Micky Dolenz Screen Test Transcript

[Micky is playing guitar, another guy is playing a harmonica.]

MICKY:
Here we go! Beautiful! Wait, wait! My guitar’s in heat.

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
Hey, you guys are too much when you’re playing. I’d like to ???

MICKY:
Hey, that’s a pretty good s—listen. That’s a pretty good sound for like, you know, nothing.

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
Hey, let me ask you something. Sit down, fellas. You feel like rolling now, or should we start, or what?

MICKY:
Wasn’t that on film?!

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
Huh?

HARMONICA GUY:
That wasn’t on film?

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
No, man. No. Well, I’ll let you know. I’ll call “action” when we start.

MICKY:
You mean I sat there and—not that I can, you know…

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
You mean you were performing there?

MICKY:
Ha ha. I love you too, but I already have a dog.

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
Hey, hey, hey. Mick, Mick, Mick. ??? a dry run. Let me ask you something now. What are you doing with one sneaker on and one boot on?

MICKY:
I can’t make decisions. No, it’s the truth. No, see, these guys have boots on, you know, and like, I didn’t know. I was told to dress casual, so I came in a plaid shirt and my surfer tennies, you know, and my blue Levis, and then these guys have Beatle stuff on, you know, with the Levi—

HARMONICA GUY (O.S.):
??? his personality.

??? (O.S.):
Elephant boy!

MICKY:
That’s funny, he’s been asking about you too.

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
Hey, Mick? How long has it been, fella?

MICKY:
How long has it been since what?

HARMONICA GUY (O.S.):
Since what?

[Micky checks his watch.]

MICKY:
Oh, about an hour and a half ago, I guess. Since elephants? No, I’ve got girls and—

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
You made a switch, huh?

MICKY:
I’d rather fight than switch.

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
Hey, Mick? No, seriously, how long has it been since a real steady job?

??? (O.S.):
Actually, we should have this on film—

MICKY:
Ha ha ha. He’s a funny man. Oy!

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
Hey, since steady work?

MICKY:
Listen, you know, you got the—since, uh, steady work? Well, I—I was a box boy at Forest Lawn.

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
I got ???

MICKY:
I used to—I had a good job standing out in the front of a doctor’s office making people sick.

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
How’s that?

MICKY:
That was… funny…

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
How was that, that you did that?

MICKY:
How was I, what, that I did what? No, I, that-that’s a joke, ha ha.

??? (O.S.):
You didn’t catch it. You didn’t catch the joke.

MICKY:
You didn’t like it.

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
When we go on for real, don’t tell that joke, will ya? Do your—just don’t—

??? (O.S.):
Just waste ten feet of film.

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
Everybody just making like, you know, the wanderlust scene, you know.

MICKY:
Barry McGuire was talking about it. He said, uh, he said the big thing with the protest thing is, he says, the reason he liked the song is because he says it’ll get people to kinda realize where they are, and then take it from there. He says he doesn’t really do a thing, you know, hang people up or to kinda cut down and, you know, and, uh, blood and guts, but he says people might think about “where are we?”, and then they’ll start working at it.

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
Yeah.

MICKY:
Something like that.

BOB RAFELSON (O.S.):
And does that bug you?

MICKY:
No, I think it’s groovy. I think it’s wild.