Mr. Monk and the Big Game

Season 5, Ep 3, Aired 7/21/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Julie and her basketball teammates hire Monk to investigate the death of their coach.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jason Gray-Stanford

    Lt. Randall Disher

  • Ted Levine

    Captain Leland Stottlemeyer

  • Tony Shalhoub

    Adrian Monk

  • Traylor Howard

    Natalie Teeger

  • Hayley Chase

    Emily C.

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Another fun filled day in the life of Monk

    By AvatarBlue, Mar 30, 2008

  • fun Fun FUn FUN

    By ferriswheel01, Feb 04, 2008

  • I like this show...

    By green_arrow92, Nov 25, 2006

  • Like the others.............FUN

    By SrRui, Jul 29, 2006

  • Fun episode

    By CTU81, Jul 27, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Referee: Offensive foul, Number 11. Natalie: What are you talking about? Are you blind? She was moving her feet! It was a block! She was moving her feet, she had no position! Referee: Coach, get back on the bench. Natalie: You're a joke. Refree: Technical foul, Coach Teeger. Now who's a joke? Natalie: It's still you! Referee: That's it, Teeger, you're gone!

    • Natalie: Mr. Monk, what are we going to do? Monk: What do you mean? Natalie: Can't you see it? They feel so terrible about what happened they're just in complete denial. Monk: Well, they are offering to pay me $75. Natalie: Okay, first of all you're not taking their money. Monk: So you want me to say no? Natalie: Well, I don't know, you already said yes. Maybe it's a good thing. Maybe... maybe... maybe it'll give them closure. Okay, this is what we are going to do. We're gonna look into it, and then we're gonna sit them down and we're gonna tell them... Monk: ...that it was all their fault!

    • Julie: We know it's not what you usually get, but it can count for me as my birthday present. Monk: Here's the thing. I wasn't planning on buying you a birthday present.

    • Julie: Is this a bad time? Monk: Yes. Emily C.: Should we come back? Monk: No. It’s always a bad time.

    • Monk: Seems like the coach ran into a lot of bad luck in this room all at once. Natalie: Well, I guess that’s how it happens sometimes. Monk: Yes, to me, but this happened to someone else.

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    Notes (3)

    • Original International Air Dates: Greece: November 11, 2007 on Star Finland: December 13, 2008 on YLE TV1 Slovakia: February 3, 2010 on Markiza

    • There is a mention of the Conrad Country Club - another in-joke reference to crew member Hy Conrad.

    • Dratch Valley is named after "Monk" producer Daniel Dratch. This is one of several occurences that Monk producers and crew lend their names to characters and locations.

    Trivia (7)

    • Why was Capt. Stottlemeyer given a suspected arson case, with no injuries or fatalities, 2.5 hours outside San Francisco?

    • All the girls on Julie's basketball team had their first name on the back of their jerseys instead of their last name, which is the most common name put on the back of an athletic jersey.

    • While the three girls are asking Monk to find out what happened to their coach he is ironing his shoe laces. As the camera changes angles his shoe laces change positions several times.

    • A teacher/coach would never shower in the same shower room as his or her team, even after the students had left! There are too many issues, such as sexual harrasment, that could come up. All schools have private showers for their coaches usually attached to their coaching office.

    • Trivia: Monk has solved 104 murders since starting with the force.

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