The Monkees are faced with eviction from theirshared apartment, and the landlord, Mr. Babbitt (Henry Corden) isn't waiting around for them to clean house. Instead, a middle-aged woman, Millie, who carries a parrot and a stuffed dog for company, moves in. You might notice she's a bit, ah, eccentric. Rose Marie, fresh from The Dick Van Dyke Show, and newly settled into The Hollywood Squares, guest stars in "Monkee Mother":
As we'll see, Millie and the boys find a common ground. Rose would play a number of different characters during the series' two season run, and Corden would return periodically, as well. Oh, by the way, this is also a You Know The Voice double-play (Corden & Micky Dolenz), plus the added bonus that Rose Marie would later land a gig at Hanna-Barbera, as she guest-starred on Yogi's Gang 6 1/2 years later as the shape-changing Lotta Litter. Right now, I'm not entirely sure if Corden & Dolenz worked together on a project at H-B. As we know, Micky worked on 4 series for the studio between 1971-7 (Funky Phantom, Butch Cassidy, Devlin, Wonder Wheels). Digression over.
Rating: A-. I remember seeing this in syndication back in the 70's and during the show's MTV run in the 80's.