Background: Dr. Charles Kroger (Stanley Kamel) is steadfast therapist to Adrian Monk, the obsessive-compulsive San Francisco detective played by Tony Shalhoub. Until Dr. Kroger's death at the beginning of "Monk's" seventh season, Kroger patiently helps Monk grapple with his laundry list of phobias and compulsions.
Dr. Charles Kroger: What would you do if you had a million dollars?
Adrian Monk: Well, I guess I'd hire you full time, and keep you on retainer 24/7. Maybe I'd buy you a house right next to mine so that I could just drop in, anytime.
Adrian Monk: This is fun. What would you do with a million dollars?
Dr. Charles Kroger: Buy an island... a desert island... in the middle of nowhere.
Adrian Monk: So we would do our sessions over the phone?
Dr. Charles Kroger: Heh, you see this island, in my mind... no phone service.
The Lesson: Feeling unloved or undervalued? Become the patient confidant of someone with severe OCD. You will be forever beloved and in constant demand.