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Monk: Mr. Monk and the Miracle

When three homeless men hire Monk on Christmas, Monk finds a clue that takes him to a monastery to find a miracle.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x9
Airdate: Friday November 28th, 2008

Director: Andre Belgrader
Writer: Peter Wolk

Guest Stars
Emmy ClarkeEmmy Clarke
As Julie Teeger
Tracey WalterTracey Walter
As The Professor
Jeremiah BirkettJeremiah Birkett
As Reggie (as Jeremiah W. Birkett)
Maggie KileyMaggie Kiley
As Kate Doyle
Michael MantellMichael Mantell
As Brother Andrew
Tony LarkinTony Larkin
As Shushing Monk
Michael BadaluccoMichael Badalucco
As Owen McCloskey

Co-Guest Stars
Douglas SarineDouglas Sarine
As Middle-Aged Believer
Faye DewittFaye Dewitt
As Mrs. Parisi
Liz Montgomery (1)Liz Montgomery (1)
As Sick Woman
Louie AlegriaLouie Alegria
As Uniform Cop
Melissa StromMelissa Strom
As Young Clerk
Mitchell EdmondsMitchell Edmonds
As Mr. Parisi
Ric SarabiaRic Sarabia
As Willie
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


Three homeless men, the Professor, Reggie, and Ike, are in an alleyway a few days before Christmas. As they sing Christmas carols, they wonder where their friend Willie is. He comes running down the alleyway screaming that someone is after him. He claims there's a car after him but they don't see anyone. Willie runs off in terror. The next morning, they go looking for him and find him trapped in a refrigerator, seemingly asphyxiated to death...

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Episode Quotes
Julie Teeger: Is that your tree?
Adrian: Uh-huh.
Julie Teeger: It's cardboard.
Adrian: Right. No muss, no fuss. A lot of people are doing it.
Julie Teeger: Who?
Adrian: People... you know, who are me.

Adrian: What do you think?
Julie Teeger: I think it's sad.
Adrian: I know it's sad. I mean, is it straight?

Julie Teeger: Christmas doesn't mean anything to you?
Adrian: Not anymore.
Julie Teeger: Why don't you believe in anything, Mr. Monk? What are you so afraid of?
Natalie: I'll tell you what I think. I think Mr. Monk has been afraid of so many things, for so many years, he's afraid of not being afraid.
Adrian: What does that mean?
Natalie: Think about it.
Adrian: I'm afraid to.

Natalie: So would you guys like to have a seat?
Adrian: No, no no!. No, that couch doesn't work. None of these chairs do. Hey, I have an idea. Uh, why don't we all stand on some newspaper? Julie, go get some newspaper. Everybody hold it in until we get some newspaper, okay?
Ike: Hold what in? What do you think we're gonna do?
Adrian: I don't know, I don't know. Just hold it in. Hold it.

Adrian: The bums ripped me off. Canadian bottles.
Natalie: Aw, why don't you fly up to Vancouver, you can redeem them there.
Adrian: Fly up to Vancouver? You know how much that would cost? I mean, the taxi ride to the airport alone... I get it. You're joking.

Natalie: Didn't I mention? I invented a few friends to your place for Christmas dinner.
Adrian: I don't have any friends.

Adrian: You wasted a trip. They make their own gravy.
Natalie: Who makes their own gravy?
Adrian: Bums.
Natalie: Bums make their own gravy. What does that even mean?
Adrian: You don't wanna know.

Ike: I love this gravy. Usually we make our own but...
Adrian: Excuse me, could you repeat that about the gravy?
Ike: Mm. Usually we make our own.
Adrian: Huh, isn't that interesting. Natalie, did you hear that?
Natalie: Yes, yes I did.
Adrian: Good. Interesting.

Julie Teeger: So why do they call you The Professor?
Natalie: Julie, it's probably because he loves to read and probably because he's curious about the world and other cultures...
The Professor: I eat books.
Natalie: Oh.

Natalie: What is that?
Disher: What?
Natalie: On your face. On your lip.
Adrian: It looks a little bit about a mustache.
Disher: Well, I'm in charge. It comes with the job. (everyone stares) Okay, you're making me a little uncomfortable.
Natalie: You're making me a little uncomfortable.

Natalie: Mr. Monk, look at all these people. They really believe in it.
Adrian: Well, they're people. They'll believe anything.

Natalie: You know, I mean anything's possible.
Adrian: That's not exactly true. A lot of things are what we call "impossible." It's the opposite of possible.
Natalie: I get it.
Adrian: I'll give you an example. This.

Natalie: Hi, I'm Natalie Teeger, and this is Adrian Monk. Mr. Monk and the monk. Sorry. Are you allowed to laugh?
Brother Andrew: We've been known to chuckle.

Adrian: Two years? That's almost three years!

Natalie: Maybe we should be happy for him.
Adrian: Yeah. Okay. (laughs) Okay, let me try. (chuckles) No, that's not gonna happen..

Natalie: Oh, god, Mr. Monk, come on, you have to believe in something. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't think I'd see Mitch again.
Adrian: You mean in Heaven?
Natalie: Of course in Heaven. Where'd you think I was going?
Adrian: Well, you know, the drinking, and you kissed a leper.
Natalie: You think I'm going to Hell?
Adrian: She kissed a leper.

Ike: We, uh, we wanted to give you something. We made it ourselves. It's gravy.
Adrian: I can't take that.
The Professor: No, we insist. After all you've done for us.
Natalie: No, no, no, he means he literally can't take it.

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-ProducerDouglas Nabors  |  Dylan Morgan  |  Josh Siegal  |  Shana Stein
Associate ProducerNathan Perkins  |  Sal Savo
Production DesignerChuck Parker
EditorArge O'Neal
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
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 SupervisorKathy Mulligan
Production CoordinatorAnn M. Kaiser
Assistant EditorHoward Leder
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 SupervisorSheryl Johnson-Poelking
Art DirectorWilliam E. Brownell
Sound MixerDavid Chornow
ConsultantFern Field
Costume SupervisorMolly Harris Campbell
Boom OperatorChris Sposa
Main Title ThemeRandy Newman
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