Mr. Monk and the Big Game - S5-E3

New this month Visible crew/equipment: When Monk is at the site of the fire, bending down to inspect a tree/bush, the camera moves and a crew member is visible in the background. He side steps out of frame once he notices the camera. (00:22:50)

Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever - S3-E12

Character mistake: Season 3, episode 12, "Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever": When Randy Disher is having Chinese food in his apartment with his new girlfriend, he gets a fortune stating that he is going to get money from his uncle. Randy says that he doesn't have an uncle. In Season 5, episode 14, "Mr. Monk Visits a Farm", Randy inherits a farm from his uncle who appears to have committed suicide, but was actually murdered.

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Suggested correction: Randy says when that uncle dies that they were never close, so his leaving him the farm comes as a total surprise. It's still a character mistake, however, Randy is established as the sort of person who could "blank out" a relative that long-lost.

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Mr. Monk and the End - Part I - S8-E15

Continuity mistake: In season 3, Employee of the Month episode, Joe Christie says he was with Monk when he got the news of Trudy's death. He said Monk had been laughing, and that he never heard him laugh again. In season 8, The End Part 1, Monk and Stottlemeyer get called to the scene of a crime, a women's clinic. In this episode there is a flashback to the exact same location years earlier and to Stottlemeyer getting the phone call about Trudy's death. He and Monk were working a case that day and Joe Christie was not present.

Mr. Monk's 100th Case - S7-E7

Continuity mistake: They interview Jimmy Belmont in prison, who complains how Monk sent him there for killing Randy's uncle in 'Mr. Monk Visits a Farm.' However, in that episode, Monk tricked everyone (including Randy) into believing Randy had solved the murder.

Brian Katcher

Mr. Monk Goes to Jail - S2-E16

Plot hole: It is unrealistic that a prison cook who did not punch out would not be missed or found until the next day, especially after a lock-down scenario as portrayed in this episode, where a meal has been poisoned - likely in that very kitchen.

Mr. Monk and the Kid - S3-E16

Character mistake: Stottlemeyer says that the human finger was "still bleeding, freshly severed." But prior to him saying this, when we are shown the finger, there is no bleeding whatsoever and the blood on the severed end had already dried.


Mr. Monk Goes to a Fashion Show - S4-E10

Revealing mistake: The fan letter Monk wrote to shirt Inspector 8, shown in close-up where it hangs on her work station wall, consists of the same paragraph printed out twice. (00:06:45)

Jean G

Mr. Monk Is on the Run (1) - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When Monk attempts to steal the truck at the gas station and grabs the sleeping driver's keys, he drives the truck in circles and then stops. When he stops, the truck is exactly parallel to the end of the concrete slab where the gas pumps are located. However, when the police arrive, the truck is now at a different angle with the back of the truck now being closer to the end of the concrete slab than the front. The gas station attendant would not have moved the truck himself as the police would have told him not to touch anything at the scene.

Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: As his hypnosis session begins, Monk's arms change back and forth between takes, from resting on the arms of the chair to folded across his stomach. (00:12:30)

Jean G

Mr. Monk and the Leper - S5-E10

Revealing mistake: When the balloon goes over the cliff, a very obvious dummy replaces Monk.

Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: In the scene where a man is streaking, he is carefully made to look naked. But when he is running through the park, there is one shot where you can see some black underwear.

Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: In the closing scene with Willie Nelson, there are a few times when the clarinet music changes notes, yet Monk's fingers do not move. There is also one point where Monk takes a breath mid-note.

Mr. Monk and the Leper - S5-E10

Revealing mistake: Look at the stuntman who stands in for Tony Shalhoub when the balloon crashes and the basket scrapes and bumps along the ground. He is about fifty pounds lighter than Shalhoub, looks nothing at all like him and his hair looks like a Harpo Marx fright wig dyed black. He is one of the most obvious stand-ins I have ever seen.

Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Willie Nelson is rehearsing, his pigtails change position depending on the shot.

Mr. Monk and the Game Show - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: Whilst Monk is being introduced to the long standing winner on the show a stagehand is adjusting the microphone on his jacket with both hands. As he says "Are you almost done?" the shot changes and the stagehand is just using his left arm to adjust it. The stagehand then pulls his arm away but the next shot he is adjusting the mic again and using both hands to do it. It keeps changing throughout the rest of the scene.

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Mr. Monk and the Earthquake - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: Sharona tells her sister that Monk needs the guest room because he "doesn't sleep on couches," but in "Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man," she had to stop him from taking a nap on the victim's couch. (00:15:15)

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Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa - S6-E10

Continuity mistake: At the end, the glass of egg nog Julie and Natalie leave on the floor disappears after they stand up to talk to Monk. (00:40:40)

Jean G

Mr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: In the hospital scene, the items on Gerald's tray change positions several times between takes. (00:27:00)

Jean G

Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: The murderer picks up the victim's cell phone and puts it in front of his cell phone. Then later in the flashback the murderer had in the truck he puts the cell phone behind his own cell phone.

Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect - S2-E7

Deliberate mistake: All the mail bombs are delivered in packages tied with knotted string. The USPO hasn't allowed string-tied packages since the mid-90s (they get caught in automated equipment), but since the knots were crucial to ID-ing the suspect in this episode, that fact had to be ignored.

Jean G

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