History Awesome / Monk

18th Jan '18 7:16:30 PM HeroGal2347
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* Then there's his response when he manages to get his ArchEnemy Dale 'The Whale' Biederbeck arrested for murder in their first encounter in the series; Dale, who is grotesquely overweight, lunges at Monk to try and throttle him, but can't quite reach:

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* Then there's his response when he manages to get his ArchEnemy Dale 'The Whale' Biederbeck arrested for murder in their first encounter in "[[Recap/MonkS1E3MrMonkMeetsDaleTheWhale Mr. Monk Meets Dale the series; Whale]]"; Dale, who is grotesquely overweight, lunges at Monk to try and throttle him, but can't quite reach:
6th Jan '18 6:58:49 PM HeroGal2347
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* In "Mr. Monk and the Captain's Wife", Monk ''jumps into a GARBAGE truck'' to grab the incriminating evidence against Evan Coker.
** This deserves elaboration. Leland's wife Karen has been hospitalized after Coker shoots a tow truck driver, causing the truck to swerve into the path of her oncoming van, and she collided with the car the truck was transporting. Despite Monk identifying Coker as the guy who committed the shooting, as well as shot another truck driver at the truck depot, they are unable to find the evidence needed to arrest Coker: the MacGuffin that Coker was after (the car was his, and it was being repossessed; he was trying to grab a pistol he had stashed in the glovebox that connected him to another crime), and a pair of shoes that he took off the driver (as Coker hadn't had time to get his shoes on before racing out the door with his rifle to shoot the driver). Monk then hears a garbage truck being loaded and realizes that today is garbage day, and ''runs after the garbage truck, jumps on and flings the bags out of it''. After a few minutes of searching, they find one garbage bag containing the pistol and the driver's shoes.

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* In "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS2E14MrMonkAndTheCaptainsWife Mr. Monk and the Captain's Wife", Monk ''jumps into a GARBAGE truck'' to grab the incriminating evidence against Evan Coker.
** This deserves elaboration.
Wife]]", Leland's wife Karen has been hospitalized after Coker shoots a tow truck driver, causing the truck to swerve into the path of her oncoming van, and she collided with the car the truck was transporting. Despite Monk identifying Coker as the guy who committed the shooting, as well as shot another truck driver at the truck depot, they are unable to find the evidence needed to arrest Coker: the MacGuffin that Coker was after (the car was his, and it was being repossessed; he was trying to grab a pistol he had stashed in the glovebox that connected him to another crime), and a pair of shoes that he took off the driver (as Coker hadn't had time to get his shoes on before racing out the door with his rifle to shoot the driver). Monk then hears a garbage truck being loaded and realizes that today is garbage day, and ''runs after the garbage truck, jumps on and flings the bags out of it''. After a few minutes of searching, they find one garbage bag containing the pistol and the driver's shoes.
31st Dec '17 12:19:04 AM FGHIK
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* He also gets a couple of good moments when up against a shock jock. The episode deals with the insecurities Monk feels about his general lack of humour compared to the apparently hilarious DJ Max Hudson. He goes on Max's show, and it goes well until Max jokes about Trudy's death, prompting Monk to leap over the table and attack him. Then, at the end of the episode, when [[spoiler:Monk's finally figured out how Max killed his wife Jeanette and gotten him placed under arrest,]] he solemnly tells him "you're not laughing... now... are you?" Max Hudson says "No. I'm not" and Monk replies "Join the club".

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* He also gets a couple of good moments when up against a shock jock. The episode deals with the insecurities Monk feels about his general lack of humour compared to the apparently hilarious DJ Max Hudson. He goes on Max's show, and it goes well until Max [[BerserkButton jokes about Trudy's death, death]], prompting Monk to leap over the table and attack him. Then, at the end of the episode, when [[spoiler:Monk's finally figured out how Max killed his wife Jeanette and gotten him placed under arrest,]] he solemnly tells him "you're not laughing... now... are you?" Max Hudson says "No. I'm not" and Monk replies "Join the club".



* In the Season Four episode, "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut," Monk runs out onto a military airstrip and stands in front of an F-22 fighter to prevent Steve Wagner from taking off to dispose of evidence.

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* In the Season Four episode, "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut," Monk runs out onto a military airstrip and stands in front of an F-22 fighter to prevent Steve Wagner from taking off to dispose of evidence. The same Steve Wagner who previously mocked him over his lack of conviction.
22nd Sep '17 12:23:28 AM Gravidef
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* In "Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico," Sharona and Monk head to a resort full of rich kids in the country during Spring Break to get some information from one college student in particular. The kid in question turns out to be a JerkJock frat boy who propositions Sharona when he sees her. To get the necessary info, the student suggests a drinking contest: Monk and Sharona versus him and one of his friends--whoever finishes a full pitcher of beer first wins. Monk's naturally no help (he spends the first fifteen seconds pouring a glass so the foam is even), so Sharona grabs the pitcher, throws her head back, and ''chugs the entire thing'' without drawing breath--and then she finishes Monk's glass, too! That's right--Sharona outdrinks ''two'' college age frat guys in their twenties. That is TALENT.
* In "Mr. Monk Goes to Jail," Sharona solves the case at hand on her own, with no input from Monk. When Monk tries to tell everyone what happened, Sharona announces "I know, I already did the whole summation!"

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* In "Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico," Sharona and Monk head to a resort full of rich kids in the country during Spring Break to get some information from one college student in particular. The kid in question turns out to be a JerkJock frat boy who propositions Sharona when he sees her. To get the necessary info, the student suggests a drinking contest: Monk and Sharona versus him and one of his friends--whoever finishes a full pitcher of beer first wins. Monk's naturally no help (he spends the first fifteen seconds pouring a glass so the foam is even), so Sharona grabs the pitcher, throws her head back, and ''chugs the entire thing'' without drawing breath--and then she finishes Monk's glass, too! That's right--Sharona outdrinks ''two'' college age frat guys in their twenties.guys. That is TALENT.
* In "Mr. Monk Goes to Jail," Sharona solves the case at hand on her own, with no very little input from Monk. When Monk tries to tell everyone what happened, Sharona announces "I know, I already did the whole summation!"
22nd Sep '17 12:19:43 AM Gravidef
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* In the season two finale "Mr. Monk Goes to Jail," Murder of the Week [[spoiler: Sylvia Fairbourne]] has hired several inmates to try to kill Monk. He's been lured into the laundry room, where he holds them off with the sprayer from one of the sinks. Apparently, obsessive cleanliness comes in handy occasionally.


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* In the season two finale "Mr. Monk Goes to Jail," Murder Murderer of the Week [[spoiler: Sylvia Fairbourne]] has hired several inmates to try to kill Monk. He's been lured into the laundry room, where he holds them off with the sprayer from one of the sinks. Apparently, obsessive cleanliness comes in handy occasionally.

occasionally.
** In the same episode, Monk goes undercover as a prisoner to solve the case, as Dale "the Whale" Biederbeck has hired him by promising to share everything he knows about Trudy's death in exchange for having his name cleared (Dale's an inmate in the same prison and can't have a window installed in his cell until the murderer is found). Monk's put in the same cell as "Spider" Rudner, an inmate who's murdered four people and ended up in solitary for putting a guy's head through a wall. Why? The guy ''touched his stuff.'' Everyone is naturally convinced that Monk's a dead man, but whenever anyone doubts him, he says the same thing: "It's for Trudy." That pure determination and dedication even wins Spider over--he and Monk become friends, with Spider saving Monk's life and Monk promising to put in a good word at the parole hearing fifty years from now.





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* In "Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico," Sharona and Monk head to a resort full of rich kids in the country during Spring Break to get some information from one college student in particular. The kid in question turns out to be a JerkJock frat boy who propositions Sharona when he sees her. To get the necessary info, the student suggests a drinking contest: Monk and Sharona versus him and one of his friends--whoever finishes a full pitcher of beer first wins. Monk's naturally no help (he spends the first fifteen seconds pouring a glass so the foam is even), so Sharona grabs the pitcher, throws her head back, and ''chugs the entire thing'' without drawing breath--and then she finishes Monk's glass, too! That's right--Sharona outdrinks ''two'' college age frat guys in their twenties. That is TALENT.
* In "Mr. Monk Goes to Jail," Sharona solves the case at hand on her own, with no input from Monk. When Monk tries to tell everyone what happened, Sharona announces "I know, I already did the whole summation!"
** In the same episode, Monk's cellmate Spider (played by living incarnation of awesome Creator/DannyTrejo) pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment for the ages when he takes out three Neo-Nazi skinheads who had been hired to kill the detective.
11th Aug '17 10:09:51 PM GeorgeCastanza
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* Monk studying the mummified body of a prehistoric man for a few seconds before saying "I think I know what happened." Yes, proving that [[MysteryMagnet every single corpse Monk walks by has died of murder]].

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* Monk studying the mummified body of a prehistoric man for a few seconds before saying "I think I know what happened." Yes, proving that [[MysteryMagnet every single corpse Monk walks by has died of murder]]."
20th Apr '17 7:36:29 PM HeroGal2347
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* Monk's first case, as described by Stottlemeyer in "Mr. Monk and the Carnival": A woman had supposedly committed suicide by overdosing on pills. Stottlemeyer called it suicide, every cop on the scene called it suicide, the ''medical examiner'' called it suicide. Monk walked in, took one look at the room, and called it murder. There was no water in the room, so the victim could not possibly have consumed the large pills by herself. Eight people were in that room, and only Monk noticed it.

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* Monk's first case, as described by Stottlemeyer in "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS1E4MrMonkGoesToTheCarnival Mr. Monk and the Carnival": Carnival]]": A woman had supposedly committed suicide by overdosing on pills. Stottlemeyer called it suicide, every cop on the scene called it suicide, the ''medical examiner'' called it suicide. Monk walked in, took one look at the room, and called it murder. There was no water in the room, so the victim could not possibly have consumed the large pills by herself. Eight people were in that room, and only Monk noticed it.
12th Apr '17 2:52:15 AM DoctorNemesis
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-->''[Monk leans in towards Dale, though he staying about two inches out of reach. Dale eventually gives up in frustration]''

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-->''[Monk slowly leans in towards Dale, though he staying stays about two inches out of reach. Dale eventually gives up in frustration]''
31st Mar '17 3:55:56 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* In the season two finale "Mr. Monk Goes to Jail," Murder of the Week [[spoiler: Sylvia Fairbourne]] has hired several inmates to try to kill Monk. He's been lured into the laundry room, where he holds them off with the sprayer from one of the sinks. Apparently, obsessive cleanliness comes in handy occasionally.

27th Dec '16 4:20:04 PM Xtifr
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* Monk and WillieNelson, on clarinet and acoustic guitar respectively, serenading Trudy's grave, in "Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger".

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* Monk and WillieNelson, Music/WillieNelson, on clarinet and acoustic guitar respectively, serenading Trudy's grave, in "Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger".
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