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Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man

‘Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man’

Season 1, Episode 9 -  Aired September 13, 2002

When a woman is murdered during the San Francisco marathon, Monk suspects her married lover, whose alibi is airtight as he was running the race at the very time she was killed.

Quote from Adrian Monk

Tonday: Adrian, did you solve your case? [Monk nods] Ah! I knew you would. I remember thinking, "This man is stronger than he thinks he is. You know, he can run the race!" Here, I've got something for you.
Adrian Monk: Tonday, I can't accept anything else.
Tonday: After we met, I had them send it to me. It's the-
Adrian Monk: It's the headband you wore in Los Angeles, 1973.
Tonday: Adrian, I can tell you're searching for something. Life is a long and difficult race. You must hang on, hold on to it. Amandla. Amandla. That means "courage."
Adrian Monk: Thank you, my friend. Thank you for this. [wipes it against his face] This means the world to me.
Tonday: I haven't worn it since the big race, or washed it. [Tonday walks away]
Adrian Monk: Baggie. Baggie. Baggie. Baggie.
Sharona: Just give it to me.
Adrian Monk: But be careful with it. Don't wrinkle it, all right? Don't even look at it. You can... You can glance at it, but don't stare.
Sharona: It's just a sweaty piece of cotton.
Adrian Monk: Hey! What are you- Don't- You're crushing it now. Just give it back to me. Here.
Sharona: Just go in the car. Go in the car.
Adrian Monk: Think it could be dry-cleaned? Courage. Yeah.

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Quote from Adrian Monk

Adrian Monk: No, seriously. Tonday Mawwaka is the greatest runner who ever lived. I saw him run in Los Angeles in 1973. He was 400 yards behind with less than a mile to go. He had nothing left, and somehow he just he just found it. It was the most amazing finish. I can't believe you never heard of him.
Sharona: [off Monk's look] What?
Adrian Monk: That man. He missed a button.
Sharona: Don't worry about it, okay?
Adrian Monk: Come on, just have fun. Sixty-three years old, he's still running the marathon. I've got to get into shape.
Sharona: No. You're in great shape.
Adrian Monk: Nah. I used to be. Now if I can't find the remote control, I just watch whatever's on. Look at him. How can he stand it? Hold on to this. Excuse me, sir. You missed a button.
Man: What? You missed a button.
Adrian Monk: You'll thank me later.
Sharona: Oh, oh! Adrian!
Man: Will you get the hell away from me? I'm trying to enjoy this race here.
Adrian Monk: Here it is. It's no problem.
Sharona: Adrian! Adrian, he's coming. Adrian, would you hurry up! Look! He's coming!
Adrian Monk: These are in the way.
Man: No, they're not in the way. You're in the way!
Adrian Monk: I'm very good at buttons.
Man: Get away! Get away!
Adrian Monk: There it is. Okay.
Sharona: You missed him! You've just missed him!

Quote from Adrian Monk

Adrian Monk: I can't believe I missed him. I can't believe I missed Tonday.
Sharona: Well, it's your own fault. You should have ignored the stupid sweater.
Adrian Monk: It was askew.
Sharona: So what? So what? Why can't you just let people be askew? I mean, what are you, the askew police?
Adrian Monk: Yes, I'm the askew police.

Quote from Captain Stottlemeyer

Captain Stottlemeyer: Monk, what are you doing here? You chasing ambulances now?
Adrian Monk: We were just driving by. What do you got?

Quote from Adrian Monk

Captain Stottlemeyer: We got a dead girl. She lives on the 21 st floor. Either she slipped or she jumped or she had some help.
Adrian Monk: It was murder.
Lieutenant Disher: It's a possibility, yeah.
Adrian Monk: No, that's what happened. It was murder.
Lieutenant Disher: And how can you know that, Monk? You just got here.
Adrian Monk: Her toenails. She didn't finish painting them. She was obviously interrupted.
Lieutenant Disher: Isn't that the style now?
Sharona: Like you know.

Quote from Sharona

Captain Stottlemeyer: She was your girlfriend.
Trevor McDowell: Yes, sir. I really screwed up big time.
Captain Stottlemeyer: How long have you been screwing up?
Trevor McDowell: I met her two years ago. She was an actress in one of my commercials. She was the girl in the water bed.
Sharona: Oh, my God. I remember that one. Yeah, yeah. I liked that commercial.

Quote from Adrian Monk

Angie Morrison: What can we do for you?
Adrian Monk: I just need some information. How many people ran in the marathon today?
Angie Morrison: 6,111.
Tillie Graves: People of all colors and creeds.
Adrian Monk: I'm sure they were. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Quote from Adrian Monk

Sharona: Um, we're interested in a runner named Trevor McDowell.
Angie Morrison: Oh, McDowell, number 948. The police were asking about him earlier. There he is. Yeah, he ran it in three hours, That's a really respectable time.
Tillie Graves: Quite respectable. All of our racers are winners, be they black, white or Latino. It takes many colors to make a rainbow.
Adrian Monk: Yes, ma'am. I'm a big rainbow guy.
Sharona: He loves rainbows.

Quote from Adrian Monk

Adrian Monk: How's it going in there?
Captain Stottlemeyer: It's going great, except he wants to know what the little squeaky noise behind the mirror is.
Adrian Monk: That might have been me. There's a smudge. I think it's on your side. You can get it when you go back in. [tries to hand Stottlemeyer a wipe]
Sharona: I'm sorry.

Quote from Adrian Monk

Captain Stottlemeyer: What do you got?
Adrian Monk: Trevor McDowell.
Captain Stottlemeyer: No. He was running the marathon. It checked out.
Adrian Monk: I don't know how he did it, but he's the guy. I'll tell you why. Because Gwen was killed first, then she was thrown off the balcony. That's the key. Why would the killer draw attention to himself? There's only one reason: To establish the exact time of death. He wanted everyone to know precisely when she died. Why? Because he had an alibi. An airtight alibi.

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