In this case obviously you’ve read the
lyrics. It’s some pretty amazing stuff to be on mainstream television in the middle
of what was the beginning I should say of the Vietnam War and how it was
affecting everybody. That’s very bold thing for anybody have to say which i
think is amazing. Then there was actually a movement to not draft Davy Jones.
So Girls wrote letters and that sort of thing which I think is adorable. He was an Englishman but he was here in the country working and so therefore
could have been drafted and so that was interesting.
Micky received a draft notice. Mike had been in the military. So they
couldn’t draft him back and Peter, as well, also received one. Peter
pretended to be crazy when he went to his interview and they
believed it. So this is the line from one of the episodes that was written by
Coslough Johnson about politics and the idea that you know what was going on
with teenagers — “They’re the ones doing all the fighting” but we didn’t say where
they would fight, right? We were sending them to fight. So there’s a lot happening
about politics in this early day.