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.
The Defective Detective.
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Did You Know?
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
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
[repeated line - spoken when he solves the case
Here's what happened.
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
(all season 2-? episodes) See more