Having escaped the clutches of mad scientist Vito Scotti in the previous week's episode "Case of the Missing Monkee," the Monkees find themselves at the mercy of another demented doctor in "I Was a Teenage Monster." This time, the boys are hired by Dr. Mendoza (John Hoyt), who wants them to teach his Monster (a pre-James Bond Richard Kiel) how to dance and sing. When the boys are unable to do so, the Doc prepares to transfer their musical talents into the Monster, with the assistance of his giggling assistant Groot (Byron Foulger). Songs: "Your Auntie Grizelda", "Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day", and the series' theme tune. Originally seen on January 16, 1967, "I Was a Teenage Monster" was written by Dave Evans, Gerald Gardner, and Dee Caruso, from a story by Evans.
by Hal Erickson synopsis