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The Monkees

Season 1 Episode 5

The Spy Who Came in From the Cool

Aired Monday 7:30 PM Oct 10, 1966 on NBC
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Episode Summary

The Spy Who Came in From the Cool
The Monkees are drawn into the world of espionage when Davy accidentally buys a new set of maracas, which have a roll of microfilm hidden inside. The spies who had the film and the Central Intelligence Service each try to use the Monkees to retrieve the film, only to be thwarted by the usually Monkee music and mayhem.

Monkee Music Includes: (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone, The Kind of Girl I Could Love, Saturday's Child and All the King's Horses.moreless

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  • When the boys find themselves in the middle of a secret plot to steal information for a United States secret weapon they decide to serve their country and work along side the CIS to stop the Russian spies from getting the secret information.moreless

    The writers of this episode have previously written for another "spy" series, Get Smart, which explains the similarity between this episode and the series Get Smart. This episode is both adventurous and fun as we watch the boys get in the middle of a secret plot to reveal a secret weapon to the enemy, in this case the Chinese. I love the secret footage of the boys that the CIS got of them to see if they were the spies they were looking for. All the questions they asked the boys ended with hilarious answers, especially Peter's. And we can't forget Davy song and dance number to the camera he "didn't know was there". All in all, I found this to be a fun and exciting episode. Maybe not the best episode of the season, but it is still a very entertaining one to watch.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (32)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Madame Olinsky: I grow impatient!
      Peter: (hands Madame Olinsky flowers) I grow daffodils!

    • Mike: 379, 380...oh, there is a dollar ninty missing, old buddy.
      Madame Olinsky: Impossible.
      Boris: Uh, cab fare.

    • Davy: I got the confession.
      Agent Honeywell: What confession?
      Davy: Boris. He nodded.
      Agent Honeywell: You can't hear a nod.
      (Davy nods agreeing with Honeywell)
      Agent Honeywell: What did you say?

    • Agent Honeywell: I'll be in here, listening and recording everything that they say. Now, the minute I hear them make their confession I'll get in there and make the arrest. Are there any questions?
      Peter: Is it too late to get Swartz?

    • (Davy rubs the lamp and smoke starts to come out and then a female genie appears)
      Genie: Do not fear, master! Your genie will help you.
      Davy: (to the camera) Huh! Imagine that! Wrong show.

    • Agent Honeywell: (holding a lamp) Now, all you have to do is sit down there and wait until they make their contact. There's a twelve decibel microphone hidden in the lamp. They'll never suspect a thing.
      Mike: What about that big, black wire?
      Agent Honeywell: That's always been a problem.

    • Micky: Alright, Jones. Tell me what the tie pin does?
      Davy:(put the tie pin on and starts to fall over) If you wear it too long your neck starts to weaken.
      Micky: Yes. It also contains a pill. In the event your being tortured, beyond endurance, you can swallow this pill. Tell me what it does, Jones.
      Davy: Within thirty seconds, your breath is kissing sweet?

    • Micky:(as a scientist) This cufflink contains a miniturized tape recorder.
      Peter: If I wear two of them can I record in stereo?

    • (Micky opens the front door)
      Micky: Yeah?
      Agent Honeywell : Hi, there. I am with the advertising testing bureau. I wonder, we're doing a survey how people respond to different faces.
      (Micky looks at Honeywell's face)
      Micky: Sorry, yours won't do.

    • Madame Olinsky: We came for the film.
      Peter: Oh, you didn't have to do that. We usually drop it off at the drug...

    • Mike: It's not that I don't trust you. Um, but I think, uh, well, uh, I think I oughta tella something.
      Chief: Huh?
      Mike: You know that man over there?

    • Agent Honeywell: As you know, they are trying very hard to revitalize the Republican party. What do you suggest?
      Mike: Uh, huh. Well I'd say a lot of pretty girls, a lot of dancing… you know, music, stuff like that…few hors d'oeuvres.
      Agent Honeywell: Will that help the party?
      Mike: Usually does.

    • Agent Honeywell: How do you feel about demonstrations?
      Peter: They're the only way to sell a vacuum cleaner.

    • (Boris and Madame Olinsky walk in dressed like hippies)
      Boris: A teenager just stopped me and wanted a date.
      Madame Olinsky: Teenage girls are very aggressive in this country.
      Boris: It wasn't a girl.

    • Davy: Mike.
      Mike: What?
      Davy: I just saw a fella talking to a Popsicle.
      Mike: Oh, yeah! Let me know if the Popsicle talks back.

    • Davy: Look, fellas, please let me have a new set of maracas.
      Micky: But you already got a pair of maracas, man.
      Mike: Yeah! Besides, Davy, you oughta save your money for a rainy day.
      Micky: Right.
      (Peter looks up at the sky)
      Peter: Hey, I think it's going to rain.

  • NOTES (5)

    • 8,670,000 viewers watched this episode.

    • The Monkees' first single, Last Train To Clarksville, is #4 on Billboard's Top 100 during the week this episode is shown. It was #6 last week.

    • This episode was the sixth episode shot and it was filmed between June 27 and July 1 1966.

    • The release of The Monkees self-titled first album, The Monkees (Colgems #COM/COS-101) coincided with this episode's firstrun airing.

    • Features the songs: "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone," "The Kind of Girl I Could Love," "Saturday's Child" and "All the King's Horses." Though "Last Train to Clarksville" was credited, it was never showcased in this segment. In any case, this episode was repeated on June 19, 1967 with "Randy Scouse Git" dubbed into its soundtrack.


    • When Micky picks up the phone in the CIS office he does his Agent Maxwell Smart impression. Agent Maxwell Smart was Don Adam's character from the television series Get Smart! that ran from 1965 through 1970.

    • The title to this episode is based off the movie The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.

    • As Davy rubs a lamp on a table, a genie appears as a parody of the series "I Dream Of Jeanie."