The Monkees Meet Dracula

I love “The Monkees.” Both as a television series and as a band. The TV series fits very well into what I call the “Silly 60s.” Shows like “The Munsters,” “The Addams Family,” “Gilligan’s Island” and “Get Smart” embraced goofiness in a way you don’t see on television today.

“The Monkees” not only embraced silliness but also had fun with horror in the “Monstrous Monkee Mash” episode. For some reason it wasn’t a Halloween episode. It aired Jan. 22, 1968 and features a great musical montage of the band’s song “Goin’ Down.”

In short, Davy is lured to Count Dracula’s castle by his new girlfriend and is held captive by a spell she puts on him. The Count hopes to use Davy to regenerate himself. It’s up to Mickey, Peter and Mike to save him.

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3 thoughts on “The Monkees Meet Dracula

  1. dijital101 says:

    It’s funny, The Monkees get a lot of flack for being a “fake band” because they were constructed by executives. But they are still talented musicians and had great songs that stood out in a time of hard-to-beat great songs. I love this show and still watch it when I can. I even went and saw them in concert about 15 years ago (one of the few times Mike Nesmith toured with them) and was the youngest person there but sang along and danced with everybody else.

  2. TheSixMillionDollarJedi says:

    That’s great you got to see them in concert Dijital101. I would like to see them too. Unfortunately it will have to be without Davy.

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