Monk's paperboy is killed on his doorstep, and the killer takes Monk's paper. So, what's in the paper that the killer doesn't want Monk to see?



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vicki Salinas (as Nicole Dehuff)
Boz Harrelson (as Joe Sikora)
Kane Ritchotte ...
Captain Dupres
Lieutenant Lafitte
Malcolm Cowley
Jose Alverez
Nestor Alverez (as Luis Chavez)
Joseph Whipp ...
Heavyset Detective


While delivering Monk's newspaper, the paperboy is killed by somebody intent on stealing the paper. The detective's apartment is subsequently filled with police as they investigate the crime. The invasion of the numerous and untidy cops as well as a visit from Monk's bizarre neighbor rattle poor Adrian, who concludes that the thief was trying to keep Monk from seeing something in the paper. Sharona gets Monk out of the apartment by taking him to the convenience store to buy a paper. Monk pores through the paper, solving unrelated crimes as he reads, despite the interruptions from his annoying neighbor. Another murder, this time of the convenience store clerk, confuses things somewhat. However, Monk eventually ends up on the right track. Written by John Hosking

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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16 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Note the personal ad listed below the one Randy placed in the newspaper: "Benjy, where have you gone? Desperate to reach you. Please call home. All our love, M & D." This is apparently an in-joke referring to Sharona's son Benjy. See more »


When Sharona is reading Randy's personal ad, a close-up of the ad shows that she reads the entire thing, but a few seconds later she leans over and reads an additional line that was not in the printed ad. See more »


Adrian Monk: [police officers are investigating his home] If something spills, I want to be here.
Sharona Fleming: Adrian, trust me... if something spills, you do not want to be here.
Adrian Monk: That's a good point...
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