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?


Ms. Benson's painting is based on The Scream by Edvard Munch (1974). See more »


When Petya Lovak runs outside Natalie's house and leaps down from her porch to try and stop Monk from burning the paint canvases, Petya yells, "They are worth a fortune!" But his mouth doesn't move. See more »


[Monk paints in Natalie's living room. He has literally cleared out her whole house. Natalie comes through the front door, and notices her stuff missing]
Natalie Teeger: Mr. Monk, where is my stuff?
Adrian Monk: Outside.
Natalie Teeger: Well, what if it rains?
Adrian Monk: Then your things will get wet. Art requires a little sacrifice.
Natalie Teeger: [notices that her curtains are missing as well] What? And my curtains?
Adrian Monk: I need the light! Eastern light! C'est finis!
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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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