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?
, Ted Levine
, and Jason Gray-Stanford
attempted to renegotiate their contracts halfway into the third season. The three actors sat out the episode "Mr. Monk and the Game Show" when an agreement was not reached. Schram was fired after the next episode, "Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine", and replaced with Traylor Howard
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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
Here's the thing...
Referenced in Psych: The Break-Up
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
(all season 2-? episodes) See more