Monk: Season 2, Episode 12

Mr. Monk and the T.V. Star (30 Jan. 2004)

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A T.V. star charms Monk's entire team with the VIP treatment. But Monk is convinced he murdered his wife.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Terry
Kane Ritchotte ...
Susan Malloy
Reporter (as Brooke Burke)
Dustin Sheres - Bartender (as Jeff Parise)
TV Director
Lee on 'Crime Lab S.F.'
J (as Lara Boyd Rhodes)


The ex-wife of a famous TV star, Brad Terry (Billy Burke), is murdered while Terry is talking to paparazzi outside the ex-wife's house. Meanwhile this same star manages to butter up all of Monk's friends and associates by giving them the VIP treatment on his TV show. However, Monk is not convinced that a crazed fan Marcy (Sarah Silverman) who confessed to the crime is guilty and must not only find out the truth, but also combat the influence and manipulation that this famous person has skillfully placed on his friends and colleagues. Written by anonymous

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Obsessed fan Marci Maven, played by Sarah Silverman, complains throughout the episode about her favorite TV show's new theme song. This is a reference to the minor controversy that brewed among Monk fans over the introduction of the new theme song "It's A Jungle Out There" written and performed by Randy Newman in the second season of Monk. Many fans have clamored for the return of the original theme song by Jeff Beal, even going so far as to organize letter writing campaigns and petitions to USA Network demanding its return. At the end of the episode Marci Maven asks Adrian Monk to promise that if he ever gets his own show, he won't ever change the theme song. When Monk agrees to the promise, the original theme song by Jeff Beal begins to play as the scene fades to credits. See more »


In the scene where we first meet the crazed fan Marcy outside the scene of the crime, the strap on Sharona's bag alternates between being on and off her shoulder. See more »


Sharona Fleming: I think You enjoy stabbing and shooting me.
Adrian Monk: No I don't enjoy it... But it's my job.
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References Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) See more »

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