Dave Evans was a screenwriter on The Monkees television series. He is responsible for the episodes "Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers," "Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth," "Too Many Girls," "I Was a Teenage Monster," "Find The Monkees," "Alias Micky Dolenz," "The Christmas Show," and "Monkees Race Again." He also co-wrote "The Frodis Caper" with Micky Dolenz.
Dave started his career as a greeting card writer. He was a staff writer for The Monkees the year the show won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy in 1967. He also penned the premiere episode of The Bill Cosby Show, was involved with Laugh-In, and wrote extensively for Love American Style.
A special passion of Dave's is writing for animation. He was a staff writer for Bullwinkle producer Jay Ward, and though not involved with the Bullwinkle show itself, he worked to develop new animation projects for the studio. One of his credits includes being part of the team that created the Cap'n Crunch cereal concept and name.
In this 1988 interview with Paris Stachtiaris and John Di Maio on The Monkees Hour, Dave reminisces about his work with The Monkees, his friendship with the group, and more.
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