After the unsolved murder of his wife, Trudy, 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.
Don't worry. It's safe to come out.
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Did You Know?
The show's writers occasionally satirized Monk's nearly perfect memory. For example Monk: Mr. Monk Goes Back to School
(2003)(#2.1), he can't remember if a crime scene on a roof is his fourth or fifth worst nightmare, since he "didn't bring the list". See more
In the intro, Mr Monk walks out the door, then returns to adjust the position of an umbrella. Mr Monks O.C.D. would not have allowed him to hang it incorrectly in the first place. See more
I don't know how he did it. But he did it.
Performed by Jeff Beal
(all season one episodes) See more