Monk (2002–2009)
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Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame 

When a powerful CEO and his wife are shot to death in a deserted parking lot, the police investigate the husband's enemies. But Monk thinks it's all about the wife and the affair she was having with a handsome young ballplayer.


Michael Spiller


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Shalhoub ... Adrian Monk
Bitty Schram ... Sharona Fleming
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Randall Disher
Ted Levine ... Stottlemeyer
Christopher Wiehl ... Scott Gregorio
Rainn Wilson ... Walker Browning
Michael B. Silver ... Lyle Turrow
Jane Carr ... Robin Jenkins
Kane Ritchotte ... Benjy Fleming
John Sanderford ... Lawrence Hammond
Stanley Kamel ... Dr. Charles Kroger
Skip O'Brien ... Sgt. Chitwood
Robert Pierce ... Frank Henley
Darby Stanchfield ... Erin Hammond
Tom Virtue ... Other Coach (as Tom Virture)


When tyrannical CEO Lawrence Hammond and his pretty young wife are murdered at night in a deserted parking lot, Stottlemeyer suspects the CEO's many enemies, but Monk notes that the wife was shot four times and the husband only once, meaning that she was the primary target and the husband "an afterthought." The only clues are the CEO's last words, obsessively repeated: "Girls can't eat fifteen pizzas"--and a computerized navigation system that apparently malfunctioned. A talk with the housekeeper and an examination of the wife's separate bedroom lead Monk to an art studio, where he reluctantly interviews a nude male art instructor and discovers that the wife was having an affair with Major League superstar Scott Gregorio, who was attending the same classes. Gregorio, whose on-field performance has deteriorated since an earlier attack by an assailant with a baseball bat, is clearly devastated by Mrs. Hammond's death and is more a victim himself than a suspect. Seeing his own loss of ... Written by WyattJones

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Release Date:

11 July 2003 (USA) See more »

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16 : 9
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Did You Know?


Walker Browning (Rainn Wilson) has a dog in the episode named Toby. This is the same name has one of Raine Wilson's characters, Dwight Schrute coworkers in The Office (2005); Toby Flenderson. Toby was also the name of a dog in Used Cars (1980). See more »


The Hammond housekeeper is supposed to be British (judging by her British accent), however if that were so, she wouldn't use the term "horseback riding", that's an American expression. The British expression for equestrianism is "horse riding" and it is a base for many jokes about Americans (that they need to specify the area of the horse, which to ride). See more »


[while giving the summation to Walker Browning, Toby starts growling]
Adrian Monk: OK - uh - has that dog been fed recently?
Walker Browning: Hammond the millionaire? This is insane.
Adrian Monk: You knew Hammond's schedule. The board of directors' meeting was well-publicized. The night before, you broke into his garage and replaced his global positioning disc with one that you programmed yourself.
[This is overlaid with a clip showing Browning replacing the CD in the GPS system of Hammond's car]
Adrian Monk: Hammond followed the directions, and all ...
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References The Heckle and Jeckle Show (1956) See more »


It's a Jungle Out There
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Randy Newman
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stottlemeyer cheats
4 July 2019 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

Stottlemeyer is the coach of a little league team and he cheats the other team to win, something i never expected from a straight laced cop ... this goes to his overall character traits which relates directly why he uses monk to solve cases he can take credit for

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