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Monk: Mr. Monk and the Bully

The bully that picked on Monk as a boy has grown up and needs the detective to follow his wife and determine if she's having an affair. Monk is more than happy to follow the woman and hopes to prove his old nemesis right.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x14
Airdate: Friday February 06th, 2009

Director: David Breckman
Writer: Joe Ventura

  • Currently 7.4/10
7.4/10 (15 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Noah Emmerich
As Roderick Brody

Guest Stars
Hector Elizondo
As Dr. Neven Bell
Julie Bowen
As Marilyn Brody / Patrice Gesner
Ronald Hunter
As Barfly

Co-Guest Stars
Aaron Wayne Hill
As Young Monk (as Aaron Wayne)
Jason Singer
As Bartender
Max McLaughlin
As Second Bully
Ryan Scott (3)
As Young Roderick
William Woff
As Banker
Main Cast
Tony Shalhoub
As Adrian Monk
Traylor Howard
As Natalie Teeger
Jason Gray-Stanford
As Lt. Randall Disher
Ted Levine
As Captain Leland Stottlemeyer


Natalie informs Adrian that they have a new private case: a man named Roderick Brody wants to hire Adrian. Adrian remembers Roderick from middle school: he was the bully who used to dunk his head in the toilet. Monk insists on meeting with Dr. Bell early and tries to explain, figuring that Roderick is going to start doing the same thing to him as an adult. Dr. Bell suggests that Monk take the opportunity to come to terms with this aspect of his past. Monk would rather have Dr. Bell sign a note for Natalie excusing him from the case...

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Episode Quotes
Natalie: Let's just hear what he has to say. If you're not comfortable, we'll leave. I promise.
Adrian: Really?
Natalie: Yeah.
Adrian: I'm not comfortable.

Natalie: She seems nice. How bad could her husband be?
Adrian: It doesn't always work like that. Eva Braun took in stray puppies, for god's sake.

Roderick Brody: I heard you went a little crazy since we graduated. Now I just need to know. Is it funny crazy or sad crazy?
Natalie: Funny crazy.
Adrian: Sad crazy.

Stottlemeyer: So identical twins, huh. That's one for the books.
Disher: Yeah, I'm pretty sure I said twins.
Stottlemeyer: Randy, you always say twins.

Adrian: Don't you hear that? The toilet tank refilling. Toilet tank of life.
Natalie: Come on, Mr. Monk, I'll drive you home.
Adrian: It's what Plato called the great cosmic swirly. There's no escaping it.
Natalie: Plato said that?
Adrian: I'm paraphrasing.

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-ProducerShana Stein  |  Josh Siegal  |  Dylan Morgan  |  Douglas Nabors
Associate ProducerNathan Perkins  |  Sal Savo
Production DesignerChuck Parker
EditorJohn Duffy (1)
CastingAnya Colloff  |  Amy McIntyre Britt  |  Corbin Bronson
Unit Production ManagerAnthony Santa Croce
First Assistant DirectorRandol P. Taylor
Second Assistant DirectorLisa M. Rowe
MusicJeff Beal
Music EditorCraig Pettigrew
Costume DesignerIleane Meltzer  |  Steven Zimbelman
HairstylistMichael Moore (3)  |  Maxine 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 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 (2)
Production SupervisorSheryl Johnson-Poelking
Art DirectorWilliam E. Brownell
Sound MixerDavid Chornow
ConsultantFern Field
Costume SupervisorMolly Harris Campbell
Boom OperatorChris Sposa
Main Title ThemeRandy Newman
Warning: Monk season 7 episode 14 guide may contain spoilers
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