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Mr. Monk Gets Fired

‘Mr. Monk Gets Fired’

Season 3, Episode 4 -  Aired July 16, 2004

Monk is distraught after the police commissioner fires him following an embarrassing blunder. Meanwhile, Karen Stottlemeyer (guest star Glenne Headly) films a documentary about the Captain and his precinct.

Quote from Captain Stottlemeyer

Commissioner Brooks: So you finally found some DNA. You can finally identify the torso.
Captain Stottlemeyer: Yes, sir.
Commissioner Brooks: So, what are you waiting for?
Captain Stottlemeyer: We're waiting for you, commissioner.
Commissioner Brooks: Why are you smiling?
Captain Stottlemeyer: You'll find out soon enough.


Quote from Adrian Monk

Captain Stottlemeyer: Mr. Monk why don't you tell us why we're all here?
Adrian Monk: Paul Harley killed his girlfriend Larysa Zeryeva. He cut her up and dumped her body into the bay. He cleaned his house. He scrubbed, he dusted. He wiped away any trace of her until she disappeared. And then he must've found something, a piece of paper that scared him half to death.
Commissioner Brooks: Well, what was it?
Lieutenant Disher: It was a receipt from the hair outlet on 24th street. They make wigs from human hair.
Adrian Monk: Larysa had very long hair. A month before she was murdered, she cut it all off. We all saw the picture.
Sharona: She sold her hair to a wigmaker. Lots of women do that.
Commissioner Brooks: The Hair Outlet? Isn't that the place that...
Captain Stottlemeyer: That burned down last week. That's right.
Adrian Monk: Harley was in trouble. He knew there was a wig out there somewhere made from Larysa's hair. A wig full of her DNA.
Captain Stottlemeyer: He had to get it back before we tracked it down.
Adrian Monk: So he broke into the hair outlet, killed the owner and he rifled through the sales receipts until he found what he needed. And then destroyed the evidence. Or tried to.
Captain Stottlemeyer: We got lucky. Some of the records survived the fire. We know who bought Larysa's hair.
Commissioner Brooks: So, who is it? Where's the wig?
Captain Stottlemeyer: It's not a wig. It's a toupee.
Commissioner Brooks: Hmm.
Captain Stottlemeyer: It's your toupee, sir.

Quote from Captain Stottlemeyer

Captain Stottlemeyer: You said it was right under our noses. Lieutenant. I think the lab is looking for that.
Commissioner Brooks: You can edit this out, right? This doesn't have to be in the movie.
Karen Stottlemeyer: Well, I don't know, commissioner. It's a pretty amazing scene, you know. I'd hate to lose it.
Captain Stottlemeyer: What can I say? It's cinema veite.
Commissioner Brooks: Isn't there anything I can do?
Captain Stottlemeyer: Actually, commissioner, there is one thing. Do you remember my friend Adrian Monk?

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