Monk (2002–2009)
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Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger 

When monk's favorite singer, Willie Nelson, is suspected of murdering his tour manager, Monk steps in to clear his name.

Director:

Milan Cheylov

Writers:

Andy Breckman (created by), Andy Breckman | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Shalhoub ... Adrian Monk
Bitty Schram ... Sharona Fleming
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Randall Disher
Ted Levine ... Stottlemeyer
Jackie Richardson ... Wendy Maas
Max Morrow ... Benjy Fleming
David Anderson David Anderson ... Jason 'Sonny' Cross
Neil Crone ... Terry T
Jay 'Mad Dog' Michaels Jay 'Mad Dog' Michaels ... Kenny Freedman
Bruce McFee Bruce McFee ... Pete
Willie Nelson ... Willie Nelson
Jody Payne Jody Payne ... Band Member #1 (Jody)
Bee Spears Bee Spears ... Band Member #2 (Bee)
Mickey Raphael Mickey Raphael ... Band Member #3 (Mickey)
Jonathan Wilson ... Young Promoter
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Storyline

Country singer Willie Nelson, who portrays himself, becomes the prime suspect when his manager is murdered, but the only witness is a blind woman who claims to have overheard a scuffle and can identify Willie as the murderer by his voice. At first Stottlemeyer (who is on the case despite a broken arm) is reluctant to arrest the famous singer on such shaky evidence, but a video tape convinces him that Willie must indeed be guilty. But for Monk, the fact that a note used to lure the victim to his death refers to him as "J. Cross" while Willie refers to him as "Sonny" casts doubt on the blind woman's story. Determined for the sake of his dead wife, Trudy, a devoted fan, to prove the singer innocent, Monk interviews the blind woman and investigates the manager's less than reputable background, searching for the clue he needs to clear the singer's name. Written by WyattJones

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA) See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

Snoop Dogg has admitted during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel that the only stoner to out-smoke him was Willie Nelson. Snoop guest stars in season 6 in Mr. Monk and the Rapper. Like Willie's guest appearance he is framed until Monk finds the true murderer. Unlike Willie's guest appearance, Snoop does not play himself. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene that Monk is playing the clarinet, there is a moment where the clarinet is still playing but he doesn't have it near his lips. See more »

Quotes

Adrian Monk: Captain, uh, I wouldn't tell that story about your accident to too many people.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Why not?
Adrian Monk: Well, the hills north of Highway 18 have been closed for two weeks due to brush fires.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Really?
Adrian Monk: What really happened?
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: I was cleaning my gutters and slipped. Fell off the ladder.
Adrian Monk: Oh.
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Connections

References Red Headed Stranger (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
(uncredited)
Written by Fred Rose
Performed by Willie Nelson and Tony Shalhoub
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COMICAL EPISODE FOR THE CRIME THE BLIND LADY THE STREAKER AND THE OTHERS
31 January 2018 | by jamontjohnson-83319See all my reviews

THIS WAS A HILARIOUS EPISODE THAT INVOLVES WILLIE NELSON BEING ACCUSED OF KILLING A FELLOW MAN WITH THE WITNESS BEING A BLIND WOMAN WHO WAS THERE; MONK SOLVES THE CASE WITH HELP FROM THE STREAKER AND BENJY AND SHARONA


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