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Hey, Hey, It's The Monkees (1997)


    Written and Directed by Michael Nesmith
    Original Air Date on ABC:  February 17, 1997
    Transcript from television broadcast by Estrella Lee


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5    END ROMP SEQUENCE

MONKEES are finishing the last chord to SONG.

                            DAVY
           Wow!  That sounded great!  I'll tell you
           what though, we should rehearse some of
           the old hits because they're goin' to be
           asking for them for sure!

                            MICKY
                       (agreeing)
           Yeah, yeah, yeah, you're right.  Okay,
           let's start with Clarksville, huh?

MICKY taps drumsticks four times.  Two and half bars of LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE are "performed" before LAUGH TRACK interrupts.

                           MICKY
                       (surprised)
           What was that?!

                           MIKE
           The Laugh Track.

                           PETER
           Sounds broken.

                           DAVY
           What, the Laugh Track?

                           MICKY
                       (upset)
           Not again!

                           MIKE
                       (confidently)
           Yeah, but I like it when that happens!
                       (over-dramatically)
           The house is on fire!

SOUND F/X - LAUGH TRACK

                           MIKE
                       (continuing)
           People are starving!

SOUND F/X - LAUGH TRACK

                           MIKE
           There is no fruit!

SOUND F/X - LAUGH TRACK

DAVY starts to think they had enough fun.

                           DAVY
           I think we better shut it off.

                           MICKY
           Good idea!

DAVY walks over to PAINTING on left wall.  He lifts up the painting to  reveal THREE SOUND F/X CONTROLS:  LAUGH TRACK, BOO TRACK, and WILD APPLAUSE TRACK.  They are all turned on.  DAVY shuts off the one labled Laugh Track.  Now, booing replaces the laughter.

                           DAVY
           Uh-oh.

DAVY proceeds to shut of BOO TRACK.  Now, WILD APPLAUSE takes the place of the booing.

                           DAVY
           This is really messed up!

                           MICKY
           Just turn it all off!
 
                           DAVY
                       (disappointed)
           What, even the wild applause?

                           MICKY
                       (insistently)
           Yes!  We have to rehearse!  Everything!

                           PETER
                       (also disappointed)
           Hey, man, I was just having fun!

DAVY shuts of WILD APPLAUSE.

CUT TO:

6    EXT.LIZARD SUNNING ITSELF ON A ROCK.
 
Stock shot of a lizard sunning itself on a rock is inserted into the film of the show in an unexpected manner.

CUT TO:

7    INT.MONKEES' PAD, BANDSTAND - DAY

MONKEES react to the interruption on the film as if there was an earthquake.

                           MICKY
                      (extremely annoyed)
           Now what?!

                           MIKE
           Ah, lizard sunning itself on a rock.

                           MICKY
           What?

                           MIKE
           Stock footage.  I think the show maybe a
           little short on film and they're having
           to put in this--

CUT TO:

8    EXT.LIZARD SUNNING ITSELF ON A ROCK

Another insertion of the LIZARD interrupts the film.

CUT TO:

9    INT.MONKEES' PAD, BANDSTAND - DAY

MONKEES again react to the interruption as an earthquake.

                           MIKE
                       (continuing)
           ... this stock shot they're gettin' from
           a film library.

                           DAVY
           Well, it's really annoying!

                           MICKY
                       (pointing to window)
           Well, let's get outta here.  Go to the
           beach or something, huh!

A THOUGHT BALLOON pops up by PETER'S head:  I THINK THEREFORE I AM THWIN.

                           PETER
           Suits me, I'm starting to get thought
           balloons

PETER waves THOUGHT BALLOON away.  DAVY sneekingly turns the WILD APPLAUSE back on.  It is contiously heard throughout this scene.  PETER and MIKE head towards the door, while DAVY heads towards the mic on the bandstand.

                           DAVY
                       (addressing CAMERA a la
                       SALLY FIELD)
           Thank you!  Thank you, thank you!  You
           like me, you really like me!

MICKY comes up from the side and starts helping DAVY towards the door.

10    EXT.MONKEES' PAD, BEACH - DAY

We see the PAD sitting on top of a cliff.  The camera PANS DOWN and we see MIKE and PETER jogging lightly on the beach.  Undercrank the following:  they approach the tide with interest, but before their feet touch the water they jog towards the opposite direction.  Again, they try to approach the tide, but again they avoid it at the last minute.  MIKE and PETER change their minds and head down the beach.  Return to normal speed.  Camera PANS down and to the left.  We see four lawn chairs, two of which are occupied by MICKY and DAVY.  MICKY is playing with a CRAB and a LOBSTER; DAVY is pensive about something.

                           DAVY
                       (to MICKY)
           You don't think we really need a gimmick,
           do you, after all these years as being
           just us?

                           MICKY
                       (as LOBSTER)
           Oh, I guess not!

                           DAVY
           Because, you know, Mike has turned the
           Monkeemobile into a low rider!

                           MICKY
                       (shocked)
           He what?!?

MIKE and PETER jog into shot, sit down on the other lawn chairs and wipe the sand off their feet.

                           MICKY
                       (angerily)
           You turned our car into a low rider?!?

MIKE sees that MICKY is upset by the prospect.

                           MIKE
           Well, I was in traffic the other day, and
           this guy pulled up beside me, and his car
           started hopping up and down, like one of
           those colorful South American birds.

                           MICKY
                       (not intriqued)
           But that's silly, the Monkeemobile is our
           special thing!

                           MIKE
           Oh, I left it Monkees; it's a dimension
           machine now as well!

                           PETER
                       (amazed)
           Oooh!

                           MIKE
           Like a time machine, except it goes into
           different dimensions.

                           MICKY
           We can not go the most prestigious
           country club, in the whole world, in a
           hopping bird!

                           PETER
           We can if we're in another dimension!

DAVY covers his face in shame, MICKY does not buy the gimmick.

                           MICKY
                      (to PETER)
           Puh-lease

                           DAVY
                      (to MICKY)
           Now, see how I feel!

                           MIKE
           Well, I can put it back!

                           MICKY
           I should think so!  I mean, you can't
           change our car!  It's the Monkeemobile
           for heaven's sake!

A TOUGHT BALLOON of MICKY dressed as museum tour guide comes into view.  We PUSH INTO the thought balloon until it fits the whole screen ...

11    INT.MUSEUM

Micky is standing next to an EXHIBIT with SKELETAL REMAINS, and gives a tour to the audience.

                           MICKY
                       (pointing to BONES)
           These are the bones of the Elephant Man!

MICKY moves to the right where there's an EMPTY EXHIBIT.

                           MICKY
                       (pointing to nothing)
           And this is the bones of the Invisible Man!

MICKY moves to the right again where there's a TRANSMISSION.

                           MICKY
                       (pointing to TRANSMISSION)
           And this is the transmission from the
           Monkeemobile

DISSOLVE TO:

12    EXT.BEACH - DAY

                           MICKY
                       (proud)
           It's a classic!
                       (to CRAB)
           Right?
                       (as CRAB)
           Right!
                       (to LOBSTER)
           Right?
                       (as LOBSTER)
           Right!

During the above events, MICKY motions the two props as if they're talking to each other.  In a beat, the crab PINCHES the lobster, and a fight ensues.  The lobster lays limp in MICKY'S hand.

                           MICKY
                      (feigns weeping)
           Aw, he's dead, he's dead!

MIKE and PETER start building up a laugh.  While DAVY is speaking, all four stand up and start walking down the beach away from the pad.

                           DAVY
           Come on, guys!  Let's go!  You know, we
           still got to rehearse, and that gig is
           only a couple of hours from now.  You'll,
           you'll fix the car right, Mike?

                           MIKE
           Yes, yes!

                           PETER
                       (aside to MIKE)
           Don't change the dimension machine!

                           MICKY
                       (in angst)
           I don't want to go back to the pad!

                           DAVY
                       (indicating O.S.)
           Hey, why don't we do it right here?

Camera DOLLIES BACK and we see another bandstand set up on the beach, complete with instruments.

                           MICKY
           Ooh!!

                           MIKE
           This could draw a crowd!

                           MICKY
           Yeah, in your dreams!

                           DAVY
           Yeah!

MONKEES take their positions with their instruments on the bandstand.  MIKE and DAVY on GUITAR, PETER on BASS, and MICKY on drums.

                           MICKY
           Okay, guys, strap in.  We'll, go 'Circle
           Sky', new version!  1, 2, 3, 4!

MONKEES start performing SONG:  "Circle Sky"

13    ROMP SEQUENCE - ROOM FULL OF TVS

Camera shows MANY TVS in one room by going from one to another.  All of which show MONKEES PERFORMING SONG.  PERSON IN DOG SUIT also is seen in television set DANCING.
 

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