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Monk: Mr. Monk and the Actor

Monk is extremely flattered when Hollywood star David Ruskin is chosen to play him in a movie. However, the actor begins to take this role a little too seriously, and not only does he begin taking on Monk's mannerisms, but soon begins to believe that he's actually Monk. Meanwhile, Monk has other things on his plate, investigating two different murder cases, which he soon learns may be related to each other.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x1
Production Number: 503
Airdate: Friday July 07th, 2006
Network: USA Network

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Guest Stars
Rob Swanson
As Desk Sergeant
Stanley Kamel
As Dr. Charles Kroger
Tom Ohmer
As Sergeant Lyman
Andrea Bogart
As Actor Playing Disher
Angel Oquendo
As Garage Attendant
Carrie Reichenbach
As Actress Playing Natalie
David Mersault
As Director
Greg Grunberg
As Jack Leverett
Lara Black
As Young Female Cop
Margot Boecker
As Pretty Police Woman
Peter Weller
As Actor Playing Stottlemeyer
Stanley Tucci
As David Ruskin
Susan Ward
As Michelle Cullman
Main Cast
Tony Shalhoub
As Adrian Monk
Traylor Howard
As Natalie Teeger
Episode Notes
This episode was available on the Comcast's website "The Fan", a website where they air episodes of shows before they premiere. This episode was made available, a week before the episode premiered.

Episode Quotes
Monk: (about the glitter that got on to his shirt) It won't come off!

David: There he is, the man himself, Mr. Monk.
Monk: Adrian...or...Age.

Monk: Glitter.
Natalie: From the other crime scene?
David: Maybe you still had some left on your hands?
Randy: No, he never touched the gun, I bagged it myself.
Monk: Anyway, I washed my hands one-hundred times since yesterday.
David: Really? Exactly one-hundred?
Monk: It's a great number.

Dr. Kroger: And they canceled the movie?
Monk: (Ruskin) ...said he wanted to play a character who wasn’t so dark and depressing. He’s in England playing Hamlet.

Monk: Natalie, they’re making a movie about me. Now this is something that I might...actually...come close to...actually enjoying.

Monk: (about Ruskin's visit) And then he made us food, fried eggs, with the yolk exactly in the center, I mean, exactly, he used the ruler, just the way I like it. (sighs) It was confusing... but delicious. But confusing. But delicious.

Episode References
"Mr. Monk and the Astronaut"

The movie in which Monk will be portrayed by Stanley Tucci, the story will be based off of the case that took place in "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndy Breckman
Executive ProducerTony Shalhoub  |  Andy Breckman
Main Title ThemeRandy Newman
Warning: Monk season 5 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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