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

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Captain Stotlemeyer is putting one of the large snakes back in the glass container, he turns and the base of his wireless microphone is visible when his jacket gets bunched up.

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Mr. Monk Buys A House - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: In the hardware store, a bright blue sign in the background reads "Electrical" in reverse. When Jake hands Monk his card a few shots later, the camera angle hasn't changed, but the sign has turned around and now reads "Electrical" forwards. (00:15:00)

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Mr. Monk Buys A House - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: When the victim's niece is crying and Monk is quizzing her about the house, the position of her hands changes instantly several times as the camera reverses angles. She holds her hands to her face as she cries, for instance, but in the very next shot, her hands are down at her sides. Next cut, they're up to her face again. (00:09:00)

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Mr. Monk Goes to Jail - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: One of the times the prison guard is attempting to pat down Monk, his hands are approaching Monk's abdomen. After a cut to the next shot, his hands are suddenly around Monk's lower legs. (00:05:55)

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Mr. Monk and the Panic Room - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Just after the Captain presses the button to open the panic room door, his arms are both down. When it cuts to a shot looking at him from inside the panic room, his left arm is up against the door. (00:14:10)

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Mr. Monk and the Panic Room - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Captain and Monk are standing in front of Randy's desk, there is no bag on the table. After a cut, a black bag suddenly appears and the Captain's hands are on it. (00:15:30)

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Mr. Monk and the Big Game - S5-E3

Factual error: The hair dryer would not have hurt anyone as it was plugged into a FCI outlet. These outlets will immediately sense the interruption and cut the power to ensure electrical safety. The coach would have been alive. (00:02:23)

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Mr. Monk and the Girl Who Cried Wolf - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Meredith's husband has his heart attack, his head falls into the soup bowl. However, in one shot the bowl (with his head in it) is tilted; after a cut, it is suddenly flat on the plate.

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Mr. Monk Joins a Cult - S6-E11

Continuity mistake: Ralph has his hand on Monk's shoulder during the applause, but after a cut, his hands are both suddenly stretched into the air. (00:21:50)

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Mr. Monk Falls In Love - S7-E6

Continuity mistake: The woman sitting and waiting, in the red with a green scarf, is sitting without anyone to the right of her. After a cut, suddenly a man appears sitting next to her on the right. (00:06:45)

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Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: The angle of one of the victims' heads visibly changes from shot to shot while Monk is investigating the scene. (00:05:30 - 00:06:25)

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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.

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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.

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Question: If Monk is afraid of germs, then why does he keep touching things that could possibly have germs on them like parking meters or books?

Answer: That's the thing about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It's not something rational. He just has to touch things like that. It's not something he can rationally think through. However, since part of his disorder includes an obsession with cleanliness, he also has an assistant walk around handing him wipes periodically. It's like when he gets a cold and uses both a humidifier (because that's what you use when you're congested) and a dehumidifier (to counteract the effects of the humidifier). He may spout rationalizations after he does something, but his compulsions exist outside of any rational thought whatever.

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Answer: Notice also that in the opening credits scene when he is touching parking meters her also wipes his hand on his clothes each time he does it.

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