Monk (2002–2009)
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Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece 

During an investigation of murders at a junk yard, Monk takes up painting and finds a patron.


Andre Belgrader (as Andrei Belgrader)


Andy Breckman (creator), Jon Wurster

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Episode cast overview:
Tony Shalhoub ... Adrian Monk
Traylor Howard ... Natalie Teeger
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Lt. Randall Disher
Ted Levine ... Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
Peter Stormare ... Petya Lovak
Victoria Tennant ... Ms. Benson
Tom Bower ... Bennie Wentworth
Izzy Diaz ... Hector Morales
Stanley Kamel ... Dr. Charles Kroger
Annabelle Milne ... Angie
Brenda Canela ... Maria
Caroline Hall ... Wendy Larson


Monk is bored. Dr. Kroeger suggests he find a hobby. Monk is called by Stottlemeyer to investigate a man who was killed while trying to break into a junkyard. The owner has no idea why the guy broke into the yard. Natalie suggests he try painting and the owner says he has all the materials he needs. So Monk tries but doesn't exactly do a good job. But a Russian shows up and buys the painting he did and is willing to buy any others he does. Monk learns that the owner of the junkyard was killed. Stottlemeyer learns the only thing taken was part of his log book so they find the guy who works for him to find out what was in the missing pages. And the Russian again buys Monk's paintings and Monk can't help but notice something odd about him. Written by

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery



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English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The title is a reference to the Bob Dylan song "When I Paint My Masterpiece." The song was often covered by The Grateful Dead which was a San Francisco area band. Monk is set in San Francisco. See more »


At the art gallery when the female art student with black hair says, "I knew we'd have to be something," she puts her arms down at her sides. In the next shot, her arms are crossed. See more »


[last lines]
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Hey, how 'bout stamp collecting? That's a nice hobby. You get a little book, you put all the stamps in there, you line them all up.
Adrian Monk: I could arrange them by color, I suppose.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Yes, you could. You could arrange them any way you'd like. It's a hobby, after all.
Adrian Monk: Are they all the same size?
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: If that's important to you, yes...
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writers cramp
29 January 2018 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

By now the writers of this show have just about run dry of material so each week they invent another zany plot around murders...if the moron doesn't have a murder to solve he's out of work and a moron without a job is just a plain old moron...the weekly guest star, victoria tennant adds to a humorless per usual story line...big yawn here

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