This was a very enjoyable episode and I'm surprised that there isn't a thread yet. A few thoughts: The teens hitting on Natalie... my wife said she would have, um, HURT them badly. She doesn't have the patience of Natalie. It was childishly humorous, as was the fighting. I expect Randy and the "big drinks" was just another one-time plot device, even though he said over and over that the free refills were a lifetime thing. How is it that so many people know Kroger's son? Why is it that seventeen year old teenagers look about 25 in these shows? Kroger's son told Monk that his father lied to the insurance company about a valuable (rare) coin collection. I wonder if that will ever come up again? Monk looked really surprised and said, "He did?" like it might be used sometime in the future. "I think Treasure Island was written by a pirate," and "You're not forty-seven years old, you're in my homeroom!" were amusing lines. Maybe not original, but I thought it was entertaining.