A Scary Thing

monk-showSo we have the first 7 seasons of the TV show Monk. I’ve been watching especially the first 5 during these years I’ve been sick.

A couple weeks ago, my kids gave me a “quiz” to see how quickly I could identify episodes. They gathered the first 5 seasons (20 discs) and randomly chose episodes (out of 76 episodes I think).

They would start the episode, and I would call out the name of it. [They gave me a break for my brain fog and let me identify by description if I couldn’t quite get the name…. “Gold Miser Guy!” (“Mr. Monk Gets Married.”)]

We did 32 episodes for the quiz all together.

My average time for identifying episodes was 6.74 seconds.

And exactly 50% of them, I identified the episodes by the opening music and sound effects only (no dialogue).

That’s scary.

But also funny.

My longest time was 34.29 seconds (“Mr. Monk Gets Married”), and my shortest time was 1.26 seconds (“Mr. Monk and the Red-headed Stranger.”)

What’s my favorite episode? Glad you asked! lol It’s “Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum.” I think it’s because of the cicadas.

You know a show is good when you are watching an episode for the 15th time and you STILL laugh out loud at the funny parts.

A little toast (with Sierra Springs water of course): here’s to Monk, and all the people who worked so hard to make it one of the greatest TV shows of all time (IMHO)!

If you watch Monk, what’s your favorite episode? What other TV shows do you like and why? Although I didn’t really say WHY I like Monk. lol Maybe another post sometime….


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About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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