Monk: Season 1, Episode 6

Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum (9 Aug. 2002)

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Monk is committed to an asylum, where he becomes convinced the chief psychiatrist committed a murder several years prior.

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Monk is committed to an asylum, where he becomes convinced the chief psychiatrist committed a murder several years prior.

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John Wurster, Kevin Nealon's character, is named after Jon Wurster, Tom Scharpling's (writer of this episode) comedy partner on his WFMU radio show. See more »

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When Mr. Monk checks the back of Trudy's picture the secret message from Sharona is visible though it was facing the wall and wasn't exposed to light. See more »

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[Monk enters a house and starts putting away his groceries, then calls Sharona]
Sharona Fleming: Hello?
Adrian Monk: Hi. It's me. Where do I keep the large casserole dish? I can't find it anywhere.
Sharona Fleming: Right of the sink, upper middle cabinet.
Adrian Monk: *Right* of the sink, upper middle, no. No, popcorn maker's in there.
Sharona Fleming: What is?
Adrian Monk: Popcorn maker.
Sharona Fleming: You don't have a popcorn maker.
Adrian Monk: I think I do; I'm looking right at it.
Sharona Fleming: Adrian, you're in the wrong house.
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A bit dumb
20 November 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

OK - not the best episode. Mr Monk is arrested after walking into someone else's home (thinking it is his own) and it is clear he is having a bad day. While in the nut house for a few days 'rest' he gets involved in the mysterious death of a doctor from several years earlier. And guess what! He solves it - after some business involving Santa Claus and a very angry woman (both patients of the said nut house).This episode shows that anything mentioned earlier always has a bearing on the outcome, so it is pretty much waiting for the flagged objects to turn up later. The crime solved there isn't much mention of his breakdown or whether it will appear again. How mentally ill is the guy? It seems to ebb and flow.


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