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
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Sharona accidentally finds Randy's personal ad in the newspaper and after reading it out loud, realizes that she fits his description of his ideal mate. As it would eventually turn out, five years later the two would reunite and get married in the series' finale. 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
I don't have to be the man. But I would like to be... man-ish.
If Ever I Would Leave You
Written by Frederick Loewe
and Alan Jay Lerner
Sung by Tony Shalhoub See more