TV Episodes The Best Monk Episodes of All Time  

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List of the best Monk episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Monk episodes of all time are. Tony Shalhoub's award-winning performance of Adrian Monk also landed his character on best fictional detectives and best TV characters with mental illness. Fans of Monk are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

List is made up of many different episodes, including "Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty" and "Mr. Monk and the Genius." What is the best Monk episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Mr. Monk and the End - Part II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Mr. Monk and the End - Part II Monk - Season 8 After listening to Trudy's last message, Monk finally discovers who killed his wife. Racing against time before he dies of poison, he must make a fateful decision.

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Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty Monk - Season 4 "Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty" is the sixteenth and final episode of the fourth season of the American comedy-drama detective television series Monk, and is the show's 61st episode overall. ...more

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Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strik... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike Monk - Season 5 Monk finds himself adrift in an ocean of filth when a garbage strike brings San Francisco to a halt...and Adrian to near-paralysis.

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Mr. Monk and the Kid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Kid Monk - Season 3 After twenty-two-month-old Tommy Graser finds a severed finger and gives it to a policeman, Monk walks through the park with Tommy trying to retrace the child's steps. He finds no body or other ...more

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Mr. Monk and the Three Pies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Three Pies Monk - Season 2 When Monk's older brother Ambrose calls him about a ""life-or-death matter,"" Monk accepts the call grudgingly and agrees to meet the brother from whom he's been estranged ...more

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Mr. Monk and the Genius is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Genius Monk - Season Seven Monk must match wits against a grandmaster chess player that he suspects of murder.

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Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever Monk - Season 3 After witnessing a Chinese gangland murder, Monk has to stay in an FBI safe house--a cabin in the woods--in the protective custody of Agent Grooms, with Stottlemeyer and Natalie as company. ...more

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Mr. Monk Goes to the Theater is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Goes to the Theater Monk - Season 2 Sharona's actress sister, Gail, is suspected of murdering Hal Duncan, a fellow actor who dies onstage after Gail stabs him with what she insists is a retractable knife. When Sharona's mother ...more

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Mr. Monk Takes a Vacation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Takes a Vacation Monk - Season 1 A woman is murdered during the San Francisco marathon and Monk suspects her married lover, Trevor McDowell, even though he was running in the race. Although McDowell disappears from the video ...more

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Mr. Monk and the Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Astronaut Monk - Season 4 When Captain Stottlemeyer suspects that a suicide is really a murder, Monk confirms his suspicions by discovering that the victim, Joanne Raphelson, was too short to have used the stool she ...more

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Mr. Monk Is Up All Night is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Is Up All Night Monk - Season 6 Mr. Monk takes a walk when he can't sleep, but ends up running into a murder.

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Mr. Monk is At Your Service is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk is At Your Service Monk - Season 5 When Natalie suspects foul play in the deaths of her parents' wealthy neighbors, Monk goes undercover as a butler to investigate.

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Mr. Monk and the Employee of t... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month Monk - Season 3 When Edna Coruthers, a model employee at a giant chain store called Mega-Mart, is killed by a falling television set, Monk is called in to investigate by the store's security chief--who turns ...more

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Mr. Monk Goes Home Again is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Goes Home Again Monk - Season 4 Monk is reunited with his agoraphobic brother, Ambrose, after the murder of an armored car driver.

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Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico Monk - Season 2 When a friend's college-age son dies mysteriously in Mexico, the mayor sends Monk to investigate. Doubting the coroner's report that the young man ""drowned"" in mid-air, ...more

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Mr. Monk and the End - Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Mr. Monk and the End - Part 1 Monk - Season 8 Monk is called to a murder at the location where he first heard of his wife's murder, and while Monk figures out who the assassin is, he doesn't know that the one who ordered the hit is also ...more

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Mr. Monk and the Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Dog Monk - Season 8 Monk reluctantly adopts a dog while looking into the suspicious disappearance of its owner.

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Mr. Monk's 100th Case is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk's 100th Case Monk - Season Seven As Monk and his friends watch a TV news magazine piece on the solution of his hundredth case, he realizes that one of the victims was murdered by a different killer.

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Mr. Monk and the Actor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Actor Monk - Season 5 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.

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Mr. Monk Goes to Group Therapy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Goes to Group Therapy Monk - Season 8 After Monk's insurance company refuses to pay for more private therapy sessions, he joins Dr. Bell's therapy group, where it appears that someone is murdering fellow patients.

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Mr. Monk Gets Fired is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Gets Fired Monk - Season 3 Karen Stottlemeyer has decided to film a ""cinema verite"" documentary about her husband's work, but her timing couldn't be worse. The police commissioner shouts at the ...more

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Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital Monk - Season 5 Monk goes to the emergency room for a bloody nose, but when a doctor in the hospital turns up dead, Monk joins the murder investigation, and soon his own life is in grave danger.

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Mr. Monk and the Rapper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Rapper Monk - Season 6 Monk is hired to clear the name of a famous rap star who is accused of murder.

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Mr. Monk and the Panic Room is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Panic Room Monk - Season 3 In yet another case of murder in a room locked from the inside, a music producer is found dead with bullets in his back, head. and chest, clearly neither an accident nor a suicide. But this time ...more

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Mr. Monk Goes to the Office is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Goes to the Office Monk - Season 4 Monk goes undercover as an office worker to solve a case.

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Mr. Monk Bumps His Head is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Bumps His Head Monk - Season 4 Suffering from amnesia, Monk wakes up believing he is the husband of an eccentric resident of a small town.

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Mr. Monk Gets Drunk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Gets Drunk Monk - Season 5 Monk goes to a wine-tasting and finds it a bit more than he bargained for.

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Mr. Monk is Someone Else is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk is Someone Else Monk - Season 8 Monk assumes a dead hitman's identity in order to foil an assassination plot.

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Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic Monk - Season 3 When Monk, Natalie, and Julie get stuck in a traffic jam after a multi-car collision blocks the freeway, Monk gets out of the car to investigate. He soon deduces from the absence of skid marks ...more

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Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink Monk - Season 5 "Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink" is the seventh episode of the fifth season of the American comedy-drama detective television series Monk, and the show's 68th episode overall. The series ...more

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Mr. Monk and the Magician is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Magician Monk - Season Seven When a friend of Monk's is killed, Monk believes that a magician is responsible and a battle of wits and sleight-of-hand ensue.

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Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine Monk - Season 3 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 ...more

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Mr. Monk and the Girl Who Crie... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Girl Who Cried Wolf Monk - Season 3 It's Sharona's turn to be terrified. After several frightening and mysterious encounters with a blood-soaked man that no one else can see, she begins to doubt her own sanity, and Stottlemeyer ...more

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Mr. Monk Takes the Stand is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Takes the Stand Monk - Season 8 Monk and the police have a killer right where they want him... until the case goes to court and a hotshot lawyer demolishes the prosecution as he uses Monk's phobias against them

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Mr. Monk Takes A Punch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Takes A Punch Monk - Season Seven Monk finds a new lease on life after giving up his hope of reinstatement to the SFPD.

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Mr. Monk Makes a Friend is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Makes a Friend Monk - Season 5 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?

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Mr. Monk Goes to the Dentist is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Goes to the Dentist Monk - Season 4 During the investigation of an armored car heist involving the deaths of two drivers and the theft of valuable government bonds, Lt. Disher tries to convince Captain Stottlemeyer that he ...more

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Mr. Monk and the Airplane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
AmyBrown added Mr. Monk and the Airplane Monk - Season 1 "Mr. Monk and the Airplane" is first season finale of the American comedy-drama detective television series Monk, and the show's 13th episode overall. The series follows Adrian Monk, a ...more

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Mr. Monk and the Other Detecti... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Other Detective Monk - Season 4 While Monk is immobilized by the presence of dog poo at a crime scene, slovenly private eye Marty Eels steps in, using the dog poo (and the dog) as clues in the murder of a security guard, the ...more

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Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiec... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece Monk - Season 6 Monk decides to take up painting as a hobby, and discovers an ardent admirer willing to buy anything he produces.

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Mr. Monk Makes the Playoffs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Makes the Playoffs Monk - Season Seven Monk has scored tickets to the biggest football game of the year, but he and Captain Stottlemeyer can't go inside until they figure out who tried to blow up a fan in the parking lot.

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Mr. Monk is On the Air is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk is On the Air Monk - Season 5 Monk goes toe to toe with a popular radio shock jock who is suspected of killing his wife.

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Mr. Monk and Little Monk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and Little Monk Monk - Season 4 Monk flashes back to his early teenage years.

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Mr. Monk and the Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Daredevil Monk - Season 6 Monk has trouble coping with new information that he finds out about his arch-rival, Harold Krenshaw.

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Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival Monk - Season 1 A 911 call from a judge identifies the man who is about to murder her as rich and obscenely fat financier Dale Biederbeck. But ""Dale the Whale"" weighs over 800 pounds and ...more

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Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame Monk - Season 2 When tyrannical CEO Lawrence Hammond and his pretty young wife are murdered at night in a deserted parking lot, Stottlemeyer suspects the CEO's many enemies, but Monk notes that the wife was ...more

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Mr. Monk and the Missing Grann... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny Monk - Season 2 Unable to pay for Monk's services as a private detective, middle-aged law student Julie Parlo offers him a trade--she'll help Monk become reinstated as a policeman with the SFPD if he'll help ...more

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Mr. Monk Buys a House is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk Buys a House Monk - Season Seven Monk finds himself forced to move into what he hopes will be his dream house... which is anything but.

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Mr. Monk on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk on Wheels Monk - Season Seven When Natalie unwittingly helps a thief steal the bicycle of a biotech CEO, she ropes Monk into solving a crime straight out of "Encyclopedia Brown" until Monk learns the hard way how ...more

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Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Doo... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door Monk - Season Seven While investigating a murder at a museum of oddities, Monk befriends a warm older woman, but he has trouble believing the friendship comes without a catch.