Watching something you loved as a child is always a dicey proposition, because let's face it, when you're a kid you have terrible taste. But I've been pleasantly surprised by The Monkees. In some ways, it's surprisingly modern. The pacing is snappy, and the episodes are just packed with jokes. Some of them are hoary and old-fashioned, but the truth is they were hoary and old-fashioned when the show was new; in one of the commentary tracks, Bob Rafelson made the point that one of the primary inspirations for the musical romps and the silly sped-up action was the Three Stooges. (The other being Richard Lester's Beatles films, of course.)
Wait, I think I remember! Buffy fandom pal Melissa G. posted "Here comes..." as a Facebook status update, which made me think of this Monkees song:
One of Neil Diamond's finest compositions, if you ask me.