Season 4 Episode 7

Mr. Monk Goes to a Wedding

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Aug 19, 2005 on USA



  • Allusions

    • Julie: You are old, Father William, the young man said . . . .
      Julie is reciting a stanza from a poem in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), commonly known as Alice in Wonderland. The verses, recited by Alice to the Caterpillar, are a parody of Robert Southey's sentimental poem, "The Old Man's Comforts, and How He Gained Them" (1799). Julie slightly misquotes a line, "Do you think, at your age, it is right?" substituting "this" for "it." Monk repeats the misquoted line, evidently with the implication that what the person he's addressing is doing isn't right, either, at any age.