The Monkees' manager, Rudy Gunther, sends them to the Riverdale Country Club to audition for a Sweet Sixteen party. The organizer, Charles Russell, happens to be an old Marine buddy of Rudy's. His daughter Vanessa immediately falls for Davy and starts neglecting her homework. Realizing they will surely lose the job if she flunks, the boys decide to help her study for her final.
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Did You Know?
Rudy the Manager (Bing Russell
) and his daughter Jill (Jill Van Ness
) were supposed to be recurring characters on the show, before disastrous ratings of this pilot led to most of their scenes being cut. See more
When The Monkees sneak Vanessa out of the house to tutor her, she's wearing a sweater and jeans, and her hair is in two ponytails. In the next shot they are at the beach and her hair is all wet from the water. Then in the next shot she's back in the sweater, jeans, and two ponytails, with no sign of her hair having been wet. See more
References Get Smart
I Wanna Be Free
Written and Produced by Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart
Performed by The Monkees See more