Jonathan Creek: Season 1, Episode 5

The House of Monkeys (7 Jun. 1997)

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A scientist is stabbed in the back with a Samurai sword. He is found in a locked room. Creek is called in to solve the problem

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Episode cast overview:
Charles Kay ...
Elliot Strange
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Ingrid Strange
Sara Markland ...
Cathy Strange
Simon Day ...
Jordan Strange
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Caroline Quentin ...
Selina Cadell ...
D.I. Masterson
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D.C. Spelling
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The appropriately-named Dr. Elliot Strange lives in a country manor house with his his physician wife, an oddball, movie-obsessed son, and his aspiring actress daughter-in-law. In addition he has a houseful of domesticated, house-broken primates from a Capuchin monkey to a silverback gorilla. The highly intelligent silverback has bonded with the family even to the extent of using the bathroom by himself. Dr. Srange, who is in the habit of working in his locked study to prevent the gorilla from chewing on valuable papers, is found impaled on a samurai sword in that locked room after apparently yelling at his assailant. Jonathon and Maddy are at a loss to explain how the murderer got in and out of the locked room. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Unusual for this series, there is a disclaimer in the end credits stating that no animal was hurt on the film. See more »

Goofs

When the victim fell back onto the samurai sword embedded in the desk, a large amount of blood would have been left on the desk top. However when Jonathan searches the room after the victim is found, there was only a small amount of blood on the desk and none under the desk. See more »

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Maddy Magellan: [Seeing Jonathon who has falled down the stairs and the gorilla, who was attacking him, lying dead after jumping off the balcony] What happened?
Jonathan Creek: He just went... I don't know.
Maddy Magellan: What?
Jonathan Creek: Apeshit!
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References The Amityville Horror (1979) See more »

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Variation on a Theme from Danse Macabre
Tone poem composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1874)
[Heard under main title and integrated in the score throughout the episode.]
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