Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monk Trivia

Answers to questions about the TV Show Monk. Do you have any other Monk trivia questions? Maybe you’d like to learn more about the show, actors and characters? Feel free to post a comment below by clicking on "Pennies for your thoughts" or send an email, and I will try my very best to find the answer. 21 questions and counting!

1. In the TV show Monk, who are the actors who played the role of Dale “The Whale” Biederbeck?

The original Dale “The Whale” Biederbeck was Adam Arkin. The character first appeared in the episode “Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale”. In the Season 2 episode “Mr. Monk Goes to Jail” Dale Biederbeck returns, but was played by Tim Curry. The character’s most recent appearance was on the Season 6 episode “Mr. Monk is on the Run: Part 2” where Ray Porter took over the role.

2. Who was the Australian guy in Monk?

Cameron Daddo played the Australian Darryl Wright in the Season 1 Monk episode “Mr. Monk and the Earthquake”.

3. Who was the actress who played the blind woman in the Monk episode “Mr. Monk and the Red Headed Stranger”?

Jackie Richardson played the blind woman Wendy Mass in the Monk episode “Mr. Monk and the Red Headed Stranger” where Willie Nelson guest-starred.

4. In what Monk episode did Captain Stottlemeyer get shot?

Captain Leland Stottlemeyer gets shot in the episode “Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine”.

5. In the TV show Monk, what happened to Sharona Fleming?

Sharona Fleming moved back to New Jersey to remarry her ex-husband, Trevor Howe. In reality Bitty Schram, the actress who played Sharona Fleming was believed to have undergone a contract dispute. However, a statement from her management firm did not suggest so. Whatever the reason was, the character Sharona Fleming did not return for the second half of Monk’s third season that aired sometime in January of 2005. The last episode that Sharona appeared on was Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine. However, Sharona Fleming returned in the final season of the show in the episode Mr. Monk and Sharona.

6. Which episode of Monk does Mr. Monk drive?

I could remember two episodes where in Adrian Monk drove a car. The first one was in the Season 1 episode Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival, and the second one was in the Season 3 episode Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine.

7. In the TV show Monk, what happened to Dr. Kroger?

The late Stanley Kamel who played Dr. Charles Kroger suffered a heart attack, and passed away. Dr. Charles Kroger, the character he played in the TV show Monk, was said to have suffered the same fate.

8. In what Monk episode did Captain Stottlemeyer sing karaoke?

Captain Leland Stottlemeyer sings the karaoke version of "Ain’t No Sunshine” in the episode “Mr. Monk Goes to Vegas”.

9. Is Ambrose Monk, Adrian Monk’s younger brother?

Yes, Ambrose Monk is Adrian Monk’s younger brother. He first appeared in the episode “Mr. Monk and the Three Pies”.

10. Did Captain Stottlemeyer’s wife die?

No, Captain Stottlemeyer’s wife did not die. She and Leland divorced, but she did not die.

11. In what episode did Adrian Monk play a song with Willie Nelson?

Adrian Monk plays the clarinet with Willie Nelson at Trudy’s grave in the episode “Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger”.

12. What is Adrian Monk’s favorite brand of mineral water?

Adrian Monk only drinks Sierra Springs mineral water. I remember in the episode "Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico", Mr. Monk almost got dehydrated, because he would not drink another brand. Also, in the episode "Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever" Captain Leland Stottlemeyer managed to get Adrian Monk drink from a spring, because he said that it’s the same water that Sierra Springs uses.

13. How did Adrian Monk figure out the number of jellybeans in the jar?

In the episode "Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival", Adrian Monk tells Sharona Fleming that as they walked into the carnival there was a pile of garbage. In that pile of garbage he saw six jellybean boxes that contained 1,400 jellybeans, which means that there were 8,400 beans. He assumed that the person who ran the game ate some, and so guessed that there were 8,385 left. There were actually 8,377 in the jar, but it was close enough.

14. Is the actor that plays Adrian Monk married?

Yes, Tony Shalhoub, the actor who plays Adrian Monk is married to Brooke Adams, and they have two children. His wife guest starred in the show several times. She was in the "Mr. Monk and the Airplane", "Mr. Monk and the Kid", "Mr. Monk Visits a Farm", and "Mr. Monk’s 100th Case".

15. When did Captain Leland Stottlemeyer testify against Adrian Monk returning to the police force?

In the episode “Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival”, Captain Leland Stottlemeyer did not recommend Adrian Monk to be reinstated to the police force. At that time, he believes that Mr. Monk is not yet ready to carry a gun, and that he is not ready to have cops depend on him under fire.

16. Did late actor Stanley Kamel have any children?

No, Stanley Kamel was not married, and did not have any children.

17. Did Adrian Monk play “Always in My Mind” at Trudy’s grave?

No, it sure did not sound like it. Adrian Monk played the clarinet twice by Trudy’s grave. The first song he played is yet to be determined. It seems like it was music made especially for the show, but it is not in the soundtrack. The second time was when he played for Trudy “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” with Willie Nelson in the episode "Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger".

18. Why did Mr. Monk lose his detective badge?

Captain Stottlemeyer took Adrian Monk’s badge, because he went under a deep depression following the murder of his wife, Trudy.

19. Who played Monica Waters in Monk?

The character Monica Waters in the episode Mr. Monk and the Other Woman was played by Maria del Mar.

20. Who played the air hostess in Mr. Monk and the Airplane?

The flight attendant was played by Tony Shalhoub’s real life wife Brooke Adams.

21. Who played Mrs. Rutherford in Mr. Monk?

Janine Theriault played the role of Christine Rutherford in Mr. Monk and the Earthquake.

22. In the episode, Mr. Monk and the Airplane what did Warren Beach sell?

Warren Beach played by Gary Marshall sold extension cords.

23. What Monk episodes did Ambrose Monk appear on?

Ambrose Monk played by John Turturro appeared on three episodes of Monk namely Mr. Monk and the Three Pies, Mr. Monk Goes Home Again, and Mr. Monk’s 100th Case.

24. What was the episode where the chambermaids killed their fellow maid called Lupe Olivencia?

The episode was Mr. Monk Takes A Vacation.

25. Who was the actress who played Adrian Monk’s wife?

There were two actresses who played Adrian Monk’s wife. The first one was Stellina Rusich in the episodes Mr. Monk and the Candidate, Mr. Monk and the Other Woman, and Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man. Later on, the role was assumed by Melora Hardin. She appeared in the episodes Mr. Monk and the Game Show, Mr. Monk Takes his Medicine, Mr. Monk vs. the Cobra, Mr. Monk and Mr.s Monk, Mr. Monk is on the Air, Mr. Monk is on the Run, Mr. Monk’s 100th Case, Mr. Monk and the End.

26. What characters did Brooke Adams play in Monk?

Brooke Adams played the flight attendant Leigh in Mr. Monk and the Airplane. Mrs. Abigail who was the mother of the kidnapped victim in Mr. Monk and the Kid. Sherrif Margie Butterfield in Mr. Monk Visits a Farm. Leigh Harrison in Mr. Monk’s 100th Case, and Edith Capriani in Mr. Monk and the Badge.

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Anonymous said...

I believe that more individuals actually were credited for having played the role of Trudy, although they only were portrayed in photographs before she began to have regular appearances in flashbacks and daydreams.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious. When Linda Fusco first appeared in season 6's "Mr. Monk, Private Eye", she and the Captain hit it off. She doesn't reappear until the beginning of season 7. Just about 4 shows after that, she uses him as she commits a murder. Was this why she was introduced into the series in the first place, or did this evolve... and if so, how?

Anonymous said...

Monk ran after the fighter plane. Monk ran after escaping on the way to prison monk ran across the golf course. In how many episodes did Monk run? Is Tony Shaloub a runner?

Comprehensive Episode Guides said...

^Good question. I have not read anything that identified running as one of Tony Shalhoub's hobby. Other fans, please feel free to chime in if you have any information on this.