from "Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece"

Monk is a detective series which ran from 2002 to 2009, focusing on phobia-riddled police consultant Adrian Monk. A series of tie-in mystery novels began in 2006 and continued to 2013.

Muppet Mentions

  • In the second season episode "Mr. Monk Goes to the Circus," a clown punctuates Monk's denouement by miming a pointed gun and shouting "Wocka Wocka!"
  • In the sixth season episode "Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece," Monk's artistic depiction of Natalie (never shown on-camera) is assumed by Lt. Disher to be Jimmy Buffett while Captain Stottlemeyer thinks it's Miss Piggy.
  • In the Monk novel Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop, Disher refers to a trick he learned on the streets, only for Captain Stottlemeyer to add "The Sesame Streets."


  • Jason Alexander played Marty Eels in "Mr. Monk and the Other Detective" (2005)
  • Betty Buckley played Cheryl Fleming in "Mr. Monk Goes to the Theater" (2003)
  • Dan Castellaneta played Tiny Werner in "Mr. Monk Goes to the Bank" (2008)
  • Alice Cooper played himself in "Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike" (2006)
  • Tim Curry played Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck in "Mr. Monk Goes to Jail" (2004)
  • Tim Daly played himself in "Mr. Monk and the Airplane" (2002)
  • Juliana Donald played Madeline Kroger in "Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink" (2006)
  • Charles Durning played Hank Johansen in "Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital" (2007)
  • Brad Garrett played Jake Phillips in "Mr. Monk Buys a House" (2008)
  • Bob Gunton played Dwight Ellison in "Mr. Monk and the Game Show" (2004)
  • Philip Baker Hall played Salvatore Lucarelli in "Mr. Monk Meets the Godfather" (2004)
  • John Hawkes played Matthew Teeger in "Mr. Monk and the Three Julies" (2008)
  • Carol Kane played Joy in "Mr. Monk Is the Best Man" (2009)
  • Linda Kash played Dolly Flint in "Mr. Monk and the Psychic" (2002)
  • Francois Klanfer played Bernard in "Mr. Monk and the Airplane" (2002)
  • Jessica Lundy played Rachel Sweeney in "Mr. Monk Gets Married" (2004)
  • Jane Lynch played Dr. Julia Waterford in "Mr. Monk Gets Married" (2004)
  • Howie Mandel played Ralph Roberts in "Mr. Monk Joins a Cult" and "Mr. Monk's 100th Case" (2008)
  • Mary Mara played Theresa Crane in "Mr. Monk and the Kid" (2005)
  • Willie Nelson played himself in "Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger" (2002) and "Mr. Monk and the Blackout" (2004)
  • Eddie Pepitone played an animal control officer in "Mr. Monk and the Dog" (2009)
  • Elizabeth Perkins played Christine Papp in "Mr. Monk's Favorite Show" (2009)
  • Andy Richter played Hal Tucker in "Mr. Monk Makes a Friend" (2007) and "Mr. Monk's 100th Case" (2008)
  • Richard Schiff played Dr. Lawrence Climan in "Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized" (2008)
  • Amy Sedaris played Gail Fleming in "Mr. Monk and the Earthquake" (2002) and "Mr. Monk Goes to the Theater" (2003)
  • Tony Shalhoub played Adrian Monk
  • Sarah Silverman played Marci Maven (3 episodes, 2004-2008)
  • Nicole Sullivan played Janet Novak in "Mr. Monk and the Kid" (2005)
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