The Monkees Helped Introduce 1 of the Most Beloved and Successful Children's Toys of All Time

Most people remember The Monkees for their music and popular TV show, but the group also had a hand in promoting one of the most popular toys today. In a Kool-Aid commercial, The Monkees used Nerf Balls, making the toys a top seller. Here’s how it happened.

In the ’60s, The Monkees ruled the entertainment industry

Band members of The Monkees smile while drinking coffee
The Monkees in 1960 | Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

The Monkees were a ’60s rock group made up of Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones. TV producers put the musicians and actors together for a TV show called The Monkees

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