Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 8/2/02
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  • Episode Description
  • A police officer and friend of Stottlemeyer is framed for a crime he didn't commit involving a ferris wheel. Meanwhile Monk tries to convince Stottlemeyer to get him reinstated.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tony Shalhoub

    Adrian Monk

  • Bitty Schram

    Sharona Fleming

  • Jason Gray-Stanford

    Lt. Randall Disher

  • Ted Levine

    Captain Leland Stottlemeyer

  • Siobhan Byrne O'Connor

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Enter the frustrations, disappointments, and anguish established in the 'Monk' series.

    By Monkfan64, Feb 08, 2014

  • i like this ep

    By cube2k8, May 07, 2010

  • 105

    By thefanof, May 09, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Sharona: Do you even know how to drive? Monk: Yes, I know how to drive. Sharona: I've never seen you. Monk: Well, there's about 15 things that I can do that you've never seen me do. Sharona: Like what? Monk: Drive. I can drive.

    • Sharona: Do you even have a license? Monk: Of course I have a license. Sharona: Is it valid?

    • Sharona: No, no! Adrian, I'm driving. When hell freezes over, you can drive again. No, you know what? Even if hell freezes over, I'm still driving, because I don't want you driving on the ice. Get in the car!

    • Monk: I just want to be alone. (short pause) Sharona: Okay, I'll come with you.

    • Sharona: (after learning Stottlemeyer did not recommend Monk for reinstatement) At least your friend Adam Kirk had the decency to stab people in the front.

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    Notes (3)

    • Music: "Rejection" and "Have Fun" by Jeff Beal

    • Hrant Alianak, who plays the unnamed judge at the Stokes hearing, also appeared in "Dale the Whale."

    • The first victim in this episode was John Gitomer; a cop in the first episode was also named Gitomer. John Gitomer was played by Rob Stefaniuk; a murder victim in the pilot was played by Fred Stefaniuk. Coincidence? Probably not. My guess is that the two Stefaniuks are brothers. But two Gitomers?

    Trivia (13)

    • When Benjy says "8, 385" again, his lips aren't moving at all.

    • Monk is seen making a turn in Sharona's car but in "Mr Monk Meets the Playboy" he states then he had mental problems turning.

    • Trivia: According to Stottlemeyer, Monk has helped the SFPD solve six cases (since his departure from the force) as of the start of this episode. Since this is the fifth episode of the series, we have seen four of them at this point.

    • Trivia: This is the first episode where Monk utters the line "It's a blessing/gift and a curse".

    • The girlfriend was not wearing anything to cover her fingers during the murder. Couldn't the police have run fingerprint tests and identify the killer, or at least who had held the knife?

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