Monday, December 20, 2010

Classic Clip Monday: The Monkees Go Christmas Tree Shopping

I totally forgot about this holiday episode of "The Monkees." Yep, that's Butch "Eddie Munster" Patrick as the kid, Melvin Vandersnoot. Really, is there anything goofier or more fun than this show?

And aren't they about due for another resurgence?

What's your favorite Monkee memory? Mine is when some high school friends and I went to a Monkees concert in the mid-'80s, and we ran into Peter Tork in the parking lot after the show. We asked for his autograph, but he waved us off with a "Nope -- sorry, folks."

Good times.


Sylko said...

I loved the monkees! My prize possession back in 1988 was an original Monkees vinyl LP. I taped all the episodes I could off the tv, even if reception was poor. I was a mike Nesmith fan. Peter was #2. I think Micky and Davy were the nicest, though. Mike and Peter were dicks.

Anonymous said...

This is how much I loved the Monkees as a kid: I taped, and then proceeded to wear a hole in, the ep of My Two Dads Davey Jones guest starred on. Davey was my first big crush, and my beat friend and I waited breathlessly for his autobiography to come out. It nearly crushed me, at 10 years old, when I realized he was both 40-something and married.

Anonymous said...

I discovered The Monkees in repeats in the mid-'70s when I was about 8 or 9 years old -- and it totally blew my mind! It was the funniest, craziest show I had ever seen... and I liked their music too (I bought some of their albums at garage sales, some of the best nickles I ever spent!) I thought Mickey was especially hilarious. Back before the days of VCRs, I used to tape-record episodes. Much later, in the mid-80's, MTV revived the series, but I haven't seen it on TV since. I also saw them on an oldies tour (without Mike) about that time.

I always thought the Monkees' music was vastly underrated. They had some of the best songwriters in the biz working for them (Neil Diamond wrote "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"), and at one point, they had more hits on the charts than the Beatles. They enjoyed a bit of a revival several years back with Smash Mouth had a hit with their version of "I'm a Believer," which was cool.

Thanks for sharing the clip. Merry Christmas!