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The Monkees: Monkee Mayor

In a bid to save the group's groovy pad from destruction by an evil construction tycoon, Mike Nesmith runs for mayor.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x4
Production Number: 4760
Airdate: Monday October 02nd, 1967

Director: Alexander Singer
Writer: Jack Winter


 
Guest Stars
Monte LandisMonte Landis
As Zeckenbush (as Monty Landis)
Recurring
William BenedictWilliam Benedict
As Skywriter
Recurring
Peter BroccoPeter Brocco
As Mr. Swezey
Violet CarsonViolet Carson
As Mrs. Homer
Queenie SmithQueenie Smith
As Mrs. Filchok
Walker EdmistonWalker Edmiston
As Publisher
Kathy WakefieldKathy Wakefield
As Secretary

Uncredited
David Price (1)David Price (1)
As Cameraman
Recurring
Main Cast
Davy JonesDavy Jones
As Himself
Micky DolenzMicky Dolenz
As Himself
Michael NesmithMichael Nesmith
As Himself
Peter TorkPeter Tork
As Himself
Episode Notes
Monte Landis played the heavy in five of his seven Monkees appearances.

Monkee stand-in David Pearl appears in a cameo as the cameraman who is coached by Davy Jones. Another stand-in, David Price, has a brief cameo in the "No Time" romp.

Footage from the "Pleasant Valley Sunday" musical number (presented in its entirety at the outset of "Monkee Mayor") can be seen in "The Picture Frame."

The studio where Mike delivers his speech to the public, WXIU-TV, is the same studio used for The Ho Ho The Clown Show in a January 12, 1967 episode of Bewitched.

"Monkee Mayor" originally ended with The Monkees putting up posters again after a derrick apears in their pad.

After "Monkee Mayor" wrapped production, The Monkees took a break in filming the series to record their fourth album, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. and take to the road for a summer tour.

This is the first episode in which The Monkees drop out of "character" intentionally. They do it again in "Hitting The High Seas" and "The Monkees On The Wheel."

In The Monkees' second-season opening credits, tow snippets of Peter, which pop up in between segments of Davy accidentally receiving his credit and then being corrected, are from "Monkee Mayor."



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The MonkeesNo Time 
The MonkeesPleasant Valley Sunday 


Episode Goofs
After the "No Time" musical romp, micky says that the cleaning lady comes the second Thursday of every month with an "R" in it. But Ms. Weefers actually comes to clean the second Tuesday of every month with an "R" in it. Also, Micky says to Mayor Motley, "We'll be seeing you at the polls Thursday!" even though elections take place on Tuesdays, providing the second misuse of the calendar in this episode.

Throughout the better part of this episode's teaser sequence, Mike Nesmith is not wearing his wooly hat. But in the last shot, when all the dust and rubble falls in, he is wearing his hat.



Other Episode Crew

DeveloperPaul Mazursky  |  Larry Tucker
ProducerBob Rafelson  |  Bert Schneider (1)
Associate ProducerGerald Shepard
MusicStu Phillips
Set DecoratorAlfred E. Spencer
Production AssistantMarilyn Schlossberg
Director of PhotographyIrving Lippman
Story EditorNeil Burstyn
Art DirectorRoss Bellah  |  Malcolm C. Bert
Main Title Theme Written ByBobby Hart  |  Tommy Boyce
Film EditorBernard Balmuth
WardrobeGene Ashman
StylingDean Jeffries
Assistant DirectorMel Swope
Production ExecutiveWard Sylvester
Music CoordinatorIgo Kantor
Post Production ExecutiveLawrence Werner
Main Title Theme Performed ByThe Monkees
 
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