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 ... Captain Leland 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. Charles 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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Details

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

Referenced in Monk: Mr. Monk and the End: Part 2 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

It's A Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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great show. I watch every time possible. wish it were on more
2 February 2006 | by jlowery_2001See all my reviews

Monk is my favorite TV show. I wait for it all week until it's on Friday pm. Is it on any other network besides USA? I will watch the same shows over and over if they're on. I love the all day marathons. I spent the entire day New Years Day watching the Monk Marathon! Tony Shaloub is wonderful and so are all the other characters on the show. I love Capt. Stottlemeier, Lt. Disher, Natalee, Sherona, Dr. Kroeger---all of them. They are a perfect cast. I think I'm a "MONK" addict. My son's mother-in-law who lives out in Oergon also watches every Monk episode. She and I both try to arrange our lives around Monk, so we will be sure to see every episode. I like Tony Shaloub in any role he plays. He was excellent in "Wings" Every time I see something he's playing in I watch it. Joyce Lowery


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