You know you’re compulsively obsessed with “Monk” when:
1. You find yourself arranging things, and you wonder when and why you started.
2. You carry either wipes or hand sanitizer around with you, and wash your hands without much of a reason just because you know that Monk wouldn’t approve of your “dirty” hands.
3. You open every door with your sleeve pulled over your hand, your elbow, or wipe the door-handle first, because there’s know telling how many germs are on that thing.
-Adrian Monk: It`s a gift... and a curse.
-Adrian Monk: Unless I`m wrong, which, you know, I`m not...
-Adrian Monk: You`ll thank me later.
-Adrian Monk: Wipe!
-Adrian Monk: I don`t know how he did it. But he did it.
-Adrian Monk: I just solved the case. Natalie: I`m calling the Captain.
-Adrian Monk: He`s the guy. [repeated line - spoken when he solves the case]
-Adrian Monk: Here`s what happened.
Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) was a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, until the tragic murder of his beloved wife, Trudy, left him shattered and wracked with phobias, obsessions and compulsions. His extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder cost him his job, and for a time rendered him virtually unable to function.
With the help of therapy and the support of his loyal friends and devoted personal assistant, Monk's condition has improved, but his many fears – including germs, heights, crowds, and even milk – pose daily challenges for Monk and the people...
Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine) is Adrian Monk's former partner and boss, the longtime friend who was ultimately forced to let Monk go from the San Francisco Police Department when his obsessive-compulsive disorder began to dangerously interfere with his work.
Though often annoyed and baffled by his friend's behavior, Stottlemeyer recognizes Monk's brilliance and frequently calls upon his old partner to provide unique insight into cases that have San Francisco's finest stumped. And although it can drive Stottlemeyer crazy to know that he'll never be quite as brilliant a...
Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard) is Adrian Monk's devoted personal assistant, a strong, self-reliant single mom whose tough love proves to be exactly what Monk needs. Though often frustrated and confused by her boss’s peculiar behavior, Natalie remains a caring but firm assistant and friend, pushing Monk to overcome his debilitating fears and compulsions.
The fiercely independent former bartender (and member of the wealthy Davenport family) shares a special bond with Monk, having also tragically lost her spouse, and she and her teenage daughter, Julie, have become a surrogate...
"The Here's What Happened" Rap
from the episode "Mr. Monk and the Rapper"
as performed by Snoop Dog
Here's what happened, y'all
I got this, Monk
Yeah, you can't believe
what you hear all the time
Sometimes seeing is believing
Like the man said, I was set up
I'm just a pawn in this game
Let me break it down for y'all
No, for real here's what happened
When I heard that Stanley Kamel died, I was shocked. I felt for his family and friends and yes, I wondered what poor Mr. Monk would do. There was some controversy when some people mentioned similar feelings for Mr. Monk and were chastized by others who said that Stanley Kamel was more than Dr. Kroger. Yes, there was, and is, more to the man than that one role, but mentioning it wasn't a disservice to the man-it was a tribute. Stanley Kamel breathed such life into that character that we knew him, believed in him. Stanley Kamel was a man a lot of people didn't know, but we knew Dr. Kroger and...
One knows one is bored when one thinks too much about the philosophy of television...
I love Monk, the show about an obsessive-compulsive man who assists the police by solving crimes with his unusually accurate eye for detail. Unfortunately, television stations like to annoy me by either taking the shows I love off-air or moving them to time-slots that only stay-at-home-mothers can watch when their kids are at school, or when the only people awake are drug addicts and insomniacs. This happened with Monk, which was first moved to a late-night time-slot and then to an afternoon...