It's Christmas time and Monk gets a call to go to the station. When he arrives he is told that his father whom he hasn't seen in 39 years has been arrested. Monk learns that the man is not the man he was told he was; that he is a trucker and that he asked Monk to the station to help him get out of jail. It seems he has a lot of deliveries to make. The gang convinces Monk to go with him and while on the road Monk lets out some of the pent up feelings he has. But also Monk wonders why he is taking such an unusual route like he's going back and forth when he could be going straight to his destinations but his father's boss insists that he follow his route.
Did You Know?
appears in this episode as Adrian Monk's father. He also starred in Commando
(1985) (as Arius, the deposed dictator who abducted Jenny Matrix), which had a scene that was filmed only ½ mile (800 meters) north of a location in Monk: Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa
(2005)(#4.9 December 2, 2005). See more
Midland, TX is shown with lots of trees and mountains in the background and a rolling terrain. Midland is, in fact, flat and featureless and this episode was obviously not filmed there. See more
[as their truck is careening down a hill, out of control
I gotta say something. I'm sorry I wasn't there for you and Ambrose. I'm so sorry. Oh, I'm a bad father. That's all that matters.
You're not a bad father, look at Jack, Jr.
He's a *putz*!
Actually, he's not even a putz. He dreams one day of becoming a putz! He lives downstairs in my basement. He smokes pot all day long. He steals money from my wallet.
He's not... a doctor?
No, I made it up. I lied. I wanted to have a son that I ...
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Performed by Jason Gray-Stanford
, Traylor Howard
, and Ted Levine See more