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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Did You Know?
The show was originally to be made for ABC (the American one) with Michael Richards
starring. When he pulled out, so did ABC. However, when the show was successful on the USA network, ABC agreed to carry second-run episodes (much in the same way that USA carries second-run episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
(1999)). This only lasted for a year. See more
Boxes on shelves above couch in Monk's apartment are often placed in different distances from each other. Monk with his urges wouldn't miss it and would arrange it correctly. See more
[repeated line - spoken when he solves the case
Here's what happened.
Referenced in Workaholics: Real Time
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
(all season 2-? episodes) See more