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TV Shows - Monkees, The

The Monkees were a pop rock quartet assembled by Robert "Bob" Rafelson and Bert Schneider in Los Angeles in 1966 for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968. The members were Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Englishman Davy Jones, who were supervised and popularized by Don Kirshner. At the time of the band's formation, its producers saw The Monkees as a Beatles like band. At the start, the band members provided vocals, and were given some performing and production opportunities, but they eventually fought for and earned the right to collectively supervise all musical output under the band's name. The group undertook several concert tours, allowing an opportunity to perform as a live band as well as on the TV series. Although the show was canceled in 1968, the band continued releasing records until 1970. In the 1980s, the television show and music experienced a revival, which led to a series of reunion tours, and new records featuring various incarnations of the band's lineup.

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1 Never Boned Still Rocks
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2 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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3 Exit..State Left... Don Kirshner
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1 The Monkees could never bone. My favorite show as a child and as an adult. Like the first poster said, some shows just stay with you throughout your life. RIP, Davy Jones. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on November 4, 2012, 4:06 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I wish I could agree with you, gagedesoto, but decades after the fact, I FINALLY saw [bits] of the movie "Head" and their '33 and 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee' TV specials. What a depressing,humorless,disturbing and pointless one-two punch those two proved to be re the band and the show! If one wants to see the bounty of the excesses of the 1960's shadowside, those two productions are IT! Ironically, for the determined forensic Monkee maniacs, there ARE a few scattered entertaining moments even in the latter production [e.g. Peter Tork playing Beethoven on the harpsicord, the band jamming to Nesmith's 'Listen to the Band' before being overwhelmed by needless additions] but it's no wonder Tork was burned out by this that he quit the group right after the latter even though he had to cough up over $100 thousand to do so. Nesmith hung on for a few more albums and some commercials before a final one for Nerf balls in which he sincerely declared 'E-Nerf's e-Nerf' while being pummelled by them. However; all was not lost for the group in that the three sans Nesmith rejoined in the 80's . And for the TV fans, Nesmith scripted a reasonably entertaining 1997 'update' 'Hey Hey We're the Monkees' in which all four characters were still at that Malibu pad, being friends, having adventures and making music [of course this contrasted with the performers actual lives in which the four had had varied careers, about a dozen wives and sixteen kids]. Thankfully, that special pretended "Head" and '33 and 1/3 Revolutions' had NEVER happened which is best for all concerned, IMO. Now of course, Mr. Jones is no longer with us and the three remaining ones including Nesmith are touring as of November, 2012. Considering the number of times they've been declared dissolved, I can't help but think it's likely they'll find ways to tour together off and on until the last survivor. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 3, 2012, 4:38 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Very few shows, in my opinion, have never boned...Emergency, Monty Python's Flying Circus and The Monkees. Micky, Mike, Peter and Davy were not only cute but also funny and musically talented. Maybe those who say it did blames it on the music, that was arranged heavily at one time by Don Kirschner, when Don got fired and the Monkees took over. Maybe to them but for me it didn't because a song was featured in the episodes regardless if it was a huge hit or not and it was generally portrayed by the boys as mostly out of work musicians who weren't famous. -- Submitted By: (gagedesoto) on September 28, 2012, 2:45 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Here in central Florida, we get Monkees reruns on a channel called "Antenna TV," which -- as you'd guess -- is basically only on TVs that still use a digital converter box. It's channel 27.2 here. We get really moldy oldies on that station - Too Close for Comfort, Three's Company, Gidget, Flying Nun, WKRP, McHale's Navy, all those old shows. Some of the cable companies (at least Comcast, I think) carries that channel as well. The network is called Antenna TV. The Monkees reruns run Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 4pm EST, as I recall. -- Submitted By: (vickilaw) on July 22, 2012, 3:42 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Why can't you see the Monkees on TV anymore? This was one of the earliest and most innovative shows on TV. The Monkees were given scripts, then allowed to add, change, and improv most of their lines anyway. The two seasons are available on DVD and I highly recommend them. You'll be surprised how many times you see the guys obviously making up stuff off the top of their heads, and a lot of this improv made it because it was funnier than the original script. They couldn't bone because they only went for two seasons. The network wanted to do a third but the group didn't want to continue in the same format and decided to do specials and movies instead. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on May 2, 2012, 4:07 pm - (36 votes) - Login to Vote
6 TV shows come and TV shows go. Some of those shows, though relatively short lived shine very brightly and stay with you for the rest of your life. The Monkees, for me, is one of those shows. If I live to be 125 years old, I will never forget this show. Funny, Funny, Funny stuff. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on October 18, 2010, 11:43 am - (12 votes) - Login to Vote

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