Thats the word from Shalhoub, who is proud that the show has crept into the vernacular thanks to fans who describe their own obsessive-compulsive episodes as Monking out or having a Monk moment.
Even better: The characters OCD is inspiring drinking games with the shows fans.
Sadly, Shalhoub isnt immune to his own Monk moments. He says he spends so much time in character that the detectives tics are rubbing off on him.
For instance, when a fan asks to shake Shalhoubs hand, he gets horrible little thoughts about where their paw has been before.
The fourth season of Monk starts July 8 on the USA network.
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