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Monk: Mr. Monk Buys a House

When a noisy neighbor forces Monk to move, he ends up in a new house with an overeager handyman.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x1
Airdate: Friday July 18th, 2008
Network: USA Network


Special Guest Stars
Brad GarrettBrad Garrett
As Jake Phillips

Guest Stars
Hector ElizondoHector Elizondo
As Dr. Neven Bell
Jack CarterJack Carter
As Joseph Moody
Katherine KendallKatherine Kendall
As Cassie Drake
Marty RyanMarty Ryan
As Depository Supervisor
McNally SagalMcNally Sagal
As Miss Moody

Co-Guest Stars
Burl MoseleyBurl Moseley
As Police Officer
Cameron MeyerCameron Meyer
As Mother
Tom KiescheTom Kiesche
As Annoyed Mover
Bob GebertBob Gebert
As Hardware Store Clerk
David CastellaniDavid Castellani
As Medical Examiner
Ivo NandiIvo Nandi
As Honest Ramone
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


Home nurse Cassie Drake is at the home of her patient Joseph Moody. Cassie is talking to Moody's niece on the phone. The niece is coming over in 40 minutes to visit. Cassie tries to talk the niece out of coming without success. After she hangs up, she asks Moody what happened to him in 1968 at the Hampton Street Depository. Joseph is suffering from delirium and talks about his hat. Cassie finally gives up on him, pulls his wheelchair up the stairs, and then stands him up and shoves him down the stairs where he dies with a broken neck...

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Episode Notes
This episode ends with a shot of Dr. Kroger's photo, and a "In Loving Memory of" message to Stanley Kamel, who died April 8, 2008.

Episode Quotes
Natalie: Oh, look, his first name is Neven. N-E-V-E-N. That’s a palindrome.
Adrian: It’s not a perfect palindrome. The first “N” is capitalized.
Natalie: Dr. Kroeger’s first name was “Charles.” That wasn’t a palindrome.
Adrian: It was to me!

Adrian: That is a claw foot bathtub, which is something I always wanted.
Natalie: It is?
Adrian: Yeah. I just didn’t know.

Natalie: Oh, I love all the woodwork.
Adrian: Hey, don’t touch that.
Natalie: What, wet paint?
Adrian: No, just don’t touch it.

(to Monk)
Jake: II’ve got a cousin like you. He makes coffee nervous.

Ramone: So, you are a, ah, detective?
Natalie: No, he's the best detective in the world.
Adrian: Maybe not the world. Well, who's to say?

Adrian: It’s like a nightmare, except for the part where you wake up and it’s all over.

Adrian: Well, why didn’t you tie me down and shoot me in the leg? What’s the good of having a gun if you don’t shoot your friend in the leg when he’s about to buy an old house?
Leland: Next time I will, I promise.

Adrian: I never should have bought this house. I should have waited for something better to come along. Like death.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndy Breckman
Executive ProducerTony Shalhoub  |  Randall Zisk  |  Andy Breckman  |  David Hoberman  |  Tom Scharpling
Co-Executive ProducerJack Bernstein  |  David Breckman  |  Hy Conrad  |  Joe Toplyn
ProducerScott Collins  |  Anthony Santa Croce
Co-ProducerShana Stein  |  Douglas Nabors
Associate ProducerSal Savo
Production DesignerChuck Parker
EditorJohn Duffy (1)
CastingCorbin Bronson  |  Amy McIntyre Britt  |  Anya Colloff
Unit Production ManagerAnthony Santa Croce
MusicJeff Beal
Music EditorCraig Pettigrew
Costume DesignerIleane Meltzer
HairstylistMaxine Morris
Make-upDenise Hooper
Key GripStuart M. Abramson
Camera OperatorBuddy Fries
Set DesignerTim Crowshaw
Set DecoratorSuzette Sheets
Location ManagerLyal R. Holmberg
Transportation CoordinatorSteve Weinmuller  |  Ken Catando
Property MasterRich Hobaica
Construction CoordinatorJay Jergensen
Script SupervisorToby Florenza
Production CoordinatorAnn M. Kaiser
Assistant EditorHoward Leder
Post Production SupervisorHolden Chang
Supervising Sound EditorFred Judkins
Re-Recording MixerKevin Roache  |  Elmo Ponsdomenech
LeadmanAngelo Amodio
OtherCary Conway (Lead Painter)  |  Jon Perkins (Technical Advisor)
Director of PhotographyJoe Pennella
Stunt CoordinatorCharlie Brewer (2)
Production SupervisorSheryl Johnson-Poelking
Art DirectorWilliam E. Brownell
Sound MixerDavid Chornow
Executive Story EditorJosh Siegal  |  Dylan Morgan
ConsultantFern Field
Boom OperatorTony Gray (2)
Main Title ThemeRandy Newman
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