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The career-sabotaging Monkees classic is basically a feature-length episode of the series, as if rewritten by some semi-politically aware UCLA critical theory students, and with all the jokes taken out and put back in the wrong places, but with a much better soundtrack, pick of the crop being Carole King’s exquisite Porpoise Song and a live Circle Sky. We’ve always had a soft spot for Daddy’s Song, too. And the same thing goes for Christmas.



  1. richardpd

    July 25, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    I’ve not seen this but it sounds crazy enough to make it worth watching.

    • THX 1139

      July 25, 2020 at 11:42 pm

      It’s one of the most perfect cult movies of all time, really funny in places, just plain weird in others, and the music is fantastic – not mentioned above, but Peter’s (Long Title) Do I Have To Do This All Over Again? is a stone groove. The Monkees was always smarter than given credit for on TV, but that goes double for their movie. The soundtrack (produced by Jack Nicholson!) was one of the first CDs I ever bought.

  2. Droogie

    July 26, 2020 at 2:27 am

    It’s a fantastic movie for many reasons. The 3 best being:
    1: It predates Monty Python by a year with a series of surreal satirical sketches that overlap into each other.
    2: The wonderful soundtrack.
    3: It’s anarchic hippy spirit inspired Easy Rider to be made a year later, which changed Hollywood forever and paved the way for the greatest movie decade that was the 70’s. ( You can also see Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson both briefly make a cool cameo on screen too.)

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