Trudy's father, a game show producer, invites Monk to Hollywood to determine if the host is helping a contestant cheat. Monk has to become a contestant himself in order to clinch the case, as well as to confirm his suspicions about the death of the host's assistant. Written by
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, Ted Levine
, and Jason Gray-Stanford
were written out of this episode. The three actors attempted to renegotiate their contracts and sat out the episode when an agreement was not reached. Schram was fired after the following episode. See more
On several of the questions, Val and Monk both ring in and their buzzers can be heard simultaneously. However, Jeopardy! and similar game shows invariably have "lockout"-type buzzer systems that prevent more than one buzzer signaling at a time. These systems also prevent a person from ringing in before the question has been completely asked. Also, all game shows have a time limit on how long you can take to answer questions (in Jeopardy! for instance, it's five to seven seconds). See more
[on the phone with Sharona, talking about Kevin
He's in the kitchen right now, naming every egg salad sandwich he's ever had... Eight, including today... It's - it's not funny... Stop. Stop laughing... Look, Sharona, I - I don't know why you asked him to look in on me, I - I'm not a child! Please stop laughing!... Okay, I'll call you back. Give her my best!... Okay. And when you come back... bring a gun.