art for monkees' sake

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)

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33 & A Third Revolutions Per Monkee

+ Movie

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Here’s another gem from the Monkees Film & TV Vault.  First observations:

  • Peter had to report to work early that morning, presumably to film scenes at the art gallery with Monte Landis and Vic Tayback.
  • Monte and Vic were fed breakfast, but Peter was not.
  • Micky, Mike and Davy got to sleep in that morning. 
A robbery? Ridiculous! There are too many safeguards. During the day, two guards protect the painting, and at night I personally review Art, for Monkees’ Sake.

The In-Which

Peter is tricked into forging a valuable oil painting. 

Because I’m writing these reviews in alphabetical order, Art, for Monkees’ Sake comes right after Alias Micky Dolenz, and everything that I didn’t like about that earlier episode is made right.  All four Monkees are present and heavily involved throughout the plot.  The bad guys’ criminal scheme is high-concept and low-violence, and the band’s solution manages to be clever and wacky at the same time.  The episode sparkles with snappy dialogue, delightful hijinks and sly social commentary. 

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