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?
Monk's second psychiatrist is Dr Bell. Sherlock Holmes was modeled on Dr Joseph Bell, a surgeon with outstanding deductive powers. See more
The newspaper clippings in Monk's scrapbook (seen throughout the series,) which have headlines about Trudy's murder, are in fact articles describing the state of the economy. See more
Referenced in Scrubs: My Jerks
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
(all season 2-? episodes) See more