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
Obsessive. Compulsive. Detective.
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Did You Know?
The season three premiere, Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan, was originally supposed to be a crossover with Law & Order
(1990). 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
[repeated line - spoken when he solves the case
Here's what happened.
Performed by Jeff Beal
(all season one episodes) See more