Monk - Season 1, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale


Episode Info

Monk (Tony Shalhoub) suspects that 800-pound tycoon Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck (Adam Arkin) is the murderer of one Judge Lavinio. But how can this be? Dale the Whale is so obese that he can't even get out of his bed, much less leave his room. Also, it looks as though Monk is acting on a personal vendetta against Biederbeck, stemming from a devastating lawsuit a few years before. Even so, Monk is obsessed (surprise, surprise!) with proving Biederbeck's guilt, and his nurse-assistant Sharona (Bitty Schram) offers her services to prove Monk right--even if it kills her. With this episode, Max Morrow joins the cast as Sharona's son Benjy.


Tony Shalhoub
as Adrian Monk
Ted Levine
as Capt. Leland Stottlemeyer
Max Morrow
as Benjy Fleming
Bitty Schram
as Sharona Fleming
Juan Chioran
as Dr. Christian Vezza
David Sparrow
as Sgt. Cargill
Jason Gray-Stanford
as Lt. Randall Disher
Stanley Kamel
as Dr. Kroger
Jennifer Pisana
as Sue Ellen
Quancetia Hamilton
as 2nd Dispatcher
Paul-Emile Frappier
as Man in Reception
James Downing
as Police Dispatcher
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