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Monkees Awards Challenge: Day 10

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[Master post with all challenge questions HERE.]

DAY 10a: Favorite Monkees-Related Story

Man…I keep thinking of all the Monkees stories that I love and there are just so damn many that it’s difficult to choose. I’m really interested in the stories that we haven’t heard yet—like what exactly happened between Peter and Mike that led up to Mike giving Peter that gold watch when he quit the group *cough*bad breakup*cough*. I guess one story that is worth telling—not that it’s a total favorite of mine, but it’s one of the funniest Monkees-related stories for sure—is one I heard from Micky about when he was touring as part of Dolenz, Jones, Boyce, & Hart in the ’70s. They did a gig in some club in the lower level of the Empire State Building, and apparently the green room was really dingy and awful—musty, hardly anywhere to sit, and no bathrooms. Well, at one point the four of them were in the green room there having some beers and relaxing, and Tommy Boyce picked up his bottle of beer to have a sip. He takes one swig and immediately spits it out and sputters, “What the hell is this??” As it turned out, Davy pissed in Tommy’s beer bottle because there were no bathrooms, and after Tommy spat it out, Davy was rolling on the floor laughing.

So…yeah. There’s a story for you (and did I mention I love cheeky rascal-Davy? Hahah).

DAY 10b: Funniest Monkee

Ahh…another tough one! All four guys are definitely funny in their own ways. Davy could be hilarious when he wanted to, and Micky just…Micky will come out with some serious zingers that double you over with laughter. And I love Nez’s deadpan, acerbic style…that sort of low-key, intelligent “funny” that is so damn great because he seems like he doesn’t even care about being funny, and that makes it even funnier. So yeah…I guess I will go with Nez as my choice for funniest Monkee.

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Monkees Masterpost: Micky Dolenz + glasses

The best thing about Peter/Micky (Torklenz) is that even people who aren’t into Monkees slash are looking at this post (which now has 245 notes, by the way) and going, “Oh…Okay, yeah" and reblogging the crap out of it.

Micky: Girl don’t you know every I see you smiiilling…
Peter: BAWWW HURT SO BAAAAAAD I START CRYANGGGGG YEAAAAHHHHH! *falls over*

Micky: Girl don’t you know every I see you smiiilling…

Peter: BAWWW HURT SO BAAAAAAD I START CRYANGGGGG YEAAAAHHHHH! *falls over*

Monkees Awards Challenge: Day 4

[Disclaimer HERE.]
[Master post with all challenge questions HERE.]

DAY 4a: Favorite Song Written by a Monkee

This is SO very difficult to narrow down that I almost want to smack thank-your-lucky-stars for including this question (LOVE YOU, BESS. Haha)! After a lot (a LOT) of consideration, I’m going to have to go with “Sunny Girlfriend,” for my own personal reasons and because of Peter’s story about how they really “hit the pocket” when they were playing it in Osaka, Japan. The song has such a great energy and perfectly sly lyrics and I love the thought of them just euphorically rocking it out onstage. Runner-up song: "Naked Persimmon," because duh. Haha. (Thanks for the website name, Nez!)

DAY 4b: Monkee That Looks Best in Drag

Well, a while back we actually did an entire post here on NP with a detailed analysis and explanation of which Monkee (in our opinion) looks best in drag. The conclusion we came to then was Mike.

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HOWEVER… even though Mike looks extraordinarily good as Princess Gwen, there is no denying that Micky is, by far, the most “feminine” of the Monkees. I was once in my car with a friend and had a Monkees song that Micky sang playing over the stereo, and my friend turned to me and said, “Is that a boy or a girl singing?” Sooo, that coupled with Micky’s lithe body (in the ’60s) and delicate features makes me inclined to select him as Monkee Who Looks Best in Drag If He’d Had More Onscreen Time. Because Micky’s just too darn pretty to leave out…

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Brothers from different mothers. From the 2011 tour. <3

Brothers from different mothers. From the 2011 tour. <3


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Am I the only one who thinks Micky Dolenz would be the PERFECT Dr. Frank-n-Furter from the Rocky Horror Picture Show??! allysonharrison97

…Oh, no, dear. You are most definitely NOT the only one who thinks Micky would be a positively scintillating Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The gif above is sadly the closest we’ll probably ever come to seeing such, but just imagine those long legs of Micky’s in fishnet stockings and garters…his torso laced up in a corset, and shimmering red lipstick painted across his lips. Furthering the RHPS fantasy, we can also picture Peter as Rocky Horror, and Davy and Mike as Janet Weiss and Brad Majors (respectively). Which, of course, then leads to the imagining of what Dr. Frank-N-Further (Micky) does with Rocky (Peter)….and both Brad (Mike) and Janet (Davy) later on…

Monkees Awards Challenge: Day 3

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[Master post with all challenge questions HERE.]

DAY 3a. Favorite Monkees Documentary or Book

Well, I’m not sure if this is including books written by members of the Monkees, as well as books about the Monkees, but if it is, I have to choose Micky’s autobiography, I’m a Believer: My Life of Monkees, Music, and Madness. I really, really love the way Micky paints the scenes in the book, with the use of stage directions and cues, as if one is reading a play. It makes you feel like you’re right there in the room and can see and hear everything that’s happening. Micky is also incredibly hilarious in his writing, and you can hear his “voice” so clearly in the book. The only downside to the book is that even with the revised edition, it covers his life/the trajectory of The Monkees only up to the 30th anniversary reunion and the release of Justus. So it would be great to see Micky write another addendum or whatnot talking about the 2011 tour, Davy’s passing, Nez touring with them again, and so on.

DAY 3b: Monkee You’d Most Like to be Stuck in an Elevator With

Oh, boy. I actually have a huge fear of being stuck in an elevator, so I kind of hate this question. Haha. But I’ll do one for ’60s Monkee, and one for present day.

1960s: Peter. If it’s Peter and it’s the ’60s, we’d find plenty of ways to, ahem…pass the time til someone got us out. Trust.

Present Day: Nez. See, re: the above-mentioned fear of being stuck in an elevator. Nez is the only one that I think would be able to keep me calm. Micky wouldn’t assuage my nerves, and I’d probably end up strangling Peter. So, yes. Nez. Haha.

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Click to view full-size - Micky in Salt Lake City, 1968.

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