Butch Patrick Interview Transcript

Butch Patrick

Well, you know, I never really was impressed too much with Hollywood and television, although I worked a lot, but the Monkees episode was something I really wanted to get that part. I mean, I came home thinking, “I want this part. I want to meet The Monkees.” And as it turned out, I got the show, and I called up all my friends, which I normally don’t do. I missed meeting The Beatles when they came on The Munsters set, but I did get The Monkees, so this was—and The Monkees were just as big as The Beatles to me, so for me, it was a huge coup, and I looked forward to doing it, and I told all my friends about it, and I guess, next to Davy Jones, I was the shortest guy on the set. Ha.

I found Peter to be very nice, and he, of all four of them, I think I spent more time talking with him, and then later, as I started doing other shows, I ran into Davy quite often. And Micky, I see once in a while, you know, him being a kid actor as well, so. They were all very nice though, but I remember sort of bonding with Peter.

Butch Patrick

It was pretty relaxed. I remember that Sally Field was on the set, Sister Bertrille. I think her and Davy were dating at the time, so that was kind of funny. But it was kind of a cool, hip type of thing, but it was very sixties-ish, of course, and I think I was fourteen or fif—I think I was fourteen at the time. I remember just a lot of fun to do, and I think being the Christmas episode added some dimension to it as well.