Season 7 Episode 4

Mr. Monk Takes a Punch

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Aug 08, 2008 on USA



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Disher: It's a tough racket. I've do a little boxing myself. Light Middleweight.
      Stottlemeyer: When did you box?
      Disher: Remember the benefit for the Police Athlete League? Took Sergeant Mulroney in nine rounds. TKO left uppercut.
      Stottlemeyer: Stan Mulroney, he retired 12 years ago. We called him "Pops."
      Disher: Yeah, that's right. He was older than me. He was experienced. Wiley.
      Stottlemeyer: He had a cane.
      Disher: And he used it.

    • Natalie: It went good. you know, it's our first day so we're just warming up, but he's going to do great.
      Monk: Nah, I went about 30 yards.
      Disher: Did you hit a wall?
      Monk: I wish I had. It would have knocked me unconscious.

    • Louie Flynn: (Monk wearing a purple tracksuit) He looks like a big, sad plum.

    • Dr. Bell: A half mile in four minutes.
      Monk: That's part of it. It can't be done.
      Dr. Bell: People do it every day.
      Monk: Not people my age.
      Dr. Bell: That's not true.
      Monk: Not people my age with my body.

    • Dr. Bell: Adrian, we haven't known each other very long, but I'm a pretty good judge of character. And I know one thing for sure: you're no quitter.
      Monk: Then how do you explain this? I quit.

    • Stottlemeyer: You're not going on welfare. If you go on welfare, I will shoot you.
      Monk: Good. I'll get more money, won't I?

    • Stottlemeyer: (to Monk) So that's it, huh? After all these years, you're just gonna walk away. Give up. What would Trudy say? No, let me rephrase that: what is Trudy saying?

    • Monk: What is it?
      Ray: Don't ask.
      Monk: Okay, but what is it?
      Ray: It's called go juice. Louie invented it 20 years ago. It's got every juice and herb you can think of, al mixed together. Makes you go. Go go go go go.go go!
      Monk: You're giving me a laxative?

    • Frankie: You wearing a wire, Lieutenant? (Disher removes his tie, opens his shirt and jacket, then drops his pants to show he's not) How about you?
      Stottlemeyer: No.
      Frankie: Okay. Let's talk.
      Disher: Why did I just get undressed?
      Stottlemeyer: I don't know, Randy. Everybody in the room is wondering the same thing.

    • Monk: Hey, how did I do?
      Ray: You finished, that was the main thing. You ran that whole half mile.
      Monk: Yeah, but how long? How long?
      Ray: Adrian, it was just a test run. It don't really count.
      Monk: Because it felt like five minutes, maybe six. Maybe six. Between five and six.
      Ray: Well…
      Monk: Twenty-seven minutes! That's not possible. It's not… this thing is broken.
      Ray: Well, you kept rearranging the hurdles and touching everything. That stuff adds up.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: February 12, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: November 9, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: October 1, 2011 on YLE TV1

    • In-joke: The fighters are named Ray Regis and Carlos Hiraldo. Their last names are references to talk show hosts Regis Philbin and Geraldo Rivera (Hiraldo and Geraldo are both pronounced the same). Which adds an extra layer of humor to the big fight - Regis vs. Hiraldo/Geraldo - as noted by listening to the commentators during the fight who generally call the participants by their last names only.

  • Allusions