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* FakeShemp: In the opening of "Mr. Monk and the End", the six-fingered man's face is not shown in order to hide the fact that he's not being played by Courtney Gains.


*** It's more likely that as DINKs (Double Income No Kids) Adrian and Trudy were living in San Francisco okay financially. Trudy must have had life insurance and Adrian is on disability (read no income tax). He also has his psychiatrist sessions covered by police union benefits (police union contracts are very generous given the nature of the work). Trump is notoriously frugal and likely he wants to ensure that his money lasts longer than him.

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*** It's more likely that as DINKs (Double Income No Kids) Adrian and Trudy were living in San Francisco okay financially. Trudy must have had life insurance and Adrian is on disability (read no income tax). He also has his psychiatrist sessions covered by police union benefits (police union contracts are very generous given the nature of the work). Trump Monk is notoriously frugal and likely he wants to ensure that his money lasts longer than him.

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* ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans: Subverted in "Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine", without even leaving San Francisco:
-->'''Sharona:''' Where are you going?\\
'''Adrian, as "The Monk":''' New Orleans, Mardi Gras.\\
'''Sharona:''' Mardi Gras's not for another nine months!\\
'''"The Monk":''' Hey, you know what they say. Wherever the Monk is, it's Mardi Gras.


* HannibalLecture: Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck, the extra-large [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Mason Verger]] expy does this to unnerve people, especially Monk.

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* HannibalLecture: Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck, the extra-large [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs [[{{Film/Hannibal}} Mason Verger]] expy does this to unnerve people, especially Monk.


** InUniverse, in "Mr. Monk and the Rapper", Murderuss approaches Monk because he knows the police are going to call him the primary suspect in his rival Extra Large's murder, in part because he wrote a song called ''Car Bomb'' (lyrics like "Ch, Ch, Ch, I put the bomb in your limo, that's what the surprise is / under your seat like [[Creator/OprahWinfrey Oprah]] giving prizes!") which just happens to describe how Extra Large really died.

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** InUniverse, in "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS6E2MrMonkAndTheRapper Mr. Monk and the Rapper", Rapper]]", Murderuss approaches Monk because he knows the police are going to call him the primary suspect in his rival Extra Large's murder, in part because he wrote a song called ''Car Bomb'' (lyrics like "Ch, Ch, Ch, I put the bomb in your limo, that's what the surprise is / under your seat like [[Creator/OprahWinfrey Oprah]] giving prizes!") which just happens to describe how Extra Large really died.


** From "Mr. Monk Joins a Cult":

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** From "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS6E11MrMonkJoinsACult Mr. Monk Joins a Cult":Cult]]":


* {{Flopsy}}: In "Mr. Monk and Sharona", Monk discovers that Sharona's late uncle Howard Fleming was a con artist: he apparently has had a history of suspicious falls and accidents with monetary compensation settled out of court, and apparently he had been forced into such a lifestyle because he was deep in debt.

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* {{Flopsy}}: In "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS8E10MrMonkAndSharona Mr. Monk and Sharona", Sharona]]", Monk discovers that Sharona's late uncle Howard Fleming was a con artist: he apparently has had a history of suspicious falls and accidents with monetary compensation settled out of court, and apparently he had been forced into such a lifestyle because he was deep in debt.


*** "Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty" is another noticeable case: Stottlemeyer and Disher personally capture Miguel Escobar, a notorious wanted fugitive (who sounds like he is on the FBI Top Ten Most Wanted list). A few weeks later, conflict arises between the SFPD and FBI when their Special Agent Lapides shows up in Stottlemeyer's office with a letter from the U.S. Attorney General demanding Stottlemeyer hand custody of Escobar over to the Feds. Stottlemeyer doesn't want to, as he wants to have Escobar tried for a local homicide in San Francisco, but the Feds want him tried for trafficking drugs into seven different states (and possibly several other homicides that are linked to it).

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*** "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS4E16MrMonkGetsJuryDuty Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty" Duty]]" is another noticeable case: Stottlemeyer and Disher personally capture Miguel Escobar, a notorious wanted fugitive (who sounds like he is on the FBI Top Ten Most Wanted list). A few weeks later, conflict arises between the SFPD and FBI when their Special Agent Lapides shows up in Stottlemeyer's office with a letter from the U.S. Attorney General demanding Stottlemeyer hand custody of Escobar over to the Feds. Stottlemeyer doesn't want to, as he wants to have Escobar tried for a local homicide in San Francisco, but the Feds want him tried for trafficking drugs into seven different states (and possibly several other homicides that are linked to it).


** Natalie's mother Peggy Davenport in "Mr. Monk Goes to a Wedding". Natalie describes her to Randy as having two things: "tennis and making me feel like dirt. She's a champion at both." Among other things:

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** Natalie's mother Peggy Davenport in "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS4E7MrMonkGoesToAWedding Mr. Monk Goes to a Wedding".Wedding]]". Natalie describes her to Randy as having two things: "tennis and making me feel like dirt. She's a champion at both." Among other things:


*** In the first scene of "Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa," Alice tells Leland, "Captain, I took a message. Your wife called. She said her mother's sick and she won't be able to make it tonight." Leland replies, "Her mother's...? Well, that's too bad." The tone, and the briefly frustrated expression Leland makes, convey that he knows Karen's mother is not sick, and she just doesn't want to come to the party.

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*** In the first scene of "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS4E9MrMonkAndTheSecretSanta Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa," Santa]]," Alice tells Leland, "Captain, I took a message. Your wife called. She said her mother's sick and she won't be able to make it tonight." Leland replies, "Her mother's...? Well, that's too bad." The tone, and the briefly frustrated expression Leland makes, convey that he knows Karen's mother is not sick, and she just doesn't want to come to the party.


** In "Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame," this happens when the Hammonds' GPS system directs them to an industrial park, where a hooded man is waiting with a pistol in hand:

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** In "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS2E3MrMonkGoesToTheBallGame Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame," Ballgame]]," this happens when the Hammonds' GPS system directs them to an industrial park, where a hooded man is waiting with a pistol in hand:


* JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: In "[[Recap/MonkS7E15MrMonkAndTheMagician Mr. Monk and the Magician]," Karl Torini poses as a repairman to sneak into the Magic Castle theater and kill Kevin Dorfman.

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* JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: In "[[Recap/MonkS7E15MrMonkAndTheMagician Mr. Monk and the Magician]," Magician]]," Karl Torini poses as a repairman to sneak into the Magic Castle theater and kill Kevin Dorfman.


* HeelFaceTurn: Harold Krenshaw, after years as Monk's nemesis Harold realizes (after being lock in a car trunk with Monk by the bad guy of the week) that the two are a lot alike and becomes his friend, then he makes a un-Krenshaw gesture and joins a new group therapy to allow Monk to have Dr. Bell to himself (though his insurance required him to only be in group therapy. The other members were murdered by the bad guy leaving only Harold and Monk so Harold leaving left Monk as the only member left).

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* HeelFaceTurn: Downplayed. In "[[Recap/MonkS8E8MrMonkGoesToGroupTherapy Mr. Monk Goes to Group Therapy]]", Harold Krenshaw, after years as Monk's nemesis Harold SitcomArchNemesis, realizes (after being lock in a car trunk with Monk by the bad guy of the week) that the two are a lot alike and becomes his friend, then he makes a un-Krenshaw gesture and joins a new group therapy to allow Monk to have Dr. Bell to himself (though his insurance required him to only be in group therapy. The other members were murdered by the bad guy leaving only Harold and Monk so Harold leaving left Monk as the only member left).


*** In "Mr. Monk and the Critic", thanks to work from Monk and Natalie, the police suspect theater critic John Hannigan killed his girlfriend Callie Esterhaus by throwing her off a hotel balcony. So Monk, Natalie, Stottlemeyer and Disher confront Hannigan at his office to question him about drugging and raping an underaged girl - and bring in the supposed victim, who we see is Julie, who tells her story. Hannigan, exasperated, denies the accusation, claiming he was at home writing, despite Stottlemeyer producing a business card that Hannigan supposedly gave to Julie. Baffled and scared, Hannigan swears positively that he has never seen Julie before in his life.....and gives himself away. That is because Julie performed in the play Hannigan was using as his alibi for the murder. Midway through, she has a solo where she wears a costume looking a lot like the one she's wearing right now, a solo Hannigan wrote a scathing review about, calling it "forgettable". Hannigan's stating that he doesn't recognize Julie proves he was out of the theater at the time (also, Natalie insists that no critic would write such a review unless they were outside). Goodbye, alibi.

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*** In "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS8E6MrMonkAndTheCritic Mr. Monk and the Critic", Critic]]", thanks to work from Monk and Natalie, the police suspect theater critic John Hannigan killed his girlfriend Callie Esterhaus by throwing her off a hotel balcony. So Monk, Natalie, Stottlemeyer and Disher confront Hannigan at his office to question him about drugging and raping an underaged girl - and bring in the supposed victim, who we see is Julie, who tells her story. Hannigan, exasperated, denies the accusation, claiming he was at home writing, despite Stottlemeyer producing a business card that Hannigan supposedly gave to Julie. Baffled and scared, Hannigan swears positively that he has never seen Julie before in his life.....and gives himself away. That is because Julie performed in the play Hannigan was using as his alibi for the murder. Midway through, she has a solo where she wears a costume looking a lot like the one she's wearing right now, a solo Hannigan wrote a scathing review about, calling it "forgettable". Hannigan's stating that he doesn't recognize Julie proves he was out of the theater at the time (also, Natalie insists that no critic would write such a review unless they were outside). Goodbye, alibi.

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: In "[[Recap/MonkS1E1MrMonkAndTheCandidate Mr. Monk and the Candidate]]", volunteer Nicole Vasques finds missing money in the books. Lloyd tries to hire Jason Ronstadt to get rid of her, but Jason refuses, so Lloyd hires Sykes to kill both of them.

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