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
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Sharona was the only main character to call Adrian Monk, "Adrian", Leland and Randy both simply called him "Monk" and Natalie called him "Mr. Monk" with the exception of the season eight episode "Mr. Monk and Sharona", when Natalie tried calling him "Adrian", and they both decided they didn't like it. Natalie also called Mr. Monk "Adrian" In season 7, episode 8 on Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized. See more
Monk often undertakes actions which would result in evidence and investigation being compromised. Since he is no longer a police officer, these actions could result in cases being dropped or overturned upon appeal. There is no way that the San Francisco DA would allow Monk to perform the actions that he does. See more
It's a gift... and a curse.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.78
Performed by Jeff Beal
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