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 Very, Very Old Man - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Capt Stottlemeyer is vacuuming Monk's floor, you see the living room has wall-to-wall carpet. But just minutes later when they show the floor again, it is just a throw rug over hardwood floors. The room no longer has wall-to-wall carpet.


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Suggested correction: It's never wall-to-wall carpeting. It's always a rug, and the Captain even calls it a rug. In the shot of the vacuum and the Captain's feet, you can see the hardwood floor behind him.


Mr. Monk and the Rapper - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: After Monk tries to get out of the contract with Murderuss, he walks to Stottlemeyer with jewel necklaces around his neck. In the next shot (after Stottlemeyer asks "How did that happen?"), the necklaces have disappeared. (The golden teeth stay, though).


Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk - S8-E9

Continuity mistake: When Monk pulls all his drapes shut, there's a wide gap in the right hand set that's letting at least five inches of bright sunlight through. No one has touched them again, but when Natalie goes to open the drapes a few moments later, the gap has completely closed itself. (00:16:00)

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Mr. Monk and the Panic Room - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Stottlemeyer has taken things like a banana and a Monkey Joe out of a black leather bag and places them on a table while interrogating Darwin the chimp. One shot while he's acting like a monkey shows the table's bare and the bag's closed.


Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: In the beginning scene it shows someone injecting a liquid, with ease, into what appears to be a corked wine bottle. Then around the 13-min mark you see the Captain re-gift the bottle and when the person opens it, it's a pull cork with a hard top, something a needle would not easily go through. (00:00:10 - 00:13:23)

Mr. Monk is the Best Man - S8-E13

Continuity mistake: When Stephanie leaves Stottlemeyer's office (after he tells her to have TK call him), we see her walk out the door. When the shot changes to Monk, you can see Stephanie in the reflection on the TV walking out of the office again.


Mr. Monk and the Dog - S8-E11

Continuity mistake: When Monk comes home (after being at Steve's house) and starts to pet the dog, the dog sits down. But in one shot she's suddenly standing and wagging her tail, but then back to sitting in the next shot.


Mr. Monk and the Actor - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ruskin and Monk are tussling with each other, the gun falls onto the wipers, with the barrel touching the wiper and handle up. The next time we see the gun, the handle is down and touching the wiper. It keeps flipping back and forth in various shots.


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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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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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