Burgess Meredith as "The Penguin" on The Monkees?

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One other Hogan's Heroes note: Many people were outraged about the fact that CBS even thought about doing a comedy about a German POW camp--since WW II had only ended 20 years earlier.
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Getting back to the question of the cameo, perhaps William Dozier was trying to promote the series to a potential different network. We all know that such an offer came right after the sets were destroyed (thus ending any chance of a fourth season). The lateness of this cameo would coincide with the lateness of the offer to bring the show to another network.
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The Boss wrote:Getting back to the question of the cameo, perhaps William Dozier was trying to promote the series to a potential different network. We all know that such an offer came right after the sets were destroyed (thus ending any chance of a fourth season). The lateness of this cameo would coincide with the lateness of the offer to bring the show to another network.
Over reading into this. It was simply a cameo.
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BATWINGED HORNET wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:41 am I seriously doubt it was cross promotion, considering that the episode of The Monkees in question ("The Monkees Blow Their Minds") originally aired on March 11, 1968--only three days before Batman's final first run episode ("Minerva, Mayhem & Millionaires"). Cross promotion normally works for shows that are still able to benefit from it, and with Batman's cancellation well known by March of that year, Meredith on The Monkees would not help Batman's ratings *(or the syndication package), which we can assume was no longer a concern for ABC at that point in time.
Just ran across this thread and wanted to mention that the particular episode of The Monkees where Penguin appeared was actually filmed almost a year earlier, in April 1967, but the episode didn't air until March 1968. So it was indeed filmed at a time appropriate for a little light-hearted cross-promotion.
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Which episode had “Klink” as a cameo?
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Frenchy1939 wrote: Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:09 pm Which episode had “Klink” as a cameo?
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