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Monk: Mr. Monk and the Voodoo Curse

Three San Franciscans die and it's discovered that postmarked voodoo dolls were sent to them several days before their deaths. Each doll predicted the victim's death. Monk and the police try to solve the crimes, only to discover that Natalie has received a voodoo doll predicting her death.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 8x7
Airdate: Friday September 25th, 2009

Director: Andre Belgrader
Writer: Joe Toplyn

Alternate Airdates:


Guest Stars
Michael Patrick McGillMichael Patrick McGill
As Sgt. Steiner
Meat LoafMeat Loaf
As Reverend Hadley Jorgensen (as Meat Loaf Aday)
Claire RankinClaire Rankin
As Angeline Dilworth
John Lacy (1)John Lacy (1)
As Chauncey Cunningham

Co-Guest Stars
David GriecoDavid Grieco
As Male Paramedic
Sean BlodgettSean Blodgett
As Coroner
Anne BellamyAnne Bellamy
As Martha Murphy
David GoreDavid Gore
As Petey Cunningham
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


At a Little League game, the coach Chauncey Cunningham is encouraging his son Petey as he comes to bat. An old woman, Martha Murphy, comes by power-walking and chats briefly. Petey finally hits the ball over the fence. Kelsey sends a player to go get the ball and he discovers Martha, dead, her head crushed in by the baseball...

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Episode Quotes
Stottlemeyer: All right, I don't know what I was thinking. Randy, let's put everything back the way it was.
Disher: What, you mean right now? For how long?
Stottlemeyer: Until Monk dies.

Adrian: Hi, Petey.
Petey Cunningham: Hi.
Adrian: Did you know Mrs. Murphy?
Petey Cunningham: No, sir. Am I going to jail?
Adrian: Probably not.

Adrian: Okay, let's be rational here. We live in the real world. It is governed by science, physics, laws of nature. There is always—always—a non voodoo explanation for everything.
Natalie: Except voodoo.

Adrian: That's phone unplugged.
Natalie: Pardon me?
Adrian: It's not plugged in. There's the cord.
Natalie: Are you calling me a liar?
Adrian: It's not plugged in.
Natalie: So you're calling me a liar?
Adrian: I don't know what to say. It's not plugged in.

Stottlemeyer: You'd better take care of her.
Adrian: What can I do?
Stottlemeyer: Well, you've seen normal people, sensitive people, taking care of each other. Do what they do.

Stottlemeyer: Cupid's Arrow. Love potion. (puts some on) What?
Disher: It's not working.
Stottlemeyer: Good.

Adrian: Hey. Feeling better? Great. Listen... I have a favor to ask. I, uh... I don't know what's going on with you and all this voodoo stuff, but here's the thing. You cannot be the unstable one. I cannot take care of you, Natalie. This morning I spent six hours organizing my cereal boxes. I have to be honest. I cannot function like this. Do you understand?

Natalie: You really don’t believe in it? Witchcraft, voodoo?
Disher: I’m a Pisces. We're not superstitious.

Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: Mr. Monk, if you would be so kind as to reattach its head. Here's some adhesive. Some witchgrass. Some coltsfoot. Ah. Mandrake root. Smidgen more. All I need now is the doll.
Adrian: Okay, one second.
Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: It doesn't have to be perfect.
Adrian: Almost done.
Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: It's symbolic, really.
Adrian: There we go.
Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: The forces of darkness are gathering.
Adrian: Hold on.
Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: It doesn't have to be perfect!
Adrian: Wait a second.
Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: It doesn't have to be perfect.
Adrian: One second, almost done.
Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: Doesn't...
Adrian: Wait one second.
Natalie: Mr. Monk, please, just let him finish!
Adrian: Hold on...
Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: She's suffering, Mr. Monk. It doesn't have to be... okay, that's close enough.

Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: What did you do?!?
Natalie: What?
Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: Did you drink that?
Natalie: Yeah, you said it was ready.
Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: You're supposed to rub it on your neck. What, are you mental?
Adrian: What do we do?
Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: What? 911. 911! 911!
Adrian: Another chant?
Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: No! Call 911!

Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: Maybe we should induce vomiting?
Adrian: No! No. No, no, no, no, no. Let's call that plan never-do.

Adrian: Do you have a cell phone?
Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: No, I never use them. I prefer to communicate over the astral plane.
Adrian: Hadley!
Reverend Hadley Jorgensen: Fine. (hands it over)

Adrian: She was trying to keep me distracted.
Natalie: Ah, because she knew how much you cared about me. She knew you'd be so worried about me, you couldn't think straight.
Adrian: Well that was her theory, yes. But don't forget, she was clinically insane.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndy Breckman
Executive ProducerTom Scharpling  |  Tony Shalhoub  |  David Hoberman  |  Andy Breckman  |  Randall Zisk
Co-Executive ProducerJack Bernstein  |  David Breckman  |  Hy Conrad  |  Joe Toplyn
ProducerScott Collins  |  Anthony Santa Croce
Co-ProducerJosh Siegal  |  Dylan Morgan  |  Shana Stein  |  Douglas Nabors
Associate ProducerSal Savo  |  Sheryl Johnson-Poelking  |  Anton Cropper  |  Nathan Perkins
Production DesignerChuck Parker
CastingCorbin Bronson  |  Amy McIntyre Britt  |  Anya Colloff
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)
Director of PhotographyJoe Pennella
Stunt CoordinatorCharlie Brewer
Production SecretaryTara McSherry
Art DirectorWilliam E. Brownell
Post Production CoordinatorAlex Seymour
Sound MixerDavid Chornow
ConsultantFern Field
Costume SupervisorPerri Kimono
Boom OperatorKevin Santy
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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