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Monk: Mr. Monk and the Rapper

Monk works to clear a famous rap star accused of murder.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x2
Airdate: Friday July 20th, 2007
Network: USA Network

Director: Paris Barclay
Writer: Daniel Dratch

Alternate Airdates:

CH (3+) Mar 13, 2008
AT (ORF 1) Mar 14, 2008
DE (RTL) Mar 18, 2008
GR (Star Channel) Sep 28, 2008
EE (Viasat TV3) Dec 14, 2008
FI (YLE TV1) Nov 21, 2009

Special Guest Stars
Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
As MurderUss

Guest Stars
David BannerDavid Banner
As Snake Da Assassin
RonReaco LeeRonReaco Lee
As Denny Hodges
Marcello ThedfordMarcello Thedford
As Extra Large
As Kurupt
Damani WashingtonDamani Washington
As Young Rapper (as Damani)
Shane EdelmanShane Edelman
As Woody Mitchum
Ivan ShawIvan Shaw
As Producer
James C. VictorJames C. Victor
As Limo Driver

Co-Guest Stars
Aaron Todd KesseeAaron Todd Kessee
As First Crew Guy
Khanya MkhizeKhanya Mkhize
As First Crew Girl
Nicole GreenwoodNicole Greenwood
As Reporter
Stephen Keys (1)Stephen Keys (1)
As First Bodyguard
Tony ForsythTony Forsyth
As Bomb Squad Tech

Troy WinbushTroy Winbush
As Silent Killa
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


The show opens with a rapper known as Xtra Large being interviewed by a reporter in an alley. She asks him about some threatening words which have been recorded and will be put on a rival rapper's album. He doesn't seem to be concerned about his safety. A limo pulls up and the driver opens the door for the man. They drive off and soon thereafter, the limo explodes...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Snoop DoggMonk Theme 

Episode Quotes
MurderUss: My name is MurderUss.
Natalie: I’ve heard of you: I’ve had to take your records away from my daughter.

Disher: Huh, you know what, you're not the only musician in the room...
Stottlemeyer: Randy...
Disher: Russ! Actually, I'm in a band too. We have a very eclectic repertoire.
Stottlemeyer: Randy!
Disher: We do rap. We also do folk, we do metal...
MurderUss: What is this? Good cop, demented cop?

Stottlemeyer: Randy’s upstairs talking to our medical examiner in rap.
Monk: Why?
Stottlemeyer: I learned a long time ago not to ask Randy why he does anything.

MurderUss: I bet if I put a lump of coal in your butt and let it sit there for ten minutes, I can get a diamond out of it.
Monk: D-diamond? MurderUss... to listen to me. That wouldn't work!
MurderUss: Man, what are you talking about?
Monk: I mean, there's no way you could get a diamond from a lump of coal up there. It... it’s not physically possible.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndy Breckman
Executive ProducerTony Shalhoub  |  Randall Zisk  |  Andy Breckman  |  David Hoberman
Co-Executive ProducerJonathan Collier (1)
Supervising ProducerJoe Toplyn  |  Daniel Dratch  |  Hy Conrad
ProducerAnthony Santa Croce
Co-ProducerSheridan MacMillan-Thayer  |  Scott Collins
Consulting ProducerDavid Breckman
Associate ProducerShana Stein  |  Hayley Helmreich  |  Douglas Nabors
Production DesignerChuck Parker
EditorJohn Duffy (1)
CastingAmy McIntyre Britt  |  Corbin Bronson  |  Anya Colloff
Unit Production ManagerAnthony Santa Croce
First Assistant DirectorAnton Cropper
Second Assistant DirectorKorey Pollard
MusicJeff Beal
Music EditorCraig Pettigrew
Costume DesignerIleane Meltzer
HairstylistMaxine Morris
Make-upDenise Hooper
Key GripStuart M. Abramson
Camera OperatorEric Roizman
Set DesignerTim Crowshaw
Set DecoratorSuzette Sheets
Location ManagerMac Gordon
Transportation CoordinatorDan Quick
Property MasterRich Hobaica
Construction CoordinatorJay Jergensen
Script SupervisorKathy Mulligan
Production CoordinatorAnn M. Kaiser
Script CoordinatorSal Savo
Assistant EditorRichard Rodono
Post Production SupervisorNathan Perkins
Supervising Sound EditorFred Judkins
Re-Recording MixerElmo Ponsdomenech  |  Joe Earle
LeadmanAngelo Amodio
OtherJon Perkins (Technical Advisor)
Director of PhotographyJoe Pennella
Stunt CoordinatorCharlie Brewer
Art DirectorWilliam E. Brownell
Post Production CoordinatorHolden Chang
Sound MixerDavid Yaffe
ConsultantFern Field
Costume SupervisorBridget Ostersehlte
Boom OperatorTim Salmon
Main Title ThemeRandy Newman
Production AccountantSheryl Johnson-Poelking
Chief Lighting TechnicianThomas Pugh
Transportation CaptainDavid Gerry
Assistant Make-upEla Barczewska
Assistant To The Executive ProducerKim Ferandelli  |  Kona Carmack
Dolly GripSteve Redondo  |  Waverly Smothers
Key CostumerGeorge Ward
Best Boy GripBilly Beaird
"B" Camera OperatorBonnie S. Blake
1st Camera AssistantTracy Allen Davey
Set CostumerShelly Cowan  |  Brigit Jones
Writer's Office CoordinatorJustin Brenneman
Assistant HairstylistSharisse Fine
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