While the music was the marketing miracle, it was the program that created their personas. Rafelson remembered, “We interviewed several hundred guys. We didn’t want professional actors–they’re too concerned with image and acting technique. We finally settled on Peter, Mike, Micky, and one Englishman, Davy. They had not met before, they were all musicians. The one quality above all else was that they came over as original people.”
“If mentioned in television histories at all, The Monkees were seen as the bastard child when discussing counter-culture humor in 1960s television, behind Laugh-In and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, yet they prefigured and influenced both of those programs.”
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