The guest cast for this episode are Karen James as Miss Buntwell (her only screen credit), Stephen Coit as the Timid Man (his geek credits include playing Lt. Conway in an episode of Space Patrol, and playing the Coroner in the TV movie Death Ray 2000 in 1981), Elisabeth Camp as Woman (she would later appear in the episode "Son of a Gypsy" as Mme. Rantha), Derrick Lewis as Smoothie (he previously appeared in a 1963 Twilight Zone and played Lt. O'Brien in six episodes of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea), and Hal March as Renaldo (his previous geek credit was playing Agent Ray in the 1954 movie The Atomic Kid). Also appearing in this episode, uncredited, was Bette Nesmith Graham (Michael's mother, the inventor of Liquid Paper).
|Pete answers the phone... who was the eighth president of the US?|
|Pete's first lesson with Miss Buntwell.|
|The courtroom sequence.|
|Miss Buntwell is very persuasive!|
|Mike's mom makes a guest appearance!|
|Mike doesn't like to do the hula dance.|
|The writer's room.|
|Davy makes his pitch to the new students.|
|The Dancing Smoothies stand by!|
|Micky dances with a pooch!|
|Tearing up the lifetime contracts.|
This was a very fun episode, and I like that all the Monkees got their place in the spotlight, rather than the focus mostly being on one of them. I have to admit that I was surprised that the actress playing Miss Buntwell had only the one part in her resume, as I could've sworn I recalled seeing her elsewhere.
Next time: It's another episode with two names, "Too Many Girls," aka "Davy and Fern"!