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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 19 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Adrian Monk / ... 125 episodes, 2002-2009
...  Lt. Randall Disher 125 episodes, 2002-2009
...  Captain Leland Stottlemeyer 125 episodes, 2002-2009
...  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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12 July 2002 (USA)  »

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Detective Monk  »

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Ted Levine's character (Captain Leland Stottlemeyer) nearly always has a toothpick in his mouth. Ted Levine was the voice of Rusty Nail in Joy Ride (2001) which had a law enforcement officer (LEO) who did the same thing. See more »

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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 »

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[repeated line]
Adrian Monk: Unless I'm wrong, which, you know, I'm not...
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: The Fundamental Things Apply (2003) 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 See 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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