Season 1, Episode 12 Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger
First Aired: October 11, 2002
The murder of his long-time manager (David Anderson) has Willie Nelson (playing himself) singing the blues when the country star is accused of the crime. Since his late wife was a huge fan of Nelson's, Monk tries to clear the singer's name. Disher: Jason Gray-Stanford. Stottlemeyer: Ted Levine. Sharona: Bitty Schram. Monk: Tony Shalhoub.
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- Premiered: July 12, 2002
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: An ex-cop suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder solves crimes with various (and usually exasperated) sidekicks in tow in this first-rate mystery with a breakout Emmy-winning star in Tony Shalhoub. The 'defective detective' may have an abundance of p… (more)