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1966—1967 PREEMPTIONS & SUMMER RETELECASTS

Note: For the first season repeats of The Monkees in summer 1967, several of these segments were cleverly redubbed with new music from The Monkees’ third single (#1004, released on March 8, 1967 [Micky Dolenz's 22nd birthday!]), “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You”/”The Girl I Knew Somewhere,” their third album, The Monkees’ Headquarters, (#COM/COS-103, released on May 22, 1967) and their fourth single (#1007, released on July 10, 1967), “Pleasant Valley Sunday”/”Words,” which were released during this period, after the first season finished—in order to promote them. The segments and the new songs are included here. (An asterisk [*] denotes that the repeat episode was included as part of the Colex syndication package in 1985, for MTV repeats; 2 asterisks [**] indicates the repeat episode continued to air in local syndication from fall 1975 until the aforementioned time. Until the October 1995 release of the Rhino Monkees Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set [R3 2960], these episodes have never again appeared with their original soundtracks intact.)

Also, Don Kirshner is totally missing from the end credits to these recycled first season repeats, what with his being booted from The Monkees project in February 1967.

January 2, 1967—Preempted by Rose Bowl (USC Versus Purdue)

May 1, 1967 — “Monkee See, Monkee Die”**
Repeat of Episode No. 2 from September 19, 1966.
New Song Added: “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” written by Neil Diamond and produced by Jeff Barry.
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May 8, 1967 — “The Royal Flush”*
Repeat of Episode No. 1 from September 12, 1966.
New Song Added: “You Told Me” and ”The Girl I Knew Somewhere,” both written by Michael Nesmith and produced by Douglas Farthing Hatlelid.
Sponsor This Week: Kellogg’s™

May 15, 1967 — “Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers”**
Repeat of Episode No. 4 from October 3, 1966.
New Songs Added: “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You” and ”The Girl I Knew Somewhere.”
Sponsor This Week: Yardley Of London™

May 22, 1967 — “Monkee Versus Machine”**
Repeat of Episode No. 3 from September 26, 1966.
New Song Added: “You Told Me”.
Note: On the day that this segment went to air, The Monkees’ third album, The Monkees’ Headquarters (Colgems #COM/COS—103), was released.
Sponsor This Week: Kellogg’s™

May 29, 1967 — “The Success Story”*
Repeat of Episode No. 6 from October 17, 1966.
New Song Added: “Shades Of Grey,” written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil and produced by Douglas Farthing Hatlelid.
Sponsor This Week: Yardley Of London™

June 5, 1967 — Preempted by Baseball (Dodgers Versus Braves)

June 12, 1967 — “The Son Of A Gypsy”
Repeat of Episode No. 16 from December 26, 1966.
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June 19, 1967 — “The Spy Who Came In From The Cool”**
Repeat of Episode No. 5 from October 10, 1966.
New Song Added: “Randy Scouse Git,” written by Micky Dolenz and produced by Douglas Farthing Hatlelid.
Sponsor This Week: Kellogg’s™

June 26, 1967 — “I've Got A Little Song Here”*
Repeat of Episode No. 12 from November 28, 1966.
New Song Added: “For Pete’s Sake,” written by Peter Tork & Joseph Richards and produced by Douglas Farthing Hatlelid.
Sponsor This Week: Yardley Of London™

July 3, 1967 — Preempted by Baseball (Giants Versus Mets)

July 10, 1967 — “Captain Crocodile”**
Repeat of Episode No. 23 from February 20, 1967.
New Song Added: “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King and produced by Douglas Farthing Hatlelid.
Note: On the day this episode re-aired, “Pleasant Valley Sunday” b/w ”Words” was issued as The Monkees' 4th single (Colgems #1007).
Sponsor This Week: Yardley Of London™
Commercials This Week: Heartbreaker Eye Compact By Yardley (:30)/Glimmerick by Yardley (:30)/Jimmy Durante for Kellogg's Corn Flakes (1:00)/Clairol Midnight Sun (1:00).

July 17, 1967 — “The Monkees In A Ghost Town”
Repeat of Episode No. 7 from October 24, 1966.
New Song Added: a newly woodshedded remake of Boyce & Hart’s “Words,” produced by Douglas Farthing Hatlelid.
Sponsor This Week: Kellogg’s™
Commercials This Week: Kellogg's Raisin Bran (:30)/Heartbreaker Eye Compact By Yardley (:30)/Oh! De London by Yardley (:30)/Jimmy Durante for Kellogg's Corn Flakes (1:00)/The Monkees for Kellogg's Rice Krispies (:30)

July 24, 1967 — “The Case Of The Missing Monkee”
Repeat of Episode No. 17 from January 9, 1967.
New Song Added: “Pleasant Valley Sunday.”
Sponsor This Week: Yardley Of London™
Commercials This Week: Slicker Lip Polish by Yardley (:30)/Heartbreaker Eye Compact By Yardley (:30)/Dennis James for Kellogg's Pop Tarts (:30)/Jimmy Durante for Kellogg's Corn Flakes (:30)/Clairol Midnight Sun (1:00).

July 31, 1967 — “Monkee Chow Mein”**
Repeat of Episode No. 26 from March 13, 1967.
New Song Added: “Words.”
Sponsor This Week: Kellogg’s™
Commercials This Week: Jimmy Durante for Kellogg’s™ Corn Flakes (:30)/Clariol Summer Blond (:30)/Clariol Hairdew (:30)/Kellogg’s™ Sugar Frosted Flakes (:30)/Kellogg’s™ Variety Packs with Peter Marshall (:30)/The Monkees for Kellogg's Rice Krispies (:30)

August 7, 1967 — “Here Come The Monkees” (Original Pilot Film)**
Repeat of Episode No. 10 from November 14, 1966.
New Song Added: “Shades Of Grey”.
Note: This episode was originally going to be retelecast on July 10, 1967, with its soundtrack revised to feature “Words.”
Sponsor This Week: Yardley Of London™
Commercials This Week: Slicker Lip Polish by Yardley (:30)/Oh! De London By Yardley (:30)/Clairol Midnight Sun (1:00)

August 14, 1967 — “One Man Shy” (a.k.a. “Peter And The Debutante”)*
Repeat of Episode No. 13 from December 5, 1966.
New Song Added: “Forget That Girl” written and produced by Douglas Farthing Hatlelid.
Sponsor This Week: Kellogg’s™
Commercials This Week: Tony The Tiger for Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes (:30)/Clairol Summer Blonde (:30)/Bufferin (:30)/Kellogg's Raisin Bran (1:00)/The Monkees for Kellogg's Rice Krispies (:30)

August 21, 1967 — “The Monkees On Tour”**
Repeat of Episode No. 32 from April 24, 1967.
New Song Added: “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and “Words”, flipsides of The Monkees' 4th single (Colgems #1007).
Sponsor This Week: Yardley Of London™

August 28, 1967 — “Monkee Mother”
Repeat of Episode No. 27 from March 20, 1967.
Sponsor This Week: Kellogg’s™

September 4, 1967 — Preempted by Baseball (Indians Versus Twins)

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