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.
The Defective Detective.
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Did You Know?
The characters and basic structure of the series were inspired by the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. The character name "Adrian Monk" was intended to be unusual like that of Sherlock Holmes. Other characters correspond to Holmes characters: Sharona Fleming (a nurse) and Dr. Watson; Captain Stottlemeyer and Inspector Lestrade; and Monk's brother Ambrose and Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock's brother). See more
Neither Sharona nor Natalie could possibly afford the houses they are shown living in given either woman's meager salary in San Francisco's notoriously high real estate market. See more
I don't know how he did it. But he did it.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.78
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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