Monk: Season 4, Episode 15

Mr. Monk Goes to the Dentist (10 Mar. 2006)

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Monk must face his fears of dentists after Randy believes he witnesses a murder while under anasthetics. The problem is, the case is connected to a recent armored car robbery.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Patterson
Neal Graham
Dr. Oliver Bloom
Christian Pikes ...
Little Boy
Gregory T. Daniel ...
Chuckling Detective (as Gregg Daniel)


Monk must face his fears of dentists after Randy believes he witnesses a murder while under anasthetics. The problem is, the case is connected to a recent armored car robbery.

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Randy's song "I Don't Need a Badge" reappears in at least two subsequent episodes: in "Mr. Monk and the Really Really Dead Guy," he plays the song as a one-man band (while forgetting many of the lyrics) as part of an FBI stakeout, and in "Mr. Monk Goes Camping," one of the Buddies in Blue has the song as their ringtone. See more »


When Stottlemeyer and Disher are talking in the garage Disher's guitar strap has a wide shoulder pad over his shoulder when shot from the back but when shot from the front there is no pad, just a narrow strap. See more »


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Monk: 'Marathon Man'
22 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are two stories-in-one here, at least at the beginning. It turns out, of course, there is a connection. Overall, it's a very good episode, a fun one for the most part.

We have the normal dramatic opening. Here, a robbery of an armored truck, and the armored guys killed (we don't see that). After the commercial break, we have Lt. Randy Disher having a major toothache and going to the dentist. While under, anesthesia (but partially aware of what's going on), he witnesses the dentist getting into a big fight with someone who had just come into the room. Randy tells Capt. Stottlemeyer, Monk and Natalie about it but no one believes him. In frustration, and tired of being the butt of jokes, he quits the force!

Despite those serious scenes, it's a funny show with Monk at the dentist office, first as a visitor and second as an unwilling "Marathon Man" participant and Randy trying to be a rock star (in his mind).

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