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Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing 

Monk is blinded by a murderer at a fire station, and then must help find him using his other senses.



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Episode credited cast:
Peter Breen
Jake Colbert
Dr. Jackman
Shana Stein ...
Shana / Empathy Trainer
Eddie Murdoch
Capt. Stockton (as Rocky Mcmurray)
First Fireman
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Monk is blinded by a murderer at a fire station, and then must help find him using his other senses.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery






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28 July 2006 (USA)  »

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The emergency klaxon for SFFD Station 53 is the same as the klaxon used for Los Angeles County Fire Station 51, which was the main station for the Universal Studios produced "Emergency!" in the early 1970's. See more »


During the alleyway scene, Stottlemeyer says that the house that burned down was just around the corner from the alleyway where Jake Colbert said he found the fireman's coat and helmet. Earlier, Stottlemeyer mentioned that the alley was in the Tenderloin district of downtown San Francisco. In the Tenderloin, there are SROs, not nice homes as shown in the episode. Similarly, the architecture of the buildings around the firehouse is not of a type seen in the Tenderloin. From the design of the building and the power lines around, the firehouse could more easily be placed in a different part of San Francisco, like the Sunset District. See more »


[Monk makes his way around the firehouse, as cops and firemen watch and wait]
Adrian Monk: Now, the table is here.
[He's pointing at the foldout chairs]
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: No, Monk. The table... is here.
[He points Monk's hand at the table]
Adrian Monk: Right. Which puts the pole right there.
[Stottlemeyer redirects his hand]
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Pole's there.
Adrian Monk: I can't do this.
Natalie Teeger: You can do this. Mr. Monk, just concentrate, okay? Just try to picture the room. You can do this, you have an amazing memory!
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Shana Stein, who plays the sensitivity trainer, was a production assistant and assistant producer for the series. See more »


References The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964) See more »

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Unoriginal and Original plot elements
13 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Our star detective has lost his eyesight for a few days because someone attacked him at his local firehouse.

This story is based on Lee Goldberg's novel 'Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse.' In fact, I have found that at least four characters in the episode are based off of novel characters:

1. Captain Stockton, the fire captain, analogs to Captain Mantooth from the novel.

2. Stefanie Preston, the fire victim, analogs to Esther Stoval and Lizzie Draper from the novel.

3. Peter Breen analogs to Lucas Breen.

4. Rusty, the murdered firefighter, analogs to Sparky, the murdered firehouse dog.

5. There is no analog to Eddie Murdoch.

This is actually one of my favorite episodes. Sometimes, I've even tried imagining tying some of the elements of this story in with the novel 'Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop' by Lee Goldberg, not that that would ever happen.

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