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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Official Sites:

USA Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2002 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Monk's irrational fears in order of severity from most to least are as follows: germs, needles, milk, death, snakes, mushrooms, heights, crowds, elevators. See more »

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In the scene after the funeral it is clearly sunny though in the next scene when they are getting in the car it is raining. 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

Monk Theme
Written by Jeff Beal
Performed by Grant Geissman
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Pretty good TV movie
19 July 2002 | by douglaspSee all my reviews

I really liked this first episode of Monk and hope that its lasts a few years. Adrian Monk is sort of like Columbo taken to such an extreme, he is unable to function alone. Luckily, he is aided by his nurse, Sharona who sees her self as Lois Lane, but reminds me more of Sister Stevie from Father Dowling Mysteries.

Sharona is a single mom with a son who is either a genius, or just appears to be a genius because he is just smarter then all the adults in his life. Which is a pallor trick when you live in San Francisco. I would say he is probably a genius if he is that smart and attends public school.

Fans of Sci-Fi's First Wave will be pleased to find Crazy Eddie working as a mayor's aid who mistakes Oreos for homemade cookies.

Hopefully, the regular TV show will continue to be as much fun as the first movie, but with less commercials. And more Crazy Eddie.


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