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25 After The Monkees from How The Monkees Changed Television

Rosanne Welch, PhD, Author of Why The Monkees Matter, presents “How The Monkees Changed Television” at a Cal State Fullerton Lunch Lecture on May 8, 2018.

In this talk, she shows how The Monkees, and specifically their presence on television, set the stage for large changes to come in the late 1960s.

 

Transcript

Micky Dolenz is gonna leave the country and go to England and become a director for 15 years and he directs children’s television programs that are classics in England right? So he was going the Ron Howard I’m not gonna be Opie anymore thing and then he got drawn back to the states for their 20th anniversary tour and has been touring ever since but had he not given up being a director who knows where he might have gone with his directing right but he couldn’t get taken seriously as an actor here in the States even though he’d had his own TV show when he was 10 and he had his own TV show when he’s 18 and they were both hits. So but his acting career nobody believed right because he was just the goofy guy. Mike Nesmith wanted to be more of a songwriter and a country songwriter. Nobody took him seriously. He started the First National Band. It didn’t work. He ended up going off and you know running his own video company and he’s now a millionaire so he’s happy and Davy Jones probably had it the worst because being a boy teen idol — look look how hard it was for Justin Timberlake to grow up right — I mean that is the hard position for a man to grow out of. So we’re not good with Renaissance people. The fact that you can have more than one talent.


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A hit television show about a fictitious rock band, The Monkees (1966-1968) earned two Emmys–Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial Acheivement in Comedy.

Capitalizing on the show’s success, the actual band formed by the actors, at their peak, sold more albums than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined, and set the stage for other musical TV characters from The Partridge Family to Hannah Montana. In the late 1980s, the Monkees began a series of reunion tours that continued into their 50th anniversary.

This book tells the story of The Monkees and how the show changed television, introducing a new generation to the fourth-wall-breaking slapstick created by Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers.

Its creators contributed to the innovative film and television of 1970s with projects like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Laugh-In and Welcome Back, Kotter. Immense profits from the show, its music and its merchandising funded the producers’ move into films such as Head, Easy Riderand Five Easy Pieces.

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24 Monkees, Girlfriends and Wives from How The Monkees Changed Television [Video] (1:00)

What this entire presentation — How The Monkees Changed Television with Rosanne Welch, PhD (Complete Presentation and Q&A) [Video] (45:06)

24 Monkees, Girlfriends and Wives from How The Monkees Changed Television [Video] (1:00)

Rosanne Welch, PhD, Author of Why The Monkees Matter, presents “How The Monkees Changed Television” at a Cal State Fullerton Lunch Lecture on May 8, 2018.

In this talk, she shows how The Monkees, and specifically their presence on television, set the stage for large changes to come in the late 1960s.

 

Transcript

So his wife would have to travel separately when they were in country with the kid and sometimes she’d hang out with one of the other band members not one of the major guys but like you know the backup guitarist or something and they would look like they were a couple traveling behind The Monkees. Meanwhile he’s going to press events with Sally Field and the fan mags are all telling us Gidget and Davey are about to get together or Davy and Deanna Martin are about to get together right? All of that to feed the press and the newspapers. Not the real guy at all but that’s a third version of who he is right? So this messes them up and it messed the audience up because in America we’re not good with the idea of Renaissance people — that people have more than one Talent. So back when the show goes off the air it’s very hard for any of these guys to get work again because everybody thinks they’re this goofy set of guys who lives in that funny apartment on Malibu and they’re not really serious right?


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A hit television show about a fictitious rock band, The Monkees (1966-1968) earned two Emmys–Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial Acheivement in Comedy.

Capitalizing on the show’s success, the actual band formed by the actors, at their peak, sold more albums than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined, and set the stage for other musical TV characters from The Partridge Family to Hannah Montana. In the late 1980s, the Monkees began a series of reunion tours that continued into their 50th anniversary.

This book tells the story of The Monkees and how the show changed television, introducing a new generation to the fourth-wall-breaking slapstick created by Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers.

Its creators contributed to the innovative film and television of 1970s with projects like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Laugh-In and Welcome Back, Kotter. Immense profits from the show, its music and its merchandising funded the producers’ move into films such as Head, Easy Riderand Five Easy Pieces.

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3 Great Gifts for the Readers in your Life from Dr. Rosanne Welch

3 Great Gifts for the Readers in your Life from Dr. Rosanne Welch

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23 Identity Construction and Confusion 2 from How The Monkees Changed Television [Video] (0:48)

What this entire presentation — How The Monkees Changed Television with Rosanne Welch, PhD (Complete Presentation and Q&A) [Video] (45:06)

23 Identity Construction and Confusion 2 from How The Monkees Changed Television [Video] (0:48)

Rosanne Welch, PhD, Author of Why The Monkees Matter, presents “How The Monkees Changed Television” at a Cal State Fullerton Lunch Lecture on May 8, 2018.

In this talk, she shows how The Monkees, and specifically their presence on television, set the stage for large changes to come in the late 1960s.

 

Transcript

As they were putting the show together the original credits give him that name. By the time it finally gets on the air they’ve gone to Micky Dolenz. Don’t know why but now suddenly the character the goofy crazy one is Micky Dolenz and the problem with that is we don’t know who the real guys are and above and beyond the character you are and the person you are in your publicity the fan magazines were going crazy back in the day and they were inventing a persona for you. Micky Dolenz’s sister who tours with him musically now wrote a column “What it’s like to be Mickey’s sister”. Which you’re pretty sure wasn’t anything that actually happened in their family right and when Davy Jones decided to get married, it had to be kept a secret because nobody wanted the cute boy to be married or girls would feel guilty for wanting him that would be a bad thing to do


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A hit television show about a fictitious rock band, The Monkees (1966-1968) earned two Emmys–Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial Acheivement in Comedy.

Capitalizing on the show’s success, the actual band formed by the actors, at their peak, sold more albums than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined, and set the stage for other musical TV characters from The Partridge Family to Hannah Montana. In the late 1980s, the Monkees began a series of reunion tours that continued into their 50th anniversary.

This book tells the story of The Monkees and how the show changed television, introducing a new generation to the fourth-wall-breaking slapstick created by Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers.

Its creators contributed to the innovative film and television of 1970s with projects like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Laugh-In and Welcome Back, Kotter. Immense profits from the show, its music and its merchandising funded the producers’ move into films such as Head, Easy Riderand Five Easy Pieces.

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Rosanne Co-Hosts Zilch #126 Monkees 101 – “Monkee See, Monkee Die” for Halloween

I’m having more fun than should be allowed recording this new segment on Zilch:  Monkees 101.  So far Dr. Sarah Clark and I have recorded 4 of our shows and the 2nd episode is a deconstruction of the 2nd episode of The Monkees to be broadcast.  “Monkee See, Monkee Die” was written by Treva Silverman and involves the Monkees attending the reading of a late millionaire’s will, but in order to earn the organ he has left to them, they must stay the night in his haunted castle. — Rosanne

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Drs. Rosanne Welch and Sarah Clark debut their new series for Zilch! entitled Monkees 101.

Join them for a fun, thoughtful romp through S1 E2 Monkee See, Monkee Die” the second episode of The Monkees to air. Originally aired 10/29/18.

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A hit television show about a fictitious rock band, The Monkees (1966-1968) earned two Emmys–Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial Acheivement in Comedy.

Capitalizing on the show’s success, the actual band formed by the actors, at their peak, sold more albums than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined, and set the stage for other musical TV characters from The Partridge Family to Hannah Montana. In the late 1980s, the Monkees began a series of reunion tours that continued into their 50th anniversary.

This book tells the story of The Monkees and how the show changed television, introducing a new generation to the fourth-wall-breaking slapstick created by Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers.

Its creators contributed to the innovative film and television of 1970s with projects like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Laugh-In and Welcome Back, Kotter. Immense profits from the show, its music and its merchandising funded the producers’ move into films such as Head, Easy Riderand Five Easy Pieces.

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22 Identity Construction and Confusion from How The Monkees Changed Television [Video] (1:07)

What this entire presentation — How The Monkees Changed Television with Rosanne Welch, PhD (Complete Presentation and Q&A) [Video] (45:06)

22 Identity Construction and Confusion from How The Monkees Changed Television [Video] (1:07)

Rosanne Welch, PhD, Author of Why The Monkees Matter, presents “How The Monkees Changed Television” at a Cal State Fullerton Lunch Lecture on May 8, 2018.

In this talk, she shows how The Monkees, and specifically their presence on television, set the stage for large changes to come in the late 1960s.

 

Transcript

This is probably the most critical studies interesting thing — their identity construction and of course by that we mean when we look at an actor many people assume they have the traits of their character, right? Tom Selleck is not, in fact, a Vietnam vet right? Magnum P.I. doesn’t exist but we assume they have these traits. This was very difficult for these guys because normally on a TV show you’d be given a character name right? The guys on the Big Bang Theory that’s not your– it’s Johnny Galecki it’s not Leonard, right? So we know that they’re acting they have a fake name on this show. For whatever reason, they chose to use their real names — not them personally but the producers chose to have them use their real names. So right away the audience is lost between who’s Michael Nesmith the man versus Michael Nesmith the actor on the show right? Versus all these other Michael’s that are going to be invented here. What’s really triply interesting is in the very first pilot they gave Micky Dolenz the name he’d used on Circus Boy. That’s his acting name because when he was a child his dad didn’t want people to think that he got the job because who his dad was, so on Circus Boy, it stars Micky Braddock.


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A hit television show about a fictitious rock band, The Monkees (1966-1968) earned two Emmys–Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial Acheivement in Comedy.

Capitalizing on the show’s success, the actual band formed by the actors, at their peak, sold more albums than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined, and set the stage for other musical TV characters from The Partridge Family to Hannah Montana. In the late 1980s, the Monkees began a series of reunion tours that continued into their 50th anniversary.

This book tells the story of The Monkees and how the show changed television, introducing a new generation to the fourth-wall-breaking slapstick created by Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers.

Its creators contributed to the innovative film and television of 1970s with projects like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Laugh-In and Welcome Back, Kotter. Immense profits from the show, its music and its merchandising funded the producers’ move into films such as Head, Easy Riderand Five Easy Pieces.

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50 Photos from WhoCon 2018, San Diego, California

We spent the weekend down in San Diego attending WhoCon 2018. Rosanne was speaking on “Feminism in the Who-niverse in the Era of a Lady Doctor” (video coming soon).

Here are 50 photos from the presentation and the overall event.

I’ll also soon have a video interview with Dalek Builder Steve Roberts who kept us entertained all weekend with this fully functional Dalek!

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