33 The Monkees in Popular Culture from How the Monkees Changed Television

33 The Monkees in Popular Culture from How the Monkees Changed Television


Had The Monkees done Sugar Sugar we
wouldn’t have the Archie and, of course, the Archie comics — another side
tangent — has become Riverdale .The big show right and a big show because
you all know him from your own childhood TV watching right? So the grown up
version. So it’s like Circus Boy becoming a Monkee. It just happens over and over
again right? All right, you’ve also all known a Monkee song all your life
even if you didn’t think you did because in Shrek they use I’m A Believer. So now
we’re years behind. We’re thirty years from the show being on the air and a
whole run of children know this song right and this is Micky Dolenz closing
song in all his concerts. This is his song right? Breaking Bad in the season
before it went off the air did a whole meth — a whole montage of putting meth
together to the Monkees song Going Down because Vince Gilligan was a Monkees fan
when he was a kid. So his chance to use Monkees music and his own TV show was
something exciting for him. Likewise Mad Men did an episode that used the song
for the Monkees. So highly rated Emmy-winning TV shows are airing their
music to a whole new generation. I thought that was cool.

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