Monk

Monk (2002)

33 mistakes in season 1

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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 and the Billionaire Mugger - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Sharon asks Sydney's old flame about the mugging 20 years ago, the glasses in front of them are full when they are being filmed from behind Sydney's ex, then are half empty being shown from behind Sharon, and in the next shot they are full again. (00:32:00)

Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum - S1-E6

Factual error: The woman who accuses Monk of stealing her necklace shouldn't have the necklace inside the asylum in the first place. For both safety and insurance reasons, patients in mental facilities aren't permitted to keep any potentially harmful jewelry, including pins, broaches, earrings, belts, beads and necklaces.

Jean G

Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: The doctor says that Mr. Monk is allergic to tomatoes. In another episode Mr. Monk makes a sandwich with tomato. There is another episode in which Mr Monk is excited about square tomatoes.

Mr. Monk and the Billionaire Mugger - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: It's spring in San Francisco in this episode: warm with light rain and people outside in shirtsleeves. That is, until Monk goes to visit Kelly, when it suddenly becomes winter. Everyone's bundled in heavy coats and it's sleeting. After Monk leaves Kelly's house, it becomes spring again. [The Kelly Street sequence was originally meant to be used in "Mr. Monk and the Candidate, " where everyone is dressed appropriately for cold weather. For whatever reason, it instead got used in this episode.]

Jean G

Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum - S1-E6

Plot hole: Monk and Manny go on the roof through Manny's window to grab a piece of cloth. Due to the possibility of suicide, it is highly unlikely that an asylum would have a window that goes directly to the roof, unlocked.

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Mr. Monk and the Earthquake - S1-E11

Audio problem: Sharona and Benjy are forbidden access to their damaged apartment building. The policeman tells them to call a certain emergency number, but when he says this, his lips aren't moving. (00:11:00)

Jean G

Mr. Monk and the Earthquake - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Sharona and her sister are talking on the couch, her sister is playing with her hair when she asks "Are you in love with anybody?" The shot changes to Sharona answering from over her sister's shoulder and her sister's hand is in a fist and pressed against her head. (00:16:00)

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Mr. Monk and the Billionaire Mugger - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, Archie Modine pulls the revolver on Sidney Teal with his right hand and fires one shot. The camera angle changes as the remaining shots are fired and Modine now has the gun in his left hand and is standing in a completely different stance. During the recap of the crime at the end of the episode, Modine fires every shot with his right hand.

Mr. Monk Takes a Vacation - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Sharona is having dinner at the restaurant and asks her date, "Have you ever been married?", she puts down her drink and lets go of it. When the shot changes she is putting the glass down again and holding on. In the third shot her arms are folded.

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Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival - S1-E5

Plot hole: It makes no sense why the police haven't done the most obvious thing and checked for fingerprints on the murder weapon (the knife). It would not only back up the detective's claim that he did not stab the victim (he never touched the knife) but would have given the police a major clue to finding and prosecuting the murderer.

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Mr. Monk and the Airplane - S1-E13

Factual error: When the flight attendant announces that "they have been asked to return to the gate" the French pilot and his mistress are already celebrating with a glass of wine, but that is impossible since drinks are only served after the take off phase when the plane has reached its traveling altitude. (00:41:15)

Prince Eitel Joe

Mr. Monk and the Airplane - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: "Nationwide Airways" is the name of the fictional carrier used in the episode, and it even has its own logo and livery. Yet in the exterior shot of the plane pushing back from the gate, it has suddenly transformed itself into a Delta Air Lines plane. It also looks like a 1990s Delta plane while it is taking off. (00:13:05 - 00:15:00)

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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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