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Monk: Mr. Monk's Favorite Show

Movie actress Christine Rapp hires Monk to protect her against a killer who is targeting her because of the tell-all book she wrote. Monk is eager to be with her since she was the child star in his favorite boyhood TV show, The Cooper Clan. However, he soon realizes that Christine isn't the innocent girl of the TV show... and that everything isn't what she claims.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 8x1
Airdate: Friday August 07th, 2009

Director: Randall Zisk
Writer: Jack Bernstein

Special Guest Stars
Elizabeth PerkinsElizabeth Perkins
As Christine Rapp

Guest Stars
Rena SoferRena Sofer
As Kim Kelly
Michael StoyanovMichael Stoyanov
As Steven Dorn
Dan ColeDan Cole
As Cooper Trivia Fan
Taylor LongbrakeTaylor Longbrake
As Young Christine Rapp
Cameron MonaghanCameron Monaghan
As Danny Cooper
Gary WeeksGary Weeks
As Mr. Cooper
Sarah AldrichSarah Aldrich
As Mrs. Cooper

Co-Guest Stars
Angelina WahlerAngelina Wahler
As Janey Cooper
Donnell C. BarrettDonnell C. Barrett
As Third Paparazzi
Edward FloresEdward Flores
As Motel Clerk
Jonathan Morgan HeitJonathan Morgan Heit
As Billy Cooper
Justin DrayJustin Dray
As First Paparazzi
Rob MainordRob Mainord
As Bookstore Owner
Main Cast
Tony ShalhoubTony Shalhoub
As Adrian Monk
Traylor HowardTraylor Howard
As Natalie Teeger
Jason Gray-StanfordJason Gray-Stanford
As Lt. Randall Disher
Ted LevineTed Levine
As Captain Leland Stottlemeyer


Monk insists on being the first in line at a bookstore that will be releasing the autobiography of Christine Rapp, former child star in the 70s sitcom The Cooper Clan. Christine is scheduled to appear at the bookstore for a signing and Monk is eager to meet her. Natalie is impressed that Monk is actually excited about something and he admits that the TV show was the only important thing to him when he was growing up...

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Episode Quotes
Adrian: Please!
Natalie: No.
Adrian: Please! I'm saying please.
Natalie: I'm sorry, Mr. Monk, I'm not moving.
Adrian: It's humiliating. Look at me, I'm last in line.
Natalie: Mr. Monk, there are two of us, and you're second.
Adrian: Out of two. Second out of two. We call that last.

Adrian: No matter how bad things got, I knew if I could just make it to Tuesday night--8:00, Tuesday night--everything would be okay. It would all make sense, at least for half an hour. They were like my other family. who am I kidding? My real family was my other family.

Kim Kelly: She needs a bodyguard.
Adrian: Bodyguard, right.
Kim Kelly: Someone we can trust. I know you're busy...
Adrian: Oh, I'll do it.
Kim Kelly: Okay. A thousand dollars a week, is that fair?
Adrian: Ummm. Okay, it's a deal. I can't pay it all at once.
Kim Kelly: No, we would pay you.
Adrian: Oh, even better.

Adrian: A mirror? Oh, very good. Excellent precaution. I see, so that if you're lying in bed and someone breaks in through that door... you have the... triangul...or... I don't get it.
Christine Rapp: It's more of a personal thing. You know, you should really read my book.

Christine Rapp: Shy, huh? I like that in a man.
Kim Kelly: She likes anything in a man.

Adrian: Oh my god. My god. Oh... my... god.
Natalie: You okay?
Adrian: This is horrible. It's horrible. What are you drinking?
Natalie: Tea.
Adrian: Is it hot?
Natalie: Yes.
Adrian: Good. Pour it into my eyes.
Natalie: Mr. Monk...
Adrian: Do it. Blind me!

Natalie: Don't be mad. I know how you hate surprises. So I'm just going to warn you, I'm going to be surprising you.
Adrian: Wait, when?
Natalie: In about 10 seconds. This is sort of a heads up, a sort of alert.
Adrian: Wait! You can't just burst in here and say "Surprise alert." You have to give me a little warning.
Natalie: Oh, okay, sorry. This is the surprise alert warning. "This is a surprise alert!" Now... surprise!

Natalie: Forget about Christine Rapp and her stupid, stupid book. Everybody in Hollywood's crazy, and if we think about that stuff, nobody would go to the movies.
Adrian: I don't go to the movies.
Natalie: Or watch TV.
Adrian: I don't watch TV.
Natalie: You get my point.

Natalie: Hello! Hello, Mr. Timlinson! (knocks) I don't think he's home.
Adrian: Probably not. He's single and he's dead.
Natalie: Oh, yeah.

Natalie: Are you going in?
Adrian: It'd be a crime not to.
Natalie: It'd be a crime if we did.
Adrian: So it doesn't matter either way.

Adrian: They were the only family I have. Now I got nothing.
Natalie: That's not true, Mr. Monk. You got me. And you have Julie, and you have Randy and the captain. We're your family.
Adrian: Ehh, it's not the same.
Natalie: Sure it is.
Adrian: You don't say funny things.
Natalie: Sure we do.
Adrian: Say something funny.
Natalie: Well, I can't just say funny off the top of my head.
Adrian: Cathy Cooper could.
Natalie: Well, she had writers. Okay, wait wait. I got one. "Knock knock."
Adrian: That's not funny.

Cultural References
The Cooper Clan is a thinly disguised parody of The Brady Bunch.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndy Breckman
Executive ProducerAndy Breckman  |  David Hoberman  |  Tom Scharpling
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Breckman  |  Hy Conrad  |  Joe Toplyn
ProducerScott Collins  |  Anthony Santa Croce
Co-ProducerDylan Morgan  |  Josh Siegal  |  Shana Stein
Associate ProducerSheryl Johnson-Poelking  |  Anton Cropper
Production DesignerChuck Parker
EditorArge O'Neal
CastingCorbin Bronson  |  Amy McIntyre Britt  |  Anya Colloff
Unit Production ManagerAnthony Santa Croce
First Assistant DirectorAnton Cropper
Second Assistant DirectorEric Oliver
Music EditorCraig Pettigrew
Costume DesignerIleane Meltzer  |  Steven Zimbelman
HairstylistMaxine Morris
Make-upDenise Hooper
Key GripStuart M. Abramson
Camera OperatorBuddy Fries
Set DesignerAhna Packard
Location ManagerLyal R. Holmberg
Transportation CoordinatorSteve Weinmuller
Property MasterBlanche Sindelar
Construction CoordinatorJay Jergensen
Script SupervisorSilver Tree
Assistant EditorRichard Rodono
Post Production SupervisorHolden Chang
Re-Recording MixerElmo Ponsdomenech  |  Kevin Roache
LeadmanAngelo Amodio
OtherCary Conway (Lead Painter)  |  Jon Perkins (Technical Advisor)
Director of PhotographyJoe Pennella
Stunt CoordinatorCharlie Brewer
Production SecretaryTara McSherry
Art DirectorWilliam E. Brownell
Sound MixerDavid Chornow
ConsultantFern Field
Costume SupervisorPerri Kimono
Boom OperatorKevin Maloney (2)
Main Title ThemeRandy Newman
Production AccountantTyna Hurd
Chief Lighting TechnicianThomas Pugh
"B" Camera OperatorHarvey Rubin
Construction ForemanBrad Shoemaker
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