Season 8 Episode 11

Mr. Monk and the Dog

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 30, 2009 on USA



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Anne Marie: Are you my uncle?
      Monk: No. No.
      Anne Marie: Didn't think so.
      Monk: No, I'm your Aunt Natalie's boss.
      Anne Marie: Do you know her other boss, the crazy one?
      Monk: Yes. Yes, I-I-I-I think I have met him once or twice.

    • Natalie: (looking at a woman artist's painting) Could be a lover?
      Monk: How do you figure?
      Natalie: Well, he's naked, and, uh... lower right corner?
      Monk: Oh. Oh! Oh, I thought that was the signature.

    • Monk: (entering his apartment) Well, this is it. Don't get too comfortable. I never do

    • Stottlemeyer: (to a search party) Thank you all once again for coming. You know the situation. We're looking for a woman. Her name is Amanda Castle.
      Disher: Although any dead body would be of interest to us.
      Stottlemeyer: Thank you, Randy.

    • Monk: This dog is really, really smart. I've been teaching her tricks.
      Disher: Like?
      Monk: Oh, like not to lick me, not to drool, not to roll over, not to, you know, discharge anything.

    • Anne Marie: You said five dollars.
      Monk: Right. Do you have change for a hundred?
      Anne Marie: Yeah.
      Monk: Really?
      Anne Marie: Um-hum.
      Monk: Then you won't need my five.

    • Disher: Now he's afraid that she'll identify him.
      Monk: How?
      Disher: She could bark at him.
      Stottlemeyer: Randy, as far as I know, in the state of California, dogs are not allowed to testify in open court.
      Disher: Maybe DeWitt's afraid they'll change the rule.
      Stottlemeyer: Change the rule against dogs testifying in court?
      Disher: I don't know, one of those referendums. It is California.
      Stottlemeyer: You want to know how tired I am? I'm so tired I don't even know if that makes sense.

    • Natalie: (as Shelby gives birth) It's a natural thing, Mr. Monk. Your mother did it, twice.
      Monk: You're not helping at all. She didn't do it in someone else's living room.
      Natalie: Shh.
      Monk: She didn't go surprising people. Why didn't you tell me she was pregnant.
      Natalie: I didn't know. Nobody knew.
      Monk: Come on, you're a woman. How could you not know? It's a disaster. Little animals coming out of other animals. What was God thinking?

  • Notes

    • The appearance of the Sha-Poopie in this episode appears to be a bit of an in-joke - Tony Shalhoub's brother, Dan, is the inventor of the device.

    • International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: March 17, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: December 13, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: August 4, 2012 on YLE TV1

  • Allusions

    • Stottlemeyer: Ah, Cruella. Cruella, she was bad news.
      Referencing Cruella De Vil, the main villain in the 1961 Disney movie One Hundred and One Dalmations, based on the novel The Hundred and One Dalmations (1956) by Dodie Smith. Voiced by Betty Lou Gerson, She was rated the 39th greatest villain of all time in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villain list in 2003.