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.
Obsessive. Compulsive. Detective.
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Did You Know?
The show's writers occasionally satirize Monk's nearly perfect memory. For example, in season two, episode one, "Mr. Monk Goes Back to School" he can't remember if a crime scene on a roof is his fourth or fifth worst nightmare, since he "didn't bring the list". See more
In the city of San Francisco, there is no police rank of 'Detective'. The title is 'Inspector'. See more
I just solved the case.
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
(all season 2-? episodes) See more