Monk (2002)

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Mr. Monk and the Bad Girlfriend - S6-E4

Corrected entry: The SFPD is shown as having jurisdiction on a homicide that was committed in Marin County. They would actually never have jurisdiction over the case at all - in committing the crime, Linda Fusco would have only passed through parts of Marin and Alameda Counties. This means that although Monk and Natalie could still be sent to the crime scene on Linda's behalf (since Monk is only a private detective), the Marin County Sheriff's Department would be in charge of the case.


Correction: The SFPD is NOT shown to have jurisdiction over this case. Stottlemeyer says he knows some guys up there and they'll work this together. The guys in Marin county do it as a favour for him. He DOES send Monk on Linda's behalf. And Marin County ARE in charge of the case. Stottlemeyer is kept in the loop as a favour.

Correction: The teacher was in on it. She pretended not to see the "victim" so Sharona would think she was going crazy.

Correction: In this episode it isn't that he is afraid of elevators, but he notices that the floor of the elevator car doesn't line up properly with the floor of the room, and is thus "crooked" and "unsafe." This is why he insists on taking the stairs.

Correction: Not so. It is at the discretion of both the Prosecuting and Defense Attorney whom they seat on the jury and whom they excuse, taking into consideration the type of trial, nature of the offense and credibility of the juror. My father is a retired police officer and was called for jury duty and seated three times during and after his tenure with the police department.


Correction: Your DNA has to be on record for them to immediately know who you are. If it's not, then they have to take a sample from you and match the two up, and they can't even force you to provide a DNA sample without sufficient evidence pointing toward you. Apparently the killer didn't have a sample of his DNA on record.


Correction: Monk has always lived in an apartment building.


The apartment can be seen on Google Earth - 999 Broadway St. SF.

Mr. Monk and the Miracle - S7-E9

Corrected entry: The pharmacist's plan is really stupid. He changes all their meds so they don't work, after drinking from the fountain he changed them back so it appears the fountain healed them. The problem is if they think the fountain healed them they're not going to take their meds, so their pain would come back.


Correction: He didn't just change their medication so it didn't work, he changed it so they actually got sicker or worse. Even if they stopped taking their real medication, they'd still feel better than before when they were worse off and still think it was the fountain. But since he wasn't trying to scam anyone out of any money, he didn't need a long term solution for when their pain came back. Just enough to stop the monastery from digging up the fountain.


Correction: Just because something isn't explained doesn't make it a plot hole. But his wife said Patrick took a $10M life insurance policy out on her, so that's one reason.


Correction: In the episode the host says you need a pin but if you didn't have one there were some near the back. In any case, there was nothing to suggest this was a high security event. As you said he could have made Natalie his plus 1. A number of the other alumni at the event brought their partner. The gentleman who lost his wife and the former classmate of Monk's both had their partners.


Mr. Monk and the Three Pies - S2-E11

Corrected entry: The scene where Monk and van Ranken attempt to recreate the scene of the murder to find a bullet is impossible. Side-ejecting ammo can land anywhere and therefore they could never have found the bullet.

Correction: I think that's the point - side-ejecting ammo can land anywhere which is why, when van Ranken couldn't find the last shell, he assumed (incorrectly) that it must have landed in one of the pies. The scene of him throwing the shells up in the air was simply to help spur ideas of places it might have landed that he might not have thought of - including the flour.

Mr. Monk and the Voodoo Curse - S8-E7

Corrected entry: When being interviewed by the police after her uncle died, Angeline says, "I'm an ER nurse. I tried everything. I did cardio-cerebral resuscitation and I just... it was too late." There is no such thing as cardio-cerebral resuscitation. The correct term is cardiopulmonary resuscitation, also known as CPR. (00:15:30)


Correction: Angeline is trying to cover up the fact she herself killed her uncle, She is just trying to make it sound like she helped him when she probobly did nothing, the fact that she slipped up on a technical term is due to herself and not the television shows or the writers.

Correction: Randy has also been shown many times to be incredibly oblivious of his surroundings. At most its still just a character choice, not a mistake.

Grumpy Scot

Mr. Monk Bumps His Head - S4-E11

Corrected entry: It's late at night when Roger is stung by hundreds of bees at the lookout point. But bees (both the European and Africanized varieties) are not active in late night hours. They're diurnal (active only during the day). Unless something breaks into their hive, which doesn't happen here, they don't fly or swarm at night. (00:42:00)

Jean G

Correction: Maybe it is early in the morning and did he not drop the waitress's body down lookout point? Also the body could very well have triggered the bees and the hornets.

Mr. Monk and the Actor - S5-E1

Corrected entry: Monk tells David about Trudy's murder, saying she told him that day she was going out to run an errand for his brother Ambrose. But this contradicts the facts established in "Mr. Monk & the 3 Pies," where Monk didn't know why Trudy had gone out that day until Ambrose told him. That's definitely not a fact that Monk would get wrong.

Jean G

Correction: Given that Monk "found out" several times that Kelly street was not an address one must assume that his memory is not very reliable when it comes to Trudy's murder and everything surrounding it.

Correction: Well for one thing Trudy was supposed to be doing an errand for Ambrose that day however, as stated in previous episodes the errand was never specified and Monk did not understand what she was doing in the parking lot most likely because the errand had nothing to do with where she was. And, If I recall correctly even stated that she was supposed to be doing him an errand but ended up in the parking lot maybe waiting for someone. So monk in fact did not know what she was doing there.

Correction: Absolutely not true. Monk's memory of all things Trudy was impeccable. He'd spent years poring over every aspect of her murder, and would not under any circumstances have forgotten something this important.

Jean G

Mr. Monk Is Underwater - S7-E5

Corrected entry: The skipper of the submarine announces himself as Captain Whitaker just before kicking in the door during the opening segment. The actual rank on his shoulder boards are of a Commander. A Captain would have 4 stripes on his shoulder boards not 3 (commander).

Correction: He is introducing himself as the captain of the ship, not his rank. In the US Navy, all ship commanders are called "Captain" regardless of their rank. So even though he's a Commander, he can still be referred to as "Captain"

Correction: There are prisons that house both men and women. For example, Folsom State Prison in California currently hoses both male and female.


Well then they should have Saturday night dances. It'd hopefully discourage escapes by giving them interaction, conjugal visits, should they have nobody on the outside.


Correction: It wasn't really stupidity on her count. She knew her former partner was showing the house to some potential buyers and would have been unaware the woman was a cosmetic salesperson. Additionally the odds the woman would even be able to identify that type of lipstick in such a quick and frightening situation was a million to one so it wasn't likely a major factor when she plotted the murder. Even if it was never pointed out, Monk connected a number of other factors to her. The former partner was leaving their firm, she had a gun similar to one the shooter used and the witness said the figure of the shooter was a woman. The lipstick was just a small factor in the entire case.


Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan - S6-E1

Corrected entry: Monk is confronted with a case where Marci's dog, which died 3 days earlier, is suspected of mauling her neighbor. Marci therefore is suspected of killing her dog after the fact to save herself from prosecution. Any veterinarian could easily determine whether a dog died today or 3 days earlier by its stage of decomposition.

Prince Eitel Joe

Correction: While true, Marci hadn't been arrested or charged at that point. The police were still investigating the case as seen by the Captain with the file at dinner. It was only a theory at that point that she had her dog euthanised after the death.


Of course but my point is that it did not need Monk to prove her innocence as portrayed and it is highly unlikely that Monk would - according to his disliking of Marci and his genius - would not have pointed to that simple solution.

Prince Eitel Joe

Correction: His favorite brand changed to Summit Creek in season 6. It was stated in Mr. Monk's biggest fan by Marcy Maven.

Mr. Monk Goes Back to School - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Monk is leaving Derek Philby's classroom, he dots the "I" in "REMINDER" on the blackboard. However, the word was in capital letters, so the "I" needn't have been dotted. Monk wouldn't make this mistake. (And the word is written in plain block sans-serif letters, so he's not adding a missing line: he's definitely dotting the capital I.)


Correction: Not all the letters in the word reminder were capitalized. It was written "ReMiNDER."

Mr. Monk Goes to Jail - S2-E16

Factual error: When Monk visits the prison for the first time, he is searched, passed, and has a mini-panic attack because people have touched him. Sharona steps forward to comfort him, and she puts her arms around him. This is a very serious breach of procedure and it is not possible for the guards to miss it, because Sharona has not been searched. It's a common technique for trying to pass contraband called 'a touch through' - a person with an item to be smuggled into the prison (drugs, usually), passes them on to a person who has been searched and is therefore 'clean'. Monk would be taken back to the guard's station to be searched again. He would not be allowed leniency because the guards happen to know or to like him - visitor ingress and egress is always done under CCTV and the guard would know he was being watched - quite possibly by someone who doesn't know who Monk and Sharona are.

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Suggested correction: Sharona was searched first by the female guard.

In fact Sharona breaks away from the female guard to go to Monk. She has NOT been searched.

The correction is correct. The female guard already finished patting Sharona down before the male guard even had a chance to start his pat down of Monk.


Yeah, the correction is correct. I went back six times through that clip: Sharona and Monk both get searched, and then Sharona touches Monk.

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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.


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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