The Monkees

The Monkees in a Ghost Town

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 10/24/66
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  • Episode Description
  • On the way to a concert date, the Monkees take a wrong turn and end up out of gas in a ghost town somewhere in the desert. They soon find out that the town is not as deserted as it first seemed. Monkee Music Includes: Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day and Papa Gene's Blues

  • Cast & Crew
  • Davy Jones


  • Peter Tork


  • Micky Dolenz


  • Michael Nesmith


  • Robert Schlitt

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • When the Monkees find themselves in the stuck in a ghost town the think they are down on their luck. However, that's not even the start of it. Not only are they stranded in a ghost town they find themselves in the middle of a secret money ring.

    By Trapper05, Nov 17, 2008

  • Poor Lon Chaney

    By Mad_Buck, Dec 06, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Davy: I wonder what happened to Micky and Peter? Mike: Maybe they come see us on visiting day.

    • George: When the "Big Man" gets here, were gonna take our cut and were gonna scram outta here. Lenny: Take our cut. George: What about the kids? Davy: Yeah, what about the kids? Mike: Yeah! Lenny: Why should you get a cut? You've never done nothing! George: I mean about knocking them off.

    • Mike: Pick a card, any card. Peter: Any card? Mike: Any card. Peter: Just any card anywhere? Mike: Any, any card you wanna pick! Davy: Uh they-- they're not real cards, though. Peter: Shhhh! Mike: Cool it, will ya please. ...Okay. You look at it? Peter: Yup. Mike: It's the uh... King of Spades. Davy: How-- Peter: How-- how did you know?! Davy: Come on! Peter: Come on, how did you know...? Mike: It's the only one missing. Bob: I don't believe it. Davy: Aw...

    • Bob: Hey Mike? Show's over. What're you doin', babe. Mike: (stands up from painting on his director's chair) Putting a, putting a name there on the back of my chair. Bob: What is it? Mike: "Lauren St. David" is the name. Bob: Why? Wh... I mean why, why you put that, uh, name on the chair? Mike: Lauren St. David? Bob: Yeah. Mike: I, I don't want anybody to recognize me.

    • Police Officer: Hey, is that your car? Davy: Yeah, isn't she a beauty! Police Officer: Well boys, she's in a no parking zone. All Four Boys: What?! No parking zone! Police Officer: And you crossed against the light. Micky: What do you mean, parking?! Police Officer: And one more thing. Performing in a cabaret without a license. Peter: Without a... we don't... there is no cabaret...this is a ghost town, (the police officer hands Mike a ticket) Mike: Well, uh, well I guess that about will take care of it. (Mike hands the officer the reward money) Monkees: (looking up at the camera) Well, that's show business!

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    Notes (7)

    • 9,390,000 viewers watched this episode.

    • Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny and other Warner Brother cartoon characters, provides the sputtering noises that the Monkeemobile makes when it runs out of gas.

    • The Monkees' first single, Last Train To Clarksville, is #2 on Billboard's Top 100 during the week this episode is shown. It was #3 last week.

    • This episode was the seventh episode filmed and it was filmed between July 11 and July 15 1966.

    • Lon Chaney, Jr. parodies one of his most famous roles, that of Lenny in "Of Mice and Men," in this episode. His character is even called Lenny and his sidekick's name is George--the same as in the movie.

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    Trivia (28)

    • When Micky's hat gets shot off, you can see the string that pulls it off his head.

    • When Bessie is singing her mouth and the words don't match up.

    • When Bessie asks the boys if they have ever sang profesionally both her arms are at her sides. When they cut back to her after Mike's answer, her left hand is leaning against the jail cell.

    • When Davy hands Lenny the ice, the background is not the same background as the street, instead it is a wall.

    • Pitcher's mound is spelled wrong on the sign. On the sign it says "Pitchers Mound", but it should read "Pitcher's Mound".

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    Allusions (1)

    • Chester: Problem, huh. I better go get Mr. Dylan. Davy: Marshall Dillon? Chester: No, Bob Dylan. He can write a song about your problem. Marshall Dillon is off of the long running television western Gunsmoke that ran from 1955-1975. Bob Dylan was a famous folk singer in the 1960's.

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