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
Obsessive. Compulsive. Detective.
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Did You Know?
The shifting letters in the title sequence are a nod to the fact that Monk has OCD and therefore likes things to be straight. See more
In the city of San Francisco, there is no police rank of 'Detective'. The title is 'Inspector'. See more
I'm calling the Captain.
Performed by Jeff Beal
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