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Monk: Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum

While he was about to prepare his dead wife's favorite dinner in her old house to celebrate the anniversary of the day they met, Monk realized he is in the wrong house and got arrested for unlawful entry and then taken to Medford Psychiatric Institute for forty-eight hours of psychiatric observation. His roommate, John Wurster informs him of an unsolved murder four years earlier, while another inmate, Manny, involves him in a quest to discover Santa Claus on the asylum roof. But with Dr. Lancaster's orders not to play detective during his stay at Medford, Monk finds his quest to solve the two cases to be quite hard.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x6
Production Number: T1105
Airdate: Friday August 09th, 2002
Network: USA Network


Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Feb 06, 2010

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Eve GordonEve Gordon
As Jane
Recurring
Max MorrowMax Morrow
As Benjy Fleming
Recurring
Stanley KamelStanley Kamel
As Dr. Charles Kroger
Recurring
Dennis BoutsikarisDennis Boutsikaris
As Dr. Lancaster
Kelly FiddickKelly Fiddick
As Bill LaFrankie
Kevin NealonKevin Nealon
As John Wurster
Kris RyanKris Ryan
As Dr. Conrad Gould
Matthew OlverMatthew Olver
As 2nd Psych Tech
Ray KahnertRay Kahnert
As Schizophrenic Man
Zoe HeathZoe Heath
As Torch
Main Cast
Tony ShalhoubTony Shalhoub
As Adrian Monk
Bitty SchramBitty Schram
As Sharona Fleming
Episode Notes
David Breckman, who co-wrote this episode, is actually the younger brother of Andy Breckman who is the executive producer of this show.

Jason Gray-Stanford and Ted Levine didn't appear in this episode.



Episode Quotes
Monk: You mean it's a communal bathroom? Every--everyone uses it?

Manny: It was Santa. As big as life. He was standing by the big chimney, getting ready to slide down. And then, his cell phone rang.



Episode Goofs
In the episode, Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale, Dale Biederbeck claims that he uses Adrian's and Trudy's old house to store his pornography collection. But the house which Monk accidentally visits, seems to be occupy by other people and there's no pornography collection anywhere.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndy Breckman
Executive ProducerAndy Breckman
Main Title ThemeJeff Beal  |  Grant Geissman
 
Warning: Monk season 1 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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