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Adrian Monk is a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way.

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Andy Breckman
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Series cast summary:
Tony Shalhoub ...  Adrian Monk / ... 125 episodes, 2002-2009
Jason Gray-Stanford ...  Lt. Randall Disher 125 episodes, 2002-2009
Ted Levine ...  Captain Leland Stottlemeyer 125 episodes, 2002-2009
Traylor Howard ...  Natalie Teeger 87 episodes, 2005-2009
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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. Written by Jwelch5742

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Obsessive. Compulsive. Detective. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

USA Network

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Boxes on shelves above couch in Monk's apartment are often placed in different distances from each other. Monk with his urges wouldn't miss it and would arrange it correctly. See more »

Quotes

[repeated lines]
Adrian Monk: I don't know how he did it. But he did it.
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Referenced in Raising Hope: How I Met Your Mullet (2014) See more »

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It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
(all season 2-? episodes)
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Mystery/Comedy...who knew?
31 March 2005 | by jwhale9382See all my reviews

I used to watch Murder She Wrote with my parents, but I never really got into the stories. Mysteries just weren't my thing back then. Then, a few weeks ago, my parents introduced me to this show on USA network about a neurotic detective. So I watched it and after one episode I had a new favorite show.

Adrian Monk is a detective with an obsessive compulsive disorder that apparently enhances his perception skills. Most of his friends at the station think he's just weird.

Tony Shalhoub portrays the nutty sleuth. Before this, I did not know that Tony could act...well. I had only ever seen him in Men in Black as Jeeves. But a role like Monk proves to me that Tony can carry a story.

But it's the humor in the show that keeps the show entertaining. If the jokes and zingers weren't there, Monk would probably be just another boring mystery where I'm trying, futilely, to solve the case before the hero. So, thank you Tony Shalhoub for making mysteries fun.

If you're a mystery fan, a comedy fan, or a combination of the two, you will love Adrian Monk.


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