Monk (2002–2009)
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Mr. Monk and the Red Herring 

Monk is having a hard time finding a new assistant, and Natalie might be just what he is looking for. But first he has to take her case and solve the mystery of the intruder who seems inordinately interested in her daughter's pet fish.

Director:

Randy Zisk

Writers:

Andy Breckman (creator), Andy Breckman
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Shalhoub ... Adrian Monk
Traylor Howard ... Natalie Teeger
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Lt. Randall Disher
Ted Levine ... Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
Tony Armatrading ... Mr. Franklin (as Anthony Armatrading)
David Purdham ... Lyle Peck
Amy Aquino ... Mrs. Bowen
Emmy Clarke ... Julie Teeger
Adam Wylie ... Pet Store Owner
Raymond O'Connor ... Clemm
Stanley Kamel ... Dr. Charles Kroger
Alan Heitz ... Human Corpuscle
Eileen Grubba ... Mother
Parker Goris ... Fire Safety Kid
Brooke Baumer ... Applicant #1
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Monk is in denial about Sharona leaving him. But Kroeger convinces him to accept the fact that she is gone and that he needs to find a new assistant. So he tries to interview candidates but none are to his liking. Natalie Teeger, a single mom shows up. She says a man broke into her home and she killed him. While the police choose not to arrest her, they think that it was just a random act. But she doesn't think so, that's why she came to Monk. Monk looks around and thinks the man was trying to steal her daughter's goldfish. That's when she joins him and helps him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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21 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The "scissor murder" in self defense at the beginning cites very accurately the murder in Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder (1954). See more »

Goofs

When Monk is trying to use the fire extinguisher, the first thing he does is extend the nozzle then pull the pin. However, while he is trying to pace off the proper distance, the nozzle varies between folded and extended. See more »

Quotes

Human Corpuscle: Hello, I'm a white corpuscle. I'm an important part of your body's defense system. I travel through your bloodstream and I fight bacteria and diseases. Would you like to know more about me?
Natalie Teeger: No. I'd like to know less about you.
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References Dial M for Murder (1954) See more »

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Enter Natalie
1 July 2009 | by KUAlum26See all my reviews

Traylor Howard's bow as Natalie Teeger,the next assistant for everybody's favorite obsessive-compulsive,joy-killing former police detective-turned consultant,is an interesting and oddly disarming ep where a at that time still assistant-free Adrian helps out our future assistant to the detective who kills an burglar breaking into her place when she fears for her life and the life of her daughter. The break-in is to steal a...fish. And,as per many of these episodes,it just gets weirder from there.

A good and unusual episode,highlighting a new turn in Adrian's world to come.


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