Monk's intellectual capacity is astronomical. I always used to love how he would put together the tiniest things to solve cases, along with having "in my opinion severe" OCD. It was cool how he managed to do all of his case solvings or whatever with his OCD and Trudy's Death.
It's also sad that he couldn't be a police detective anymore, and I remember the episode where he couldn't do the test because of his pencil, and shading in the circles.
Monk deserves to be Honored with one of the best TV Show awards possible.
I used to TiVo this all the time aswell