After the unsolved murder of his wife, Trudy (Stellina Rusich and Melora Hardin), Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) 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.
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Did You Know?
The show's writers occasionally satirized Monk's nearly perfect memory. For example, season two, episode one, "Mr. Monk Goes Back to School", 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
Temperature extremes are not uncommon in San Francisco. As Mark Twain famously stated, "The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco," See more
I just solved the case.
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Performed by Jeff Beal
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