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Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever 

Adrian finds himself short an assistant when Natalie is hired to replace the local lotto girl after she's murdered.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Logan
Stan Lawrence
Malcolm O'Dwyer
Dinah Lenney ...
Lotto Commissioner
Officer Kelton
Make-Up Person
1st Party Girl (as Anne Mcdaniels)
Brian Keith Russell ...
Eugene Maddox
1st Passerby


After a late night drawing, Gold Rush Lottery hostess Marissa Kessler is killed in a random crime of passion, but Monk suspects that there's something more to her murder than is visible. But while investigating, Natalie is approached by the TV station's manager, who asks her to pick the numbers at the next lottery drawing. Strapped for cash, Natalie can't refuse, and does the job so well she is given the position full time, leaving Monk short an assistant. But Natalie eventually finds herself crawling back to Monk after she and Stottlemeyer are accused of rigging the lottery system. Written by dmcreif

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery



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1 August 2008 (USA)  »

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The advertising with Natalie's picture on the city bus was real and not CGI. The technique is known as "Vehicle Wrap" where the signs are printed on large vinyl sheets and then applied to the vehicle. Including the removal of the old sheets, an ad can be designed, printed and applied in just a few days. See more »


The calendar on Dr. Bell's desk that Monk picks up and reads as a "91" shows the date as Friday, July 16th. The most recent year July 16th fell on a Friday was in 2004, but the show is said to take place in the immediate present. See more »


[repeated line]
Adrian Monk: I'm the Garfunkel.
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It's show time
4 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Natalie gets lottery fever when she is asked to fill in for the lottery girl on a local TV channel. Monk is adrift without Natalie, who ends up getting a full-time gig as the lottery person. A very funny scene has Monk disparaging Natalie's new job to his shrink, only to find he is unable to duplicate what she does on stage. Meanwhile, the lottery fix is in and people are getting killed, and Monk is soon on the trail of the bad guy. The gal playing Natalie has been getting more and more screen time, and deserves it. She has turned out to be a cut above Monk's last nanny, Sharona. Heck, the pretty teenager playing her daughter gets her fair share of screen time, and also deserves it. Monk by himself can grow tiresome, but with a solid supporting cast, he comes up a winner every time.

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