Monk (2002–2009)
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Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized 

Monk's hypnotic regression to his childhood begins to affect the case on which he's consulting - an actress who's disappeared, and the holes in her story when she's found after a deadly escape.


Michael W. Watkins (as Michael Watkins)


Andy Breckman (creator), Tom Gammill | 1 more credit »

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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
Henry Czerny ... Aaron Larkin
Dina Meyer ... Sally Larkin
Tim Bagley ... Harold Krenshaw
Ruth Williamson ... Doris
Courtney Ford ... Emily Carter
Susan Merson ... Mrs. Sheckman
Richard Schiff ... Dr. Lawrence Climan
Hector Elizondo ... Dr. Neven Bell
Anne Marie Howard ... Newswoman
Harvey J. Alperin Harvey J. Alperin ... Mr. Sheckman
Joan Wong ... Housekeeper


Monk runs into Harold Krenshaw and appears to be better. He tells Monk he went to a hypnotherapist. Monk goes to see the man and hypnotizes Monk. When awaken Monk is acting like a kid cause that's when Monk was asked was the happiest time of his life. Now Monk is acting like a kid while investigating the disappearance of a woman who returns shortly after her husband was killed. Written by

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery



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Release Date:

12 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Color | Black and White (flashback sequence)
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Did You Know?


The line "jump and a net will appear" that was used by the hypnotherapist was taken from an earlier episode in season 5: Episode 5 - Mr Monk, Private Eye. It was a quote from Natalie's grandfather and founder of the Davenport Toothpaste company. See more »


In the scenes showing the double rainbow CGI, the colors in the upper (secondary) rainbow are in the wrong order. In a real secondary rainbow the colors are always in the reverse order (with red on the bottom) from the primary rainbow. See more »


Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: What is this?
[reads label]
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Disher Mint?
Lt. Randall Disher: Yeah, I made it myself.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: You made the gum?
Lt. Randall Disher: Yeah, from a kit... I got it online. In my basement, I'm experimenting with a bunch of new flavors right now. Guess what this one is.
Natalie Teeger: [making a face] Tar?
Lt. Randall Disher: No. No, it's Diet Blueberry.
[Stottlemeyer starts coughing and spits out his gum]
Lt. Randall Disher: Too much citric acid?
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References Stark Raving Mad: The Hypnotist (2000) See more »

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16 September 2008 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

Playing on a variation from a much earlier episode, HYPNOTIZED has Monk deciding to undergo hypnosis to rid him of his problems. The only problem is, the hypnotherapist Monk sees regresses the defective detective to about age 8. And Monk starts acting accordingly. He still manages to solve a murder case, however. Some of the silliness is OK. It's funny, for instance, when Monk shouts "You're a liar. Liar, liar, pants on fire!" at the wife of the man who was killed. There's also a very poignant moment where Monk swings on a park swing amid a bunch of kids, who are quickly rushed away by their alarmed parents. It doesn't help, of course, that Monk knocks one of the kids down in his rush to grab a swing. Monk does make a new friend: a bullfrog, which he keeps in a shoe box. So long for now, Mr. Monk. See you next season.

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