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
Don't worry. It's safe to come out.
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Did You Know?
Sharona was the only main character to call Adrian Monk, "Adrian", Leland and Randy both simply called him "Monk" and Natalie called him "Mr. Monk" with the exception of the season eight episode "Mr. Monk and Sharona", when she tried calling him "Adrian", and they both decided they didn't like it. 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
I don't know how he did it. But he did it.
Referenced in 30 Rock: Plan B
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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