After the unsolved murder of his wife, Adrian Monk develops obsessive-compulsive disorder, which includes his terror of germs and contamination. His condition costs him his job as a prominent homicide detective in the San Francisco Police Department, but he continues to solve crimes with the help of his assistant and his former boss. Written by
The Defective Detective.
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USA network used the term "Monkish" to publicize the series. The word describes Adrian's odd behavior, but also is a play-on-words that relates to his monk-like isolation. See more
Every episode shows Monk pouring boiling water on a toothbrush. The toothbrush is a normal toothbrush with a rectangular head. He then immediately brushes his teeth with a oval shaped multicolored toothbrush. See more
Here's the thing...
Referenced in White Frog
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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