Lt. Randall Disher
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
Jennie Silverman, credited as Alanna Ubach
When the van pulls out after the robbery, there's no grate anywhere near it.
The right rear tire on the van is shot, and you can hear the tire deflating. However, in the next scene where the van skids and stops, the tire isn't deflated at all.
Adrian Monk notices everything, right? Wouldn't he have noticed that the wrappings of his lunch had been tampered with or that the bag wasn't sitting in the exact position he left it in?
Sharona: Hey, Captain, have you ever met Crystal?
Stottlemeyer: I can't say I have. We were supposed to go out to dinner last week, but she canceled at the last minute.
Disher: She wasn't feeling well.
Sharona: Maybe you blew her up too much.
Disher: She isn't a balloon.
Sharona: That's right. She's a living, breathing wallet model.
Joe: (to Monk) You remember a vehicle not scraping on a speed bump? Damn, I've missed you.
Joe: You said try three hundred theories until one fit.
Monk: I said that?
Joe: Yeah. I remember everything you ever said, God help me.
Mr. Donovan: (listing awards for the Employee of the month) . . . The gift certificate for dinner for two at the Lobster Barrel on 17th Street. Good only on weekdays and does not include lobster.
Dr. Kroger: You know, Adrian, I see this all the time. I work with cops. I work with ex-cops. You see terrible things. People lie to you. After awhile, you don't believe anything.
Dr. Kroger: You're going to have to make the leap. You're going to have to trust. Otherwise you're going to be completely alone--and I hope that doesn't happen to you.
Delores: I worked with her [Edna] in housewares. Everything had to be spic and span. She was a porfectionist.
Monk: You mean "perfectionist"?
Delores: I'm not one, so I can say it any damn way I want.
Monk: Tell me about the Lobster Barrel.
Joe: It's a family place. It's noisy, there's a million kids. . . . You wouldn't last five minutes. It's got a great all-you-can-eat buffet with seven different types of shrimp--jumbo shrimp, batter-dipped shrimp, tempura shrimp. . . .
Monk: Okay, stop telling me about the Lobster Barrel.
Joe: . . . Barbecue shrimp.
Joe: Eighty-nine-cent commemorative plaque. Would you kill someone to get this?
Monk: I'd kill someone not to get that.
Announcer: Clean up in Aisle 4. Clean up in Aisle 4.
Monk: I got it! I got it, it's mine! I called it, it's mine!
Joe: Seven detectives lined up to get his take on things. I learned more in two days with Monk than in two years in the academy.
Sharona: (hears barking on the phone) Randy?
Monk's Lunchbag: A. Monk-–Please Please! Do Not Touch
Joe: They've been here a couple of months. They're not going to last long. (Pause.) Dear God, you might be the best employee we have.
Monk: The stamps are from the same roll. The edges are uneven, but they fit together--like puzzle pieces.
Joe Christie: I'll be damned. You're still the man.
Rudy: (about Monk) Is he a robot?
Benjy: No, he's a person.
Rudy: Wow. What else does he do?
Benjy: He vacuums a lot. And he solves murders.
Rudy: You could sell tickets to that.
First cop: Is there a reason we're doing this [popping bubble wrap]?
Stottlemeyer: Nope. Just keep popping.
Rudy: (watching Monk stare at two puzzle pieces) Uh oh. We broke him.
Sharona: You have a picture?
Sharona: Ohhh. She's pretty. (Turns photo over.) Randy! This came with the wallet.
Disher: Yeah, I know. She's a wallet model.
Sharona: Those imaginary girlfriends can be pretty wild.
Disher: She's not imaginary.
Sharona: Hm. What's her name?
Sharona: What's her last name? Glassware?
Disher: A forty-two-inch flat-screen TV fell on her. She was killed instantly.
Sharona: That's horrible. TV still work?
Stottlemeyer: Sharona, the TV just killed a woman.
Sharona: What are you going to do? Lock it up?
Compare the name of this episode's writer, Ross Abrash, with that of Ron Abrash, the character played by Tony Shalhoub's brother Michael in "Missing Granny."
This episode is presumably the last one in which Kane Ritchotte appears as Benjy since he does not appear in any more of this half-season's episodes and the character of Sharona was written out of the show midway through this season.
Oddly, "First cop" and "First robber" are credited but "Second cop" and "Second robber" are not.
Sharon Johnston, who plays Clara, was the hotel manager in "Mr. Monk and the Playboy."
Special Guest Star Enrico Colantoni worked with Tony Shalhoub in the movie GalaxyQuest.
Joe Christie: Seven different types of shrimp--jumbo shrimp, batter-dipped shrimp, tempura shrimp . . . barbecue shrimp. . . .
Joe is listing of types of shrimp a la Bubba (Forrest Gump's friend) in the movie Forrest Gump.
Sharona: (Seeing a box labeled "Crystal Glassware") What's her last name? Glassware?
In an episode of The Brady Bunch, Jan makes up a boyfriend named George Glass. The last name came from her spotting a glass on the table while being questioned by a sibling about her new boyfriend.
Monk: Have a Mega-Mart Day!
This phrase bears a suspicious resemblance to "Have a magical day," the formulaic farewell spoken by every Disney World (and Disneyland?) "cast member" (employee). Since Mega-Mart is obviously modeled on the giant merchandising chain Wal-Mart, the phrase comes across as a slap at Disney's mega-marketing tactics.
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