"The Monkees" TV show premiered on NBC on Monday, September 12, 1966, and the rockin' sitcom's second and final season ended on September 9, 1968. After that, the show lived on in reruns for many years. Inspired by the popularity of the Batman TV show, the Monkees briefly adopted superheroic personas, calling themselves THE MONKEEMEN.
Rather than parody the Batman TV show, which was almost a parody of itself, the Monkeemen satirized Batman's super-pal, Superman. They wore capes, had large letters as chest emblems, flew through the air, and changed identities in a phone booth. The Monkeemen appeared in just three of the series’ 58 episodes. Here are some stills of The Monkeemen in their debut episode from Nov. 28, 1966, "I've Got a Little Song Here":