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
The Defective Detective.
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(Adrian Monk) is the only actor to appear in all 125 episodes of the series.
- In second place is Jason Gray-Stanford (Lieutenant Randy Disher), who appeared in every episode except for Monk: Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum (2002), Monk: Mr. Monk and the Game Show (2004), Monk: Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic (2005), and Monk: Mr. Monk and the UFO (2009).
- Bitty Schram (Sharona), Ted Levine (Captain Leland Stottlemeyer), and Jason Gray-Stanford (Lt. Randall Disher) attempted to renegotiate their contracts halfway into the third season. The three actors sat out the episode Monk: Mr. Monk and the Game Show (2004) (#3.8) when an agreement was not reached. Schram was fired after the next episode, Monk: Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine (2004) (#3.9), and replaced with Traylor Howard.
- Captain Stottlemeyer doesn't appear in Monk: Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum (2002) (#1.6) Monk: Mr. Monk Takes a Vacation (2002) (#1.10), Monk: Mr. Monk and the Airplane (2002) (#1.13), Monk: Mr. Monk Gets Married (2004) (#2.15), Monk: Mr. Monk and the Game Show (2004) (#3.8), Monk: Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic (2005) (#3.13), & Monk: Mr. Monk Is Underwater (2008) (#7.5).
The show intro shows Monk pouring boiling water on a toothbrush. The toothbrush is a normal toothbrush with a rectangular head. He then immediately brushes his teeth with a oval shaped multicolored toothbrush. See more
Unless I'm wrong, which, you know, I'm not...
Performed by Jeff Beal
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