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.
He's moving to Monday, but please don't tell him. He'd just get upset. Join us for a manic Monkday.
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Did You Know?
(Adrian Monk) is the only actor to appear in all one hundred twenty-five episodes of the series. In second place is Jason Gray-Stanford
(Lieutenant Randy Disher), who appeared in every episode except for Monk: Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum
(2002), Monk: Mr. Monk and the Game Show
(2004), Monk: Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic
(2005), and Monk: Mr. Monk and the UFO
(2009). Bitty Schram
(Sharona), Ted Levine
(Captain Leland Stottlemeyer), and Jason Gray-Stanford
(Lt. Randall Disher) attempted to renegotiate their contracts halfway into the third season. The three actors sat out the episode Monk: Mr. Monk and the Game Show
(2004) (season three, episode eight) when an agreement was not reached. Schram was fired after the next episode, Monk: Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine
(2004) (season three, episode nine), and replaced with Traylor Howard
. Captain Stottlemeyer doesn't appear in Monk: Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum
(2002) (season one, episode six), Monk: Mr. Monk Takes a Vacation
(2002) (season one, episode ten), Monk: Mr. Monk and the Airplane
(2002) (season one, episode thirteen), Monk: Mr. Monk Gets Married
(2004) (season two, episode fifteen), Monk: Mr. Monk and the Game Show
(2004) (season three, episode eight), Monk: Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic
(2005) (season three, episode thirteen), and Monk: Mr. Monk Is Underwater
(2008) (season seven, episode five). See more
In most law enforcement agencies, Captains and Lieutenants are primarily management jobs. They work behind a desk and rarely are involved in any type of investigations other than in a supervisory capacity. Captain Stottlemeyer and Lt. Disher would not have been at every crime scene conducting investigations as that role is for Detectives/Inspectors. See more
It's a gift... and a curse.
Referenced in The Shaggy Dog
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
(all season 2-? episodes) See more