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?
The shifting letters in the title sequence are a nod to the fact that Monk has OCD, and therefore likes things to be straight. 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
Here's the thing...
Referenced in 30 Rock: Let's Stay Together
Performed by Jeff Beal
(all season one episodes) See more