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Mr. Monk Goes to a Fashion Show 

Monk investigates the death of a model after his favorite shirt inspector's son is accused of the crime.

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Julian Hodge (as Malcolm Mcdowell)
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Natasia Zorelle
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Maria Ortiz #8
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Pablo Ortiz (as Alejandro Chaban)
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Mrs. Hammond (as Dale Waddington Horowitz)
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While trying to buy a new shirt, Monk senses something is wrong with his preferred shirt inspector, #8, when he notices a flaw in one of her "shirts". Upset that her son has been jailed for the murder of a model and unable to concentrate on her work, Natalie agrees for Monk to help Maria (#8) and her son. Monk must figure out who killed the model and why or face never having another perfect shirt! Written by bellocredono

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13 January 2006 (USA)  »

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The letter Mr. Monk wrote to Inspector #8 reads: Dear Inspector #8, I wish to express my deepest and warmest thanks for your stunning performance as clothing Inspector. It's a pleasure to deal with someone who possesses such artistic integrity. Your job aptitude is something to be admired and inspired by. Every item which passes your inspection is impeccably produced and presented. The buttons are perfectly straight. The stitching is even and orderly. There are no hanging or pulled strings, marks or wrinkles. The finished product is perfectly folded. Your job aptitude is something to be admired and inspired by. Every item which passes your inspection is impeccably produced and presented. The buttons are perfectly straight. The stitching is even and orderly. There are no hanging or pulled strings, marks or wrinkles. The finished product is perfectly folded. Thank you again. My appreciation knows no bounds. Sincerely, Adrian Monk See more »

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Knowing she was about to change, why did Natasha have her hair touched up just seconds before she pulled her dress over her head? See more »

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[During his first encounter with Monk, Natalie, Stottlemeyer and Disher, Julian Hodge approaches Natalie]
Julian Hodge: If you're going to rob me, you should bring a gun.
Natalie Teeger: Pardon me?
Julian Hodge: The blouse. It's a knock-off of one of my designs.
Natalie Teeger: Oh. It is? I didn't know.
Julian Hodge: Of course. That's not the real crime. The real crime is how you look in it.
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Monk Helps Out A Different Kind Of Inspector
6 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love the opening to this. Monk is buying a shirt, his normal, customary shirt. Monk looks for "Dennis," his normal salesman but it seems Dennis has quit because some unknown customer was driving him nuts. Hmm. Anyway, Monk wants the same size, the same print - and - won't accept the shirt unless the little tag inside the shirt says "Inspected by No. 8." He knows "Inspector 8" is the best.

The salesman finds one that matches all of the criteria but there is a flaw in the shirt. Horrified, Monk winds up going to the place they make and inspect the shirts and tracks down "No. 8" to see what's wrong. He's right; there is something wrong. "Maria," the inspector, is extremely upset because her son Pablo was accused of a murder he didn't commit (so she obviously can't focus on her work.). Monk would prefer she just focus on her work so he can get his perfect shirts, but Natalie talks him into investigating the case.

This episode has a big-name guest star, Malcolmn McDowell, who plays snotty fashion designer "Julian Hodge." Monk and the crew go behind-the-scenes of high fashion modeling to find out if Maria's son is innocent. Along the way, Natalie's 13-year-old daughter Julie gets a taste of modeling.

This was a very interesting story with a neat twist at the end.


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