Monday, August 21, 2006

Mr. Monk and the Jesuit

I was watching "Monk" the other night, the episode "Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink". I noticed in the opening credits the name Rick Curry, S.J.. I don't think in all the years of watching way too much TV, I can't recall ever seeing a actor's name followed by the name of a Catholic religious order. S.J. is the acronym for Society of Jesus, better known as the Jesuits.

Watching the show, I tries to guess which character was being played by Rick Curry. It seemed most likely that it was, in fact, Mr. Monk's new shrink!

So I did a little search and came across websites that mentioned Rick Curry, who is a Jesuit Brother. Here's a couple of them: this one from ABC News and one from the National Jesuit Brothers Committee. And yes, he played Mr. Monk's new, albeit temporarily so, shrink!

See if from the links you can guess why he made Monk so uncomfortable!

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