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.
Don't worry. It's safe to come out.
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Did You Know?
auditioned for the role of Kramer on Seinfeld
(1989), and Michael Richards
was considered for the title role on this show. Richards passed, and Shalhoub took the role. Richards won three Emmys for playing Kramer, while Shalhoub also won three Emmys for playing Monk. See more
It is quite obvious to anyone who knows the real San Francisco Bay Area that the series was not filmed there. There are numerous references to extreme temperatures (when the Bay Area is famous for its year-round mild temps) as well as large rolling hills with nothing on them (SF is very densely populated with little left untouched). See more
I'm calling the Captain.
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
(all season 2-? episodes) See more