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Don't miss the start of the 8th and final season of Monk on USA Network, Friday at 9/8c. Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award winner Tony Shalhoub returns as the obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk with 16 brand-new laugh-inducing episodes. The final season promises to be a memorable one for all Monk fans. So tune in and watch one of the most successful series in basic cable history give its final farewell. Become a fan on Facebook, Follow Monk on Twitter, and play Monk games on USA's Character Arcade.

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*Monk Season 6 & 7 DVD

*Monk Novel

*Monk T-shirt

*Monk Commuter Mug

To enter to win, comment on this post describing your favorite episode of Monk over its wonderful 7 seasons so far, or post-premiere, describe a new fav episode from Season 8! The 2 winners will be selected and notified via e-mail on Wednesday, September 2nd. Sorry, but U.S. entrants only can be selected as the winners.

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Aug 5, 2009 6:06PM EDT

my favorite Episode is Mr. Monk is Underwater. In this ep Monk's fears go to a whole new level. As Monk is trying to solve a case in a submarine he constantly talks to his psychiatrist, who is actually a figment of his imagination. He battles his fears of water, and clostophobia, And he still finds time to solve a murder.

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Aug 5, 2009 6:49PM EDT

My all time favorite was when Monk was sending garbage to his therapist. I don't know why, but I laughed till I hurt. The ultimate in OCD. I also enjoy the way he makes his sandwhiches just perfect. Very funny!

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Aug 5, 2009 6:50PM EDT

I liked Mr. Monk and the Rapper. Snoop's "It's a Jungle Out There" was awesome!

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Aug 5, 2009 6:58PM EDT

Two favorites in one season -- don't remember which season or the show titles, but one was where the killer buried Monk and the other was where Monk turned a little boy into mini-Monk. They had their funny moments, but also touching moments that showed Monk's heart. Trudy's ghost saved Monk as he was suffocating underground, and she willed him to return to those who were digging him out although he didn't want to leave her. And Monk read a story to the sleeping mini-Monk that explained how he solved the case, but also how he couldn't care for the boy because he could hardly care for himself. Happy and sad at the same time. Bittersweet, just like life.

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Aug 5, 2009 7:05PM EDT

Mr. Monk and the Actor is a favorite of mine. Slowly having his life taken over. Very funny.Will sorely miss Monk.

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Aug 5, 2009 7:13PM EDT

One of my favorite Monk episodes is "Mr Monk and Little Monk" .. there were many touching AND funny moments in it. Monk calling 911 to get assistance with changing a dirty diaper .. I laugh every time I see that scene.

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Aug 5, 2009 7:51PM EDT

My favorite episode either has to be the one where Monk goes underwater and is stuck in the sub or the lottery episode where Natalie is hired to draw the numbers

Aug 5, 2009 8:13PM EDT

The lottery episode

Aug 5, 2009 8:28PM EDT

My favorite episode is "Mr.Monk and Little Monk" I <3 how he had to call 911 on how to change the Diaper, lol "Sir, is it number 1 or 2? Monk says "omigod, it's number 3!! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH"!!! lol it so funny

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Aug 5, 2009 9:16PM EDT

My favorite Monk episode has to be: "MR MONK AND THE KID"; while it didn't have a murder, it showed Monk on a different level and was funny in the meantime.
After that "GARBAGE STRIKE" and "AIRPLANE" round out the top three. Let's see if season 8 can add an episode to that list!

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Aug 5, 2009 9:29PM EDT

I love "Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece" how he tries to paint the banana can't, so Natalie smashes the thing. He totally has issues and no one will tell him how terrible he is. The lines that came out were hilarious. Over all I think it was funny to see monk trying to be well monk with a messy thing like art...
Disher: (about Monk's painting of Natalie) Who is that, Jimmy Buffet?Stottlemeyer: I think it's Miss Piggy

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Aug 5, 2009 10:04PM EDT

Mr Monk and the Panic Room. Monk and a chimp? Hilarity ensues.
Lt. Randall Disher: What if Ian Blackburn trained the chimpanzee to shoot him in the back?Adrian Monk: Why would he do that?Lt. Randall Disher: So his wife could collect the insurance. Thus, suicide by monkey.Sharona Fleming: Thus, theory by monkey.

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Aug 5, 2009 11:21PM EDT

My favorite episode of Monk was actually introduced to me by my boyfriend. The episode was Mr. Monk and the kid. It has all the elements of the usual Monk episodes but on this one it just shows how Monk really wants to be normal and that having the kid mimicking him, he realized more how alone he was and how he want someone to be with him. It is also a very touching episode because even though he wanted to keep the kid he eventually let him be with the right parents. One of the things that he said "let him be dirty" implying that the kid should experience what other kids should experience. In the end he love the kid so much that he never wanted him to turn out exactly like him.

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Aug 5, 2009 11:43PM EDT

My favorite episode of Monk so far was Mr. Monk's 100th Case. It was interesting seeing him solve the case both on "In Focus", and while watching the news show.

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Aug 6, 2009 7:32AM EDT

my favorite eipisode will be the last one to see how it all ends.

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Aug 6, 2009 11:40AM EDT

Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa - the cat lady from The Office is on the show, and she poisons a detective. Mr. Monk has to play Santa!

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Aug 6, 2009 12:18PM EDT

I have never seen Monk (we don't have cable), but I am Tony Shalhoub's biggest fan. I have all eight seasons of Wings on DVD and he was my favorite part of the show. I would love to see Monk and see what all the buzz is about.

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Aug 6, 2009 12:44PM EDT

No doubt, the best episode is the one with the garbage strike. (Don't recall the name). There are so many great scenes of Monk pushed to his absolute peak. Telling the mayor that they need to move everyone out of the city so they can burn it to the ground, Monk picking up the garbage himself and saying he intends to drive the full trucks into the bay, his theory that Alice Cooper killed the union boss so he could steal his fancy chair (even though it wasn't stolen) and of course Monk mailling his garbage to Dr. Kroeger's house (and double of course Kroeger's reaction: "It's upsetting my family, and I want it to stop!).Fried gold, right there.

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Aug 6, 2009 12:53PM EDT

I think Mr. Monk Paints his Masterpiece is my favorite because I am an artist myself, so I really got a kick out of it!

Aug 6, 2009 2:40PM EDT

Mr Monk and the Naked Man

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Aug 6, 2009 5:56PM EDT

monk with the actor made my day

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Aug 6, 2009 8:10PM EDT

By far my favorite is Little Monk. I cried at the end of the show when they parted.

Aug 7, 2009 12:16AM EDT

My favorite monk episode is "Mr. Monk and Little Monk"I loved how he was OCD even when he was little :)

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Aug 7, 2009 12:29AM EDT

It's hard to choose just one, but I thought Mr. Monk's 100th Case was clever.I also liked Mr. Monk and the Astronaut--Jeffrey Donovan pre-Michael Weston and a very, very bad guy.

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Aug 7, 2009 3:27AM EDT

My favorite episode of Monk is from season 7-- Monk and the Miracle. This was a Christmas episode, and I think it had an amazing combination of comedy, mystery, intrigue, and sincerity.
To begin with, the funny parts and one-liners from Monk in the episode demonstrate the excellent writing on the show that has been there throughout its seven seasons. The episode starts with a group of homeless men-- bums as Monk calls them. When they first come into his apartment to request help on a case, Monk is horrified... literally. He tells them to stand on newspapers and "hold it in!"... whatever he thinks "it" may be. He later tells Natalie that they make their own gravy. "What do you mean," she which he replies "you don't wanna know." It's like, the complete anti-Monk lifestyle, and his terrified expressions and comments are priceless and wonderfully executed by Tony Shalhoub.
The second half contains arguably the funniest parts of the episode, as Monk goes into the monastery to talk to Leland-- and also right before this when he implies that he thinks Natalie is going to Hell because she kissed a leper. Anywho, when looking for Leland, he tries... repeatedly... to explain "here's the thing" to one of the brothers in the silent prayer room... and repeatedly gets shushed. But yet he keeps trying. And then upon finding Leland, he uncovers his "bum" and points at it to get the point across to the captain without speaking... and then finally Monk and Natalie chant the "here's what happened" story to him. All wonderful, hilarious classic Monk moments that make me smile.
But the comedy is perhaps not what makes me love this episode the most. I think it's a lovely episode because of the heart in it and the Christmas storyline that begins with the sadness of Captain Stotlemeyer over the fact that his relationship with his son is strained during the holiday and his physical ailment of a bad back... basically everything is going wrong for him during Christmas... until he gets healed, seemingly by the fountain at the monastery and God.
Even though the healing fountain ends up being a sham to cover up a murder, I love the fact that the hope or belief that miracles can happen does not completely fade by the end of the episode. We are left with having felt that hope, and I think it points to the realization that even though this one in particular may not have been true, we all want to believe in miracles. We need them to be true.
Even though Stottlemeyer knows it's a hoax at the conclusion, he tells Randy he isn't sorry for what happened... for his renewed faith or belief. "It felt real. It felt great," he says. And he decides to make things right with his son.
At the very end, Monk goes back to the "healing" fountain alone and takes some water, but doesn't actually drink it, but rather just stares at the fountain. Even though Monk has light-heartedly shrugged off all faith and a need for belief the entire episode to Natalie, at the end he goes back to the fountain and has such a sad, heartbreaking look on his face. After everything he's been through, he too wants to believe in something... That he can change, be healed.. that he'll get to see Trudy again someday.
Even though he may not be able to take that leap yet, I think this episode encompasses that Christmas spirit and desire to believe in something better... and I think the episode plays on that longing most of us have deep down, especially at that time of year. I think it's beautiful. A great Christmas episode that was touching, heart-breaking at times, heart-warming at times, and as always, brilliantly comedic and classic Monk.

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Aug 7, 2009 7:08AM EDT

It's a tie for me...Monk goes to Mexico, He solves an impossible case.Monk takes a flight, where he solves a murder while on an airplane.

Aug 7, 2009 6:03PM EDT

I want to win this

Aug 7, 2009 7:28PM EDT

Mr. Monk Gets Drunk and Mr. Monk goes to Mexico.

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Aug 7, 2009 8:25PM EDT

So many to pick from, but I really like the episode where he has to work with Marcie, his obsessed fan.

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Aug 8, 2009 2:43AM EDT

Hmmm - Two come moments come to mind - but sorry not sure on the titles.
The ep that Monk makes friends with the older lady and she walks him across the road, and has to remind him to wash his hands.
Really love the reunion ep - what was the nickname, Mr Freeze? "Because I was so cool..."

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Aug 8, 2009 12:13PM EDT

"Mr. Monk and little Monk." amazing.

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Aug 8, 2009 3:47PM EDT

"Mr. Monk Makes the Playoffs" for sure. I loved the end when they sort of played football. You could see the old friendship between Monk and Stottlemeyer shine through. If was like a peek into the old Monk, pre-Trudy's death. It was nice.

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Aug 8, 2009 10:54PM EDT

The garbage strike was definitely the best many extremes for Monk!

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Aug 9, 2009 12:35AM EDT

My favorite episode is "Mr. Monk and the Kid" when Monk gets temporary custody of a young boy. I loved this episode because it was very emotional and it brought forth a different side of Monk. Monk usually only gets emotional when talking about Trudy, but this time he was able to bond with the child and have an emotional father/son connection with him. It was just so cute seeing Monk play with Tommy and roll around in the grass not even caring that he was getting dirty. This is my favorite moment because it showed that Monk's OCD was really improving. It was just nice to see Monk show more emotion especially since he was able to have the son he and Trudy always wanted.

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Aug 9, 2009 1:53PM EDT

I loved the episode with Monk's brother at Halloween.

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Aug 9, 2009 7:48PM EDT

i loved the one where monk picked up the garbage. he was so out of his element. it was hilarious and ridiculous all at once

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Aug 10, 2009 3:00AM EDT

Mr Monk and the TV Star, where Sarah Silverman first appears as Marci. She's hilarious and Monk is at his funniest when everyone disagrees with him. The other episodes she was in were great too, but I think my favorite moment ever was in the Astronaut episode, when all the kids are tormenting him with their laser pointers.

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Aug 10, 2009 9:12AM EDT

Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa

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Aug 10, 2009 1:54PM EDT

I loved "Mr Monk and the Garbage Strike". He was shipping all of his garbage to his shrink and could only solve the case in the clean room. As always he had his famous "I solved the case" grin. Classic!

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Aug 10, 2009 10:20PM EDT

I haven't watched it enough to remember a favorite

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Aug 11, 2009 1:57PM EDT

love this show

Aug 11, 2009 3:02PM EDT

I loved the class reunion show.

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Aug 12, 2009 10:42PM EDT

I enjoy seeing the softer side of Monk - not yet mentioned - one episode in season 1 is where he meets a lady who resembles his late wife and he starts to fall for her when she becomes a suspect of murders. The two hit it off well - as she was/is married to a OCD man, too and enjoys her time with Monk - it is a "worth watching" episode - wait - they are ALL worth watching.! It is going to be exciting to see how it ends (although the commercials state what is going to happen) - and it will also be a bummer to have it be over. What will be next?

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Aug 16, 2009 11:35AM EDT

I look forward to seeing The resolution to his wifes murder.

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Aug 19, 2009 5:20PM EDT

My favorite monk episode is "Mr. Monk and Little Monk"

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Aug 27, 2009 10:11AM EDT

I love the episode in which the city is tearing down the parking garage where Trudie was killed, and Mr. Monk needs to make peace with it. It actually brought a tear to my eye!

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Aug 27, 2009 2:36PM EDT

great show

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Aug 27, 2009 2:43PM EDT

Monk calls 911 to change a diaper!! It's sooooooo "MONKISH""!!

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Aug 27, 2009 8:00PM EDT

My favorite episode would have to be Mr. Monk gets jury duty. When they were calling out names..."Here it comes" true to life!!

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Aug 28, 2009 7:45AM EDT

I have many favorites, but a recent one was from the current season when Monk and Natalie are stranded in the small town and the alien hunters arrive.

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Aug 29, 2009 11:14AM EDT

Oh, so many good ones! Naturally, I can't remember the names of the episodes, or which season they were.
I really like the one where he and Sharona go to the circus, and Monk doesn't respect Sharona's fears. He tells her to 'suck it up'! and in disgust, she keeps turning it back on him, instead of helping him like she is supposed to. And she also coughs on him!
The best one, though, is when someone is trying to get Monk to do something (I don't remember what) he *really* doesn't want to do (duh, like every week?) He says... "um, uh, here's the thing, ...... NO!"I love that!

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Aug 30, 2009 12:37PM EDT

When Monk was in the prison and had to hide in the giant dryer

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Aug 30, 2009 9:28PM EDT

My fave was big monk, little monk.

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Aug 31, 2009 1:28PM EDT

I loved Mr. Monk goes to Mexico. He wouldn't drink any other water except Sierra Springs (which, of course they didn't have in Mexico.) So Monk refused to drink anything the entire episode.

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Aug 31, 2009 5:45PM EDT

My favorite episode is Mr.Monk and Little Monk

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Aug 31, 2009 7:10PM EDT

Mr. Monk and the Actor

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Aug 31, 2009 8:22PM EDT

love it when he met his brother and he thought he had eaten a poisened candy bar. Loved the two of them together

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Aug 31, 2009 8:57PM EDT

My favorite episode was Mr. Monk and Little Monk. funny!

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Aug 31, 2009 10:29PM EDT

I liked Mr. Monk Goes Home Again.

Sep 1, 2009 9:11AM EDT

Mr Monk and little Monk was my fave episode!

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Sep 1, 2009 9:41AM EDT

My favorite episode is when he goes undercover as the hitman and finds his inner power to intimidate people.

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Sep 1, 2009 11:18AM EDT

My all time favorite was when Monk was sending garbage to his therapist. That just seemed to fitting

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Sep 1, 2009 11:23AM EDT

I'm not great at the details, but I love mr monk and the garbage strike when he gets on the garbage truck and starts throwing the trash bags off to avoid losing evidence.

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Sep 1, 2009 1:52PM EDT

i have never seen monk :(

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Sep 1, 2009 3:24PM EDT

I love the one where Mr. Monk is a substitute teacher, I love Monk and I love Andrew McCarthy and both of them together. sweet. Monk has had a lot of great guest appearance I am sad to see it go. .... oh it's actually called Mr Monk goes back to school, grateful for search engines.

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Sep 1, 2009 4:56PM EDT

loved the episode with little monk

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Sep 1, 2009 6:24PM EDT

I have been absolutely haunted by Mr. Monk is Someone Else. In particular, I love love love him freaking out the big mobster by straightening out his tie.
My second favorite moment has to be him cheering the garbage collection men by throwing confetti, and then expecting them to clean it up! I LOVE MONK!

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Sep 1, 2009 6:53PM EDT

My favorite monk episode ever would be the snoop dog episode it's just funny how snoop was like hit this pipe monk and I really thought if snoop kept presiding him monk would do it but the diamonds for everybody part was a funny part to do after and I liked how they let snoop wrap up the ending was a good twist on how it is and I just love how stoylmeyer knew snoop from his childhood that was funny stoylmeyer is the man

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Sep 1, 2009 7:40PM EDT

my favorite was when he had to go and see his brother after so many years it was a great show thanks for the

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Sep 1, 2009 10:41PM EDT

My favorite is "Mr. Monk and the Paperboy"

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Sep 2, 2009 1:55AM EDT

The "Garbage Strike" episode, where he sent his garbage to his therapist, was a good one.

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