Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 53 in a series – Can’t Say Hell on TV

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Perhaps the show’s boldest comment concerning television came near the end of their run in episode 52 “The Devil and Peter Tork” (Kaufman and Gardner and Caruso).  In visualizing hell as the place Peter may be sent since he sold his soul for the ability to play the harp, every time they say “Hell” they are bleeped. This elicits the comment from Micky, “You know what’s even more scary? You can’t say (bleep) on television.” 

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 Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture


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