History Trivia / Monk

26th Jan '16 8:01:57 PM GrammarNavi
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** The episode where Monk learns of a potential lead to Trudy's murderer has TimCurry playing a ManipulativeBastard who for various reasons is unable to move around much and is immobile, just like [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas Forte]].
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** The episode where Monk learns of a potential lead to Trudy's murderer has TimCurry Creator/TimCurry playing a ManipulativeBastard who for various reasons is unable to move around much and is immobile, just like [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas Forte]].

** Dale "the Whale" Biederbeck, Monk's recurring ArchEnemy, is played by a different actor in each of his appearances because [[IncrediblyLamePun the role is too large for one guy to carry]]. He's played by Adam Arkin in "Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale," by TimCurry in "Mr. Monk Goes to Jail," and by Ray Porter in "Mr. Monk Is On the Run, Part II".
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** Dale "the Whale" Biederbeck, Monk's recurring ArchEnemy, is played by a different actor in each of his appearances because [[IncrediblyLamePun the role is too large for one guy to carry]]. He's played by Adam Arkin in "Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale," by TimCurry Creator/TimCurry in "Mr. Monk Goes to Jail," and by Ray Porter in "Mr. Monk Is On the Run, Part II".
11th Jan '16 6:56:56 PM dmcreif
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** That girl customer seen when Monk and the others question Joseph Wheeler in "Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink" is played by Kiernan Shipka, better known to many as Sally Draper from ''Series/MadMen''.
23rd Dec '15 10:13:25 PM dmcreif
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** [[Series/BreakingBad Ted Beneke]] apparently lives another life as a police detective in Marin County. Furthermore, George Merkert is a very well-hated union boss.
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** [[Series/BreakingBad Ted Beneke]] apparently lives lived another life as a police detective in Marin County. before he cooked his company's books. Furthermore, George Merkert is a was the very well-hated union boss.boss of the sanitation union.
23rd Dec '15 10:11:28 PM dmcreif
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** To some extent, Monk is one as far as his ancestry. Monk has American ancestry. While Tony Shalhoub is American by birth (having been born in Green Bay, Wisconsin), he also has Lebbanese ancestry.
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** To some extent, Monk is one as far as his ancestry. Monk has American ancestry. While Tony Shalhoub is American by birth (having been born in Green Bay, Wisconsin), he also has Lebbanese Lebanese ancestry.

** Sharona's son Benjy is played by Kane Richotte in the season 1 pilot, as well as all of his season 2 and season 3 episodes, but is played by Max Morrow for all of season 1 except the pilot episode. This is because Richotte's episodes were filmed in Vancouver and also in Los Angeles, while episodes with Morrow were shot in Toronto, and the respective actor couldn't travel to the other coast for filming.
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** Sharona's son Benjy is played by Kane Richotte in the season 1 pilot, as well as all of his appearances in season 2 and season 3 episodes, 3, but is played by Max Morrow for all of season 1 except the pilot episode. This is because Richotte's episodes were filmed in Vancouver and also in Los Angeles, while episodes with Morrow were shot in Toronto, and the respective actor couldn't travel to the other coast for filming.

* OutOfOrder: There are three cases where the continuity is kinda interrupted.
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* OutOfOrder: There are three cases where While for the continuity is kinda interrupted.most part many of the episodes can be watched as procedural episodes without much concern for continuity, this happens a few times due to the episode-airing schedule not being the same as the production schedule:
11th Dec '15 9:34:54 PM dmcreif
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** John Turturro plays Adrian's older brother Ambrose, but he's actually four years ''younger'' than Tony Shalhoub.
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** John Turturro plays Ambrose is Adrian's older brother Ambrose, but he's actually brother. In real life, John Turturro is four years ''younger'' than Tony Shalhoub.

** John Turturro plays Adrian's All of the flashbacks with Trudy are this. Incidentally, if Trudy were alive today, she'd be five years older brother Ambrose, but he's actually four years ''younger'' than Tony Shalhoub.Melora Hardin. But it's played straight: the flashback to Trudy's death in the series finale, for instance, depict Trudy when she was 35. Hardin was 42 at the time.

** In "Mr. Monk and the Bully", the wife of Monk's childhood nemesis [[spoiler: and her EvilTwin]] is [[Series/ModernFamily Claire Dunphy]].
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** In "Mr. Monk and the Bully", the wife of Monk's childhood nemesis [[spoiler: and her EvilTwin]] is [[Series/ModernFamily Claire Dunphy]]. And Roderick Brody used to [[Film/TheTrumanShow be Truman Burbank's best friend]].

** [[Series/BreakingBad Ted Beneke]] apparently lives another life as a police detective in Marin County.
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** [[Series/BreakingBad Ted Beneke]] apparently lives another life as a police detective in Marin County. Furthermore, George Merkert is a very well-hated union boss.

** Two of Tony Shaloub's ''Series/{{Wings}}'' costars appeared in guest roles: TimDaly AsHimself (complete with an ActorAllusion for Shaloub) in the first season and Steven Weber as the killer of the week in a fifth season episode. ** Monk's former partner in "Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month" is played by Enrico Colantoni, who previously appeared in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' with Tony Shaloub.
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** Two of Tony Shaloub's Shalhoub's ''Series/{{Wings}}'' costars appeared in guest roles: TimDaly AsHimself (complete with an ActorAllusion for Shaloub) in the first season and Steven Weber as the killer of the week in a fifth season episode. ** Monk's former partner in "Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month" is played by Enrico Colantoni, who previously appeared in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' with Tony Shaloub.Shalhoub.

** It's notable that often the episodes were not aired in the order they were produced. "Mr. Monk and the Other Woman" was the seventh episode aired but the third to be filmed, which accounts for why Stottlemeyer and Disher suddenly seem to have reverted to being openly antagonistic towards Monk when they had begun to mellow towards him in "Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival". ** "Mr. Monk Is On the Air" also aired out of order. It was probably meant to be aired after "Mr. Monk Goes to a Rock Concert" and before "Mr. Monk Meets His Dad", but ended up instead airing in February as part of the second half of season 5 between "Mr. Monk Is At Your Service" and "Mr. Monk Visits a Farm". You can tell because the episode is set in August 2006 while "Mr. Monk Is At Your Service" is set in April 2007. Additionally, Natalie's hair is longer, the episodes bracketing it had Traylor Howard using various items to [[HideYourPregnancy hide her pregnancy]] while she isn't doing so in this episode. Lastly, Natalie is driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee like in seasons 3 and 4 plus the first half of season 5, when in the rest of season 5.5 she drives a Buick Lucerne.
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** It's notable that often the episodes were not aired in the order they were produced. "Mr. Monk and the Other Woman" was the seventh episode aired but the third to be filmed, which accounts for why Stottlemeyer and Disher suddenly seem to have reverted regressed to being openly antagonistic towards Monk when they had begun to mellow towards him in "Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival". ** "Mr. Monk Is On the Air" also aired out of order. It was probably meant to be aired after "Mr. Monk Goes to a Rock Concert" and before "Mr. Monk Meets His Dad", but ended up instead airing in February as part of the second half of season 5 between "Mr. Monk Is At Your Service" and "Mr. Monk Visits a Farm". You can tell because the episode is set in August 2006 while "Mr. Monk Is At Your Service" is set in April 2007. Additionally, Natalie's hair is longer, the episodes bracketing it had Traylor Howard using various items to [[HideYourPregnancy hide her first pregnancy]] while she isn't doing so in this episode. Lastly, Natalie is driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee like in seasons 3 and 4 plus the first half of season 5, when in the rest of season 5.5 she drives a Buick Lucerne.

** Tony's brother Michael Shalhoub has played three characters throughout the series' run:
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** Tony's brother Michael Shalhoub has played three characters throughout the series' run:played:

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Randy's original last name in the pilot was Deacon. Which led to a stealth joke: the first two letters of his and Stottlemeyer's first and last names put together spells "Lestrade" ('''Le'''land '''St'''ottlemeyer and '''Ra'''ndy '''De'''acon).
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Randy's **Randy's original last name in the pilot was Deacon. Which led to a stealth joke: the first two letters of his and Stottlemeyer's first and last names put together spells "Lestrade" ('''Le'''land '''St'''ottlemeyer and '''Ra'''ndy '''De'''acon).
4th Dec '15 10:41:33 PM dmcreif
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** [[Series/BreakingBad Ted Beneke]] apparently lives another life as a police detective in the Bay Area.
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** [[Series/BreakingBad Ted Beneke]] apparently lives another life as a police detective in the Bay Area.Marin County.
4th Dec '15 4:57:57 AM Morgenthaler
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** Apparently [[MaxKeeblesBigMove Elliot T. Jindrake]], after being fired, decided to start practicing law.
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** Apparently [[MaxKeeblesBigMove Elliot T. Jindrake]], Jindrake, after being fired, decided to start practicing law.
29th Nov '15 8:56:11 PM MisterCPC
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: ** Two of Tony Shaloub's ''Series/{{Wings}}'' costars appeared in guest roles: TimDaly AsHimself (complete with an ActorAllusion for Shaloub) in the first season and Steven Weber as the killer of the week in a fifth season episode. ** Monk's former partner in "Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month" is played by Enrico Colantoni, who previously appeared in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' with Tony Shaloub.
22nd Oct '15 1:54:51 PM dmcreif
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*** And before he was holding Tony Stark captive, [[Film/IronMan1 Raza]] was a museum tour guide.
5th Sep '15 10:41:36 AM dmcreif
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** Natalie's parents are '''Bobby''' and '''Peggy''' Davenport. Their first names are the exact same as the first names of Traylor Howard's real parents, '''Peggy''' E. Traylor and '''Robert''' M. Howard, Jr.

** Natalie's parents, Bobby and Peggy, either coincidentally or not, share names with Traylor Howard's real parents. According to ''Monk: The Official Episode Guide'', the writers almost got in trouble, as Traylor recalled her dad saying, "He was like, 'Well are we jerks? I don't want us to be jerks.' And I told him, 'Dad, it's not real!'"
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** Natalie's parents, Bobby Robert "Bobby" Davenport and Peggy, Peggy Davenport, either coincidentally or not, share names with Traylor Howard's real parents.parents, Peggy E. Traylor and Robert M. Howard, Jr. According to ''Monk: The Official Episode Guide'', the writers almost got in trouble, as Traylor recalled her dad saying, "He was like, 'Well are we jerks? I don't want us to be jerks.' And I told him, 'Dad, it's not real!'"

** Natalie's parents, Bobby and Peggy, either coincidentally or not, share names with Traylor Howard's real parents. According to ''Monk: The Official Episode Guide'', the writers almost got in trouble, as Traylor recalled Sharona, just like her dad saying, "He was like, 'Well are we jerks? I don't want us to be jerks.' And I told him, 'Dad, it's not real!'" actress Bitty Schram, comes from New Jersey.

** [[http://www2.usanetwork.com/series/monk/webexclusives/blogs/ep_newshrink.html The USANetwork.com production blog]] for "Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink" shows that the plot formula went through a lot of idea changes. The idea that the piece of incriminating evidence was to be found in a vaccum bag had floated around for years. Hy Conrad writes, "We even toyed with the idea of a killer hacking up his victim then placing the pieces, one by one, in a self-cleaning oven and turning them to ash in the oven's crematorium heat. He would then vacuum out the remains and have a vacuum cleaner bag filled with his victim. [[BodyHorror But this seemed a bit too gruesome for us]]." Then there came to settling on a cleaning lady being the murder victim (Theresa Mueller). Then, to make sure some personal involvement was given to a series regular, they decided that the cleaning lady should be killed while in the middle of cleaning Dr. Kroger's office, fulfilling something else the writers wanted to do - give Stanley Kamel a DayInTheLimeLight episode. *** Once this had been done, a few ideas as to how Dr. Kroger would be involved floated around. Having Dr. Kroger help Monk solve the case had to be shot down because this would ruin the clinical doctor-patient detachment. Therefore, Dr. Kroger was kept out of most of the investigation scenes, and when Dr. Kroger and Monk peer into Francis Merrigan's office, the two couldn't exactly break into the office itself.
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** [[http://www2.usanetwork.com/series/monk/webexclusives/blogs/ep_newshrink.html The USANetwork.com production blog]] for "Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink" shows that the plot formula went through a lot of idea changes. The idea that the piece of incriminating evidence was to be found in a vaccum bag had floated around for years. Hy Conrad writes, "We claimed that they even toyed with considered at one point having the idea of a killer hacking up his victim dismember the victim, then placing place the pieces, one by one, individual remains in a self-cleaning oven and turning turn them to ash in the oven's crematorium heat.into ash. He would then vacuum out the remains and have a vacuum cleaner bag filled with his victim. [[BodyHorror But For a comedic show like ''Monk'', this seemed a bit was considered too gruesome for us]]." gruesome. Then there came to settling on a cleaning lady being the murder victim (Theresa Mueller). Then, to make sure some personal involvement was given to a series regular, they decided that the cleaning lady should be killed while in the middle of cleaning Dr. Kroger's office, fulfilling something else the writers wanted to do - give Stanley Kamel a DayInTheLimeLight episode. *** Once this had been done, a few ideas as to how Dr. Kroger would be involved floated around. Having Dr. Kroger help Monk solve the case had to be shot down because this would ruin the clinical doctor-patient detachment. Therefore, The result is that Dr. Kroger was kept out of most doesn't show up during any of the investigation scenes, and when the scene where Dr. Kroger and Monk peer into investigate Francis Merrigan's office, office has them peer through the two couldn't exactly break window instead of breaking into the office itself.proper because of this.

** [[WordOfGod According to Hy Conrad]], the novel ''Mr. Monk Gets on Board'' was adapted from a never-filmed and tossed script called "Mr. Monk Is At Sea". It would have been aired in 2004 as part of season 3 and would have involved Monk and Sharona investigating murders on a cruise ship. While USANetwork approved of the script, it never got filmed because cruise lines were a bit too sensitive about the notion of a murder being committed on their ships or someone falling overboard. They wouldn't budge, even when the writing team tried changing the killer's identity and lowered the body count. Even attempting to use the ''Queen Mary'' hotel in Long Beach for shooting fell through. Although the script was still brought up whenever the writing team was running short on ideas, it became the team's white whale, "Episode 126". Only in 2013 did Hy Conrad contact Dan Dratch, who acquired the "Mr. Monk Is At Sea" script from the vault. ''Mr. Monk Gets on Board'' therefore is the plot of the lost "Mr. Monk Is At Sea," only with the use of Natalie instead of Sharona, new subplots, and a visit to Mexico that allows for Captain Alameda from "Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico" to get involved.
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** [[WordOfGod According to Hy Conrad]], the novel ''Mr. Monk Gets on Board'' was adapted from a never-filmed and tossed one script that never got filmed was an episode called "Mr. Monk Is At Sea". It would have been aired in 2004 as part of season 3 (likely taking the place of "Mr. Monk and the Game Show") and would have involved Monk and Sharona investigating a set of murders on a cruise ship. While USANetwork approved of the script, it never got filmed because cruise lines were a bit too pretty sensitive about the notion of a murder being committed on their ships or someone falling overboard. They wouldn't budge, even when the writing team tried changing the killer's identity and lowered the body count. Even attempting to use the floating ''Queen Mary'' hotel in Long Beach for shooting fell through. Although the script was still brought up whenever the writing team was running short on ideas, it became the team's white whale, "Episode 126". Only in 2013 did Hy Conrad contact Dan Daniel Dratch, who acquired the "Mr. Monk Is At Sea" script from the vault. The script was thus rewritten and published as ''Mr. Monk Gets on Board'' therefore is the plot of the lost "Mr. Monk Is At Sea," only with the use of Board''.[[note]]By 'rewritten', we mean that Natalie instead was substituted in place of Sharona, some new subplots, subplots were written in, and the cruise makes a visit to Mexico that allows for Captain Alameda from "Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico" to get involved.[[/note]]
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