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.
He's moving to Monday, but please don't tell him. He'd just get upset. Join us for a manic Monkday.
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Did You Know?
auditioned for the role of Kramer on Seinfeld
(1989), and Michael Richards
was considered for the title role on this show. Richards passed, and Shalhoub took the role. Richards won three Emmys for playing Kramer, while Shalhoub also won three Emmys for playing Monk. See more
Monk drinks bottled water, which isn't as pure as everyone thinks. It has about 200ppm (parts per million) of contaminants (compared to about 400ppm for tap water). Monk of all people would know that. See more
I don't know how he did it. But he did it.
Performed by Jeff Beal
(all season one episodes) See more