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The Monkees: The Prince and the Paupers

Davy comes to the aid of a lovelorn Prince named Ludlow--who also just happens to be Jones' doppleganger.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x21
Production Number: 4733
Airdate: Monday February 06th, 1967

Guest Stars
Joe HigginsJoe Higgins
As Max
Donald FosterDonald Foster
As Courtier
Heather NorthHeather North
As Wendy / Girl
William ChapmanWilliam Chapman
As Cardinal
Clegg HoytClegg Hoyt
As Jailer
Linda KirkLinda Kirk
As Gloria
Oscar BeregiOscar Beregi
As Count
Main Cast
Davy JonesDavy Jones
As Himself
Micky DolenzMicky Dolenz
As Himself
Michael NesmithMichael Nesmith
As Himself
Peter TorkPeter Tork
As Himself
Episode Notes
Every time Prince Ludlow's head is turned, you are actually seeing future KROQ-F.M. DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, who also doubled as Davy Jones in a lion's share of his personal appearances.

Monkee stunt double David Price cameos as The Chemist.

The violin rendition of Mendelsohn's Wedding March heard here at the beginning of "The Prince And The Paupers" wedding sequence is heard again in Episode 30, "The Monkees In Manhattan" (a.k.a. "The Monkees Manhattan Style") in the scene where irate hotel manager Weatherwax barges in on a married couple.

For the scene in which he takes on Max in a fencing duel, dig those fancy knickerbockers in which Davy is decked out. He will be seen wearing them again, in The Monkees' movie HEAD, as cameras film him on the steps of a bowery brownstone setting serenading Minnie with a violin (just before Micky and Mike step into the scene, walk up the steps, and spoil the take).

Other Monkees episodes to deal with Monkee dopplegangers will be Episode 25, "Alias Micky Dolenz," in which Micky doubles as himself and as Baby Face Morales; the tail end of No. 41, "The Card-Carrying Red Shoes," wherein Peter doubles as himself and Alexi, Natasha Pavlova's new love; and the final minutes of No. 48, "Fairytale," in which Mike doubles as himself twice: one of him clad in medieval peasant gear, and the other of him disrobing from his Princess Gwen makeup.

Number of times The Courtier breaks his cane: 4.

Some of this episodes background musical cues are reused from the soundtrack of the series' premiere, "The Royal Flush," Snatches from "The Royal Flush" underscore can also be heard in Episode 5, "The Spy Who Came In From The Cool," the previous episode, "The Monkees In The Ring," No. 28, "The Monkees On The Line," No. 41, "The Card-Carrying Red Shoes," No. 50, "The Monsterous Monkee Mash," and No. 53, "The Monkees Race Again" (a.k.a. "Leave The Driving To Us").

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The MonkeesMary, Mary 

Episode Quotes
Micky: Hey you did it man, you had her eating out of your hand.
Peter: (disappointed) I didn't see that part.
Ludlow: I have a great favor to ask of you Davy Jones. (whispers in his ear)
Davy: What, are you kidding me? He wants me to substitute for him for the next few days. Why, you must be out of your mind.
Micky: Oh come on Davy... you can do it, you really could
Sure you could.
Davy: But he wants me to convince the girl to marry him.
Micky & Peter: (shouting at Ludlow) Your out of your mind.
Mike: Come on Davy, Ludlow's in a jam and you could really help him out.
Davy: But running a country, even for a few days takes a man of peculiar talents.
Peter: Well, you have some of the most peculiar talents I've ever seen.

Episode Goofs
The end credits read "Mary, Mary" without the comma in the title. Another episode whose end titles miscredit the song is No. 12, "I've Got A Little Song Here."

The signal flags chart in the pad is upside down from normal.

Cultural References
Prior to playing "Pattycake" with Peter in front of The Jailer, which leads to the latter being punched unconscious, Micky makes reference to the film Road To Morocco (Paramount, 1942) starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperPaul Mazursky  |  Larry Tucker
ProducerBert Schneider (1)  |  Bob Rafelson
Associate ProducerWard Sylvester
MusicStu Phillips
Music SupervisorDon Kirshner
Set DecoratorJack H. Ahern
GafferPat Blymyer
Director of PhotographyIrving Lippman
Story EditorGerald Gardner  |  Dee Caruso
Art DirectorMalcolm C. Bert  |  Ross Bellah
Script EditorDee Caruso  |  Gerald Gardner
Main Title Theme Written ByBobby Hart  |  Tommy Boyce
Film EditorMike Pozen
StylingDean Jeffries
Assistant DirectorJon C. Andersen
Music CoordinatorIgo Kantor
Post Production ExecutiveLawrence Werner
Make-up SupervisorBen Lane
Main Title Theme Performed ByThe Monkees
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