Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 44 in a series – Asian Portrayals

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The only positive representation of Asian culture came unexpectedly in the final episode, “Frodis Caper”, co-written by Dolenz and Dave Evans. As discussed in the chapter on counter-culture, a Buddhist chant known as the Lotus Sutra aided the band in escaping the evil Wizard Glick and saving the world. Therefore these all-American boys save the world with the help of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, a teaching from the first historical Budda, Siddhartha Gautama.

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