Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees
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|Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees|
|Written by||Michael Nesmith|
|Directed by||Michael Nesmith|
|Starring||Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Original release||February 17, 1997|
|Preceded by||33⅓ Revolutions Per Monkee|
Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees is a one-hour comedy special televised on the ABC Network on Monday February 17, 1997. The show features all four of the original Monkees and would be the last time Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork would appear together. Michael Nesmith wrote and directed the program.
Not presented as an episode of their earlier TV series, which has purportedly never ceased production despite being off the air for almost 30 years, the special shows the now middle-aged Monkees trying to come up with a new plot (apparently they've all been done by now) while still trying to catch their big break. Some of the music featured in the special came from the quartet's 1996 album Justus; the group also performs a medley of 5 of their biggest 1960s hits; "Last Train to Clarksville", "Daydream Believer", "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone", "I'm a Believer" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday". These songs are shown as performances by the group in 1997, intercut with performances of these same songs from their 1960s television series. As of April 2017, it has not been made available on DVD or Blu-ray.
Game show host Chuck Woolery makes a cameo.
- Braxton, Greg (2012-02-29). "Davy Jones' last Monkees TV reunion was just like old times". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
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