The Monkees

Season 2 Episode 28

Thirty-Three and One-Third Revolutions per Monkee

Aired Monday 7:30 PM Apr 14, 1969 on NBC
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Thirty-Three and One-Third Revolutions per Monkee

A Monkees TV special variety show which sees Peter, Mike, Davy, and Micky evolve through various musical identities.

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  • A disaster.

    While "Head" made absolutely no sense whatsoever, it had a certain quirky charm and appeal that made it into the cult classic it is today. This, however... The Monkees continue with the anti-commercialism aspects of Head, but it's just a creative mess. Half the time you are just sitting there, thinking "What's going on?" There are about three or so decent minutes in this whole special, which are Mike's good songs "Naked Persimmon" and "Listen to the Band", which unfortunately turns into a psychedelic freakout, like a parody of the "Do I Have to Do This All Over Again" sequence from Head. There are so many segments which are utterly unwatchable, like "Wind Up Man" (like "Ditty Diego" but extremely annoying and obnoxious), "I Go Ape", this dance number that has nothing to do with anything, Why? Half of the special has nothing to do with the Monkees whatsoever. Even the Monkees themselves hate this. Avoid this like the plague.moreless
  • Horrible

    This tv special is extremely horrible. This is by far the worst of anything I have ever seen related to the Monkees. Avoid it at all costs. It has no central plot, no good songs or anything. The movie "Head" made no sense but was a very good movie. You aren't going to get that lucky again with 33 and 1/3.
  • Not part of the series.

    This was not actually an episode of "The Monkees", but rather a music special aired a year after the series ended. Like the movie "Head", the special illustrated how boxed in the guys felt by the series, and represented their attempt to do something they really wanted to do. Each Monkee had a showcase with music he chose, and there was a large lineup of guests, including Little Richard, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Buddy Miles Express, and Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll with the Trinity. It is really nothing like "The Monkees", and is probably only interesting to hardcore fans of the group.moreless

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    • Features these performers singing these songs: Micky Dolenz & Julie Driscoll: "I'm a Believer"; Peter Tork: "I Prithee (Do Not Ask For Love)"; Mike Nesmith: "Naked Persimmon (The Only Thing I Believe is True)"; Davy Jones: "Goldilocks Sometime"; The Monkees: "Wind Up Man"; "Darwin"; Paul Arnold & The Moon Express: "Only the Fittest Shall Survive"; The Monkees: "I Go Ape"; The Trinity: "Come On Up"; The Monkees: "At the Hop"; Fats Domino: "I'm Ready"; Jerry Lee Lewis: "Whole Lotta Shakin Goin' On"; Little Richard: "Tutti Frutti"; We Three & The Monkees: "Shake a Tailfeather"; Fats Domino: "Blue Monday"; The Monkees: "Little Darlin"; Jerry Lee Lewis: "Down the Line"; The Clara Ward Singers: "Dry Bones"; David Jones: "String For My Kite"; Peter Tork: "Solfeggietto" by C.P.E. Bach; The Monkees & Entire Cast: "Listen to the Band"; Peter Tork: "California Here it Comes (end titles).