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Monkees On The Wheel
Original Airdate: December 11, 1967
(Coslough Johnson)
Monkees: Mike and Micky



This scene took place on the set of "The Monstrous
Monkee Mash"(1/22/98; Directed by James Frawley).
Mike is in his mummy costume complete with Band-Aid
and STTPC button. Micky is in his werewolf costume
sans werewolf mask.
 

                              TAKE ONE
 

        Camera shows sign with 0231 and 11-2-67  Lippman

                                                                                                         FLIP TO:
INT. DUNGEON  NIGHT?
    MICKY is on the right side of MIKE in audience POV.
    MIKE points to someone off camera while smiling.

                                MIKE
                        Don't now.  Now, really, everybody
                        cool it.  'Cause I want to be able to
                        get through this.

                                 FRAWLEY(O.S.)
                        Action.
 

    MIKE "notices" MICKY's button

                                 MIKE(to MICKY)
                        Hey, wow!  That's a groovy button,
                        what does it say?"

                                 MICKY(nonchalant)
                        Love is the ultimate trip!

                                MIKE
                        Oh, gee, that's a nice thought.

                                 MICKY
                        Gee, that's a neat button what
                        does it say?

    MIKE breaks up in laughter before he can respond.
    MIKE and MICKY part in opposite directions towards off screen.

                                 FRAWLEY(O.S.)
                        Let's go again.

                                                                                                        FLIP TO:
        Camera shows take sign again, but, with 0232
        and 11-2-67 Lippman
 

                              TAKE TWO

                                                                                                        FLIP TO:
INT. DUNGEON  NIGHT?
    MIKE and MICKY are in positions as before.

                                MIKE(to Micky)
                        Hey, that's a groovy button what
                        does it say?

                                MICKY
                        Love is the ultimate trip.

                                MIKE
                        That's a nice thought.

                                MICKY
                        That's a nice button, what
                        does it say?

    MIKE laughs again without saying anything.
    MICKY lightly hits MIKE in the side with his paws.

                                MICKY(disappointed)
                        Ooohhh!!

                                FRAWLEY(O.S.)
                        Cut. Let's go again.

                                                                                                        FLIP TO:
        Camera shows take sign again, but, with 0233
        and 11-2-67 Lippman

                              TAKE THREE

                                                                                                        FLIP TO:
INT. DUNGEON  NIGHT?
    MIKE and MICKY are in positions as before.

                                MIKE
                        Oh, wow!! That's a groovy button.
                        What does it say?

                                MICKY
                        It says 'love is the ultimate trip.'

                                MIKE
                        Oh, that's a nice thought.

                                MICKY
                        That's a nice button what does it say?

                                MIKE
                        Save the Texas--

    MIKE again breaks up laughing

                                FRAWLEY(O.S.)
                        Cut. Let's go again.
                                                                                                        FLIP TO:
        Camera shows take sign again, but, with 0234
        and 11-2-67 Lippman
 

                             TAKE FOUR
                                                                                                        FLIP TO:
INT. DUNGEON  NIGHT?
    MIKE and MICKY are in positions as before.

                                MIKE
                        Hey, that's a groovy button!
                        What does it say?

                                MICKY
                        Love is the ultimate trip.

                                MIKE
                        Oh, that's a nice thought.

                                MICKY
                        That's a nice button, what
                        does it say?

                                MIKE
                        Save the Texas Prairie..chick--

    MIKE breaks up, not even able to completely say
    the word "chicken".

                                FRAWLEY(O.S.)
                        Cut. Let's go again.

                                                                                                        FLIP TO:
        Camera shows take sign again, but, with 0235
        and 11-2-67 Lippman
 

                             TAKE FIVE

                                                                                                        FLIP TO:
INT. DUNGEON  NIGHT?
    MIKE and MICKY are in positions as before.

                                MIKE
                        Hey, what is(cough)--hey
                        that's a nice button!
                        What does it say?

                                MICKY
                        Love is the ultimate trip.

                                MIKE
                        Oh, that's a groovy thought.

                                MICKY
                        That's a nice button.
                        What does it say?

                                 MIKE
                        Save the Texas Prairie--(laughs)
                        Hold it! Wait!! Don't....

                                 FRAWLEY
                        Cut. Let's go again.
 
 

                                                                                                        FLIP TO:
        Camera shows take sign again, but, with 0236
        and 11-2-67 Lippman
 

                              TAKE SIX
                                                                                                        FLIP TO:
INT. DUNGEON  NIGHT?
    MIKE and MICKY in positions as before.

                                MIKE
                        Hey, that's a groovy button,
                        what does it say?

                                MICKY
                        Love is the ultimate trip.

                                MIKE
                        Oh, that's a nice thought.

                                MICKY
                        That's a groovy button,
                        what does it say?

                                MIKE(calmly)
                        Save the Texas Prairie Chicken!

                                MICKY
                        That's a--

    Wild applause is heard while MIKE lightly smiles and
    walks off the set.  MICKY looks at camera a bit
    confused.
                                                       FADE OUT


The Fairy Tale
Original Airdate: December 11, 1967
(Coslough Johnson)
Monkees: Micky, Davy, Peter, and Mike(2)

This is the tag sequence which came before the interview
with all four and the b&w "Daily Nightly" video.  Princess Gwen
has revealed her -- er, himself to be MIKE, which is the reason why
PETER can't marry him -- er, her.  The cross-dressed MIKE, sans
blond wig and hat and eyelashes, will be referred to as MIK and
the cobbler MIKE will be referred to as MIKE, to avoid confusion.
        One camera has MIKE, DAVY, and MICKY in the leftside(audience
POV), while another has just MIK and PETER on the rightside(" POV).

                                MIKE(to camera)
                        Well, that wraps up another laugh riot,
                        and this is....
 

                                MICKY
                        ....Mike Nesmith....
 

                                MIKE
                        ....Micky Dolenz....
 

                                DAVY
                        .... And Peter Tork....
 

                                PETER
                        .... And Davy Jones....
 

                                MIK
                        ....And Micky Dolenz
 

                                MIKE
                        reminding you to --Save The Texas
                        Prairie Chicken!
 

                                 MIKE/DAVY/MICKY
                        Ba-dum!!
 

                                 MIK/PETER
                        Ba-dum!!!
 

                                 MIKE/DAVY/PETER(singing)
                        Here we go!  Walking down the street!
                        We get the funniest looks from everyone we meet!!
 

           CUE MUSIC.                   FADE OUT
 
 



The Monkees' Paw
Original Airdate: January 29, 1968
(Coslough Johnson)
Monkees: Mike with others in the same room



In "The Monkees' Paw" MICKY comes across the legendary
monkey's paw.  He wished for 1) a way to pay off the union dues,
2) a meal of spaghetti, and 3) stop talking about the paw.
     About this time, the others come to the conclusion MICKY has
forgotten how to speak.  In this scene, MIKE, PETER, and DAVY are dressed
in black graduation gowns and it's obvious MIKE is the head instructor
while PETER and DAVY are his assistants.  MICKY is obviously the pupil
munching on fruit.
MIKE is standing, with a pointer, next to a big black chalkboard with
various words and drawings already on it.

                                  MIKE
                        All right, now that we've got this all down:
                        Apple, Kat, HARE KRISHNA, Legalize wisdom,
                        Frodis, and of course, Save The Texas Prairie
                        Chicken, we're going to our first lesson which is speech.

(CUT)


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