Marci Maven is accused of negligent homicide because her neighbor claims that her dog killed his wife. But she claims her dog died a few days ago. So she turns to Monk whom she's obsessed with for help. When he refuses to see her, she buys him at a bachelor auction. When Monk tells her what happened and when he looks a things he discovers a few anomalies. Written by
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Marci Maven mentions the titles of several [other] episodes of "Monk", namely Monk: Mr. Monk Goes Back to School
(2003) and Monk: Mr. Monk and the Astronaut
(2006), as if they were inside a show. Marci references the fourth wall later on by asking Monk, "What do you want to call this case? ... How about 'Mr. Monk is friggin' awesome'!? How about 'Mr. Monk and Marci: The Adventure Begins'?" to which Monk replies, "It doesn't matter. Nobody cares about the name. Just shut it." See more
Neither the hole under the fence or the dog's grave are big enough for the German Shepherd shown on the picture of Otto. See more
Okay, how about this: you give me $600. When anybody bids on you, I'll outbid them.
That's a great idea. How do I get my money back?
You don't, it goes to charity.
Let's keep thinking.