Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: When Monk is showing how Dale and his Doctor murdered the judge one can see that the knitting of the right chair is already cut to ensure that the policeman will fall through it when he later steps on it.

Mr. Monk Buys A House - S7-E1

Revealing mistake: When Cassie Drake pushes Joseph Moody down the stairs, it is very obvious that the man falling down the stairs is not Jack Carter. His hair is not even close to the same color.

Mr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage - S4-E12

Revealing mistake: In their efforts to hide Gerald's pet mouse from the hospital staff, Randy and Natalie toss the rodent back and forth and alternate hiding him in their pockets. But every time he's tossed, Devo the Mouse gains weight. In fact, Devo's (stuffed?) stunt-mouse double is at least twice Devo's actual size. (00:27:00)

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Suggested correction: The phone is a wall type that connects directly at the back. The jack on the wall is wired, and the phone connects when it's mounted. This was a feature of many wall mounted phones as you didn't want exposed wires.

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 Goes to the Hospital - S5-E16

Revealing mistake: When Monk and the others are examining the crime scene, the "corpse" can be seen breathing (his abdomen is rising and falling) and blinking. There are various shots in this scene taken from behind the body looking into the room, and some of these are pulled back so that the body is visible while others are zoomed in so that it is not; this is not a mistake, but suggests that maybe the actor was told he would not be visible in these shots and so did not need to hold his breath.

Mr. Monk Makes the Playoffs - S7-E13

Revealing mistake: When Monk steps in front of the limo to stop it from leaving, on the bottom right of the screen there's a black line that doglegs to the right (seen over Monk's coat sleeve). It's like the camera was cracked or something was stuck to it. When the camera angle changes it's gone, but is there where the camera is back on Monk.


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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.

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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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Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike - S5-E2

Question: Why would it have been political suicide if it was discovered that Mayor Nicholson was secretly meeting with Cusack to end the garbage strike? If anything, if the people found out that they were meeting to find a way to end the garbage strike, wouldn't that have made everybody happy considering how much garbage was piling up all over the city?

Answer: The two men are trying to work out a secret deal between them without involving the union, which means the workers' interests aren't being represented and defeats the whole purpose of a union. The mayor would lose labor's support and Cusack's union troubles would just be starting.

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