Ben Stiller created "The Grungies", the best spoof/mashup of the Monkees' Show and the Seattle Grunge scene. It's like an episode, set in Seattle, switched to Gen X, all in under 9 minutes.
Even the opening credits/theme song are a terrific rip-off of the original, down to the "hat trick", Monkee walk, Tarzan swing and rolling bed.
Josh Goldsilver is played by "Mickey Dolenz". (Yes, it's really HIM!)
And their Manager/Landlord "Mr. A. Dult" is played by the familiar face of Paul Dooley (you'll recognize him)
The lead singer of the Goo Girls is played by Jeanne Tripplehorn . Her father, Tom Tripplehorne, was a guitarist for Gary Lewis & The Playboys ("This Diamond Ring " 1965, written by Al Kooper . The band on the recording was actually made up of the Wrecking Crew, including Leon Russel)
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