‘The Monkees’ television series begins production 50 years ago today (May 31 1966)

Video: 'The Monkees - "Don't Look a Gift Horse In the Mouth"'

(Tuesday, May 31, 1966)The Monkees television series, a situation comedy that follows the adventures of four young men trying to make a name for themselves as rock ‘n roll singers (starring Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz. Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork), began production today in Malibu Canyon, California, as filming began of the first episode (after the pilot), titled “Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth” (which would air Oct. 31, 1966).

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