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 »


At the very beginning when Hector greets Bennie Wentworth (in Spanish) at the junkyard, Bennie replies, "English! English! Learn English!" Bennie's mouth movements however do not match the first "English!" 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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Art it ain't
30 November 2008 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

In attempting to solve the murder of a junkyard owner, Monk takes up painting. Don't ask. A stranger then appears (the wonderful Peter Stormare) and offers Monk substantial sums of money for his attempts at art. Monk then begins wearing a matching beret and artist smock to his art classes. While it may be easy to spot the bad guy, figuring out the whys and wherefores of this convoluted mystery will have you doubled over with laughter or in disbelief, or maybe both. Monk's art teacher is archly played by Victoria Tennant, whom any film buff will instantly recognize from years past. And watch the transformation of the goth girl in Monk's art class from cynic to sycophant as Monk keeps racking up sales of his scribblings. She's a hoot.

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