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Tony Shalhoub ’80MFA

If the 1970s were the golden age of quirky television detectives (remember Baretta and his cockatoo?), the past seven years have seen a twitchy revival in Monk. But now Tony Shalhoub ’80MFA, who won three Emmys for his portrayal of obsessive-compulsive San Francisco gumshoe Adrian Monk, is hanging up his handcuffs. The USA Network show has begun its final season—one in which, it is promised, Monk will solve the mystery of his wife’s murder. Playing a character with OCD (no, that’s not the Oldest College Daily) brings out the obsessive fans, Shalhoub told reporters: “They know way too many details about this character, things that I have frankly long forgotten.” For those who can’t get enough, try this trivia quiz about Monk and “a Mensa society’s worth of dysfunctional TV geniuses.”

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