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‘Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door’ Quotes

Monk: Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door

712. Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door

Aired January 23, 2009

Monk strikes up a friendship with a warm older woman, Marge (guest star Gena Rowlands), whose neighbor's constant drumming keeps disturbing her.

Quote from Lieutenant Disher

Natalie: All right, so they broke in, they killed a security guard, and stole an egg-eating robot.
Lieutenant Disher: Yeah, could the machine possibly be involved?
Captain Stottlemeyer: What'd you say?
Lieutenant Disher: Well, in science fiction, they sometimes come alive. They become sentient. If this were a movie, you'd believe me.
Captain Stottlemeyer: If this were a movie, I could walk out, Randy.

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Quote from Adrian Monk

Dr. Bell: You're a lucky man. [off Monk's silence] Adrian? Talk to me. Come on.
Adrian Monk: What's the catch?
Dr. Bell: With what?
Adrian Monk: With Marge. What do you suppose she's after?
Dr. Bell: All right, Adrian-
Adrian Monk: Every time somebody wants to be my friend, it turns out they're after something. They have an angle.
Dr. Bell: No, not necessarily.
Adrian Monk: How could somebody- How could anybody love me unconditionally? I mean, come on. You've met me.
Dr. Bell: Adrian, I know you've been burned in the past, but you have to trust people. See, there's not always a catch.
Adrian Monk: Then how do you explain this? There's always a catch.

Quote from Lieutenant Disher

Lieutenant Disher: It looks like it's an inside job. Security tapes are missing, and the store gets re-supplied the first Tuesday of every month.
Captain Stottlemeyer: And that was yesterday, so he was plugged in somehow. We're putting together some names, going back ten years, everybody that's ever worked here.
Adrian Monk: You don't have to go back ten years. The manager only worked here for a year. The killer wore a ski mask, ergo, the killer was afraid he'd be recognized, ergo, the killer must have worked here recently.
Lieutenant Disher: "Ergo" the killer? What's that, Hungarian?
Captain Stottlemeyer: His name isn't "Ergo," Randy.

Quote from Adrian Monk

Marge Johnson: Morning. Is that thing broken again?
Adrian Monk: I don't know.
Marge Johnson: That light is always breaking down. I've called the traffic bureau about it twice. They don't listen to me. To them, I'm just a crazy old coot.
Adrian Monk: Well, I'm gonna give it another half-hour.
Marge Johnson: Nonsense. We're crossing this street.
Adrian Monk: It says, "Don't walk."
Marge Johnson: Oh, it's just a rule. There's nobody coming. Hey, be a pirate. It's fun to be a pirate.
Adrian Monk: Pirate?
Marge Johnson: Come on. [takes Monk's arm and walks him across the road] There. Now, wasn't that fun?

Quote from Captain Stottlemeyer

Miles Franklin: Excuse me. Is that absolutely necessary?
Captain Stottlemeyer: Is what necessary?
Miles Franklin: Removing the body. I'm Miles Franklin. I'm the curator here. As you can see, this is a world-record Museum.
Captain Stottlemeyer: So I gathered.
Miles Franklin: There was already one victim on the swordfish. That was already pretty impressive. You understand, this is like a godsend for us. We pray for things like this.
Captain Stottlemeyer: Sir, that's a human being. He had a name. He had a family.
Miles Franklin: We pray for things like this. This'll be bigger than those twins on the motorcycles.
Captain Stottlemeyer: Would you go stand over there, please?

Quote from Lieutenant Disher

Lieutenant Disher: Where's Togo?
Captain Stottlemeyer: Where's who?
Lieutenant Disher: Togo the egg-eating robot. He was right here.
Miles Franklin: He's right. I don't know how I missed that. Togo's been here for years. It's a mechanical display.
Natalie: Good work, Randy. How did you know it was missing?
Lieutenant Disher: I come here every year on my birthday. Kind of like a family tradition.
Captain Stottlemeyer: When you were a kid. [Disher is silent] You meant when you were a kid. Say, "yes," Randy.
Lieutenant Disher: Yes.

Quote from Adrian Monk

Natalie: All right, the light is broken. I think we should just go.
Adrian Monk: No, it says, "Don't walk."
Natalie: But we've been here for 10 minutes. The light's broken.
Adrian Monk: It says, "Don't walk." All right, how about this? You stay here, I'm gonna go pick up our checks. I'll be back in ten minutes.
Adrian Monk: How about this? We don't do what you said, we both wait here, and we give it a little more time.
Natalie: Okay.
Adrian Monk: What are you doing? Are you insane?! It says, "Don't walk." What is your problem?
Natalie: Mr. Monk, there's no traffic. There are no cars. Are you coming? [Monk hesitates] All right. You stay here. I'll be back.

Quote from Captain Stottlemeyer

Natalie: There he is. You made it.
Captain Stottlemeyer: Hey, I heard you had a little disagreement with a "Don't walk" sign?
Natalie: But here you are. I knew you could do it.
Adrian Monk: Actually, I had a little help.
Captain Stottlemeyer: Hey, don't tell me. A little old lady took you by the arm and helped you across the street.
Adrian Monk: She's not that little. That's her over there.

Quote from Natalie

Natalie: What is that? Is that candy? Where did you get that?
Adrian Monk: A friend.
Natalie: What friend?
Adrian Monk: I made a friend. It could happen.
Natalie: It's that lady, isn't it? That sweet old lady, Marge. She gave you candy! That is so cute. You're eating her candy.
Adrian Monk: That's enough about the candy.

Quote from Adrian Monk

Adrian Monk: A piano. Do you play?
Marge Johnson: Just one song. Greensleeves. My husband, Theo, taught it to me.
Adrian Monk: I'd love to hear it.
Marge Johnson: Well, that's very sweet of you. But I only play it once a year. On his birthday.
Adrian Monk: Oh. When did he pass?
Marge Johnson: 12 years ago. By the calendar, 12 years. In here, of course, the day before yesterday.
Adrian Monk: You had a child. I only see the one photograph.
Marge Johnson: We lost him, too. Paulie. His name was Paulie. He was just three years old. He'd be about your age. Yeah, he would. Oh, enough. Time goes on.
Adrian Monk: I know. And it keeps going on. It's relentless.

Quote from Adrian Monk

Marge Johnson: What are you doing?
Adrian Monk: Uh, I'm just separating my...
Marge Johnson: No, these are mixed vegetables. They're supposed to be mixed like this, see? You just mix 'em all together and then you eat 'em all together. You can see I really slaved over this luncheon, so eat. So what do you think that your next project is going to be? Think it's gonna be something important?
Adrian Monk: Well, it's interesting, actually. Somebody killed a security guard last night.
Marge Johnson: Killed him?
Adrian Monk: Uh-huh. I haven't figured it out yet. It happened at the Guinness museum. The only thing that was missing was one display, a mechanical man. It was, it was a robot, actually.
Marge Johnson: A robot?
Adrian Monk: An egg-eating robot.
Marge Johnson: Oh, my word. It's just one insane thing after another, now, isn't it?
Adrian Monk: Yes, ma'am.
Marge Johnson: Don't play with your food, honey.

Quote from Adrian Monk

Natalie: And Mr. Monk, is that new?
Adrian Monk: It's handmade. She made it.
Marge Johnson: Yep, this is gonna keep him warm on those stakeouts.
Natalie: [laughs] A stakeout scarf. Oh, it's lovely. So, what are you doing?
Adrian Monk: Rearranging the living room was Marge's idea. I case, you know, I make a friend.
Natalie: Marge, how did you do it? I've been trying to get him to move these chairs for years! Wow. Oh, Mr.
Monk, I got you the Windex and the vacuum cleaner bags you need.
Adrian Monk: Yeah, already done. Marge and I went shopping last night and cleaned the whole place this morning.
Natalie: Okay, then. Well, then I'll just make you some breakfast.
Adrian Monk: No, I already ate. Marge made these amazing cranberry nut muffins. Her own recipe from her cookbook. She writes cookbooks.
Natalie: Really?
Adrian Monk: Yeah, they were delicious. I ate the whole batch. And get this they weren't just square like yours. No, these muffins were cubed. Cube muffin. Like a cube shape. Cube, basically.

Quote from Adrian Monk

Dr. Bell: A stakeout scarf?
Adrian Monk: Yeah. She knits! She cooks! She writes! She's an amazing person.
Dr. Bell: She sounds like it.
Adrian Monk: Oh, my God. I'm gonna bring her to work with me later. The captain said I could bring her along.
Dr. Bell: This woman has become very important to you. Well, I think it's wonderful. It's what we call a "transformative relationship."
Adrian Monk: That's exactly what it is. I have been transformed. I feel like I've found a piece of myself I didn't even know was missing. Look, look. She she writes me these little notes. Puts 'em in my pockets. "Adrian, I am so happy you are in my life. Love, Marge." My other mother only left me one note ever, in my whole life. I found it in my lunchbox. It said, "Your father is driving me crazy."
Dr. Bell: Your other mother?
Adrian Monk: Excuse me?
Dr. Bell: You just called your real mother your "other mother."
Adrian Monk: You're right. Sorry. Wait a minute. No, I'm not. I'm not sorry. Why should I be sorry? Marge is a better mother to me than the woman who raised me. She supports me. She she's proud of me.
Dr. Bell: She loves you.
Adrian Monk: She loves me. Unconditionally.
Dr. Bell: It doesn't get better than that.
Adrian Monk: No, it does not.

Quote from Adrian Monk

Marge Johnson: You're right. Yep, he has a a mole. Right on the same cheek as Paulie. What do you know?
Adrian Monk: I'll tell you what I know. John Keyes is your son.
Captain Stottlemeyer: What?!
Adrian Monk: No, it makes perfect sense. They've been in it together, planning it together from the very beginning. Here's what happened. They knew that once they robbed this store, John would be the number one suspect. He needed an airtight alibi. That's where you came in.
Marge Johnson: Adrian, you're scaring me.
Captain Stottlemeyer: Monk.
Adrian Monk: Your son got himself a phony ID. And rented the house next door. Then you started complaining about his drumming. Oh, you were the perfect alibi. Who would ever question the little old lady who lived next door? And I was your perfect patsy. You befriended me, you led me on, you made me love you so that I would vouch for you.
Captain Stottlemeyer: Buddy, are you sure about this?
Marge Johnson: Adrian, I- I hardly know the man. He's a neighbor.
Adrian Monk: He's your son.
Marge Johnson: No, he's my neighbor.
Adrian Monk: He's your son.
Marge Johnson: He's my neighbor!
Adrian Monk: He's your neighbor and your son.

Quote from Lieutenant Disher

Lieutenant Disher: Captain, get down! Togo! Down, now! Now! Now! Move! Togo, drop it! Togo, no! I knew it. I knew it. He's sentient. He's alive! You guys okay? Science fiction, huh?
Captain Stottlemeyer: Yeah, uh, they were in it together. Him and the, robot.
Lieutenant Disher: Well, that explains almost nothing.
Captain Stottlemeyer: You did what you had to do, Lieutenant.

Quote from Natalie

Natalie: Pirate?
Adrian Monk: It's more fun to be a pirate.
Natalie: That's good advice. Come on, boss. I'll make you some lunch.
Adrian Monk: What are we having?
Natalie: Ooh, chicken pot pie with a little Jolly Roger flag on top and a bottle of rum.
Adrian Monk: Okay, you don't have to beat it to death.
Natalie: Shiver me timbers, you look hungry.
Adrian Monk: Yeah, okay, how is that funny?
Natalie: It's funny.


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