Monk

Season 2 Episode 10

Mr. Monk and the Paperboy

2
Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 16, 2004 on USA
6.4
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When his paperboy is murdered, Monk turns to the pages of the newspaper for clues to solve the baffling crime.

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  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show monk a paper boy that monk usully has dilver his papers gets killed his asttant does and they see a person stealing the monks papers and they start to investgate and go over the papers and they solve two crimes but cant seem to solve the crime there looking for till monk realizes that the news was right infront of them it was the lottery monks nibore in his apartment building won the lottery and the girl that works at the convice store that he hits on all the time came up with the plan for him to not see he won and to get married and then kill him and inherit the moneymoreless
  • "Exactly why I watch this series"

    10
    Mr. Monk and the Paper Boy



    Mr. Monk and the Paper Boy is the best episode of Monk. It has a great combination of a good story line and it is funny. If you haven't watched many episodes of Monk this is definatly the one to watch. It shows Monk perfectly and it is hilarious how he freaks out because there are detectives and police inside his house because it is the near the scene of the crime. One of the policemen ask Monk where the bathroom is and Monk tells him that he doesn't have one. Sharona wants Monk to come with her out of the house but Monk says he wants to be there in case anything spills and Sharona tells him that he doesn't want to be there if something spills. I've seen every episode of Monk and Mr. Monk and the Paper Boy is the greatest episode.moreless
  • Great episode

    9.1
    This was a classic example of a good show. The clues found by Monk seemed considerably less contrived than we are used to. In fact, Monk spends most of the episode completely on the wrong trail, assuming the newspaper that was stolen was his.



    Randy's infatuation with Sharona is furthered as he apparantly has placed a personal ad looking for a woman who fits Sharona's description. Though in the ad, he is looking for a woman with 2 kids and Sharona only has one.



    All in all a very enjoyable episode and one that felt as though it strayed just a bit from the formula we see in most Monk episodes (and that's a good thing...I like my mysteries unpredictable).moreless
  • Mr. Monk and the Paper Boy

    10
    Mr. Monk and the Paper Boy is the best episode of Monk. It has a great combination of a good story line and it is funny. If you haven't watched many episodes of Monk this is definatly the one to watch. It shows Monk perfectly and it is hilarious how he freaks out because there are detectives and police inside his house because it is the near the scene of the crime. One of the policemen ask Monk where the bathroom is and Monk tells him that he doesn't have one. Sharona wants Monk to come with her out of the house but Monk says he wants to be there in case anything spills and Sharona tells him that he doesn't want to be there if something spills. I've seen every episode of Monk and Mr. Monk and the Paper Boy is the greatest episode.moreless
Nicole DeHuff

Nicole DeHuff

Vicki Salinas

Guest Star

Enrique Almeida

Enrique Almeida

Nestor Alverez

Guest Star

Noel Guglielmi

Noel Guglielmi

Jose Alverez

Guest Star

Jarrad Paul

Jarrad Paul

Kevin Dorfman

Recurring Role

Kane Ritchotte

Kane Ritchotte

Benjy

Recurring Role

Stanley Kamel

Stanley Kamel

Dr. Charles Kroger

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • It seems odd that Monk, who hates having dirt on his hands, would spend days reading and re-reading the newspaper without wearing gloves. (It wouldn't be surprising if he wore gloves every morning to read the paper.) Then, when he finished, he threw the paper in the trash can. In the fourth-season episode, "Mr. Monk Stays in Bed," we learn that Monk has an extremely particular routine for preparing the recyclables. Unless he only started recycling in between these two episodes, he wouldn't have thrown the newspaper in the trash.

    • In the scene where Stottlemeyer and Disher pull up outside of the auto shop, Disher is holding his long coat when he exits the car. Then, when Monk is explaining why they're all there, Disher's wearing his coat. In the next cut, he's holding it, then he's wearing it again when he enters the auto shop.

    • Throughout the scene when Captain Stottlemeyer and Monk are on the phone to the police captain in Paris, the dishes in the cabinet behind Monk keep appearing and disappearing.

    • Monk says that Nestor has been delivering his newspaper for two years. If that's true, it seems strange that Nestor doesn't know the details about how Monk likes his paper delivered and therefore has to keep going back to correct it.

    • When the police are at Monk's apartment, as he is speaking to Stottlemeyer, Monk straightens a jar on his mantel. The lid is on one way after he fixes it, then the camera cuts to Sharona. After it cuts back to Monk, the lid is on a different way, and Monk turns it adjusts it back to exactly the way it was before.

    • Railroads invariably use heavy-duty padlocks on all manually operated switches. This prevents tampering by pranksters, disruption of railroad schedules, collisions, derailments, etc.

    • Before Stottlemeyer and Disher leave the office, Stottlemeyer puts his coat on over his suit jacket. When they arrive at Monk's apartment, he takes the coat off and no longer has the jacket on underneath.

    • The camera pans over Disher's personal ad just before Sharona reads it aloud. The text of his personal description does appear there, but the text describing whom he's seeking does not. Sharona doesn't change the page when she moves on to the depiction of herself, so just where is she reading this?

  • QUOTES (26)

  • NOTES (3)

    • This was the first episode in the second half of Season 2, after their six-month break.

    • Note the personal ad listed below the one placed by Randy. Benji where have you gone? Desperate to reach you. Please call home. All our love M & D. This is apparently an in-joke referring to Sharona's son Benji.

    • The official Monk site to the contrary, this episode is not a true season premiere; it merely begins the second half of season two. Season three will begin in June or July 2004.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Benji: Oh boy. This is like Triple H vs. the Undertaker.
      Triple H and the Undertaker are both professional wrestlers in the WWE.

    • Monk: Ah, Marmaduke. I love Marmaduke.
      Marmaduke is a long-running newspaper comic featuring an enormous Great Dane named Marmaduke who always caused problems for his owners due to his great

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