THE FIRST SEASON
September 12, 1966 to September 4, 1967
8:00-8:30 PM I Dream Of Jeannie 8:30-9:00 PM The Roger Miller Show (9/12/-12/26/66)
Captain Nice (1/9/-8/28/67)
9:00-10:00 PM The Road West 10:00-11:00 PM Run For Your Life ABC: The Iron Horse (first half) 7:30-8:00 PM CBS: Gilligan's Island 7:30-8:00 PM
Monday Night On NBC
TV Guide Description
for The Monkees*
(*Thanks large to Steve M. Russo for the upgraded image of TV Guide Description!)
*Aired once on NBC-TV.
|Episode #||Episode Title||Production #||Original NBC Airdate||Rating/Share|
|1||“The Royal Flush”||4701||September 12, 1966||15.4/28.5|
The Monkees are hip to an evil archduke's plot endangering the life of his niece The Princess Bettina, Duchess of Harmonica.
|2||“Monkee See, Monkee Die”||4705||September 19, 1966||16.9/30.5|
The Monkees head for a creepy manor on a fog-shrouded island to learn about their inheritance from an eccentric millionaire.
|3||“Monkee Versus Machine”||4700||September 26, 1966||15.7/27.4|
In a computerized toy factory, The Monkees foil an efficiency expert who wants to replace an old toymaker with automation.
|4||“Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers”||4703||October 3, 1966||17.9/31.7|
To win a contest, the shady manager of a rival band sells The Monkees on a publicity stunt: a phony kidnapping.
|5||“The Spy Who Came In From The Cool”||4702||October 10, 1966||15.8/28.1|
Foreign agents mistake The Monkees for spy contacts when David buys microfilm-containing maracas at a music store.
|6||“The Success Story”||4710||October 17, 1966||16.1/28.1|
David's grandfather is coming to America for a visit, so the boys conspire to make David appear rich and successful.
|7||“The Monkees In A Ghost Town”||4704||October 24, 1966||17.1/29.2|
Stranded in a ghost town after The Monkeemobile runs out of gas, The Monkees are held prisoner by bank robbers.
|8||“Don't Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth”*||4708||October 31, 1966||16.5/30.5|
The Monkees have a horse in their pad, no hay to feed it, and no explanation for their landlord!
|9||“The Chaperone”*||4711||November 7, 1966||17.8/28.8|
David can't date a retired general's daughter unless a chaperone is present, so Micky suits up like a lady.
|10||“Here Come The Monkees”
(Original Pilot Film)
|4091||November 14, 1966||18.5/30.5|
The boys, renowned quick-change artists, use their Monkee magic to give a cram course in history to a young girl.
|11||“Monkees A La Carte”*||4718||November 21, 1966||19.9/33.1|
A gangster has taken over the boys' favourite Italian restaurant, so they disguise themselves as The Purple Flower Gang.
|12||“I've Got A Little Song Here”||4707||November 28, 1966||18.8/30.1|
Monkee madness begins when Michael is conned out of $99.95 by a phony music publisher.
|13||“One Man Shy”
(a.k.a. "Peter And The Debutante")
|4722||December 5, 1966||18.3/31.2|
Bashful Peter gets help from his fellow Monkees when he tries to win the heart of a pretty debutante.
|14||“Dance, Monkee, Dance”*||4719||December 12, 1966||18.6/31.3|
The Monkees use disguises, snappy patter, and fancy footwork to weasel out of a lifetime contract for dancing lessons.
|15||“Too Many Girls”
(a.k.a. "Davy And Fern")*
|4729||December 19, 1966||N/A|
An ambitious stage mother is determined to use love struck David to promote her daughter's career.
|16||“The Son Of A Gypsy”||4724||December 26, 1966||16.1/30.1|
A band of gypsies kidnap Peter and force The Monkees to steal a priceless statuette in order to ransom him.
|17||“The Case Of The Missing Monkee”||4731||January 9, 1967||19.6/30.7|
At a rest home, kidnapped Peter and an esteemed nuclear scientist face a mad scientist's insidious brain drain.
|18||“I Was A Teenage Monster”*||4725||January 16, 1967||19.9/30.0|
A mad scientist hires The Monkees to teach his monster music - and then transplants their musical talent into the monster!
|19||“Find The Monkees!”
(a.k.a. "The Audition")*
|4721||January 23, 1967||19.2/30.0|
A TV producer searches for The Monkees, who haven't been invited to audition, unaware that they can't get to see him.
|20||“The Monkees In The Ring”*||4734||January 30, 1967||21.0/31.6|
A crooked fight promoter prepares to cash in on a big bet—by making David a chump in a bout with the champ.
|21||“The Prince And The Paupers”*||4733||February 6, 1967||21.8/32.9|
David doubles for a lookalike Peruvian Prince, who must find a bride or forfeit his Throne to an evil Count.
|22||“The Monkees At The Circus”*||4706||February 13, 1967||22.0/33.3|
To save a bankrupt circus, The Monkees pose as a troupe of dazzling, supreme high-wire artists from France.
|23||“Captain Crocodile”||4730||February 20, 1967||21.0/32.5|
The star of a local kiddie TV show, fearing competition from The Monkees, plans to scuttle them before they get started.
|24||“Monkees A La Mode”*||4736||February 27, 1967||21.7/33.3|
A highfalutin, ultra-chic magazine features The Monkees as cultured, sophisticated and impeccably dressed young men.
|25||“Alias Micky Dolenz”*||4726||March 6, 1967||20.7/32.3|
The police cash in on Micky's striking resemblance to an imprisoned hood in an attempt to locate his mob and loot.
|26||“Monkee Chow Mein”||4735||March 13, 1967||21.0/34.1|
The Monkees tangle with a Red Chinese spy ring when Peter takes the wrong fortune cookie.
|27||“Monkee Mother”||4709||March 20, 1967||19.3/30.5|
When The Monkees fall behind in their rent the landlord moves in another tenant who takes over the pad and The Monkees.
|28||“The Monkees On The Line”*||4739||March 27, 1967||21.6/35.9|
The Monkees commandeer a telephone answering service and are soon plunged into mix-ups, hang-ups and crossed wires!
|29||“The Monkees Get Out More Dirt”*||4738||April 3, 1967||19.1/34.0|
The Monkees' friendship is threatened when they all fall for the same girl: a luscious proprietress of the local laundromat.
|30||“The Monkees In Manhattan”
(a.k.a “The Monkees Manhattan Style”)*
|4728||April 10, 1967||18.7/31.4|
In New York, The Monkees fend off an irate hotel manager as they help a producer get backing for a Broadway musical.
|31||“The Monkees At The Movies”*||4727||April 17, 1967||N/A|
The Monkees have a run-in with a snobbish movie idol on the set as extras in a beach movie.
|32||“The Monkees On Tour”||4753||April 24, 1967||21.2/37.3|
A mini-documentary chronicling a Monkees concert gig in Phoenix, Arizona during their first public appearance tour.