Monk (2002–2009)
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Mr. Monk's Favorite Show 

Monk must reconcile reality with his fan-boy feelings toward an actress who starred as a child in a Brady Bunch-style sitcom in his youth after an attempt on her life.


Randy Zisk


Andy Breckman (created by), Jack Bernstein




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Shalhoub ... Adrian Monk
Traylor Howard ... Natalie Teeger
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Randall Disher
Ted Levine ... Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
Elizabeth Perkins ... Christine Rapp
Rena Sofer ... Kim Kelly
Michael Stoyanov ... Stephen Dorn
Dan Cole ... Stan the Fan
Taylor Longbrake Taylor Longbrake ... Young Kathy Cooper
Cameron Monaghan ... Danny Cooper
Gary Weeks ... Mr. Cooper
Sarah Aldrich ... Mrs. Cooper
Angelina Wahler ... Janey Cooper
Donnell Barrett Donnell Barrett ... Third Paparazzi (as Donnell C. Barrett)
Edward Flores ... Motel Clerk


Monk must reconcile reality with his fan-boy feelings toward an actress who starred as a child in a Brady Bunch-style sitcom in his youth after an attempt on her life.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery



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Release Date:

7 August 2009 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The TV show, "The Cooper Clan" has many similarities to the TV show, "The Brady Bunch". Even the house looks similar to the Brady's house (inside and out). They even mimic Jan's "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" from one Brady Bunch episode. See more »


In Timlinson's apartment, Monk takes the interior decorating book from the shelf, taking care to use a cloth in his hand. When he opens the book and sees the ballot envelope, he picks it up with his bare hand. See more »


Adrian Monk: [arguing with Natalie about who is first in line while waiting at a bookstore for Christine Rapp] Please!
Natalie Teeger: No.
Adrian Monk: Please! I'm saying please.
Natalie Teeger: I'm sorry, Mr. Monk, I'm not moving.
Adrian Monk: It's humiliating. Look at me, I'm last in line.
Natalie Teeger: Mr. Monk, there are two of us, and you're second.
Adrian Monk: Out of two. Second out of two. We call that last.
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Spoofs The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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A favorite show gives us a weak opener.
11 August 2009 | by jwpeel-1See all my reviews

As it is, I was upset that Monk will be ending this year, but I had hoped that it would go out with a bang and not a whimper. This was a whimper to be sure. A Brady Bunch kind of show is what Adrian Monk imagined as his ideal family, but he soon finds out that the wholesome little girl from the show has grown up to be a very unsavory character with a past that is far from ideal. It seems that there is a killer after the former child star and Monk is hired as her bodyguard. This sets the story in motion but it is not a great season opener by a long stretch. When the solution of the crime is explained by our intrepid hero, it is not in the usual way. Instead, it is as though Monk were a character on the show, and without giving away the ending at all, what we have is almost a direct rip-off from Annie Hall and, frankly, not that funny. I expected better from the show I grew to love and this may be the reason the show is ending in the first place since it seems the writers have run out of decent scripts. I sincerely hope in the future, I am proved wrong. All I can say is that maybe page 73 would have made it better. (I'm afraid you have to see the episode to get that joke- the one joke that works in the episode.) And what a waste of the usually wonderful Elizabeth Perkins.

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