The ex-wife of a famous TV star, Brad Terry (Billy Burke), is murdered while Terry is talking to paparazzi outside the ex-wife's house. Meanwhile this same star manages to butter up all of Monk's friends and associates by giving them the VIP treatment on his TV show. However, Monk is not convinced that a crazed fan Marcy (Sarah Silverman) who confessed to the crime is guilty and must not only find out the truth, but also combat the influence and manipulation that this famous person has skillfully placed on his friends and colleagues.
Did You Know?
Obsessed fan Marci Maven, played by Sarah Silverman
, complains throughout the episode about her favorite TV show's new theme song. This is a reference to the minor controversy that brewed among Monk fans over the introduction of the new theme song "It's A Jungle Out There" written and performed by Randy Newman
in the second season of Monk. Many fans have clamored for the return of the original theme song by Jeff Beal
, even going so far as to organize letter writing campaigns and petitions to USA Network demanding its return. At the end of the episode Marci Maven asks Adrian Monk to promise that if he ever gets his own show, he won't ever change the theme song. When Monk agrees to the promise, the original theme song by Jeff Beal begins to play as the scene fades to credits. See more
During one of the lengthy scenes of the party at the TV star's home, everyone is dancing. However, there is absolutely no music playing whatsoever. In the next party scene music is playing as it should be. See more
[visiting a film studio
Is he anybody?
No. He's just a writer.
It's a Jungle Out There
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Randy Newman See more