History YMMV / Monk

21st Feb '18 3:38:41 PM GeorgeCastanza
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* {{Narm}}: In an obvious case of Monk only being as smart as the writers comes "Mr. Monk and the Game Show," wherein Monk's brought in to investigate a suspected game show cheating. The manager mentions he brought in all sorts of analysts, and only Monk can solve the problem. Except the way that they're cheating is very obvious and simple; the host is holding the card's corner to correspond to the A, B, C, or D answer.

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* {{Narm}}: In an obvious case Some of the deaths count as this, such as "Mr. Monk only being as smart as the writers comes Goes Back to School", "Mr. Monk and the Game Show," wherein Monk's brought in to investigate a suspected game show cheating. The manager mentions he brought in all sorts Employee of analysts, the Month", and only "Mr. Monk can solve and the problem. Except Class Reunion", as well as the way that they're cheating is very obvious attempted death in the opening scene from "Mr. Monk and simple; the host is holding the card's corner to correspond to the A, B, C, or D answer.Captain's Marriage".



** [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Barry Kripke]] appears as a minor character in "Mr Monk Joins a Cult".
** Creator/JenniferLawrence, the future Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptation of ''Film/TheHungerGames'' franchise, plays the Cougars mascot girl in "Mr. Monk and the Big Game".

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** [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Barry Kripke]] appears as a minor character in "Mr Monk Joins a Cult".
** Creator/JenniferLawrence, the future Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptation of ''Film/TheHungerGames'' franchise, Creator/JenniferLawrence plays the Cougars mascot girl in "Mr. Monk and the Big Game".



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Stottlemeyer finds out his new girlfriend is also named Trudy, he seems defensive about letting people know this (especially Monk). A few episodes later he is talking to Monk about it as if they have already talked about this off-screen.
23rd Jan '18 11:16:54 PM BlackTemplar
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** Creator/MishaCollins plays a Russian drug lord in "Mr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage" well before the debut of ''{{SUpernatural}}''.

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** Creator/MishaCollins plays a Russian drug lord in "Mr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage" well before the debut of ''{{SUpernatural}}''.''{{Supernatural}}''.
23rd Jan '18 11:16:31 PM BlackTemplar
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** Creator/MishaCollins plays a Russian drug lord in "Mr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage" well before the debut of ''{{SUpernatural}}''.
23rd Jan '18 5:10:17 PM BlackTemplar
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** In "Mr. Monk Goes to a Fashion Show" Monk tries to bluff his way into titular fashion show by saying his name is "Puff Daddy". He tells the guard there are "Two Puff Daddies". The guard suggests that Monk changes his name. Moke fires back that the "other" Puff Daddy should change '''his''' name. By the time the show had aired (but not when it was filmed) Puff Daddy had already changed his name to Diddy.



10th Jan '18 2:49:35 AM Cryoclaste
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** Creator/JenniferLawrence, the future Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptation of ''TheHungerGames'' franchise, plays the Cougars mascot girl in "Mr. Monk and the Big Game".

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** Creator/JenniferLawrence, the future Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptation of ''TheHungerGames'' ''Film/TheHungerGames'' franchise, plays the Cougars mascot girl in "Mr. Monk and the Big Game".
4th Jan '18 6:13:32 PM neckinhalf
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** Creator/ArielWinter, WAY before Series/ModernFamily, plays an uncredited bit part as the daughter of the neighbor who stole the victim's packages in "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut".
28th Nov '17 8:20:24 AM AHI-3000
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** And of course, there's Adrian Monk's frankly depressing backstory. He grew up with uncaring parents (his own father ran off and abandoned the family); was a social outcast with few friends throughout childhood, adolescence, and adulthood; and finally he's unable to cope with his beloved wife's unsolved murder.
4th Oct '17 9:16:29 PM foomushroom
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** In-universe, in "Mr. Monk Goes to a Fashion Show" fashion mogul Julian Hodge (played by Creator/MalcolmMcDowell) denigrates Natalie's appearance and style, despite her being quite attractive (even in-universe, as she later is recruited to be the new California "lotto girl" in "Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever") and the only regular character who routinely displays any degree of fashion sense. Curiously, he does seem to think both Randy and Julie have what it takes to be models, however.


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** Creator/JeffreyDonovan, who went on to star in ''Series/BurnNotice'' on the same network, appeared a year earlier as a test pilot and astronaut in "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut."
** Creator/MichaelHogan appears in the pilot episode as a mayoral candidate who appears to be the target of an assassination attempt before he became famous as one of the main characters on ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''.


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** Creator/NickOfferman, several years prior to ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', appears as a campaign volunteer in "Mr. Monk and the Election."
28th Sep '17 10:15:03 AM Pren
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* HarsherInHindsight: In the Season 2 finale Tim Curry plays Dale the Whale, who's effectively paralyzed by his weight. He was rendered paraplegic by a stroke in 2012.
2nd Mar '17 1:24:02 AM DrPsyche
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The show notes the death of his wife aggravated his anxieties but some wonder if it added a cold and often hidden edge to Monk. When Dale lunges for him in anger and cannot reach him on account of his weight, Monk leans in just out of Dale's reach and mocks him for his disability much like Dale had been mocking him for it the entire episode. When he meets the man who built the bomb that killed Trudy he turns off the man's morphine drip that he'd been put on for his terminal cancer (though he turns it back on as a sign of forgiveness). While he's only framed for the murder of the six fingered man, the Judge does note that Monk was easily able to grab his gun, and ignore his phobias of people and germs and take a bus over to meet this man alone. Some have wondered if Monk was hiding a more anti-heroic side.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The show notes the death of his wife aggravated his anxieties but some wonder if it added a cold and often hidden edge to Monk. When Dale lunges for him in anger and cannot reach him on account of his weight, Monk leans in just out of Dale's reach and mocks him for his disability much like Dale had been mocking him for it the entire episode. When he meets the man who built the bomb that killed Trudy he turns off the man's morphine drip that he'd been put on for his terminal cancer (though he turns it back on as a sign of forgiveness). While he's only framed for the murder of the six fingered man, the Judge does note that Monk was easily able to grab his gun, and ignore his phobias of people and germs and take a bus over to meet this man alone. Some have wondered if Maybe Monk was hiding a more anti-heroic side.side?
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