art for monkees' sake

Some of my favorite Monkees moments, part two: Art for Monkees' Sake

Ok, this will be a long one…

This episode was the first Monkees episode I had seen in its entirety. I had seen bits of other ones before and had been intrigued by this strange little show. But by the time I had watched all of this one, I was in truly in love. The part of the episode that always stood out for me was the stretch between the Mission Ridiculous scene all the way up to when they are all caught in the steel cage at the end. There is a lot to enjoy in between these moments….

First we get to meet perhaps the most awesome criminal gang in history. We have the Manchester Marauder….

…the Connecticut Counterspy….

….the Towering Texan….

….and the Los Angeles Leopard (AKA the Panther-man).

We also find out more about the various strengths and weaknesses the guys have. For example, apparently high voltages are meaningless to Mike.

Whereas ladders present a significant challenge to all the guys….

However, their plan is sound and they are well prepared to meet the obstacle presented by invisible beams.

And evil security guards.

Nevertheless, it’s not long before things descend into total chaos (or to put it another way, a Typical Monkees Romp).

Which is filled with weirdness like this.

At one point Micky meets up with every creepy hipster artist I’ve met since I started attending university.

These two….

All of this leads to a complete breakdown at the end.

This series of scenes certainly left a lasting impression on my mind which helped me along on my journey to becoming a serious fan…and they continue to bring a smile to my face to this day.   

Do you want to watch The Monkees?

- Well here’s every episode (in order)

Season 1 :

Royal Flush

Monkee See, Monkee Die

Monkee VS. Machine

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Kidnappers

The Spy Who Came In From The Cool

Success Story

Monkees In A Ghost Town

Don’t Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth

The Chaperone

Here Come The Monkees (Pilot)

Monkees A La Carte

I’ve Got A Little Song Here

One Man Shy (Peter And The Debutante) 

Dance Monkee, Dance

Too Many Girls For Davy (Davy And The Fern)

Son Of A Gypsy

The Case Of The Missing Monkee

I Was A Teenage Monster

Find The Monkees (The Audition) 

Monkees In The Ring

The Prince And The Pauper

Monkees At The Circus

Captain Crocodile

Monkees A La Mode

Alias Micky Dolenz

Monkee Chow Mein

Monkee Mother

Monkees On The Line

Monkees Get Out Of More Dirt

Monkees In Manhattan (The Monkees Manhattan Style)

Monkees At The Movies

Monkees On Tour

Season 2

It’s A Nice Place To Visit (The Monkees In Mexico)

The Picture Frame

Everywhere A Sheik, Sheik

Monkee Mayor

Art For Monkees Sake

I Was A 99Lb. Weakling (The Physical Culture) 

Hillbilly Honeymoon

Monkees Marooned

The Card Carrying Red Shoes

The Wild Monkees

A Coffin Too Frequent

Hitting The High Seas

The Monkees In Texas

The Monkees On The Wheel

The Monkees Christmas Episode

Fairy Tale

The Monkees Watch Their Feet (Micky And The Outer Space Creatures

Monstrous Monkee Mash

The Monkee’s Paw

The Devil And Peter Tork

The Monkees Race Again (Leave The Drinking To Us)

The Monkees In Paris

Monkees Mind Their Manor

Some Like It Lukewarm

The Monkees Blow Their Minds

The Frodis Caper (Mijacogeo)


33 & A Third Revolutions Per Monkee

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