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.
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Did You Know?
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
Monk often undertakes actions which would result in evidence and investigation being compromised. Since he is no longer a police officer, these actions could result in cases being dropped or overturned upon appeal. There is no way that the San Francisco DA would allow Monk to perform the actions that he does. See more
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It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
(all season 2-? episodes) See more