Season 7 Episode 1

Mr. Monk Buys A House

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jul 18, 2008 on USA



  • Trivia

    • "Honest Jake" kills Cassie Drake and then stages the scene to make it look like she interrupted a burglary, but he doesn't wear gloves or wipe down the awl.

    • When Cassie Drake wheels Joseph Moody up the stairs before shoving him down to his death, the wheelchair leaves scuff marks that are plainly visible to the naked eye. How could the police miss that in the initial investigation?

    • Trivia: When Monk realizes what's going on and gives his summation there is no flashback scene.

    • When the electricians break down the wall at 21:40, the camera moves from the room to the hallway. You can clearly see that it's a stage and you can also see the shadow of the moving camera on the wall.

  • Quotes

    • Natalie: (Jake is jackhammering) So tell me why you moved again. Oh yeah that's right, the last place was noisy.

    • Natalie: Oh, look, his first name is Neven. N-E-V-E-N. That's a palindrome.
      Monk: It's not a perfect palindrome. The first "N" is capitalized.
      Natalie: Dr. Kroeger's first name was "Charles." That wasn't a palindrome.
      Monk: It was to me!

    • Monk: That is a claw foot bathtub, which is something I always wanted.
      Natalie: It is?
      Monk: Yeah. I just didn't know.

    • Natalie: Oh, I love all the woodwork.
      Monk: Hey, don't touch that.
      Natalie: What, wet paint?
      Monk: No, just don't touch it.

    • Jake: (about Monk) I've got a cousin like you. He makes coffee nervous.

    • Monk: It's like a nightmare, except for the part where you wake up and it's all over.

    • Monk: Well, why didn't you tie me down and shoot me in the leg? What's the good of having a gun if you don't shoot your friend in the leg when he's about to buy an old house?
      Stottlemeyer: Next time I will, I promise.

    • Monk: I never should have bought this house. I should have waited for something better to come along. (pause) Like death.

    • Ramone: So, you are a, ah, detective?
      Natalie: No, he's the best detective in the world.
      Monk: Maybe not the world. Well, who's to say?

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: February 9, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: November 4, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: September 10, 2011 on YLE TV1

    • Joseph's line, "You know, I had a new neighbor once, and his last name was Nabors," is an in-joke reference to Doug Nabors, a new co-producer who joined the show as of this episode.

    • The episode ends with the camera on a photo of Dr. Kroger, and a message, "In loving memory of Stanley Kamel." Dr. Kroger died of a heart attack, the same reason Stanley Kamel died.

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