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?
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer is a native of San Francisco, but moved to Los Angeles and would have moved back in 1979. This is mentioned in Monk: Mr. Monk Makes the Playoffs
(2009)(#7.13) when he says, "I have not lived in Los Angeles for thirty years". He mentioned in Monk: Mr. Monk and the Bad Girlfriend
(2007)(#6.4) that he was 51 years old. So he would have been 22 or 23 in 1979 when he left Los Angeles. 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.
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
(all season 2-? episodes) See more