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Monk 

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Adrian Monk is a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way.

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Andy Breckman
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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 (Stellina Rusich and Melora Hardin), Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) 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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Official Sites:

USA Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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16 : 9
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Trivia

Tony Shalhoub's wife, Brooke Adams, appeared five times, playing a different character four times. - season one, episode thirteen, "Mr. Monk and the Airplane" - a flight attendant named Leigh Harrison. Season three, episode sixteen, "Mr. Monk and the Kid" - Mrs. Abigail Carlyle. Season five, episode fourteen, "Mr. Monk Visits a Farm" - Sheriff Marge Butterfield. Season seven, episode seven, "Mr. Monk 100th Case" - Leigh Harrison reappeared. Season eight, episode fourteen, "Mr. Monk and the Badge" - Edith Capriani, the crazy cat woman. See more »

Goofs

We see 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 detectives 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 »

Quotes

[repeated line - spoken when he solves the case]
Adrian Monk: Here's what happened.
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Referenced in American Dad!: Old Stan in the Mountain (2012) 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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Best New Show
3 December 2002 | by WWalrusSee all my reviews

It isn't often that a series on a cable network turns out to be the best new show of the season, but that is just what happened with "Monk". It is off beat, delightfully acted and very humorously written. Monk, himself, is outrageous and unpredictable. The viewer never knows what Monk will find to obsess over. However he is as observant or even more so than Sherlock Holmes. Tony Shaloub is really great in bringing this difficult character to life. The whole cast is exactly right. It is no wonder that ABC picked up this show to repeat the original episodes on broadcast TV.


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