Gus Monk
Created by Blake Edwards

No, not that Monk. This is a whole different San Francisco treat. Hmmmm... maybe they're related.

The Monk was an unsold pilot for a television series, featuring George Maharis as GUS MONK, a free-wheeling San Francisco private eye with a beer-swilling pet cat called Aristotle.

In the pilot, which also featured Edward G. Robinson and Janet Leigh, Gus is hired by a mobster to guard an envelope containing important information, but the envelope is stolen, and the mobster is subsequently murdered, with Gus left as the prime suspect. According to Chris Jehle's George Maharis fan site: "Try taking your eyes off George long enough to check out Janet Leigh as his love interest and chief suspect. Check out Janet's wardrobe: fur-trimmed mini-skirts and bare midriffs! Too bad this didn't click as a series!"


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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