Season 1, Episode 5 Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum
First Aired: August 9, 2002
A visit to his late wife's former home results in Monk's placement in an institution, where he stumbles across a unsolved murder case. Dr. Lancaster: Dennis Boutsikaris. Wurster: Kevin Nealon. Monk: Tony Shalhoub. Sharona: Bitty Schram.
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- Premiered: July 12, 2002
- Rating: TV-PG
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- 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)