Season 2 Episode 12

Mr. Monk and the T.V. Star

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 30, 2004 on USA

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  • Monk investigates the murder of a TV star's ex-wife. When she was murdered, he was right outside the house being interviewed by reporters. But Monk's not so sure.

    Sarah Silverman's character is hilarious. So is the ongoing debate about the theme song. There's not much character development in this episode, it's just solving a murder. It is one of the episodes where everyone doubts Monk. In this one, they doubt him because they find the TV star charming and attractive and he invites them to parties and offers perks. But they come back to Monk quickly, knowing as we do that all the charm is just a facade. Monk is amazed to see, near the end, that the actor can lie without his pulse changing, but I don't know if most actors are really that calm and collected. Who was it that said being an actor is about coping with uncertainty? I think they sweat.