Season 7 Episode 9

Mr. Monk and the Miracle

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 28, 2008 on USA



  • Trivia

    • When Julie and Mr. Monk are talking about his cardboard Christmas Tree, the position of her arms changes between to the side and crossed, depending on the angle of the camera.

  • Quotes

    • Julie: Is that your tree?
      Monk: Uh-huh.
      Julie: It's cardboard.
      Monk: Right. No muss, no fuss. A lot of people are doing it.
      Julie: Who?
      Monk: People... you know, who are me.

    • Monk: (adjusting his Christmas tree) What do you think?
      Julie: I think it's sad.
      Monk: I know it's sad. I mean, is it straight?

    • Julie: Christmas doesn't mean anything to you?
      Monk: Not anymore.
      Julie: Why don't you believe in anything, Mr. Monk? What are you so afraid of?
      Natalie: I'll tell you what I think. I think Mr. Monk has been afraid of so many things, for so many years, he's afraid of not being afraid.
      Monk: What does that mean?
      Natalie: Think about it.
      Monk: I'm afraid to.

    • Natalie: So would you guys like to have a seat?
      Monk: No, no no!. No, that couch doesn't work. None of these chairs do. Hey, I have an idea. Uh, why don't we all stand on some newspaper? Julie, go get some newspaper. Everybody hold it in until we get some newspaper, okay?
      Ike: Hold what in? What do you think we're gonna do?
      Monk: I don't know, I don't know. Just hold it in. Hold it.

    • Natalie: Didn't I mention? I invited a few friends to your place for Christmas dinner. Monk: I don't have any friends.

    • Monk: You wasted a trip. They make their own gravy.
      Natalie: Who makes their own gravy?
      Monk: Bums.
      Natalie: Bums make their own gravy. What does that even mean?
      Monk: You don't wanna know.

    • Ike: I love this gravy. Usually we make our own but...
      Monk: Excuse me, could you repeat that about the gravy?
      Ike: Mm. Usually we make our own.
      Monk: Huh, isn't that interesting. Natalie did you hear that?
      Natalie: Yes, yes I did.
      Monk: Good. Interesting.

    • Julie: So why do they call you The Professor?
      Natalie: Julie, it's probably because he loves to read and probably because he's curious about the world and other cultures...
      The Professor: I eat books.
      Natalie: Oh.

    • Natalie: What is that?
      Disher: What?
      Natalie: On your face. On your lip.
      Monk: It looks a little bit about a mustache.
      Disher: Well, I'm in charge. It comes with the job. (Monk and Natalie stare) Okay, you're making me a little uncomfortable.
      Natalie: You're making me a little uncomfortable.

    • Natalie: You know, I mean anything's possible.
      Monk: That's not exactly true. A lot of things are what we call impossible. It's the opposite of possible.
      Natalie: I get it.
      Monk: I'll give you an example. This.

    • Natalie: Hi, I'm Natalie Teeger, and this is Adrian Monk. Mr. Monk and the monk. Sorry. Are you allowed to laugh?
      Brother Andrew: We've been known to chuckle.

    • Natalie: Oh, god, Mr. Monk, come on, you have to believe in something. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't think I'd see Mitch again.
      Monk: What, you mean in Heaven?
      Natalie: Of course in Heaven. Where'd you think I was going?
      Monk: Well, you know, the drinking, and you kissed a leper.
      Natalie: You think I'm going to Hell?
      Monk: She kissed a leper.

    • Ike: We, uh, we wanted to give you something. We made it ourselves. It's gravy.
      Monk: I can't take that.
      The Professor: No, we insist. After all you've done for us.
      Natalie: No, no, no, he means he literally can't take it.

    • Natalie: (on seeing the large crowds at the fountain) Mr. Monk, look at all these people, they really believe in it.
      Monk: Well, they're people. They'll believe anything.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: February 19, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: November 16, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: November 5, 2011 on YLE TV1

  • Allusions