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.
Obsessive. Compulsive. Detective.
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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
In the intro, Mr Monk walks out the door, then returns to adjust the position of an umbrella. Mr Monks O.C.D. would not have allowed him to hang it incorrectly in the first place. See more
I just solved the case.
Referenced in 500 Days of Summer
Performed by Jeff Beal
(all season one episodes) See more