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Mr. Monk Buys A House - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: In the hardware store, a bright blue sign in the background reads "Electrical" in reverse. When Jake hands Monk his card a few shots later, the camera angle hasn't changed, but the sign has turned around and now reads "Electrical" forwards. (00:15:00)

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Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: The doctor says that Mr. Monk is allergic to tomatoes. In another episode Mr. Monk makes a sandwich with tomato. There is another episode in which Mr Monk is excited about square tomatoes.

Mr. Monk and the Astronaut - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: When the captain receives the victim's phone record (outside at the neighbor's house) he calls a number on the bill. But the phone starts to ring (on the other end) before he presses the last digit.

Mr. Monk Bumps His Head - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Cora goes upstairs, her cat is curled up asleep in a chair. In the next, close-up shot, the cat is awake and sitting at the edge of the chair cushion, looking up at Monk with its front feet hanging over the side. When the shot cuts to wide angle again, kitty is instantly back in his original position, snoozing far from the edge and curled up against the pillows. (00:32:45)

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Mr. Monk Meets the Godfather - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Monk meets Salvatore Lucarelli (Philip Baker Hall), Lucarelli is cutting up fisheads on a cutting board. Throughout the scene the fish on the table constantly change between shots. One of the notable changes is when Lucarelli is discussing the case he has for monk there is a shot of a fish, and when the shot changes you can now see the fish's head has all of a sudden been chopped off.

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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 Daredevil - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: When Monk is trying to overcome his fears with Natalie and Julie's help, the blue pillow on the couch beside him alternates from lying flat to sitting upright, without being touched, throughout the scene. (00:17:00)

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Mr. Monk and the Actor - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: During the rehearsal, David, playing Monk, rearranges all the items on the coffee table. But each time the camera angle reverses, the items change positions all by themselves, even when he's not touching them.

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Mr. Monk and the Astronaut - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: When Monk is describing the laser pointer incident to Dr. Kroger, the doctor closes his black folder and puts it on the arm of his chair. In the very next shot, it's back in his lap, and he again closes it and places it on the chair arm. (00:25:00)

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Mr. Monk and the Big Game - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When the principal walks into her office, where Monk and Natalie are waiting for her, she places an armful of folders on her desk and sorts through them. When the camera shifts to Monk's POV, the folders are back in her arms.


Mr. Monk Goes to Jail - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: When Stottlemeyer and Disher are interviewing Dale the Whale in the bed, in the scene where the fat guy says "Is that a bagel?", Disher's bagel keeps changing size as the camera angle switches, getting bigger and smaller.

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.


Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: When Monk, the Captain and Disher talk to Dr. Scott during his cardio test, the doctor's hospital gown is falling off his left shoulder in about half the shots, but is pulled up to his neck in the rest. This alternates several times throughout the scene, though he never touches or adjusts the gown. (00:19:30 - 00:21:30)

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Mr. Monk and the Leper - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: Randy is desperately trying to pry his teenage acne photo off the doctor's wall. He knocks the photo underneath it crooked, but it rights itself in the next shot. Then he pulls his picture free, making a large hole in the wall, but knocks all the surrounding photos off onto the floor. There's no time lapse, but when he turns around, the fallen photos have all put themselves neatly back up on the wall, and the hole is gone. (00:32:30)

Jean G

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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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