Season 7 Episode 11

Mr. Monk On Wheels

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 16, 2009 on USA



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, when Mr. Monk and Natalie are looking through books at the police dept., trying to ID the bike thief, Monk says that Natalie is 5'5". But in "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut," he says that she's 5'7".

    • Monk eats tomatoes in this episode. But in the season 1 episode "Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum," Monk is allergic to tomatoes.

  • Quotes

    • Monk: So what exactly do you do?
      Sarah: We're saving the world.
      Monk: Good for you. I was getting a little worried about the world.

    • Monk: Is that a square tomato?
      Sarah: Yes it is. It's a pet project of Dean's. The square shape means that farmer can pack 30% tomatoes per carton. It's cheaper, more efficient.
      Monk: So, so, that means every slice is exactly the same size?
      Natalie: How does it taste?
      Monk: Who cares? It's a square tomato. You're doing the Lord's work.

    • Monk: (eating a square tomato) You can taste the symmetry.

    • Monk: Natalie, I can't run around looking for a stolen bicycle. I still have some pride left. Not much, but my dignity tank isn't completely empty.

    • Natalie: Oh, daisies. One hundred daisies.
      Monk: Thank you. I can watch them die. And they can do the same for me.

    • Stottlemeyer: Look at this, see that. That's a bullet. That's a bullet that got dug out of our very dear friend's leg tonight.
      Disher: That makes your cousin a former cop shooter.
      Vince: Former what?
      Disher: Former cop shooter.
      Vince: You mean he used to shoot cops?
      Disher: No. He shot someone who used to be a cop.
      Vince: Why didn't you say that.
      Disher: I did, it's the same thing.
      Vince: It's not the same thing at all, it's not even close.
      Stottlemeyer: Oh for god's sake! What are you two, married or what?

    • Berry: Oh man, oh man. What is happening to us? The Family of Man, we're hurting each other, we're stealing from each other.
      Stottlemeyer: The Family of Man is starting to sound like a real family.

    • Berry: Mr. Monk, you know what I'm going to do for you? I'm going to adopt ten acres of Brazilian rain forest in your name.
      Monk: Thank you. I don't have to visit it, do I? Or, or water it, or think about it?
      Berry: No.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Monk: It's Encyclopedia Brown. Sally and I want our blue bike back.
      Referencing the classic children's mystery book series by Donald J. Sobol. Each book contains several short stories ending with a mystery for the reader to solve along with Boy Detective Encyclopedia Brown and his partner Sally Kimball.