Monk

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Character mistake: It seems throughout the whole series at crime scenes Monk, Randy, and Stottlemeyer handle evidence bare handed. Surely, they should be wearing gloves so as not to contaminate the evidence.

Rob245

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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.

Captain Defenestrator

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.

Knever

Mr. Monk is the Best Man - S8-E13

Character mistake: At the end, after Stephanie fired the gun, Captain Stottlemeyer shows her the gun's magazine but calls it a "clip." A police captain like Leland would know the difference between a clip and a magazine and would use the right word.

Bishop73

Mr. Monk and the Three Julies - S6-E13

Character mistake: Julie has just passed her driver's test. At the end, she drives up with two teenage friends in the car and offers the stranded Captain Stottlemeyer a ride. Instead of simply accepting, by-the-book cop Stottlemeyer would be lecturing her. California law prohibits new teenage drivers from having other teens in the car. (00:40:15)

Jean G

Mr. Monk Goes Back to School - S2-E1

Character mistake: Sharona invites Monk home for dinner. Monk is playing with his food, and Sharona guesses it is because the potatoes are mixed together with the carrots. Sharona asks Kyle to fetch two plates (So Monk can separate the potatoes and carrots.) As he tilts the dinner plate, Monk succeeds in scraping all the carrots onto one dish - save for one stray potato - all the while speaking. He completes his thought without removing the stray potato. In all other instances, Monk cannot allow such a transgression. He either corrects it before saying his piece, or after. But he cannot let it go.

Mr. Monk Goes Back to School - S2-E1

Character mistake: When Kathy is presenting her model of General Robert E. Lee's surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9th, 1865, she incorrectly states that the surrender occurred "at the courthouse in Appomattox, Virginia." The surrender didn't take place at the actual courthouse, but rather at the McLean House, a private residence selected by Grant and his aides for the meeting of two of the greatest generals in American history. This is a common misconception as the village itself is called Appomattox Courthouse. (00:29:05)

Mr. Monk and the Big Game - S5-E3

Character mistake: When Julie asks "who discovered DNA?", Captain Stottlemeyer says "Watson and Crick. Two British scientists." However, James Watson is American (as of 2021 he's still alive), not British. And the duo only discovered the structure of DNA, not DNA itself. As much knowledge as the Captain demonstrates on the subject, he should know these two facts at least.

Bishop73

Mr. Monk and the Badge - S8-E14

Character mistake: When Monk is talking to the cops on the shooting range about the window washer's story, he says that the window washer said he was on the 7th story of the building. But in the press conference Monk saw in the bar, he said he was on the 6th story. Monk isn't likely to forget a detail like that, especially since it's the detail that's bothering him about the story. (00:19:25)

Captain Defenestrator

Mr. Monk Goes Camping - S8-E12

Character mistake: The campers suspend their packs with food from a tree, while the two criminals watch from behind a tree. Criminal 1 asks, "What are they doing?" Criminal 2 responds, "They're getting their food off the ground, it keeps the bears away." But they only suspend the packs a few feet off the ground, still easily within reach of the criminals and certainly within reach of a bear.

Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece - S6-E14

Character mistake: While the concept of the knife height and stab wound is OK, the way Monk measures the height of the knife is way off. He says it's 48", which is 4 record lengths, but he doesn't put the bottom of the record where the top previously was, sometimes he only moves it half way up. Then the top of the record is above the knife, so it couldn't be 48" even if it was done right. As particular and accurate as Monk is, he wouldn't make this mistake.

Bishop73

Mr. Monk and the Genius - S7-E2

Character mistake: At the beginning when Monk is writing Natalie's check, we see a shot of it, but the I in "nine" isn't dotted. As meticulous as he is, Monk would never leave an I undotted (we've even seen him dot someone else's i) especially since it would bother him.

Bishop73

Mr. Monk vs. the Cobra - S3-E11

Character mistake: Monk says that Croatia is a new country and didn't exist until 1992, but Croatia gained independence in 1991. However, Croatia still existed prior to that, it was just part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. So things could still be made in Croatia.

Bishop73

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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.

Captain Defenestrator

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Adrian Monk: I don't know how he did it. But he did it.

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Trivia: The flight attendant Monk drives crazy in 1-13 is played by his real-life wife. She also plays Sheriff Butterfield in "Monk visits a farm"and the crazy cat lady in 8-14.

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Answer: Stottlemeyer was already upset after the phone call. He was trying to get "Kevin" (who would have to be a judge, but no further character information is given) to issue a restraining order with no evidence of needing one, except that Adrian Monk said she needs one. Kevin said he would need to "sleep on it." So it's clear they've been trying to provide protection and unable to get the results they need, which seems to be based on no one trusting Monk the way Stottlemeyer does. He's just angry that they failed to protect Linda despite all their work. Although it does feel like a scene was cut, or altered, from the show that shows the futile attempts to protect Linda which built up to his outrage.

Bishop73

Answer: While walking upstairs in the victims house randy starts messing with his out of place tennis shoes. When he gets upstairs to monks he has on other shoes. Could have to do with the expensive rug.

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