The Monkees are a pop rock band, who were formed in 1966 for a television series of the same name, which aired from 1966 to 1968. Members of the band were Americans Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Englishman Davy Jones. The band was created to capitalize on the popularity of The Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night, and the television series would follow the adventures of the fictitious band.
- The band was spoofed on Muppets Tonight as The Benedictine Monkees. Bandmember Micky Dolenz also appeared in episode 105, performing one of the band's hit songs, "I'm a Believer," with Bobo the Bear.
- In episode 205 of Muppets Tonight!, Ernst Stavros Grouper uses examples to show Kermit why monkeys are in and frogs are out. One of them is "Hey, hey we're The Froggies and people say we Froggy around."
- Ruth Buzzi played Mrs. Weatherspoon in "A Coffin Too Frequent" (1967)
- James Frawley directed 28 episodes of the series, often played bit parts, and voiced the dummy Mr. Schneider in multiple episodes
- Stan Freberg played Daggart in "Monkee vs. Machine" (1966)
- Anita Mann played a dancer in "Everywhere a Sheik, Sheik" (1967)
- Pat Paulsen played the Secretary for the Department of UFO Information in "Monkees Watch Their Feet" (1968)
- Olan Soule played a waiter in "Monkees Manhattan Style" (1967)