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
At 19-20 minutes in as Monk, Natalie, and Marci are talking the cheese on the board in front of Marci changes as the camera moves back and forth. First there are two pieces with holes cut out and they are overlapping, then there are three pieces with holes cut into them and they are spread out. See more
[reading Marci's letter
"Dear Adrian, I'm sorry I can't have your things in my house anymore. How would I ever explain it to... Fmurry Abraham?"
F. Murray Abraham, the actor.
May God have mercy on his soul.