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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Did You Know?
The show's writers occasionally satirize Monk's near-perfect memory. For example, in "Mr. Monk Goes Back to School" he can't remember if a crime scene on a roof is his 4th or 5th worst nightmare, since he "didn't bring the list". 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
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It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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