Monk

Monk (2002)

33 mistakes in season 1 - chronological order

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Mr. Monk and the Psychic - S1-E3

Plot hole: When Monk is looking for the pebble, he immediately makes an announcement through the shop's speaker system and then directly asks the guy wiping the floor where the rest of the garbage is. Given the size of the trash can it is not realistic that the guy wiping could have filled the trashcan, emptied it and have it filled half again in the 2 to 10 minutes that might have passed since the pebble got lost.

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 Goes to the Carnival - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Monk is in the review board hearing, in long shots, the wastebasket by the board members' table is empty. When one of the reviewers throws away a paper that misses the basket and lands right next to it, there are several papers already in it. In the next long shot and for the rest of the scene, the basket is empty again and the missed paper is at least two feet away. (00:06:15 - 00:07:40)

Captain Defenestrator

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 Goes to the Carnival - S1-E5

Other mistake: Kitty, the killer, is seen running to Gitomer after Lt. Kirk leaves him. She is supposedly running to stab him, but you can see that both of her hands are empty as she dashes to his side.

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

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 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 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 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 and the Other Woman - S1-E8

Plot hole: Monk says that the two files, both with tab at the middle, were kept together, which led him to discover that the person related to this file is 'the guy'. In an earlier scene, when Monk is searching the file cabinets, he picks up one of these two files and tells Sharona that this file is of 'the guy'. How can he say which one of the two files with middle tabs, which are put together, is related to 'the guy'? Impossible. (00:39:00 - 00:40:00)

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Mr. Monk and the Other Woman - S1-E8

Plot hole: Monk's led to the killer because he figures out that he "added a file" to the lawyer's filing cabinet, judging by the left/middle/right tabs being off. But this makes no sense on two levels - firstly why would he need to add a file? He was just replacing the real will with a forgery. He just took the old one out and added the new one, he didn't need to mess with the filing system at all. Secondly, he picks that one out because the tabs are offset, but what if the lawyer had just taken on a new client or added other paperwork? Then the tabs would be off too, but that never seems to be considered.

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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 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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