Tuesday, December 1, 2009

He puts the FUN in dysfunctional!

This Friday night we will witness the end of an era. Mr. Monk (the defective detective) will solve his final case, the one that has eluded him for 12 years, the death of his beloved wife Trudy.

For anyone who does not know, Adrian Monk is a case solving machine. His OCD helps him see things and make connections that everyone else misses. His compulsions and phobias make crime solving interesting to say the least!

His antics have kept us all in stitches for years. Around the house if we get too picky about how something should be (like the icicle lights at Christmas) that is called being "monkish". We wait impatiently for each season to be released on DVD, then we take it home and devour the whole thing in just a few days. My daughter and I started watching and then Josh said "Mom, why do you like Monk so much? It looks kinda dumb." Well, we threatened to banish him and so he came around to our way of thinking and now we are all monkophiles. I wish he was real, then I could marry him and have him do the cleaning!

Here are some of my favorite Monk moments:

There was the time a uniformed cop had to leave the scene of a crime because he had on one black and one navy blue sock and Monk could not concentrate.

Also, the time he had to go to a crime scene on a nude beach and everyone had to try and "hide" the sun worshippers from him because Monk hates naked.

And the one time during the garbage strike when he mailed his garbage to other people.

The series also had a wonderful array of guest stars: Virginia Madsen, Stanley Tucci, Angela Kinsey (The Office) and Gena Rowlands just to name a few.

So Friday night I will be at home watching the end... Goodbye Mr. Monk - we will see you in reruns and at the library of course.