While working on the proofs for the book I’m reminded of all the fun research I’ve had the chance to do – and wanted to share this with you.
While reading this sentence…
“Certainly the studio cultivated that character [of teen idol] for Davy even before The Monkees, grooming him with guest starring roles as a singer on family- friendly programs such as Ben Casey and The Farmer’s Daughter (where he sang a straight version of “Gonna Buy Me a Dog” before the comic duet with Micky that appeared on The Monkees.”
And here’s the full episode as it stands on YouTube:
Here’s Davy performing the song:
In a further ‘Six Degrees of Separation” with The Monkees, fans will remember that several auditions for the Monkees were held on The Farmer’s Daughter set on their day off.
Previously in Out of Research Vault: