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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Trivia

In this pilot episode, the character played by Jason Gray-Stanford is listed as "Lt. Deacon". Throughout the rest of the show's run, his name is Lt. Randy Disher. See more »

Goofs

At 38:23, Sharona Fleming is sitting in the cab saying goodbye to Monk after deciding to no longer work for him. She orders the cab to go to "Valencia & 28th". The show is set in San Francisco, but the highest numbered street that Valencia intersects with in San Francisco is 27th St. 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

Spoofs The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Monk Theme (Pilot Version)
Written by Jeff Beal
Performed by Jeff Beal
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Great start of the series - (8.5)
15 March 2020 | by sujith789_reviewsSee all my reviews

  • Watched this episode in Amazon Prime video.
  • The first 2 episodes were combined with a total run time of around 80 minutes.
  • This is a whodunnit episode.
  • This episode serves as a good introduction of all the characters.
  • A woman is killed and in few days an assasination attempt happened on a candidate and his body guard gets killed.
  • Comedy is good.
  • A great start of the series.


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Official Sites:

USA Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2002 (USA) See more »

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