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The Monkees

30 min (58 episodes)
Comedy | Music
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination
Country: USA
Release Date: 1966-09-12
Filming Locations: Columbia/Sunset Gower Studios - 1438 N. Gower Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Davy Jones
Micky Dolenz
Peter Tork
Michael Nesmith
David Price
Spectator / ... (24 episodes, 1966-1968)
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Among those who auditioned to be members of the group were Paul Williams (who later wrote "Someday Man" for the group) and Stephen Stills, who was almost cast but pulled out when he learned Columbia Pictures would demand the publishing rights to his songs. It was Stills who suggested his then-roommate, Peter Tork, audition for the group, and Tork was cast.
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The Monkees' self-titled first album, "The Monkees" (Colgems #COM/COS-101), was released to coincide with the airing of the 10/10/1966 episode.
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Twelve of the 58 episodes featured a candid end-of show interview of The Monkees as filler. One such epilogue interview discussed rioting on the Sunset Strip early in 1967, an act that Michael Nesmith cryptically discussed in the lyrics of the song "Daily Nightly".
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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.
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Peter: Cross at the green, not in between!
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Mike: Well, uh, it's a little gloomy, but we could probably work wonders with just a few geraniums.
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Davy: What's in the morning paper, Peter?
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Photos from cast
Gene Dynarski Bobby Sherman