Monk: Season 5, Episode 3

Mr. Monk and the Big Game (21 Jul. 2006)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
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Monk coaches basketball while trying to solve a murder case.

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Julie plays on her high school basketball team, and she and her teammates are coached by the popular Lynn Hayden. However, following a practice a week prior to the high school basketball championships, Coach Hayden is electrocuted after taking a shower. The police want to say it is an accident, but Julie and her teammates are suspicious and ask Monk to investigate. Written by dmcreif

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Jennifer Lawrence plays the role of the mascot in Monk and the Big Game in season 5. See more »

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It is not known why Captain Stottlemeyer was given the file on the Dratch Valley fire, an arson case with no injuries or fatalities. Especially when it is known that Dratch Valley is at least a 2 1/2 hour drive from San Francisco. See more »

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Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: [about Julie] I can talk to her next week. How about Saturday? I'll take you guys out for pancakes.
Natalie Teeger: Yeah, it's okay. That's not going to give her much time. It's all right.
[starts walking out of the Captain's office, but then turns around]
Natalie Teeger: Oh, you know what? I forgot to mention. My cousin works for a PR firm for the '49ers.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: No kidding!
Natalie Teeger: Yeah! Joe Montana's going to be in town on Thursday. He's shooting some commercial. You want to meet him?
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Joe Montana? Sure!
Natalie Teeger: Okay, you're not too busy?
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: No, no. No...
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More Silliness
7 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Julie's basketball coach is murdered in the girls' locker room via electrocution and it's ruled an accident. However, the girls think something is fishy and several of them go to Monk to ask him to investigate.

It looks like this might be what I was hoping for after two silly episodes to begin the fifth season: an episode where the crime case is given decent air time. However, it quickly evolves into a story of Natalie and Monk taking over the coaching reins for the final game of the season. It still had some humorous material here - Monk ironing his shoelaces, for example - and there but not with the basketball scenes, which were ludicrous.

We learned Monk was a stoolie for the principal when he was in high school. No wonder he wasn't popular. It's also revealed he never won a trophy in his entire life, and he'd love to have one. If the girls win the game, he'll get one so he's motivated, even though he's clueless about basketball, of course.

They really stretch things as Natalie gets thrown out of the game and Monk has to coach in the final dramatic moments. Man, I'm wondering if they are ever going to go back and concentrate more on the crime cases at hand. "Silly" has replaced "clever" for most of these shows in the past year or so. This was one of the dumbest episodes ever.


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