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
He's moving to Monday, but please don't tell him. He'd just get upset. Join us for a manic Monkday.
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USA network used the term "Monkish" to publicize the series. The word describes Adrian's odd behavior, but also is a play-on-words that relates to his monk-like isolation. See more
We see the Monk constantly ask the detectives working with him (or the detectives themselves) to put out APB's (All Points Bulletins) or BOLOs (Be On the Look Out) to bring suspects and witnesses in. When found SFPD just walk up to people and place them in the squad car, taking them to the station for Monk and the detective's to interview even though it's pretty clear they didn't want to come. If there is no probable cause for an arrest or an active arrest warrant, the police can't make you go anywhere against your will. Once in a while, a wealthy or educated person will assert this and ask a lawyer to be present but this is rare. See more
He's the guy.
Referenced in White Frog
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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