The Monkees

The Monkees (a.k.a. Here Come the Monkees)

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 11/14/66
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  • Episode Description
  • Davy falls in love with the daughter of a man who has hired The Monkees to play at a sweet sixteen party. But she is so distracted by her love; she flunks a history test in school. Davy feels responsible and The Monkees set out to help the girl pass her makeup exam, only to find out they will be fired if she doesn't pass. Monkee Music Includes: I Wanna Be Free and Let's Dance Onmoreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Davy Jones


  • Peter Tork


  • Micky Dolenz


  • Michael Nesmith


  • Larry Tucker

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • When Davy falls in love with the "sweet 16" Vanessa Russell he finds that he is a bit of a distraction to her, which results in her failing her history final. With the help from the boys, they help her pass her final and end up keeping their job.

    By Trapper05, May 13, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Micky: Hi. Uh, tonight, the… we're a minute short as usual… (Peter looks at his watch and mouths "five!") Micky: …so we're gonna show you two spontaneous, unrehearsed, uh screen tests that were done of Mike and Davy before the Monkees…we started filming…before we like knew what was all gonna happen. These were two screen tests that we did. An' they're black 'n' white so don't worry, the color is OK…(turns to Peter) Why do you talk so much for? (Peter opens mouth to answer, but makes a face and looks at the camera)

    • Charles Russell: Have you seen any Monkees? Drunk: What? Charles Russell: Monkees, monkees! Drunk: Really Russell, old boy, you've been hitting the booze too hard.

    • Mike: If they catch us it means a life sentence! Micky: I'm not going back in that hole! Davy: You dirty rotten screw! Peter: You'll never get us alive! Micky: Come and get us law, come and get us!

    • Guard: Hey, what do you fellas want? Davy: Vanessa Russell invited us. Guard: Sure she did. Now beat it! Go on! (The boys walk away, but Mike turns around and comes back) Mike: You're evil!

    • Ms. Cooper: Perfect, just perfect, Vanessa. Every question answered correctly. What's the matter? You don't look very happy about it. Vanessa: Ms. Cooper, would you believe me if I told you I owed it all to a Monkee and that my father is prejudice. Ms. Cooper: Child, you must of worked very hard.

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    Notes (12)

    • The Monkees first album, The Monkees, is the #1 album in Billboard Magazine this week.

    • The Monkees' first single, Last Train To Clarksville, is #4 on Billboard's Top 100 during the week this episode is shown. It was #2 last week.

    • 10,160,000 viewers watched this episode.

    • Some of the scenes in this episode were filmed at The Del Coronada Hotel in San Diego.

    • After a disastrous screen test of the episode in January 1966, co-producer Robert Rafelson went to the cutting room for two days and made changes such as changing the screen test of Mike and Davy from the beginning of the episode to the end and he deleted a few scenes.

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    Trivia (15)

    • Two parts of the Kiddieland portion of the romp to 'I Wanna Be Free' would be included in the opening credits for the first season: Davy hitting his head with the strongman's bell, and Mike riding the motorized skateboard.

    • When Peter, Mike, and Micky are on the Merry-Go-Round the crew is visible in the mirrors behind them in certain shots.

    • When Mike is throwing darts when Davy is getting ready for his date, he is throwing darts at a poster of The Beatles.

    • When Vanessa and her father are dancing there are people in the background sitting at tables, but when the Monkees perform and Vanessa and her father sit down at one of the tables, no one else is around them.

    • Rudy the Manager (Bing Russell) and his daughter Jill (Jill Van Ness) were supposed to be recurring characters on the show, before disastrous rating of this pilot led to most of their scenes being out.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Don Adams When the boys are coming up with a way to help Vanessa, Micky does a Don Adams accent when he says that Davy should help her. Don Adams played Maxwell Smart in the 1960's hit series Get Smart!.

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