Monk

Monk (2002)

48 mistakes in season 4 - chronological order

(44 votes)

Mr. Monk Stays in Bed - S4-E3

Plot hole: When Stottlemeyer and the other cops arrive at the recycling center, the patrol car's siren turns on and off. The killer had said to Monk that if he called the cops, he'd kill Natalie. Coming to a hostage situation with the siren going would be a really bad idea. (00:37:45)

Captain Defenestrator

Mr. Monk Goes to the Office - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Monk is trying to join the two cops' conversation about football, in the shots from the side of the police car that they're standing near, the two cops are standing less than a foot apart. In the shots from the other side of the car, they're far apart enough for Monk, Natalie, and Captain Stottlemeyer to stand between them. (00:03:00 - 00:05:00)

Captain Defenestrator

Mr. Monk Goes to the Office - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Monk and Natalie are talking to Kemp in his office, the desk ornament and the cup of pencils that Monk keeps organizing change positions between shots. In the shots from Monk's side of the desk, the ornament is closer to the door. In the shots from Kemp's side, the pencil cup is closer. (00:09:40 - 00:11:20)

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Mr. Monk Gets Drunk - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: Monk and Natalie question the landlady, Sylvia, about the missing guest. Every time the camera angle changes, Sylvia's arms change from being crossed in front of her to hanging loosely at her sides.

Jean G

Mr. Monk Gets Drunk - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Natalie and Al are struggling, the gun lands on the table and there's a basket of corks. Somehow when Al gets the gun, the basket is tipped over and the corks are on the table. But after Monk hits Al, the corks are all back in the basket, which is upright.

Bishop73

Mr. Monk Gets Drunk - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Monk and Al are sitting to drink wine, Al grabs his bottle with one hand to pour the wine and the other hand is hanging down to his side. In the next shot, as he's pouring the wine, he's holding the glass with the other hand. In the next shot, his hand is by his side again.

Bishop73

Mr. Monk and Mrs. Monk - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When the Trudy impersonator is talking to Janice's father in the diner, the venetian blinds on the window to his left alternate between raised and lowered positions as the shots change. (00:06:50)

Jean G

Mr. Monk and Little Monk - S4-E8

Factual error: In the flashback where Monk is explaining how the money was stolen, the principal finds the 5 dollar bill he wrote "good luck" on and holds it up for everyone to see. The bill he holds is a 5 dollar bill which was released in 2000, with the enlarged Lincoln. The flashback takes place in 1972.

jennibee

Mr. Monk and Little Monk - S4-E8

Factual error: When Monk is talking to Sherry about the painting in the art gallery where the painted woman was going to kill her husband, he says that she has a bruise on her left eye. But the bruise is actually on her right eye. While it is viewable that it is on Monk's left, he would not make that mistake.

so_random_girl

Mr. Monk and Little Monk - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When the kids are standing in front of the lockers, one of them is holding Monk's clarinet. The position of the instrument in his hand keeps changing between shots, from bell-up to bell-down, then bell-up again.

Jean G

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Question: Is it ever stated (in-universe or otherwise) if Natalie has a second job, or how she can afford everything, including all her new cars (I've seen her in at least 5 new cars, including an Audi)? She's always complaining she's broke, even after it's revealed she's a Davenport. But she also claims she doesn't take money from them. Plus, she's always trying to get Monk to pay her and/or pay her the full amount she's owed.

Bishop73

Answer: Through the entire show, I don't recall her ever mentioning another job. The two explanations I had for being able to afford those cars, was there might have been a life insurance policy after her husbands death (or Mitch left her quite a bit after he died). The other may have been she had accepted some money from her family willingly or unwillingly asked for it. But in truth, I would imagine it was for product placement in the show. Most shows like Monk tend to keep the characters moderately wealthy or financially healthy, so they can insert products or items for the characters to use. Phones, food items, cars etc.

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Answer: In one of the episodes it shows her going back home and that she came from money. Her parents are wealthy. Maybe that is the answer.

But in the show after it's revealed she comes from money, she states she doesn't take money from her parents, despite still visiting them.

Bishop73

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