Saturday, July 16, 2005


Well, we were warned by Mr. Moonves. I just didn't expect this of Mr. Monk.......

Last night's episode of 'Monk' on USA began at Beach's Supermarket.

We saw the manager go through Ambrose Monk's food delivery with him - over the phone, of course, as Ambrose cannot leave his house.

We even got a close-up of the items in the box as the manager called them out - including Neptune candy bars, a couple of bananas, and a box of Glad's Force-Flex trash bags.

Prominently displayed and even mentioned.

After the episode's key mystery had been established, the opening faded into the first commercial break and an announcement as to who was sponsoring the show.

Gee. Guess who?

First commercial out of the gate was the sponsor, Glad's Force-Flex trash bags.

Who'd a thunk it?


The episode's plot centered around the impending visit of the Monk Brothers' father after he abandoned them decades before. I don't know what his first name was, but it might as well have been named Godot....

It's a shame Jeff Corey is no longer with us. He would have made for an excellent Monk patriarch.....

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