I love how when Mike lifts the table top lid up and Peter looks at the camera and rolls his eyes. Over it much? At least he does a good job at hiding it. Oh wait...
The rent is late! Again! I think the boys would have more money to use towards rent if they stopped getting three newspapers delivered. Seriously, Davy has a copy. Mike has a copy, and Micky has a copy. Learn to share, boys!
So, we are led to believe that Peter just walked in, asked for the job, and was immediately given an interview. I don't know about you, but in my experience you fill out the application, wait 3.5 years to hear back from them, schedule an interview, and then wait another 3.5 to hear whether or not you are hired. But hey, Peter is cute, so I bet that helped him.
"Peter. Ya dig? Pete."
"Operation, Pete Digger."
"Listen, I'm a man!"
"In your spare time you are a man."
Awww, poor Peter comes back to the pad, dejected and feeling low after being OWNED by that machine. Mike tries to comfort him by telling him, "You have something the machine doesn't have. You have friends." If that was the advice a friend gave me when I was upset, I would seriously consider hitting them with a shovel.
Something I have never understood is what Peter says to Mike while explaining what happened during his interview. It sounds like he says either, "Oh wow!" or "Oh, well..." Either way, it sounds weird.
"Sex?" (Peter's laugh at this point during the commentary is just awesome).
"I bet you're a real swinger when you're turned on." Oh, Mike...
Okay, so lets get on the same page here. Mike JUST got hired. The rent is already late. They have to pay it or get out. Mike won't get a nice paychecks for a couple of weeks so............how does this all work with out with the guys still having a place to live? I wish real life was like tv sometimes. Life would be a lot easier and filled with musical romps.
Peter pipes in and tells Mike to cheer up because at least he will get to play with kids on the job. My first thought was, no Peter, as it usually is. Unless we are back in the early 1900s when child labor was rampant, I don't think you will see many kids running around a factory, even if said factory is making toys. For product research purposes, sure you will interact with kids, but since we don't really know what Mike's job title is...
**"SATURDAY'S CHILD" ROMP**
It is time to test the toys! I was a little perplexed as to why they have 14 year old boys come in to play with toys, but hey, gotta cover all the bases right? I bet Daggart regretted bringing the big boys in when he took away Davy's yo-yo and one of the older boys beats the shit out of him. Seriously, that kid goes to town on Daggart! Kids these days! Or, THOSE days.
Mike tries to tell Mr. Duggins that he needs to remember to put happiness into his toys and that Pop Harper put that into the thing he created. I am not going to bring up the whole BS concept of his toy, but it is implied.
Name the toy after the Monkees, because it always comes back. Very prophetic of you, Mike. I am waiting for 100% confirmation of a 2013 tour this summer!!
**"LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE" ROMP**
**ATTRACTIVE MONKEE MOMENTS**
After Mike gets the job and we cut back to the pad, the close up of Mike in deep thought. He looks oh so cute!
I am always one for a shirtless Davy. So, a shirtless Davy wearing a cowboy hat running on the beach is just aces in my book!
Also, Mike and Peter in their construction worker jumpsuits with the open collar. Yes, please!
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