Monk (2002–2009)
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Mr. Monk and the Daredevil 

Monk's arch-nemesis, Harold Krenshaw, catapults to fame after he falls from a tower and survives. Now Monk must figure out if he's the real Frisco Flyer before someone dies.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Krenshaw (as K'Sun Ray)
Colleen Crabtree ...
2nd Duty Nurse
Little Boy
Cynthia Hartzell ...
Kindergarten Teacher
Excited Fan
Second Fan


The feud between Monk and Harold Krenshaw is still going on. A costumed daredevil known as the Frisco Fly is going around climbing buildings and jumping off them. When something goes wrong with his latest attempt, people come to help him. When they remove his costume, it's revealed that he is Krenshaw. Monk doesn't believe he's the daredevil, even though he doesn't deny it. Stollemeyer finds the body of a man which burned inside his car. But they learn that the man didn't from the fire but from when his car crashed. They find traces of latex which is the same material the Frisco Fly costumed is made of. Which makes Monk wonder if they are connected. Written by

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24 August 2007 (USA)  »

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The actor Tim Bagley who plays Harold Krenshaw also appeared in Tony Shalhoub's show Wings as "Luke" Roy Biggins' son R.J's boyfriend. See more »


During the scuffle on the roof, Natalie's shoes are kicked off and then re-appear and disappear through the remainder of the scene. See more »


Kindergarten Teacher: They wanted to give you this.
[hands Harold and Joey a poster from the kids]
Little Girl: It's a picture of you!
Harold Krenshaw: That's me, huh?
[looking at the sketch of him on the poster]
Harold Krenshaw: Well, I hope not! Look at the size of my head!
Joey Krenshaw: I'm surprised you can stand up!
[They laugh together]
Harold Krenshaw: [noticing an unusual bridge-shaped object on the poster] And what is that?
Little Boy: The Golden Gate Bridge.
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References Mothra (1961) See more »

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Daredevil or not?
6 September 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Monk' has always been one of my most watched shows when needing comfort, to relax after a hard day, a good laugh or a way to spend a lazy weekend.

Do agree completely that "Mr Monk and the Daredevil" is one of Season 6's best episodes, while there are a good deal of solid episodes in the season there are not many that are in the outstanding category. "Mr Monk and the Daredevil" is one of those episodes. The mystery may not quite be as good as the character moments and development, but is still diverting. To me, whether it was as strong as the rest of the episode or not was insignificant because it was still engagingly done and the episode is essentially different and character driven, which it succeeds brilliantly at.

Harold Krenshaw is back here and is as always a riot. Absolutely love the priceless chemistry/rivalry between him and Monk over Kroger, and Tim Bagley couldn't have been a more perfect fit for the role. He and Tony Shalhoub work so well together, while the Monk vs Krenshaw episodes are mostly incredibly entertaining "Mr Monk and the Daredevil" is one of their best. Also loved the sympathetic role Natalie and Julie played in the episode, showing that they genuinely care for Monk and want to help him. Disher and Stottlemeyer's word games exchange makes for one of their best ever moments and they are both at their funniest in a while.

One of the best things about 'Monk' has always been the acting of Tony Shalhoub in the title role. It was essential for him to work and be the glue of the show, and Shalhoub not only is that but also at his very best he IS the show. Have always loved the balance of the humour, which is often hilarious, and pathos, which is sincere and touching.

Everybody else does very well supporting him, the other three regulars are helped by great material, playing large roles and cleverly written ones too and being true to their original personalities (Disher for example is nowhere near as big an idiot as he was in some of Season 5). Bagley is the supporting standout, and David Koechner is good support too.

Writing-wise, the mix of wry humour, lovable quirkiness and tender easy-to-relate-to drama is delicately done, particularly the last one. The quirks are sympathetically done and never exploited or overdone.

The music is both understated and quirky. While there is a preference for the theme music for Season 1, Randy Newman's "It's a Jungle Out There" has grown on me overtime, found it annoying at first but appreciate its meaning and what it's trying to say much more now. Oh and a good job is done with the different opening credits sequence to accommodate the changes made. The episode is made with a lot of slickness and style as always.

Overall, one of the outstanding episodes of Season 6. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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