Monk

The WORST episodes of Monk

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

An ex-cop suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder solves crimes with various (and usually exasperated) sidekicks. The 'defective detective' may have an abundance of phobias (heights, crowds, and even milk), but also razor-sharp deductive skills, which he uses to help the San Francisco police with especially baffling cases.

Last Updated: 4/24/2022Network: USA Network
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Mr. Monk and the Actor
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6.71
381 votes

#1 - Mr. Monk and the Actor

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/7/2006

While working on a double murder, Monk finds that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery when he finds that an obsessive method actor has been cast to play...Adrian Monk in a new movie.

Directors: Randy Zisk
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Mr. Monk and the Naked Man
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6.99
326 votes

#2 - Mr. Monk and the Naked Man

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/27/2007

Monk must confront his prejudice against nudists when he's called to investigate a murder on a nude beach.

Directors: Randy Zisk
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Mr. Monk and the Rapper
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7.09
245 votes

#3 - Mr. Monk and the Rapper

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/20/2007

Monk is hired to clear the name of a famous rap star who is accused of murder.

Directors: Paris Barclay
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Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny
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7.19
583 votes

#4 - Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/6/2004

A law student (Rachel Dratch) offers to get Monk reinstated to the police force in exchange for his help in finding the kidnappers of her beloved grandmother.

Directors: Tony Bill
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Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa
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7.20
325 votes

#5 - Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/2/2005

When an officer dies after drinking poisoned wine sent to Captain Stottlemeyer as a Christmas gift, the captain suspects Frank Prager, who tried to shoot him outside a bar several months earlier. Searching the crime scene for clues, Monk notes that the bullet holes seem to form a pattern, but neither he nor Stottlemeyer can figure out the message they're intended to convey. After trying unsuccessfully to talk with Prager's young daughter, Monk goes under cover as Santa Claus. This time he learns that Prager is hiding in a church with "three ladies" in front of it. But when Prager is caught and interrogated, it's clear that he had nothing to do with the poisoned wine. With the other suspects on Disher's list also eliminated, Monk and the captain are back to square one. But when Monk opens the card accompanying his gift from the Christmas party, he finds the clue that solves the case.

Directors: Jerry Levine
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Mr. Monk and the Miracle
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7.20
406 votes

#6 - Mr. Monk and the Miracle

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/28/2008

When three homeless men seek Monk's services at the holidays, Natalie convinces him to investigate their friend's death; Stottlemeyer's faith is reawakened after a visit to a monastery fountain rids him of crippling pain.

Directors: Andrei Belgrader
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Mr. Monk Buys a House
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7.20
433 votes

#7 - Mr. Monk Buys a House

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/18/2008

Monk finds himself forced to move into what he hopes will be his dream house... which is anything but.

Directors: Randy Zisk
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Mr. Monk Gets Drunk
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7.21
352 votes

#8 - Mr. Monk Gets Drunk

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/5/2005

Monk goes to a wine-tasting and finds it a bit more than he bargained for.

Directors: Andrei Belgrader
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Mr. Monk Gets Married
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7.21
325 votes

#9 - Mr. Monk Gets Married

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/27/2004

When Randy's mother gets married to an antiques store dealer (Nestor Carbonell), Randy becomes suspicious of his new stepfather and asks Monk and Sharona to look into him.

Directors: Craig Zisk
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Mr. Monk and the 12th Man
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7.21
299 votes

#10 - Mr. Monk and the 12th Man

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/22/2003

When a rash of unusual attacks and murders strike, Monk is called upon to find the link between the victims and stop the killer before the next murder.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
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Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale
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7.21
380 votes

#11 - Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/26/2002

When a local judge is found murdered, all the evidence points to one man: an 800 lb (360 kg) reclusive tycoon named Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck (Adam Arkin). However, due to his extreme obesity, he is unable to leave his bed.

Directors: Rob Thompson
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Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion
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7.29
379 votes

#12 - Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/11/2006

Monk attends his college reunion and uncovers a complex murder plot against one of his former classmates.

Directors: David Grossman
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Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever
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7.29
407 votes

#13 - Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/1/2008

Monk has to help out Natalie when she becomes involved in a lotto scandal.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
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Mr. Monk Makes A Friend
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7.29
326 votes

#14 - Mr. Monk Makes A Friend

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/19/2007

A fun-loving everyman named Hal bumps into Monk, and the two become fast friends. For the first time in his life, Monk appears to have a buddy. But is Hal up to something?

Directors: Randy Zisk
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Mr. Monk Joins a Cult
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7.30
272 votes

#15 - Mr. Monk Joins a Cult

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/11/2008

Monk joins a cult to solve a murder case, but becomes entranced by the cult's charismatic leader.

Directors: Anton Cropper
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Mr. Monk Takes a Punch
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7.30
434 votes

#16 - Mr. Monk Takes a Punch

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/8/2008

Monk finds a new lease on life after giving up his hope of reinstatement to the SFPD.

Directors: Barnet Kellman
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Mr. Monk Stays in Bed
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7.30
298 votes

#17 - Mr. Monk Stays in Bed

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/22/2005

Monk feels too sick to work until a case gets him out of bed.

Directors: Phil Casnoff
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Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized
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7.35
638 votes

#18 - Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/12/2008

Monk agrees to undergo hypnotic therapy as treatment for his OCD and reverts to a different persona.

Directors: Michael Watkins
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Mr. Monk Is at Your Service
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7.35
582 votes

#19 - Mr. Monk Is at Your Service

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/26/2007

When Natalie suspects foul play in the deaths of her parents' wealthy neighbors, Monk goes undercover as a butler to investigate.

Directors: Anton Cropper
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Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa Claus
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7.35
534 votes

#20 - Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa Claus

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/7/2007

Monk becomes a social pariah when he shoots a man dressed as Santa Claus. Then he must clear his name and foil a larger criminal plot, all in time for Christmas.

Directors: Randy Zisk
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Mr. Monk and the Game Show
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7.36
633 votes

#21 - Mr. Monk and the Game Show

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/13/2004

With Sharona in New Jersey to visit her ailing mother, Monk is left in the very incompetent hands of his annoying upstairs neighbor, Kevin Dorfman, but the prospect of a week with Kevin is eased somewhat by a visit from Trudy's father, Dwight Ellison. Dwight invites Monk (and Kevin) to spend the week with him and his wife, Marcia – and at the same time investigate gameshow host Roddy Lankman, who appears to be involved in a conspiracy to allow one of his contestants, Val Birch, to win every game. Despite the memories of Trudy aroused by spending time with her parents in her former home and the questionable help of Kevin, Monk discovers evidence that Lankman visited Birch's house – and that Birch visited the site of the accident that killed Lankman's assistant, Lizzie Talvo. To discover exactly how Lankman and his crooked contestant are communicating – and possibly prove that they're involved in something much worse than cheating – Monk becomes a contestant on the game show. His knowledge o

Directors: Randy Zisk
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Mr. Monk and the Blackout
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7.36
619 votes

#22 - Mr. Monk and the Blackout

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/9/2004

Three deaths during a city-wide blackout result in a joint investigation by Stottlemeyer, Monk, Sharona, and Disher, with the unprecedented cooperation of the FBI and the help of power company spokeswoman Michelle Rivas, an attractive brunette who is inexplicably attracted to Monk. While Sharona and Dr. Kroger pressure Monk to call Michelle, Disher follows up on Monk's suggestion that the power outage is connected to a '90s radical named Winston Brenner. Everything fits--the handwriting in the note, the phrasing, even a pair of photographs. Everything except one small detail at the end of the report--Brenner died in 1995. When the FBI acknowledges the possibility that Brenner may have faked his own death to avoid a trial, Captain Stottlemeyer presents a tree-hugging former friend of Brenner's with the evidence that Brenner is still alive and reminds him that this particular power outage is also a homicide. When the tree-hugger is murdered, it becomes clear that the killer is indeed Bre

Directors: Michael Zinberg
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Mr. Monk Goes to Jail
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7.38
548 votes

#23 - Mr. Monk Goes to Jail

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/5/2004

When a death row inmate is poisoned to death 45 minutes before his scheduled execution, Monk is brought in to find out why and runs into his nemesis, Dale the Whale (Tim Curry), who will offer Monk information about Trudy if he finds who killed the inmate. The suspects, however, are endless, including the prison librarian (Kathy Baker), another inmate (Danny Trejo), and even neo-Nazis.

Directors: Jerry Levine
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Mr. Monk and the Captain's Wife
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7.38
555 votes

#24 - Mr. Monk and the Captain's Wife

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/13/2004

A tow truck driver is shot dead by a roadside sniper. His truck then careens off the road and crashes into Karen Stottlemeyer's (Glenne Headly) oncoming van, leaving her in a coma. Monk, most interested by the fact that the shooter and the driver were barefoot, must find out what really happened and keep Leland from doing something that could cost him his badge.

Directors: Jerry Levine
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Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine
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7.39
352 votes

#25 - Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/20/2004

After Captain Stottlemeyer is shot in the shoulder by an unknown assailant, a somewhat rattled and very angry Disher is left in charge of the investigation. Although Monk is almost as distressed as Disher, he provides very little help with the investigation, even allowing a suspect to get away. Feeling depressed and helpless, Monk decides to try a new medication that controls his OCD and eliminates his phobias but also makes him insufferably egotistical, unempathetic, and oblivious to the details that are so vivid to the "normal" Monk. Meanwhile, the suspect Disher has been pursuing is proven innocent, and the bullet taken from the captain's shoulder is traced to a gun belonging to a dead woman. Stottlemeyer impatiently checks himself out of the hospital with his arm in a sling and arranges to interview the new suspect with the help of Monk, Sharona, and Disher. Monk arrives late, dressed in a loud Hawaiian shirt and talking like a "cool cat" from the 1950s. "The Monk", as he calls him...

Directors: Randy Zisk
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