Season 8 Episode 7

Mr. Monk and the Voodoo Curse

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Sep 25, 2009 on USA



  • Trivia

    • During the car chase, the cars pass by the same lighted building several times before ending the chase almost in front of it.

  • Quotes

    • Stottlemeyer: All right, I don't know what I was thinking. Randy, let's put everything back the way it was.
      Disher: What, you mean right now? For how long?
      Stottlemeyer: Until Monk dies.

    • Monk: Hi, Petey.
      Petey: Hi.
      Monk: Did you know Mrs. Murphy?
      Petey: No, sir. Am I going to jail?
      Monk: Probably not.

    • Monk: Okay, let's be rational here. We live in the real world. It is governed by science, physics, laws of nature. There is always--always--a non voodoo explanation for everything.
      Natalie: Except voodoo.

    • Monk: That's phone unplugged.
      Natalie: Pardon me?
      Monk: It's not plugged in. There's the cord.
      Natalie: Are you calling me a liar?
      Monk: It's not plugged in.
      Natalie: So you're calling me a liar?
      Monk: I don't know what to say. It's not plugged in.

    • Stottlemeyer: You'd better take care of her.
      Monk: What can I do?
      Stottlemeyer: Well, you've seen normal people, sensitive people, taking care of each other. Do what they do.

    • Stottlemeyer: Cupid's Arrow. Love potion. (tries some) What?
      Disher: It's not working.
      Stottlemeyer: Good.

    • Monk: Hey. Feeling better? Great. Listen... I have a favor to ask. I, uh... I don't know what's going on with you and all this voodoo stuff, but here's the thing. You cannot be the unstable one. I cannot take care of you, Natalie. This morning I spent six hours organizing my cereal boxes. I have to be honest. I cannot function like this. Do you understand?

    • Natalie: You really don't believe in it? Witchcraft, voodoo?
      Disher: I'm a Pisces. We're not superstitious.

    • Reverend Jorgensen: Mr. Monk, if you would be so kind as to reattach its head. Here's some adhesive. Some witchgrass. Some coltsfoot. Ah. Mandrake root. Smidgen more. All I need now is the doll.
      Monk: Okay, one second.
      Reverend Jorgensen: It doesn't have to be perfect.
      Monk: Almost done.
      Reverend Jorgensen: It's symbolic, really.
      Monk: There we go.
      Reverend Jorgensen: The forces of darkness are gathering.
      Monk: Hold on.
      Reverend Jorgensen: It doesn't have to be perfect!
      Monk: Wait a second.
      Reverend Jorgensen: It doesn't have to be perfect.
      Monk: One second, almost done.
      Reverend Jorgensen: Doesn't...
      Monk: Wait one second.
      Natalie: Mr. Monk, please, just let him finish!
      Monk: Hold on...
      Reverend Jorgensen: She's suffering, Mr. Monk. It doesn't have to be... okay, that's close enough.

    • Reverend Jorgensen: What did you do?!?
      Natalie: What?
      Reverend Jorgensen: Did you drink that?
      Natalie: Yeah, you said it was ready.
      Reverend Jorgensen: You're supposed to rub it on your neck. What, are you mental?
      Monk: What do we do?
      Reverend Jorgensen: What? 911. 911! 911!
      Monk: Another chant?
      Reverend Jorgensen: No! Call 911!

    • Reverend Jorgensen: Maybe we should induce vomiting?
      Monk: No! No. No, no, no, no, no. Let's call that plan never-do.

    • Monk: Do you have a cell phone?
      Reverend Jorgensen: No, I never use them. I prefer to communicate over the astral plane.
      Monk: Hadley!
      Reverend Jorgensen: (hands it over) Fine.

    • Monk: She was trying to keep me distracted.
      Natalie: Ah, because she knew how much you cared about me. She knew you'd be so worried about me, you couldn't think straight.
      Monk: Well that was her theory, yes. But don't forget, she was clinically insane.

  • Notes

    • Injoke: The shot of Reverend Jorgensen approaching Natalie's house, silhouetted under a street light and carrying a satchel, is the signature image of the 1973 film, The Exorcist.

    • International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: March 11, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: December 7, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: June 23, 2012 on YLE TV1

    • The exterior of Reverend Jorgensen's Voodoo Boutique is a digitally-altered exterior shot of Ray's Occult Books from Ghostbusters II (1989). The Voodoo Boutique interior doesn't match the exterior at all.

  • Allusions