Topic: Happy Monkee V-Day!
FEBRUARY 14, 1970
"The Devil And Peter Tork", Episode No. 52 of The Monkees (prod. #4737, aired on NBC February 5 and July 29, 1968), was repeated @ noon EST on CBS, with a new song added: "I Never Thought It Peculiar," written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.
Interesting Note: this broadcast occurred on the day after Peter Tork's 28th birthday!
FEBRUARY 17, 1973
“Monkee See, Monkee Die”, Episode No. 2 of The Monkees (prod. #4705, aired on NBC September 19, 1966 and May 1, 1967), was repeated @ 1:00 p.m. EST on ABC.
FEBRUARY 17, 1997
Hey Hey It's The Monkees, a 60-Minute Special, first aired @ 8:00 P.M. (EST) on the ABC Television Network. This was the first network TV showing of the original Monkee quartet since the 1969 TV special 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee on NBC.
The songs featured were "You and I" (Micky Dolenz/David Jones), "Circle Sky" (Michael Nesmith), "Antarctica" (Bill Martin), "Regional Girl" (Micky Dolenz), and a medley of "Last Train To Clarksville"/"I'm A Believer"/"Daydream Believer"/"(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"; all were produced by The Monkees. 3 of the tracks, "You and I" (Micky Dolenz/David Jones), "Circle Sky" (Michael Nesmith), and "Regional Girl" (Micky Dolenz), were featured on The Monkees' 11th album Justus (R2 72542, released October 15, 1996).
And, if you tuned in and turned on this week, these were the original commercials you would have seen: Ragu, Sears Auto Center, Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats (!!!), Pantene Pro-V Conditioners, a promo for The Flintstones (Universal, 1994), Hyundai, Tylenol, Dove Soap; Target (Club Wedd); promos for Roseanne, The Drew Carey Show, Home Improvement, Spin City and Spy City, Nissan, Aveeno Ocean, promos for The World's Deadliest Volcanoes, Volcano (20th Century Fox, 1997), Fire On The Mountain, and Happy Birthday Elizabeth, Femstat 3, Wal-Mart, and Bisquick.
FEBRUARY 19, 1968
"The Monkees In Paris" (a.k.a. "The Paris Show") (prod. #4771) first aired @ 7:30 p.m. EST on NBC as the 54th episode of The Monkees.
The sponsor of the week was Yardley Of London™, and the featured songs were "Star Collector" written by Jerry Goffin & Carole King; "Love Is Only Sleeping" written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil; "Don't Call On Me" written by Michael Nesmith & John London; and "Goin' Down" written by Diane Hilderbrand, P. Tork, M. Nesmith, M. Dolenz & D. Jones; all produced by Chip Douglas.
Trivia Footnote: This was the only episode of The Monkees in its entire second season with Bob Rafelson at the director's helm, as well as the sixth overall and last.
FEBRUARY 19, 1972
“Monkees A La Mode”, Episode No. 24 of The Monkees (prod. #4736, first aired on NBC February 27, 1967), was repeated @ noon EST on CBS, with a new song added: "Oh My My," written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim.
FEBRUARY 20, 1967
“Captain Crocodile” (prod. #4730) first aired @ 7:30 p.m. EST on NBC as the 23rd episode of The Monkees.
The sponsor of the week was Yardley Of London™, and the featured songs were “Valleri”, written & produced by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart and “Your Auntie Grizelda”, written by Jack Keller & Diane Hilderbrand and produced by Jack Keller & Jeff Barry.
FEBRUARY 20, 1971
"A Coffin Too Frequent", Episode No. 43 of The Monkees (prod. #4741, first aired on NBC November 20, 1967), was repeated @ noon EST on CBS, with a new song added: "Oklahoma Backroom Dancer," written by Michael Nesmith.