Monk

Monk (2002)

10 mistakes in Mr. Monk Makes A Friend

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Mr. Monk Makes A Friend - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: When the murderer strangles his victim, her music box is dropped on the floor several feet away. Though no one has touched it, the music box is somehow lying only a few inches from her body when the police arrive to investigate. (00:01:20 - 00:04:40)

Jean G

Mr. Monk Makes A Friend - S5-E11

Revealing mistake: During the fight in the kitchen, piles of plates are knocked to the floor. The plates that we see hitting the ground all remain intact. Nevertheless, we hear the sound of plates smashing, and when the aftermath is shown, there is broken crockery everywhere. Clearly the plates used were made of plastic or some other unbreakable substance to minimise injury to the actors and stuntmen.

Mr. Monk Makes A Friend - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: Monk leaves his front door standing open in anticipation of his new friend's arrival. No one goes near the front hall, but when Hal gets there, he lets himself in by opening a door that has somehow closed itself. (00:10:30 - 00:11:50)

Jean G

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Suggested correction: That wasn't the front door that was open. It was the door to the bathroom that is open, which is on the other end of the hallway.

Bishop73

No. It's the front door.

Jean G

The door that's open is the bathroom. You can see the sink and a towel hanging up.

Bishop73

Mr. Monk Makes A Friend - S5-E11

Character mistake: At the crime scene, the #8 evidence marker is in the bathroom. When Monk and the Captain are examining the body, a #8 evidence marker is seen on the lamp. They wouldn't use a number more than once at a crime scene.

Bishop73

Mr. Monk Makes A Friend - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: The position of Gail's body moves at the crime scene from when officers cover her head with the tarp to when the Captain uncovers her a few moments later. At first, her left hand is under her forehead and covered by her hair, but then the hand is away from her head and not covered by hair.

Bishop73

Mr. Monk Makes A Friend - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: Monk pushes aside a glass of milk on the table in his apartment. It is mentioned multiple times during the series that Monk is afraid of milk. He would never have any in his home, and certainly wouldn't have a neutral reaction to it. Also, the milk appears to have spilled a little as it was pushed, and yet in the next shot there is no milk on the table. (00:33:00)

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Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico - S2-E2

Trivia: According to co-producer Tom Scharpling, the Mexican homicide cops are purposely written as parodies of Stottlemeyer and Disher, right down to their attitudes, their ranks, their suits, and Captain Alameda's mustache. Even the bumbling lieutenant's name is a little joke on Disher. Plato means "dish" in Spanish.

Jean G

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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.

Bishop73

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.

Bishop73

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