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Monkee vs. Machine

by Critical Commons Manager

In Monkee vs. Machine, even a human simpleton manages to outwit a computer interviewer, resulting in smoke, sparks and destruction and, yes, punch cards spewing from the machine. This montage of scenes from The Monkees is typical of televisual portrayals of computers during the 1960s, when machines were routinely compared unfavorably to the virtues of humanity.

Computer dehumanization on The Monkees

A stereotypical portrayal of computer intelligence on The Monkees compares it unfavorably to naive humans

from The Monkees S1E3 "Monkee vs. Machine" (1966)
Creator: Bob Rafelson
Distributor: NBC
Posted by Critical Commons Manager