When I was a freshman in high school, I somehow discovered the Monkees. I spent the majority of the year obsessed with them, even going so far as to program our (then) cutting edge VCR to tape all the episodes. A few years later my Mom "accidentally" taped over them so that she could watch her freaking General Hospital. I was pissed. I still kind of am, since I wrote "GINA'S TAPE" all over it.
I don't know how many people have actually watched any of the Monkees shows, but they were actually pretty funny. And continuing in my tradition of liking funny men, I was enamored of Mickey Dolenz, not the pretty little English Davey Jones.
One of their biggest hits, "Daydream Believer" was one of my least favorite songs. "Last Train to Clarkesville" was more my style.