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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 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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259 84
Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strik... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
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 Gets Jury Duty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
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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277 100
Mr. Monk and the Kid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
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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137 38
Mr. Monk and the Genius is listed (or ranked) 5 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 and the Three Pies is listed (or ranked) 6 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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122 31
Mr. Monk is At Your Service is listed (or ranked) 7 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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142 42
Mr. Monk Takes a Vacation is listed (or ranked) 8 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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132 40
Mr. Monk and the Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 9 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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90 20
Mr. Monk and the End - Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Rocky Holmes added 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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128 42
Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
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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93 24
Mr. Monk and the Employee of t... is listed (or ranked) 12 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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92 24
Mr. Monk Goes Home Again is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Monk - Season 4
Monk is reunited with his agoraphobic brother, Ambrose, after the murder of an armored car driver.
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125 43
Mr. Monk Goes to the Theater is listed (or ranked) 14 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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124 43
Mr. Monk Is Up All Night is listed (or ranked) 15 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 and the Dog is listed (or ranked) 16 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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97 30
Mr. Monk's 100th Case is listed (or ranked) 17 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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141 58
Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
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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81 22
Mr. Monk is Someone Else is listed (or ranked) 19 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 Goes to the Office is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
Monk - Season 4
Monk goes undercover as an office worker to solve a case.
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72 18
Mr. Monk Gets Drunk is listed (or ranked) 21 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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89 29
Mr. Monk and the Actor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
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 Gets Stuck in Traffic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Monk Episodes of All Time
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 and the Rapper is listed (or ranked) 24 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 Gets a New Shrink is listed (or ranked) 25 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