reception were both poor; it was too trippy to appeal to established fans of the band, its actual target audience being the same people who hated their TV show. Through the years, however, it was VindicatedByHistory, along with the band itself, and became a CultClassic, standing as an example of [[MindScrew pure weirdness]] matched by very few films of the era.

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* CreditsGag: One section of the credits is printed [[SdrawkcabName backwards]], ending with "Frodis", a CallBack to the TV show.

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* CultSoundtrack: Since the soundtrack album was more easily available than the film for a long time, it could be considered this. The extensive use of soundbites from the film was very innovative for its era, and "Porpoise Song" has acquired a life outside of the film, with several [[CoverVersion Cover Versions]], and featured in ''Film/VanillaSky'' and ''Series/MadMen'' too.

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* DestroyTheProductPlacement: Micky blasts a Coke machine in the middle of the desert with a tank gun.


[[BizarroEpisode It's so weird]], three Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses [[WebVideo/PushingUpRoses members]] [[WebVideo/PawDugan are]] [[WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows necessary]] for a [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/pushinguproses/vinyl-destination/29499-the-monkees-head-review review]].


* CloseOnTitle: There are no opening credits at all. Not even a studio logo; it just opens on an extreme close-up of the ribbon for the bridge opening. The title shows up at the end, followed by the credits.

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* CloseOnTitle: There are no opening credits at all. Not even a studio logo; it just opens on an extreme close-up of the ribbon for the bridge opening. dedication ceremony. The title shows up at the end, very end of the film, followed by the credits.


* SelfDeprecation: It would probably be easier to count the scenes where movie isn't poking at The Monkees at the some point.

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* SelfDeprecation: It would probably be easier to count the scenes where movie isn't poking at The Monkees at the some point.


* Self-Deprecation: It would probably be easier to count the scenes where movie isn't poking at The Monkees at the some point.

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* Self-Deprecation: SelfDeprecation: It would probably be easier to count the scenes where movie isn't poking at The Monkees at the some point.

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* Self-Deprecation: It would probably be easier to count the scenes where movie isn't poking at The Monkees at the some point.


[[BizarroEpisode It's so weird]], three Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses [[PushingUpRoses members]] [[PawDugan are]] [[ToddInTheShadows necessary]] for a [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/pushinguproses/vinyl-destination/29499-the-monkees-head-review review]].

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[[BizarroEpisode It's so weird]], three Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses [[PushingUpRoses [[WebVideo/PushingUpRoses members]] [[PawDugan [[WebVideo/PawDugan are]] [[ToddInTheShadows [[WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows necessary]] for a [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/pushinguproses/vinyl-destination/29499-the-monkees-head-review review]].

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