Monk (2002–2009)
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Mr. Monk's Favorite Show 

Monk must reconcile reality with his fan-boy feelings toward an actress who starred as a child in a Brady Bunch-style sitcom in his youth after an attempt on her life.


Randy Zisk


Andy Breckman (created by), Jack Bernstein

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Shalhoub ... Adrian Monk
Traylor Howard ... Natalie Teeger
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Randall Disher
Ted Levine ... Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
Elizabeth Perkins ... Christine Rapp
Rena Sofer ... Kim Kelly
Michael Stoyanov ... Stephen Dorn
Dan Cole ... Stan the Fan
Taylor Longbrake Taylor Longbrake ... Young Kathy Cooper
Cameron Monaghan ... Danny Cooper
Gary Weeks ... Mr. Cooper
Sarah Aldrich ... Mrs. Cooper
Angelina Wahler ... Janey Cooper
Donnell Barrett Donnell Barrett ... Third Paparazzi (as Donnell C. Barrett)
Edward Flores ... Motel Clerk


Monk must reconcile reality with his fan-boy feelings toward an actress who starred as a child in a Brady Bunch-style sitcom in his youth after an attempt on her life.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery



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Release Date:

7 August 2009 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


In the Cooper episode with the broken vase, she claims, "Why not? The vase is already broken." referring to the old saying. If you're doing something you're not supposed to be doing, like throwing the ball in the house, and you break the vase, there's no reason to stop throwing the ball as "the vase is already broken." See more »


Shopkeeper comes out of the store and Monk hands him a couple of bills from his wallet to purchase Christine Rapp's book, telling him to keep the change. At end of episode, when Monk returns the book, the shopkeeper gives him a couple of bills from the register, plus the 12 cents change Monk said he could keep. See more »


[Stottlemeyer is questioning Stephen Dorn about some things he said regarding Christine Rapp]
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: "Her former costar, Stephen Dorn, declared 'Christine Rapp is dead to me.'"
Stephen Dorn: That is a figure of speech.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: "She's a loudmouth, a liar, and a tramp. Next time I run into her, I hope I'm driving a truck."
Adrian Monk: Did you say that? Why would you say that?
Stephen Dorn: Because she's a loudmouth, a liar, and a tramp.
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References Monk: Mr. Monk Goes to a Rock Concert (2006) See more »

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A favorite show gives us a weak opener.
11 August 2009 | by jwpeel-1See all my reviews

As it is, I was upset that Monk will be ending this year, but I had hoped that it would go out with a bang and not a whimper. This was a whimper to be sure. A Brady Bunch kind of show is what Adrian Monk imagined as his ideal family, but he soon finds out that the wholesome little girl from the show has grown up to be a very unsavory character with a past that is far from ideal. It seems that there is a killer after the former child star and Monk is hired as her bodyguard. This sets the story in motion but it is not a great season opener by a long stretch. When the solution of the crime is explained by our intrepid hero, it is not in the usual way. Instead, it is as though Monk were a character on the show, and without giving away the ending at all, what we have is almost a direct rip-off from Annie Hall and, frankly, not that funny. I expected better from the show I grew to love and this may be the reason the show is ending in the first place since it seems the writers have run out of decent scripts. I sincerely hope in the future, I am proved wrong. All I can say is that maybe page 73 would have made it better. (I'm afraid you have to see the episode to get that joke- the one joke that works in the episode.) And what a waste of the usually wonderful Elizabeth Perkins.

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