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Monk: Mr. Monk and the UFO

While traveling, Monk and Natalie becomes involved with the death of a woman... who died in the desert after Monk sees a UFO.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 8x3
Airdate: Friday August 21st, 2009

Director: Kevin Hooks
Writer: Michael Angeli

Special Guest Stars
Daniel SternDaniel Stern
As Sheriff Fletcher

Guest Stars
Eric LangeEric Lange
As Goggle Enthusiast / Nimrod
Ethan CohnEthan Cohn
As Kyle Larkin
Eric StonestreetEric Stonestreet
As Boom Boom
Amanda MacDonaldAmanda MacDonald
As Alien Girl Enthusiast
Jeremy HowardJeremy Howard
As Alien-Dressed Enthusiast
Adam KulbershAdam Kulbersh
As Dr. Edward Garcia

Co-Guest Stars
Barry LivingstonBarry Livingston
As Geiger Counter Enthusiast
David HadingerDavid Hadinger
As Segway Enthusiast
Jason RogelJason Rogel
As Satellite Enthusiast
Jennifer RikerJennifer Riker
As Business Woman
Jesse HeimanJesse Heiman
As 3rd UFO Enthusiast
Mathis FenderMathis Fender
As Dickie
Rachel NollRachel Noll
As Other UFO Enthusiast
Main Cast
Tony ShalhoubTony Shalhoub
As Adrian Monk
Traylor HowardTraylor Howard
As Natalie Teeger
Ted LevineTed Levine
As Captain Leland Stottlemeyer


Natalie is driving back from a friend’s wedding, and unhappy at Monk. She’s mad that he begged her to take him with her so he wouldn’t be alone, but spent the entire time avoiding people. Her car breaks down as they’re crossing a bridge and she tries to figure out what’s wrong. As Monk goes nearby and tries to get a phone signal, he sees a glowing object fly overhead...

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Episode Notes
Filming Location: Vasquez Rocks, Los Angeles County, CA

Episode Quotes
Adrian: Are you mad at me? You're mad at me. I'm a detective. I can tell.

Natalie: You just walked around rearranging spoons and plates and sweeping up crumbs. Couldn't you have at least tried?
Adrian: I tried. I smiled. I smiled a lot.
Natalie: You were wincing!
Adrian: That's my smile. That's how I smile.

Stottlemeyer: How's Monk holding up?
Natalie: Not so good. He thinks he saw a UFO.
Stottlemeyer: Really? Well, maybe they're there to take him home. Maybe that's his ride.
Natalie: That's what I said! Captain?
Stottlemeyer: That would explain a lot, wouldn't it?

Sheriff Fletcher: You saw a UFO?
Adrian: No. No, I didn't say that.
Sheriff Fletcher: Oh. So, uh, was it an object?
Adrian: Yes.
Sheriff Fletcher: Uh, could you identify it?
Adrian: No, no.
Sheriff Fletcher: And it was flying.
Adrian: Yes.
Sheriff Fletcher: You add that all up, Mr. Monk, you've got yourself a UFO.

Dickie: Is there a problem with your room? I couldn't help noticing all your cleaning supplies.
Adrian: Oh, no. no. It's fine. The hotel's great. This is just a hobby.
Natalie: He just bought one bag. That's like giving you a gold star.

Sheriff Fletcher: One of us is going to have to go get help. The highway's about 15 miles that way.
Adrian: All right, Natalie and I will go.
Natalie: Mr. Monk, we can't leave him, he's been shot.
Adrian: All right. Natalie and I will stay here.
Natalie: Mr. Monk, he can't walk.
Adrian: Well, what do you suggest, Natalie? Do you have any ideas at all?
Natalie: Yeah, you get help, I stay here and take care of the sheriff.
Adrian: Any ideas at all, because if you do I'd really like to hear them.

Natalie: I'm going to ask you if that was a coyote, and you say "no." Was that a coyote?
Sheriff Fletcher: No.
Natalie: Really, was that a coyote?
Sheriff Fletcher: Yeah.

Adrian: So this is where it ends. This is it. Surrounded by dirt. Covered in dirt. You win, dirt! Congratulations, dirt! Well played...

Adrian: I'm just cleaning, I haven't dusted up here for two, three...
Natalie: Hours.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndy Breckman
Executive ProducerTony Shalhoub  |  Randall Zisk  |  Andy Breckman  |  David Hoberman  |  Tom Scharpling
Co-Executive ProducerJoe Toplyn  |  David Breckman  |  Jack Bernstein  |  Hy Conrad
ProducerScott Collins  |  Anthony Santa Croce
Co-ProducerJosh Siegal  |  Dylan Morgan  |  Douglas Nabors  |  Shana Stein
Associate ProducerSheryl Johnson-Poelking  |  Nathan Perkins  |  Anton Cropper  |  Sal Savo  |  Hayley Helmreich
Production DesignerChuck Parker
EditorJohn Duffy (1)
CastingAnya Colloff  |  Corbin Bronson  |  Amy McIntyre Britt
Unit Production ManagerAnthony Santa Croce
First Assistant DirectorAnton Cropper
Second Assistant DirectorEric Oliver
MusicJeff Beal
Music EditorCraig Pettigrew
Costume DesignerIleane Meltzer
HairstylistMargaret Hayes Jackson  |  Maxine Morris
Make-upDenise Hooper
Key GripStuart M. Abramson
Camera OperatorBuddy Fries
Set DesignerWilliam F. Matthews (3)
Set DecoratorSuzette Sheets
Location ManagerLyal R. Holmberg
Transportation CoordinatorSteve Weinmuller  |  Ken Catando
Property MasterRich Hobaica
Construction CoordinatorJay Jergensen
Script SupervisorSilver Tree
Production CoordinatorAnn M. Kaiser
Assistant EditorRichard Rodono
Post Production SupervisorHolden Chang
Supervising Sound EditorFred Judkins
Re-Recording MixerElmo Ponsdomenech  |  Kevin Roache
LeadmanAngelo Amodio
OtherCary Conway (Lead Painter)  |  Jon Perkins (Technical Advisor)
Stunt CoordinatorCharlie Brewer (2)
Production SecretaryTara McSherry
Art DirectorWilliam E. Brownell
Post Production CoordinatorAlex Seymour
Sound MixerDavid Chornow
ConsultantFern Field
Costume SupervisorPerri Kimono
Boom OperatorKevin Santy
Key Makeup ArtistEla Barczewska
Main Title ThemeRandy Newman
Production AccountantTyna Hurd
Chief Lighting TechnicianThomas Pugh
Key CostumerNigel Boyd
"B" Camera OperatorHarvey Rubin
Construction ForemanBrad Shoemaker
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