Monk (2002–2009)
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Mr. Monk and the Other Detective 

Monk has stiff competition solving the case of a murdered jewelry store owner from a second-rate PI with a loser reputation who suddenly displays skills even more amazing than Monk's.


Eric Laneuville


Andy Breckman (created by), Hy Conrad | 2 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Tony Shalhoub ... Adrian Monk
Traylor Howard ... Natalie Teeger
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Randall Disher
Ted Levine ... Stottlemeyer
Jason Alexander ... Marty Eels
Dana Ivey ... Mrs. Eels
Rossif Sutherland ... Vic Blanchard
Alan Wilder ... Harold Gumbal
Emmy Clarke ... Julie Teeger
Reynaldo Gallegos ... Eddie Dial (as Rey Gallegos)
Stanley Kamel ... Dr. Kroger
Jerry Kernion ... Security Guard
Kasi Brown ... Reporter
Rob Swanson Rob Swanson ... Uniform Cop
Tom Ohmer ... Second Uniform Cop


Monk has stiff competition solving the case of a murdered jewelry store owner from a second-rate PI with a loser reputation who suddenly displays skills even more amazing than Monk's.

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Marty Eels has a seriously overpacked wallet. George Costanza from Seinfeld also has a stuffed wallet. Both are played by Jason Alexander. See more »


After finding Julie's camera, Natalie reaches under something to answer her phone before its first ring. See more »


Natalie Teeger: Mr. Monk, are you okay? Everybody's waiting.
Adrian Monk: It's over there.
Natalie Teeger: What?
Adrian Monk: Dog... you know. Dog... doo.
Natalie Teeger: Did you step in it?
Adrian Monk: [looking at Natalie like she's crazy] If I stepped in it, I'd be in that ambulance right now, on my way to the Emergency Room, wouldn't I! Praying for the sweet release that only death can bring.
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References The Prince of Tides (1991) See more »


It's a Jungle Out There
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Randy Newman
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Nothing Super, But Decent Start To New Season
25 November 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

A jewelry store owner is a little early in opening his shop and looks harried. It turns out "Peggy" is being held hostage and the owner cleans out a good bit of his store and then meets the perps at their waiting car outside. The owner demands to see "Peggy," who turns out to be his dog! A mall security guards senses something is wrong, sees a man with a hooded face mask on and orders him out of his car. The man does so, calmly takes his mask off and then shoots the cop. He then gets back in the car, rolls down the window and shoots the store owner and his partner drives off.

Minutes later, we see Capt. Stoltemyer, Monk, Natalie and a bunch of cops all around the crime scene. Monk won't go near the dead body because there is so dog poo nearby. A disheveled little guy drives up in a beat-up car, says he's a detective (he is but a poor one and nothing but a pain in the ass," according to the captain.) However, within minutes he (Jason Alexander of "Seinfeld" fame) begins making these incredible observations, deductions and looks like a genius, much to the befuddlement of the onlooking Mr. Monk. What's going on here?

It gets worse as the mousy detective, with his mom cheering him on, just about solves the whole thing. "He's cheating," repeats Monk, over and over, but even Monk is having his confidence ruined as this fake keeps impressing everyone. How does he figure out how the man is cheating?

In all, nothing super but a good episode and a solid start to the fourth season.

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8 July 2005 (USA) See more »

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