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?
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
It is quite obvious to anyone who knows the real San Francisco Bay Area that the series was not filmed there. There are numerous references to extreme temperatures (when the Bay Area is famous for its year-round mild temps) as well as large rolling hills with nothing on them (SF is very densely populated with little left untouched). See more
[repeated line - spoken when he solves the case
Here's what happened.
Referenced in Tosh.0: Annie Don't Fall
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
(all season 2-? episodes) See more