Monk (2002)

84 mistakes in season 3

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Mr. Monk vs. the Cobra - S3-E11

Character mistake: Monk says that Croatia is a new country and didn't exist until 1992, but Croatia gained independence in 1991. However, Croatia still existed prior to that, it was just part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. So things could still be made in Croatia.


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Suggested correction: This is wrong, it was just the way the camera angle made the cage appear where I couldn't differentiate the space between the bars, so it looked like there must have been a covering.


Mr. Monk and the Election - S3-E15

Character mistake: Captain Stottlemeyer uses gloves to pick up the letter found sticking out of the pipe. He doesn't actually put the glove on, but still uses it to avoid getting any of his prints, skin, etc on the paper. But then he uses his other, non-gloved hand to open up the note and hold it, and Monk also touches the letter. If he cared about not contaminating evidence by using the glove, he wouldn't touch it bare handed and if he didn't care about touching the note bare handed, then he wouldn't have used the gloves.


Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When Monk is talking to Daniel on the radio, in the shots from inside the truck, Krystal is standing next to the open door, to Monk's left when he turns to face her. In the shots from outside the truck, Krystal is now away from the door and to Monk's right.


Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic - S3-E13

Revealing mistake: When we see a shot of Steve in his car while in the dump truck, it's shot in a studio and the shot is reused each time we see Steve in the car. The shadow is completely different and at one point, when they show Steve in the car with the car and truck bouncing around, you can tell the image is just shaken, rather than the dump truck actually bouncing. There are loose chains hanging off the inside walls that don't move or sway at all.


Mr. Monk Gets Fired - S3-E4

Plot hole: In this episode the police are using the toupee of the commissioner to identify the torso as the missing woman. In reality that would not be possible since cut hair is missing the root and therefore only contains mitochondrial DNA, which can only be used to identify a human's relation via the female lineage, as it is the same in relatives and passed through generations from the mother to her children. Furthermore, the identification of said torso would likely not be sufficient proof that Mr. Harley killed her as he may claim that somebody misled him to believe she was in Paris by placing the telephone call he mentioned to police.

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Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When Natalie opens the captain's smashed cake in the van it is vanilla, but when she gives it to the captain he grabs some with his fingers to eat and it's chocolate with only a bit of vanilla. (00:28:40)

Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: There is a shot where Randy is trying to cross the police tape and an officer stops him, and he can be seen briefly arguing. However, when it cuts to the next shot, we see that argument happening again in the background, repeated. (00:07:20)


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Trivia: The flight attendant Monk drives crazy in 1-13 is played by his real-life wife. She also plays Sheriff Butterfield in "Monk visits a farm"and the crazy cat lady in 8-14.

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Answer: Stottlemeyer was already upset after the phone call. He was trying to get "Kevin" (who would have to be a judge, but no further character information is given) to issue a restraining order with no evidence of needing one, except that Adrian Monk said she needs one. Kevin said he would need to "sleep on it." So it's clear they've been trying to provide protection and unable to get the results they need, which seems to be based on no one trusting Monk the way Stottlemeyer does. He's just angry that they failed to protect Linda despite all their work. Although it does feel like a scene was cut, or altered, from the show that shows the futile attempts to protect Linda which built up to his outrage.


Answer: While walking upstairs in the victims house randy starts messing with his out of place tennis shoes. When he gets upstairs to monks he has on other shoes. Could have to do with the expensive rug.

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