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?
All episode titles begin with "Mr. Monk..." except for the season eight episode, "Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk." See more
In the city of San Francisco, there is no police rank of 'Detective'. The title is 'Inspector'. See more
It's a gift... and a curse.
Referenced in White Frog
Performed by Jeff Beal
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