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)

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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.]

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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 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 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)


Mr. Monk Goes Back to School - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Monk is leaving Derek Philby's classroom, he is quite content to just pick up a piece of chalk (with his bare hands) to write on the blackboard, but earlier, he makes sure to use a chalk holder to do this and nearly has a panic attack when he gets chalk dust on himself.


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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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