Hi there! Well thank you so much for the kind words. We appreciate it! :D In regard to your question, we’ve actually been asked that before, on several occasions. Remember that you can always check our #monkeesexual post tag or our Monkeesexual Compilation Posts to see which questions we’ve been asked previously. However, we will go ahead and repost our answers here for you now:
Davy: Mostly monosyllabic. Lots of grunting, maybe some panting. We don’t see Davy being particularly loud, but not totally silent, either. We can, however, possibly see him letting out a “Yippee!” like in Too Many Girls (Fern & Davy)…or, well, since that one anecdote that we posted…”Here we cum…”
Micky: Nonstop jabbering interspersed with primitive grunting. We think Micky literally would not be able to shut up, and would broadcast an ongoing stream of dirty talk. Though if his partner wanted him to be quiet, he might actually oblige her request and not say a word the entire time. His groans, however, would most likely escalate in frequency and volume the closer he got to climax, and then he’d get loud as all hell.
Peter: Peter would be the moaniest of the bunch, by far. We feel his noises would be all over the map, however, too…loud groans followed by dirty little whispers, moans rising into guttural screams, and everything in between. So he definitely wouldn’t stick to any one noise all the time—you’d just get a big ol’ grab bag o’ nookie noises.
Mike: We think Mike would be the quietest Monkee in bed—quiet to the point of wondering whether he’s actually enjoying himself. But if spurred on properly, we can see Mike making a few grunting noises of varying levels of enthusiasm. When Mike has an orgasm, of course, there is the possibility that he might revert to one of his Texan-isms, such as a half-choked “Holymotheragod!” or somesuch.
Sure thing! We’ve gone and made it into a little set, cause we thought it might not fit into one gif…
Well, you see, Mike and Country Mike represent two separate realities threatening to crumble into each other. As it turns out, the very fact that they are sitting next to each other in the “Naked Persimmon” sequence in 33 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee is symbolic of a rip in the space-time continuum. So they go back and forth in the song as a way of “fighting” over which Mike will remain in this reality. Country Mike, with his pronounced twang and laid-back demeanor, is no match for Nudie Suit-wearing Mike, and he is perplexed by his own actions (as well as the unearthly amount of glitter Mike is wearing).
But, Country Mike is still Mike Nesmith, and as such, he doesn’t like to lose. Thus, the duet rages on, until shiny-glittery-metrosexual Mike has no choice but to dispel his evil twin by summoning up all of the constipation he can muster, from deep within his blocked bowels, and yelling a sacred Tehama Indian word that exists solely for the purpose of dispelling unwanted spirits (and might also possibly be the name of a golf club. But anyway…). That word?
…And there you have it.
Hey there! It’s no bother at all. Unfortunately, that radio interview is no longer available. It was online three years ago, which was when the interview took place, but all the audio files have since disappeared from the Internet (or at least every place we searched did not have it available). To be honest, we’d be reluctant to provide the link even if it were, mainly because the interviewer was extremely rude to Nurit and badgered her for details about Phyllis’ death after she broke the news. This is arguably this person’s “style” of interviewing, but we find it completely tasteless and disgusting. One of us actually called him out on it back then, and afterward he proceeded to harass us. So really, the only thing you’re missing out on by not hearing the interview is a case of high blood pressure and an unpleasant churning sensation in the pit of your stomach.
It seems so! This was originally brought up a few days ago when goodtimemusic posted a fan letter from a 1968 edition of Datebook. In the letter, the fan mentions the sketch being on page 17 of MMT. The post was subsequently reblogged by coolcherrycream, who provided this photo that she found online. We’ve drawn a red box around what appears to be the illustration of Mike (note the hair swoop and wool hat), in the far left corner of the picture:
(For a larger version, click HERE.)
Well hey there! Thanks very much for the love, Val! To answer your question, it is indeed true that Peter Tork and Reine Stewart were married. It was probably not the most formal or official of ceremonies…or at least when they first “married” it was more of a hippie-dippie, bare feet/patchouli/guitar strumming-type deal, but then later they made it official with documentations and whatnot. They did divorce, however…and yes, Reine was Peter’s second wife. He was previously married for three fleeting months to Jody Babb, from June to September of 1960.
Sure, hon! No problem whatsoever. The transcript of the interview is below. (For those wanting the original audio, you can listen to it HERE.)
Peter: “I will tell you—I don’t, I don’t—this is the first time I’ve ever announced this in public. I haven’t told too many people—Janis. Janis and I. Janis Joplin.”
Interviewer #1: “Is that right? What kind of lover was Janis Joplin?”
Peter: “DAMN she was good!”
Interviewer #1: “Is that right? She was a giver in the sack, yes?”
Peter: “She was great. She was lovely. She was a great—”
Interviewer #2: “Did you ever throw a pill down her throat before she would, uh…?”
Peter: [laughs] ”The date rape drug? Is that what you’re accusing me of here, Boomer? I resemble that remark!”
Interviewer #1: “Walk me through this. Hold on, walk me through this. Janis Joplin and you…”
Peter: “Actually, Janis and I knew each other before we both “broke,” before either of us broke. I was a bar—I was a busboy and a beer jerk at this club called The Golden Bear—”
Interviewer #1: “In New York?”
Peter: “In Huntington Beach, California. I had just gone to California, and Janis was in Big Brother and the Holding Company, and they were a pretty well-known San Francisco group, but Janis hadn’t broken as big as she became later, and they came through, and Janis and I just fell to talking. We had a lot in common. There was something in common—I spoke to her about her drinking, I said, ‘You might get sclerosis.’ She said, ‘Cirrhosis!’”
Interviewer #1: [laughs]
Peter: ”Corrected. I didn’t mind being corrected, you know, I didn’t get all ego about it. We just became—”
Interviewer #1: “You bonded. You had a connection there.”
Peter: “Pretty close, yeah.”
Interviewer #1: “And how long until you bedded her down? Like, a while?”
Peter: “Well, we lost contact. Then a couple years later, The Monkees were already rolling, I’m watching 2001—”
Interviewer #1: “A Space Odyssey.”
Peter: “—A Space Odyssey. And Janis is in the audience, too, and she…’HEYYY, how you…’—she was so raucous, you know—’HEY, how ya doin’, honey?’ She was fabulous.”
Interviewer #2: “Oh my goodness.”
Interviewer #1: “And that was the night?”
Peter: “No, it was—it was back and forth, we would, um…what happened was that Big Brother was playing New York, and I was in New York, as I recall, so y’know, I called her up and said, ‘I’m around.’ Came up—and of course the band and I are good friends, David Getz, the drummer, is a good friend of mine to this day, Sam Andrew, James Gurley—”
Interviewer #1: “So you’re in New York, Big Brother’s playing, and you see Joplin—”
Peter: “And we go there, and yeah—and Janis, you know, retires. / ‘I’ll be there in a minute.’ / And I walked in, we had some conversation, and uh…”
Interviewer #1: “You laid the lumber. Look at you. You’re something special.”
Peter: “I am.”
Interviewer #1: “Only one time?”
Interviewer #1: “Twice! She came back for more.”
Peter: “Long-term relationship for—or I did [come back for more].”
Interviewer #2: “Maybe he went back for more.”
Peter: “Yeah, cause she was bored, and she—”
Interviewer #1: “I would think it would be very tough to please Janis Joplin sexually.”
Peter: “Uhh…well, I couldn’t tell you.”
Interviewer #1: “She didn’t start singing ‘Bobby McGee’ or anything?”
Peter: “She was—hey, a second time is a testimonial, right?”
Interviewer #2: “I would think so, yeah.”
Well, it’s more than a rumor that she and Peter were together…he confirmed in a radio interview in November of 2009 that they did sleep together (twice). We have absolutely no idea if Janis had a thing for Mike, however, or if they ever even met. It seems possible, given that she was a friend of Peter’s—and we all know how well Mike gets along with Peter’s female friends *cough*—but there’s nothing to suggest that Mike and Janis were at all acquainted or had even met.
Well, this is an interesting query. It would really depend on a few different factors, including the woman with whom he is on the date. The thing is, Nez is pretty awkward about human contact overall. This is probaby the result of years of fleeing the limelight and hibernating in his Monterey man-cave—and just the fact that he’s a shy fella overall. So him on any date right now would most likely be an exercise in awkwardness (albeit in an endearing way).
Nez would probably be calm on the outside—as he almost always is—but insecure and a little nervous on the inside. He’ll be more likely to be engaged in the conversation if he feels more “connected” to the woman, and by “engaged” we mean not chattering away, but sitting there and listening to what she is saying, absorbing every word. If there is less of a connection—or only a superficial one—we’d bet that he would still be the polite, charming, Southern gentleman that he is, but he would probably not call her for a second date.
So, hopefully that helps to answer your question. There’s no way for us to know for 100% sure how he’d act on a date, but based on what we do know, the above is what we’re theorizing.
Hey there! Well, we’ve been asked this a few times before. There are several specific episodes that Mike is in only briefly, or absent from altogether. Let’s take a look…
I Was a 99-lb. Weakling - From what we know, Mike wasn’t in this one because he was having his tonsils taken out.
The Card-Carrying Red Shoes - Not sure why Mike wasn’t in this one (possibly because of Phyllis’ car accident?), but to our knowledge, a part was indeed written for him in it.
Hitting the High Seas - He “wasn’t available for filming,” for whatever that may mean. We’ve heard that he supposedly actually did get seasick, so the “go below, Mike” at the beginning was used as an excuse for him to depart from the rest of the episode.
The Monkees Watch Their Feet - Mike is in the prologue scene introducing Pat Paulsen, and the epilogue. Reasons for his not appearing in the remainder of the episode are unknown.
So, to sum up: It seems that at least part of the reason for Mike’s not appearing in certain episodes was due to medical or family issues, but as for the rest, well…we think he just plain chose not to show up. Because he’s Mike. If anyone has any more detailed explanations, though, please do feel free to comment on this post.