10 Things You May Not Have Known About The First 10 Episodes Of "The Monkees"
50 years ago this month, producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider placed a classified ad in The Hollywood Reporter seeking "4 insane boys," a move which - just over a year later, on September 12, 1966 - led to The Monkees making its debut on NBC. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of that ad, Rhino issued the announcement that they'll be releasing the series on Blu-ray on January 29, 2016. (You can pre-order it here.) As an additional method of celebration, we've compiled 10 things you may not have known about the first 10 small-screen adventures of Davy, Peter, Micky, and Mike.
1. "Royal Flush" (9/12/66)
Actress Ceil Cabot – whose character served as chambermaid to Princess Bettina (Katherine Walsh), Davy's first-ever crush of the series – had the distinction of appearing in the first episodes of two different series revolving around pop groups: she can also been spotted in the debut installment of The Partridge Family.