Lt. Randall Disher
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
It's confirmed in this episode that Monk "never took a single gym class" in high school but back in "Mr. Monk and the Game Show," Monk mentions how gym classes were hell.
Although Monk says in this episode that he and Trudy "went all the way". In "Mr. Monk and the Paperboy," he makes it pretty obvious that they never did that.
When Leo first takes Adrian's clarinet, the mouthpiece is not on it. When the camera flashes back to Leo, the mouthpiece is there, but it's gone when he gives the clarinet back to Adrian.
We see Little Monk use the conversation cards - in a flashback to the eighth grade - these are the cards that Mr. Monk uses in other episodes, mostly recently "Mr. Monk Goes the Office."
Although the flashbacks are set in 1972, the $5 bill with "Good Luck" written on it was actually a series 2001 bill, as indicated by the signatures and the serial number starting with the letter C.
The first time we see Monk's yearbook, there is no writing under Sherry Judd's name and photo, but when Monk looks at the book later, it has a message in the young Sherry's handwriting.
When young Adrian opens his locker, there's a picture of Patty Duke taped to the door, but right before Leo takes Monk's clarinet, the photo is gone. When Leo and Adrian argue about the clarinet, the picture is back. It disappears when Leo leaves but returns when Jimmy asks Sherry out.
Natalie: (to Sherry) Can I offer you anything? We have bottled water and, uh, bottled water.
Monk: April 12th, 1972.
Sherry: You remember the date?
Monk: I only remember the date. (Pause.) And what everybody wore, and what everybody said, and what everybody did.
Monk: They risked everything--they risked life in prison--to deface your great-grandmother? (Pause.) I think that's why they were here. To do this.
Natalie: To draw glasses and a mustache?
Monk: And a little goatee.
Young Sherry: How much do we have?
Young Adrian: (Shakes lunchbox) Eighteen dollars and twenty-five cents.
Young Sherry: How do you do that?
Young Adrian: I don't know.
Monk: Some wine spilled.
Monk: Over there.
Natalie: It's a painting.
Monk: It's driving me a little crazy.
Natalie: Don't look at it.
Monk: Did you have spray paint in the house?
Sherry: No. . . ..
Natalie: They must have brought it with them.
Monk: (pause) Thank you.
Sherry: It must be hard--to be you, to see everything.
Monk: It's awful.
Mrs. Ledsky: Here. Here. Take this one. It has ten chocolate chips, exactly ten, just the way you like it.
Young Adrian: You're an excellent cook, Mrs. Ledsky.
Mrs. Ledsky: It's a gift. And a curse.
Biker: Hey, you alone?
Natalie: No, I'm with him [Monk].
Biker: So you're alone.
Monk: (during a fight in a biker bar) Time out, time out! Let me get that.
Natalie: Mr. Monk, get back!
Monk: It's broken glass.
Natalie: What? Why are you making that face? Why are you smiling? Stop it!
Music: Precious and Few (Climax)
David Hunt (Micheal Norfleet) is married to Patricia Heaton. At their wedding Tony Shalhoub was the best man.
"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin, which young Adrian claimed to have bought after seeing the name on Sherry's T-shirt, was not an album but a song from the 1971 album Led Zeppelin 4.
If Adrian Monk was in eighth grade in April 1972, he was probably born between January 1 and December 31, 1959. That would make him 45 or 46 during the fourth season, some six years younger than the actor who plays him, Tony Shalhoub, who was born October 9, 1953, and will turn 52 this year.
Student: Here he comes. He's like a real-life Eddie Munster.
"Eddie" was Edward Wolfgang Munster, the young son in the CBS sitcom The Munsters (1964-1966). The role was played by Butch Patrick.
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