Rosanne co-hosts Zilch #131: Monkees 101: our Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers [Audio]

It’s time for another episode of Monkees 101, which I cohost with the marvelous fellow Phd, Sarah Clark. This one covers the episode “Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers”, written by Dave Evans and directed by James Frawley, who sadly passed away on January 24th.  Enjoy hearing our take on one of the classic episodes of the show.. — Rosanne

Rosanne co-hosts Zilch #131: Monkees 101: our Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers [Audio]

Drs. Rosanne Welch and Sarah Clark are back for Zilch Monkees 101 S1 E4 “Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers”, the 4th episode of The Monkees to air. We also have a live version of “Let’s Dance On” from 2016 and Monkees News!

This episode is dedicated to James Frawley, a veteran Hollywood director of film and TV projects like The Monkees (32 episodes) and The Muppet Movie, has died. He was 82.

Thank you for making our lives better with your work.
Originally aired 1/24/19

We were born to love one another.

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A hit television show about a fictitious rock band, The Monkees (1966-1968) earned two Emmys–Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial Acheivement in Comedy.

Capitalizing on the show’s success, the actual band formed by the actors, at their peak, sold more albums than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined, and set the stage for other musical TV characters from The Partridge Family to Hannah Montana. In the late 1980s, the Monkees began a series of reunion tours that continued into their 50th anniversary.

This book tells the story of The Monkees and how the show changed television, introducing a new generation to the fourth-wall-breaking slapstick created by Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers.

Its creators contributed to the innovative film and television of 1970s with projects like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Laugh-In and Welcome Back, Kotter. Immense profits from the show, its music and its merchandising funded the producers’ move into films such as Head, Easy Riderand Five Easy Pieces.

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