The Monkees (1966–1968)
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Monkees Manhattan Style 

The Monkees travel to New York to meet a young producer, Mackinley Baker, at The Compton Plaza Hotel. Unfortunately, they find Baker just about to be evicted out of the room and themselves ... See full summary »


Russ Mayberry (as Russell Mayberry)


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Episode credited cast:
Davy Jones ... Davy (as David Jones)
Micky Dolenz ... Micky
Michael Nesmith ... Mike
Peter Tork ... Peter
Richard Anders ... Baker (as Dick Anders)
Doodles Weaver ... Butler
Olan Soule ... Waiter
Alfred Dennis ... Dr. Corell
Geoffrey Deuel ... Groom
Foster Brooks ... Conventioneer
John Graham ... Compton
Susan Howard ... Bride
Philip Ober ... Mr. Weatherwax
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keeva Johnson Keeva Johnson ... Self (as Keeva)


The Monkees travel to New York to meet a young producer, Mackinley Baker, at The Compton Plaza Hotel. Unfortunately, they find Baker just about to be evicted out of the room and themselves without any money for a place to stay. So, the group holds on to the room while Baker visits his backer. When this does not work out, they try convincing members of the Millionaire's club across the street to back Baker's play. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Release Date:

10 April 1967 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The plot appears to be based on The Marx Brothers' vehicle Room Service (1938). See more »


When asked, the front desk clerk tells The Monkees that Mr. Baker is in room 304. The boys arrive to door 304, to which Mr. Baker answers and invites them all in. The manager and clerk upon arriving at room 304 knock, and upon entering, inform Mr. Baker and the band they all must vacate the room for non payment of rent! In the lobby, after informing the new guest that the room (304) will be available in just 5 minutes, the clerk and manager return to the room to evict the group.This time however the two men clearly arrive, knock on, and enter room 305. When the clerk leaves and returns with the doctor seconds later the door number on the open door again says 304. A short time later as The Monkees still waiting for Baker to return, Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones (while calling for room service) also have a discussion again stating that they are still in room 304, but are having room service delivered to room 305 - and when room service arrives room 305 is now directly across the hall. See more »


Buntz, the Compton: Is this a group or just a bunch of weirdos?
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Edited into Hey, Hey We're the Monkees (1997) See more »


Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
(long version with extra organ)
Written by Neil Diamond
Performed by The Monkees
Produced by Jeff Barry
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Foster Brooks and Susan Howard
6 January 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

Everybody shines in "Monkees Manhattan Style," which finds the group hoping to star in a Broadway musical if they can secure producer Baker's backer. They try to hold on to their hotel room before the manager (Philip Ober) can evict them, while next door are a pair of newlyweds constantly being interrupted. Micky was never funnier, whether impersonating a quack doctor or a chic sheik, who believes the theatre is immoral...along with all his wives! The most notable cast member is 'lovable lush' Foster Brooks, in typical form as a boozy member of the 'Rabbit Breeders Convention,' who spends all his time in the bar waiting until his still-occupied room is ready. The groom, who has trouble opening a bottle of champagne, is played by Geoffrey Deuel (brother of Peter, from ALIAS SMITH AND JONES), while the pretty bride is played by Susan Howard, in only her second TV appearance, remembered for DALLAS and STAR TREK's "Day of the Dove" (as the first female Klingon). The butler at the Millionaire's Club is Doodles Weaver, brother of Pat, uncle of Sigourney, who offers priceless reactions to all The Monkees' impersonations. This is the second appearance for Nesmith's "The Girl I Knew Somewhere," the third and last for Neil Diamond's "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)," but the sole performance of the original Boyce and Hart production of their own "Words" (from Aug 15 1966), soon to be rerecorded by new producer Chip Douglas for the fourth LP, PISCES AQUARIUS CAPRICORN & JONES LTD (and B-side to fourth single "Pleasant Valley Sunday"). This slightly slower take, like the more familiar version, has both Micky and Peter sharing the lead vocals. Broadcast no. 30 (Apr 10 1967), "Monkees in Manhattan" was completed months earlier, 17th in production (Oct 5-7 1966).

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