Monk (2002–2009)
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Mr. Monk and the Candidate: Part 1 

A former San Francisco police detective suffering from an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder is called in to investigate an apparent assassination attempt of a mayoral candidate in which one of his bodyguards is killed.

Director:

Dean Parisot

Writers:

Andy Breckman (creator), Andy Breckman
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Shalhoub ... Adrian Monk
Bitty Schram ... Sharona Fleming
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Lt. Randall Disher
Ted Levine ... Stottlemeyer
Kane Ritchotte ... Benjy Fleming (as Kane Richotte)
Michael Hogan ... Warren St. Claire
Ben Bass ... Gavin Lloyd
Rob LaBelle ... Sheldon Burger
Vincent Gale ... Jesse Goodman
Gail O'Grady ... Miranda St. Claire
Stanley Kamel ... Dr. Kroger
Fred Ewanuick ... Jake
Shawn Reis Shawn Reis ... Ian Sykes
Dion Johnstone ... Lieutenant Gitomer
Christopher Shyer ... Carl (as Chris Shyer)
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A former San Francisco police detective suffering from an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder is called in to investigate an apparent assassination attempt of a mayoral candidate in which one of his bodyguards is killed.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

USA Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2002 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Jason Gray-Stanford who plays Lt. Disher originally auditioned for the role of Deputy Mayor Shelden Burger. See more »

Goofs

Throughout most of the show, Sharona drives a beige Volvo wagon. But when she and her son approach Monk in the garage where Trudy died, she is driving a beige Jeep Cherokee. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adrian Monk: [surveying a crime scene] The stove.
Lt. Gitomer: Over here. It's in the kitchen.
Adrian Monk: No... I mean *my* stove. I-I think I left it on.
Sharona Fleming: It's okay. I, uh, checked it as we were leaving.
Adrian Monk: Are you sure? Did you turn the knob?
Sharona Fleming: Yeah.
Adrian Monk: The little knob, though?
Sharona Fleming: I turned all the knobs. The stove is off, Adrian.
Lt. Gitomer: We believe it was a burglary gone sour. She walked in, she surprised him, he panicked, he left there from the kitchen.
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Connections

References Rain Man (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

It's A Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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Best detective show ever
13 June 2003 | by LivingDogSee all my reviews

Best detective show ever. Tony Shalhoub is impeccable as the compulsive detective. He is able to solve crimes based on the thinest (and believable) threads of evidence. He is also able to draw you into the plot with ease - like an old friend who brings you into his trust you wait on every word.

Mr. Shalhoub is an enormously talented actor. Anything he has a role in is worth watching just to see him in it. You must watch this great program. 10+/10

-Zafoid

PS: ...sorry - I got so involved in Mr. Shalhoub's acting ability that I forgot - major kudos to the writers and supporting cast and the crew. :)

-Z


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