Monk

Season 6 Episode 13

Mr. Monk and the Three Julies

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 25, 2008 on USA
9.7
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Monk searches for a killer who is apparently targeting women with the name Julie, a name which Natalie's daughter shares.

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  • A little change up from the norm...

    9.4
    For all those folks that posted in the forums that they wanted to see more character development with little Ms. Julie Teeger it looks like prayers were answered.



    That's two in a row that had me laughing about every chance that I got. I liked how they took and used the whole Psycho spin...it played well with Monks squeamish tendencies. Julie taking that driving test was classic, brought me back to what I must of been like when I was going for mine some time ago. I felt bad for Stottlemeyer though, brand new Dodge and by shows end my old beater looked show room compared to that. USA you continue to amaze me with how the show is being revamped...good job!moreless
  • Hilarious and downright fun!

    10
    This is one of my favorite episodes of Monk. The most ironic thing about this episode is how I was working on learning to drive when I saw this episode. It's nice to know Julie drives worse than I do (XD) There's hope for me yet! One of the funniest parts of this episode was the beginning where Stottlemeyer got the new car he's always wanted. Unfortunately, Natalie wrecked it several times when she heard of a homicide victim by the name of Julie Teeger. The second best part was when Randy was forced to dress up as the crazy guy's mom in their plot to catch the guy they thought were killing the Julie Teegers. Another funny part was when Julie was on the phone with her friend and was telling her how cool it was to be under lockdown. All in all, a very good episode.moreless
  • Fun and suspenseful!

    10
    This is what I'm talking about! There hasn't been an episode this good since Sharona left! Okay, maybe a few, but the show has gone downhill ever since Sharona left. Monk has become a complete caricature, The Captain and Randy are flat characters more often used as mere props, and Natalie and Julie are painfully dull and useless. This episode however, was funny and origial, yet reminded me of the quality, well written episodes from the first 3 seasons that made Monk such a hit! I hope the writters keep it up, because until this episode, I thought this season was the worst yet.moreless
John Rosenfeld

John Rosenfeld

George Teeger

Guest Star

John Hawkes

John Hawkes

Matthew Teeger

Guest Star

Jonny Lee

Jonny Lee

Detective Roberts

Guest Star

Emmy Clarke

Emmy Clarke

Julie Teeger

Recurring Role

Stanley Kamel

Stanley Kamel

Dr. Charles Kroger

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (11)

    • Stottlemeyer's new car has no passenger-side mirror on it at all as Natalie races to the first Julie's crime scene, nor does the car hit the barrier in a way that would break a mirror had there been one.  Then, in the next scene, there is suddenly a passenger-side mirror, that is broken and hanging down.

    • Lt. Disher drips ice cream on his tie, so he puts the ice cream container down on the table in front of him next to the lid. In the next shot it's gone, then it's back again.

    • When Julie's in her room talking to her mother, after the conversation she starts to walk away twice.

    • The coffee cup jumps between Dr. Kroger's hand resting in his lap and sitting by itself on the chair's armrest between shots.

    • Stottlemeyer closes the case file twice (before the Terminator reference).

    • If Stottlemeyer's police car was in the shop, he would have been issued another car and would not have been waiting at a bus stop.

    • Julie's driving test is given in the same car and with the same instructor as during her driver education course. The driver's ed vehicle would have been owned by the school and would not have said "DMV Test Vehicle" on it. The driving test would have been administered by a DMV employee and would have been conducted in Julie's car. If the driving test had been given by the driver's ed instructor in the driver's ed vehicle, it would have had a passenger-side brake, which the instructor would probably have used given Julie's erratic driving.

    • When Monk encounters the eldest Julie Teeger in her rocking chair, the wind is blowing through the open window enough to rock the chair, but not enough to move the garment hanging next to the chair.

    • Matthew Teeger is arrested in the dark of night, and minutes later when he is brought back to the Detective Bureau, Julie begs her mother and Monk to let her take the driving test. She says she can still just make it in time. Driving tests are not given at night, and in fact when Julie arrives at the test in broad daylight, the instructor says "Good morning." But Matthew, having just escaped his nighttime police custody, is running after her.

    • After Julie failed her driving test, she would have had to wait two weeks to retake the test under California law. If this provision were to be creatively interpreted in Julie's favor (for example, that she had not failed her test, but merely not finished it), that decision would have been made by the DMV and not by "Julie's school."

    • In the final scene, Julie has two friends in the car when she picks up Stottlemeyer. California law prohibits drivers younger than 18 from transporting passengers younger than 20 without a parent or licensed driver who is at least 25 years old.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Monk meets with Dr. Kroger in the middle of the night)
      Monk: I just want to thank you again for seeing me on such short notice. Were you sleeping?
      Dr. Kroger: (in pajamas and robe) No, no. Happy to do it.
      Monk: Your wife wasn't too happy. I could hear her in the background.
      Dr. Kroger: No. Madeline is fine. Part of the job. And she knows that.
      Monk: Does she have Tourette's Syndrome?
      Dr. Kroger: (long considered pause) Yes. Yes, she does.

    • Natalie: That was Julie's school. They let her retake her driver's test.
      Stottlemeyer: Good news?
      Natalie: No, she passed!

    • (Stottlemeyer examines the car damage)
      Stottlemeyer: What the hell happened? It was only two miles.
      Natalie: I took a short cut. I cut across the creek.
      Stottlemeyer: There's no bridge across the creek.
      Natalie: I know.

    • Disher: Monk, I've got two ideas.
      Stottlemeyer: Two ideas?
      Disher: Which do you want first?
      Stottlemeyer: The one that will make me less pissed off.

    • Monk: At least I never dug Trudy up and had her stuffed and mounted, right.
      Kroeger: Yes, and I've always been very proud of you for that.
      Monk: Thank you.

    • Natalie: Randy, I need to ask you a favor.
      Disher: The answer's yes.
      Natalie: I need a gun.
      Disher: The answer's no.

    • Detective Jones: (about Disher) That's a new low.
      Stottlemeyer: Actually, it isn't a new low. That's the sad part.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Greece: December 14, 2008 on Star
      Finland: February 6, 2010 on YLE TV1
      Slovakia: October 28, 2010 on Markiza

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Matthew's Mother
      The subplot of Matthew's mother Julie dying and his stuffing her and pretending she's alive, and Monk encountering her, references Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), starring Anthony Perkins as a disturbed young man with similar mother issues and an interest in taxidermy.

    • Stottlemeyer: You think he might be a robot assassin sent from the future?
      Referencing the movie The Terminator (1984), where a cyborg from the future (Arnold Schwarzenegger) comes back to kill everyone with the name Sarah Connor. It spawned three sequels and a TV series, featuring other Terminator cyborgs.

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