Monk (2002)

6 mistakes in Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man

(41 votes)

Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When his wife visits Stottlemeyer in his office he fills the running waterfall with coffee, but later in that scene when he holds her hand to promise her that he will investigate the the old man's death the waterfall is empty again. (00:04:40 - 00:07:10)

Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: In the cemetery scene, Stottlemeyer approaches the grave of the 17 year old open case hit and run victim. The dates on his grave are 1980-1997. But in Dennis Gammill's confession letter in the end, it says he killed the boy in December 1998.

Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man - S2-E5

Factual error: When Stottlemeyer backs up the video tape at Monk's house, we can hear the sound chattering backwards. Only a huge industrial (studio) machine would do that. Little home VCRs, like Monk's, mute the sound during in-play rewind and fast forward modes. (00:34:30)

Jean G

Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Capt Stottlemeyer is vacuuming Monk's floor, you see the living room has wall-to-wall carpet. But just minutes later when they show the floor again, it is just a throw rug over hardwood floors. The room no longer has wall-to-wall carpet.


Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: It's never wall-to-wall carpeting. It's always a rug, and the Captain even calls it a rug. In the shot of the vacuum and the Captain's feet, you can see the hardwood floor behind him.


Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When the Captain is eating his sandwich while talking to Monk, the position of the sandwich and amount eaten keeps changing. He'll have it in his hand, but in the next shot it's on the plate. And you see him take a 2nd bite, but later only 1 bite has been taken.


More quotes from Monk
More trivia for Monk

Show generally

Question: Is it ever stated (in-universe or otherwise) if Natalie has a second job, or how she can afford everything, including all her new cars (I've seen her in at least 5 new cars, including an Audi)? She's always complaining she's broke, even after it's revealed she's a Davenport. But she also claims she doesn't take money from them. Plus, she's always trying to get Monk to pay her and/or pay her the full amount she's owed.


Answer: Through the entire show, I don't recall her ever mentioning another job. The two explanations I had for being able to afford those cars, was there might have been a life insurance policy after her husbands death (or Mitch left her quite a bit after he died). The other may have been she had accepted some money from her family willingly or unwillingly asked for it. But in truth, I would imagine it was for product placement in the show. Most shows like Monk tend to keep the characters moderately wealthy or financially healthy, so they can insert products or items for the characters to use. Phones, food items, cars etc.

Lummie Premium member

Answer: In one of the episodes it shows her going back home and that she came from money. Her parents are wealthy. Maybe that is the answer.

But in the show after it's revealed she comes from money, she states she doesn't take money from her parents, despite still visiting them.


More questions & answers from Monk

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.