Monk

Season 5 Episode 14

Mr. Monk Visits a Farm

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 09, 2007 on USA
9.6
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Disher retires to run a farm that he inherits from a dead uncle. But when he suspect foul play in his relative's death, he calls in Monk.

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  • I like this episode but I have to say that they made a mistake in this episode. I remember a episode called "Monk gets cabin fever" and lt. disher said that he didn't have an uncle. Two aunts but no uncle. But yet he instantly got one and his uncle died.moreless

    9.2
    I Like this episode, I got a chance to see Tony shaloub's real life wife. But in this episode they made a mistake. I remember in the episode of "Monk gets cabin fever" it mentions that lt. disher didn't have an uncle so how did he get one all of a sudden.
  • Vgood Disher / low ley Monk episode

    9.0
    A change of setting sees Disher become the vehicle driving this episode. The crime is again just a well constructed platform to show off the amazing characters of this great show and it works well. On this occasion Randy resigns when he assaults an old man, mistakenly believing him to be the target of his drugs raid.

    Dragged down by yet another failure he decides to quit the force. Coincidently back where he grew up an uncle dies along with his prize pig under what can only be described as mysterious circumstances and wills Randy his farm.



    Cue hackneyed plot, but with the entertaining self-created barriers to success - Mr. Monk.



    This episode has an above average pacey screenplay, with the main focus on Monk and Randy's relationship and their approach to solving the crime. Several scenes do a great job of varying the emotions felt by the two characters, bring the viewer closer to them and their plights. As for the crime, well the perp. is distinctly average, though his motive is unexpected and will give you the giggles (and possibly the munchies ;). Though the crime solving seems to play second fiddle, to Randy's personal predicament of self-doubt.



    An enjoyable episode that should be watched, but just short of the level of the best episodes this season.moreless
  • Great Episode! I LOVE RANDY DISHER! Hysterically funny!

    10
    I was very happy to hear this episode was about Randy who I love so much but this episode exceded all expectations. I laughed so hard when Monk thought he was high i fell off the sofa. I DID! My husband who does not watch Monk every week decided to never miss an episode again. Both of us lost it when monk was feeding the chickens, It has to be one of the funniest scene EVER! Tony is the best actor and this episode proved it again. I thought the story was very clever and engaging, the acing superb, I loved seeing Carlos from Desperate Housewives but most of all I loved to see Randy Disher and Monk's generosity toward him. Jason is a wonderful actor ,his story moved me to tears and at the same timehe was very funny. This episode is my favorite Monk! MORE RANDY PLEASE!moreless
  • Mr. Monk on a farm! Hilarious!

    9.5
    I thought this was such a cute episode. First of all Poor Disher! He is so sweet, but such a goofball. It was nice to see Brooke Adams again too. I like when you have to wonder how it was done, instead of how Monk will catch the killer.



    It was sweet to let Disher think he solved it on his own, but that was also an episode of Psych a couple weeks back. I just love Tony Shaloub. Especially in this role. When he was in the chicken house I nearly lost it. But when he thought he has inhaled to marijuanna, I was in hysterics. That was so funny!moreless
  • Monk on a farm...Who would believe it!

    8.5
    I really liked this episode inspite of the fact that Adrian was able to overcome some of his phobias without really trying. I mean let's get real, does anyone believe that Monk would even enter a hen house without a clean suit! I thought the reefer madness was done great. I was able to believe that Monk would react this way to even the tought of getting stoned. I really enjoyed the part where Monk couches Randy in his sleep and then latter Randy tries to solve some crimes by taking a nap. Even though the plot was uneven, and there were so glaring holes in the story, as with all Monk episodes it was enjoyable and good enough to overlook all of the problems.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • The closing scene of this episode is unusual, in that Monk does not appear.

    • According to Randy's explanation, his uncle was killed sometime before 8 p.m. (when his body is shown in the truck when the sprinklers are turned on). Yet the body isn't discovered until after 10:30 PM (when the lights go out at the square dance and Belmont "hears" the suicide gunshot.) Shouldn't a coroner have figured out that he died almost 3 hours before he allegedly killed himself? And wouldn't the coroner have noticed the injury to the back of Randy's uncle's head caused by Belmont hitting him?

    • Even though the dead uncle's pick up truck's hood is half way through a live electrical barbed wire fence that is still sparking, the deputy opens the driver's side door to look at him without receiving a shock, or even any fear of receiving a shock.

    • In "Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever," Randy said that he didn't have an uncle but in this one Randy's uncle dies. He also says that he has two aunts but his uncle is obviously unmarried here.

    • Mr. Monk says that they could perform an autopsy on Nadine the pig, but an autopsy on an animal is called a necropsy.

    • The actor playing Uncle Harvey was breathing and his chest was moving, in the scene where he was supposedly dead.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Randy: You see, Monk? That's why I'm not a cop. What kind of cop eats a crucial piece of evidence?!?

    • Monk: I still can't believe they wanted $20 to deliver this stuff. Who's laughing now?
      Natalie: (hauling a heavy box) Yeah, we are. We're laughing.

    • Monk: Sorry, I just have this thing about dirt. It's just so dirty, you know. I bet, I bet that's how it got it's name. Dirt.

    • Disher: Well, you know all the food you eat comes from farms just like this.
      Monk: Not any more. Not as of the last 23 minutes.

    • Sheriff Butterfield: Loosen up! What are you afraid of?
      Monk: Well… pretty long list.

    • Oates: One minute you're hand-cuffing yourself to a piece of farm machinery, sobbing like a schoolgirl, the next minute you're putting all the pieces together like Sherlock Holmes. Which is the real Adrian Monk?
      Monk: Yeah, I like to think that a man is made up of many different–
      Oates: I think it's the schoolgirl.
      Monk: Yeah, you're probably right.

    • Randy: Just look at us... losers all. Well, at least I don't have any kids. It ends with me.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International air dates:
      Greece: Sunday 3rd February 2008 at 18.45 on Star
      Finland: Saturday 28th February 2009 at 19:45 on YLE TV1
      Slovakia: February 18, 2010 on Markiza

    • The set used for the square-dance scenes in this episode is the same set that was used as Country Bear Hall in the 2002 Disney movie, The Country Bears. In something of a coincidence, James Gammon, the voice of Big Al in The Country Bears, guest stars in this episode as the farmhand, Oates.

    • Brooke Adams (Tony Shalhoub's wife) is billed as Special Guest Star. She makes her third apperance on the show, playing a different character from her last two appearances.

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