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Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny 

Law student Julie Parlow's grandmother is kidnapped and held for ransom. But they don't have any money, so why did the kidnappers release her? And why did they feed her pizza?

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Julie Parlo
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Nana Parlo
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Harold Maloney
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Carol Maloney
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Ron Abrash
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Sascha Gordon
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Edie Rusher
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Unable to pay for Monk's services as a private detective, middle-aged law student Julie Parlo offers him a trade--she'll help Monk become reinstated as a policeman with the SFPD if he'll help her find her missing grandmother. The only clue to the identity of the kidnappers is a roughly drawn lightning bolt on a note left at the grandmother's house, leading Stottlemeyer and Disher to suspect the former leader of an anti-Vietnam War group from the Seventies. But when the captain, anticipating Monk's reinstatement, invites Monk to help him with interrogation, Monk accidentally discovers that the suspect's tattoo doesn't match the symbol on the note--it has three humps instead of two. Meanwhile, the kidnappers order Julie to provide turkey dinners to the homeless in exchange for the return of the grandmother. Julie complies and her grandmother is returned safely, leading Stottlemeyer to put the case "on the back burner." True to her promise, Julie informs Monk of a loophole that will ... Written by WyattJones

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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6 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This is the first episode of "Monk" in which no one dies. See more »

Goofs

Lt. Disher reveals that he is allergic to cats, and if a cat has been in a house within a year, he gets his allergies. But in an earlier episode, (Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect) when they are visiting Amanda Babbage's house, a cat runs by Disher, and he doesn't react. See more »

Quotes

[an old woman, actually Randy wearing a wig and some makeup, walks up to Monk and Sharona at the homeless shelter's serving counter]
Adrian Monk: Oh my god!
Sharona Fleming: [seeing through the disguise] What are you supposed to be?
Lt. Randall Disher: I'm undercover. I'm homeless.
Sharona Fleming: What's that on your face?
Lt. Randall Disher: Dirt.
Sharona Fleming: [to Monk] Give the lady some gravy.
[Monk does so]
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References Biography (1987) See more »

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