Season 4 Episode 11

Mr. Monk Bumps His Head

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 20, 2006 on USA



  • Trivia

    • Mr. Monk told the sheriff that he didn't think that Debbie would leave her parakeet behind. The bird in Debbie's apartment definitely was not a parakeet. The bird looked like a sun conure which is a small parrot. This would also fit with Mr. Monk noticing that Debbie had the bird her whole life. Parakeets (budgerigars) have a life span of only about 7 years while conures can live for 30 years.

    • Monk's meal costs $12.50, but he has only $5.00, therefore owing the waitress $7.50. Later, he tells Cora that he owes the waitress $7.00. Surely, someone as obsessive-compulsive as Monk would have given the correct total.

  • Quotes

    • Monk: (while covered in bees in a beekeeper suit, to a nearby policeman) Excuse me, is your gun loaded?
      Policeman: Yeah.
      Monk: Could you do me a favor? Just...kill me.
      Sheriff: Why didn't you just stay in the car?
      Monk: There's a bee in the car!

    • Truck Driver: Does this look like a Greyhound bus to you?
      Monk: No. Buses have seats... and windows.
      Truck Driver: It was a rhetorical question.

    • Truck Driver: What are you doing?
      Monk: (referring to a five-dollar bill) Smoothing it out.
      Truck Driver: Why?
      Monk: I don't know.

    • Roger Zisk: Don't ponce my ride! (Monk continues to adjust Roger's side-view mirror) What are you doing?
      Monk: It's just... it's not quite straight.
      Roger: What part of "Don't ponce my ride" don't you understand?
      Monk: Ah, " ponce." (pause) Most of... all of it, really.

    • Sheriff Bates: How'd that happen?
      Cora: I'll tell you how it happened.
      Sheriff Bates: Cora?
      Cora: A can of paint fell on his head and he about fell overboard.
      Monk: Overboard?
      Sheriff Bates: How do you know this, Cora?
      Cora: Because I was there. It was in Naples. Italy. He was on a cruise.
      Sheriff Bates: So you know this man?
      Cora: Yes, I know the man. Of course I know the man. He's my husband.

    • Monk: I had the strangest dream. I dreamt that you were a blonde.
      Cora: A blonde?
      Monk: And you looked pretty--different. Pretty different. . . .

    • Monk: Where are my clothes?
      Cora: You lost 'em. You lost everything. Gambling.
      Monk: I gamble.

    • Cora: Now what?
      Monk: Uh, I'm--I'm afraid.
      Cora: You're up two feet, Jerry! You can do this. That's why you became a roofer, to get over your fear of heights. And it worked.

    • Monk: A pregnancy test.
      Cora: Looks like she had a bun in the oven.
      Monk: How do you know?
      Cora: Those two little lines there. That means positive. See, you pee on this end.
      Monk: (dropping the pregnancy test) Aaahhh! Wipe! Wipe! Wipe!

    • Stottlemeyer: I'm putting up four thousand of these [photos of Monk]. I'm going to put them in post offices, truck stops, and drug stores.
      Dr. Kroger: Wait. Wait. Why the drug stores?
      Stottlemeyer: I figure he's going to have to buy wipes sooner or later.

    • Dr. Kroger: If you're right, he [Monk] could be out there meeting himself for the first time.
      Disher: He's meeting himself?
      Stottlemeyer: That can't be good.

    • Monk: I don't want to tell you what these bags smell like.
      Sheriff Bates: Well,that's exactly what they are. That's fertilizer.
      Monk: Oh, my God. My God. This is worse than drug trafficking. You gotta nail this guy.

    • Monk: He's the guy. Let's call the captain.
      Sheriff Bates: What captain?
      Monk: I don't know.

    • Monk: The truth is, I'm not so attracted to you.
      Cora: Whatever.
      Monk: The truth is, you sort of terrify me.
      Cora: Hey! There's no such thing as a perfect marriage.

    • Monk: Here's what I think, uh, uh . . . .
      Sheriff Bates: Happened?

    • Monk: What's my name?
      Stottlemeyer: Adrian.
      Monk: What's my name, really?
      Stottlemeyer: Adrian.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Cora: What are tryin' to be, some kind of Captain America?
      Captain America was an all-American superhero created by Marvel Comics' predecessor, Timely Comics, during WW2. Frozen in a block of ice, he was revived in the modern day and is a member of the Avengers, and has appeared in several movies.