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Monk 

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The series follows Adrian Monk, a brilliant former San Francisco detective, who now consults the police as a private consultant who battles with an obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Andy Breckman
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 21 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tony Shalhoub ...  Adrian Monk / ... 125 episodes, 2002-2009
Jason Gray-Stanford ...  Randall Disher 125 episodes, 2002-2009
Ted Levine ...  Captain Leland Stottlemeyer / ... 125 episodes, 2002-2009
Traylor Howard ...  Natalie Teeger 87 episodes, 2005-2009
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Storyline

After the unsolved murder of his wife, Trudy, 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 Jwelch5742

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The Defective Detective. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dr. Neven Bell (Hector Elizondo) served on the Tulsa, Oklahoma city council. He revealed this in Monk: Mr. Monk Fights City Hall (2009)(#7.16). See more »

Goofs

The show intro shows Monk pouring boiling water on a toothbrush. The toothbrush is a normal toothbrush with a rectangular head. He then immediately brushes his teeth with a oval shaped multicolored toothbrush. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Adrian Monk: It's a gift... and a curse.
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Connections

Referenced in 30 Rock: Let's Stay Together (2010) See more »

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It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
(all season 2-? episodes)
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One of the best US exports
30 March 2006 | by wednesburySee all my reviews

As a viewer in England, Monk is, in my opinion,one of the best US series exported TV programmes. Compared to other US series that have been screened in prime time slots in the UK this series is truly brilliant. Mr Monk, suffering with OCD, generates sympathy as well as humour. Currently I am watching the series on the BBC who are repeating each episode in the afternoon. For some reason Monk has never been aired in a UK prime time slot despite being far superior to the current dross and reality TV programmes that are filling our TV channels on most evenings. My solution is to record the afternoon episodes and they then become my evenings viewing highlight. Forget other current US series such as Invasion (yawn), Lost (lost the plot) Surface, etc. they pale in comparison. All the roles in Monk are well acted and each of the characters have their own identities. I love the inept Lieutenant Randy who tries to emulate the archetypal portrayed TV cop. Long may the series run.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

12 July 2002 (USA) See more »

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