Trivia: The flight attendant Monk drives crazy in 1-13 is played by his real-life wife. She also plays Sheriff Butterfield in "Monk visits a farm"and the crazy cat lady in 8-14.

Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico - S2-E2

Trivia: According to co-producer Tom Scharpling, the Mexican homicide cops are purposely written as parodies of Stottlemeyer and Disher, right down to their attitudes, their ranks, their suits, and Captain Alameda's mustache. Even the bumbling lieutenant's name is a little joke on Disher. Plato means "dish" in Spanish.

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Mr. Monk and the T.V. Star - S2-E12

Trivia: Marcy, the obsessed fan of Brad's crime show, complains bitterly about his series changing its theme song. This was written as a little joke on Monk's real life fans, many of whom protested the show's 2nd season musical change from Jeff Beal's instrumental to Randy Newman's vocal theme. Newman's vocals opened this episode as usual, but after Marcy repeats her "don't change the theme song" mantra at the end, Beal's theme was brought back to play over the closing credits. It's been used at the end a number of times since.

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Mr. Monk and the Actor - S5-E1

Trivia: The fictive movie producer's name in this episode is Hoberman, and the lead actor is called David Ruskin. Both characters are named in honor of Monk executive producer David Hoberman. (00:05:00)

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Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan - S3-E1

Trivia: When Monk is playing the 'find the queen' game with the crooked busker, one of the onlookers is Andy Breckman, the show's creator. He can be seen smiling in a close-up shot of him after Monk wins a second time. He has glasses, a beard and moustache, and is bald on top.


Mr. Monk and the Airplane - S1-E13

Trivia: When Monk and Sharona are first getting on the plane, we see a balding, bespectacled man wearing an orange/brown coat getting on the plane just before them. This is Andy Breckman, the show's creator.


Mr. Monk Buys A House - S7-E1

Trivia: The plot of this episode deals with the sudden death of Mr. Monk's therapist. This was due to the actor portraying him dying of the same affliction three months prior.


Trivia: Leland Stottlemeyer and Randy Disher (named Randy Deacon in the pilot episode) were named for Inspector Lestrade in the Sherlock Holmes series. Take the first two letters of their names (LEland STottlemeyer, RAndy DEacon), and they spell LESTRADE.


Mr. Monk's 100th Case - S7-E7

Trivia: At the end of Monk's Infocus episode, you can see in the credits that the director of the fictional show Infocus is David Hoberman, the director of Monk.


Mr. Monk and the Big Game - S5-E3

Trivia: When the Captain is talking about all the cases he's juggling, he mentions a fire in "Dratch Valley" (which becomes the central part of the plot), a nod to "Monk" producer and writer, Daniel Dratch.


Mr. Monk and the Blackout - S3-E3

Trivia: The place where the "San Francisco Bicentennial Jamboree" is being held at is called the Landau Auditorium, another tribute to Andy Breckman's (the show's creator) wife, Beth Landau.


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Suggested correction: Randy says when that uncle dies that they were never close, so his leaving him the farm comes as a total surprise. It's still a character mistake, however, Randy is established as the sort of person who could "blank out" a relative that long-lost.

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Answer: Stottlemeyer was already upset after the phone call. He was trying to get "Kevin" (who would have to be a judge, but no further character information is given) to issue a restraining order with no evidence of needing one, except that Adrian Monk said she needs one. Kevin said he would need to "sleep on it." So it's clear they've been trying to provide protection and unable to get the results they need, which seems to be based on no one trusting Monk the way Stottlemeyer does. He's just angry that they failed to protect Linda despite all their work. Although it does feel like a scene was cut, or altered, from the show that shows the futile attempts to protect Linda which built up to his outrage.


Answer: While walking upstairs in the victims house randy starts messing with his out of place tennis shoes. When he gets upstairs to monks he has on other shoes. Could have to do with the expensive rug.

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