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Monk 

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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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Series cast summary:
Tony Shalhoub ...  Adrian Monk / ... 125 episodes, 2002-2009
Jason Gray-Stanford ...  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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Storyline

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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The Defective 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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Color

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16 : 9
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Adrian Monk: It's a gift... and a curse.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bill Hader/Arcade Fire (2018) 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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Law and Order Witha Comedic Twist
5 June 2005 | by asam3122See all my reviews

Meet Adrian Monk. He's a detective solving crimes in San Francisco. He is also obsessive compulsive. Being obsessive compulsive, Monk pays attention to small details, which helps him solve the crimes.

Monk is hilariously played by Tony Shaloub. I don't think they could've gotten anyone better to play Monk.

Traylor Howard plays Monk's assistant, Natalie. I really do miss Bitty Schram as Sharona, but she moved on, and Monk needed another assistant. Overall, this show deserves a 9/10. It's basically Law and Order with only one detective, a group of cops, and his assistant. (And sometimes his brother, Ambrose.)

I would recommend this show to anyone who likes Law and Order. You'll get a kick out of watching Monk solve all these cases.


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