Mr. Monk Goes to Jail - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: A fight breaks out in the prison laundry, and Monk crawls into a giant dryer to hide, pulling the door mostly shut after him. But in the very next shot of the fight raging on, the dryer door is visible in the background - wide open. Next shot after that, it's shut again, and Monk sneaks it open to peek out. (00:42:00)

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Mr. Monk Goes to a Rock Concert - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: When Kris Kedder is on stage performing "Peggy's Gone to Memphis," notice that his 12-string guitar keeps changing positions between shots. In most of the long shots, he's holding and playing it. In most of the closer angles, it's hanging at his side and he's holding the microphone instead. (00:30:15)

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Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: Just after the touch football game with Kyle, Monk tells Natalie, "He missed that ball on purpose. He dropped his hands." But Kyle didn't drop them: he kept his hands up and deliberately missed the ball. Monk, who always notices every tiny detail, wouldn't make such a mistake. (00:32:20)

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Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the episode when Ray Galardi is meeting with Steve Marriot the amount of sun between shots constantly changes between shots. One moment that is very noticeable is a shot of just Ray with the hill in the background and a lot of shade. After showing Steve it goes back to Ray and the sun is now very bright.

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Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When Monk spills the potted plant and grabs a vacuum cleaner from the hall, he's holding the handle with several large paper towels. When he plugs the vacuum in, he now has a wipe in his hand instead. When he's finished plugging in and turns around, the wipe has vanished and there's nothing in his hands or on the vacuum. But when we cut to a wider shot as he turns the vacuum on, the paper towels reappear on the handle.

Jean G

Mr. Monk Goes Back to School - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: At the school tower murder scene, Randy's coat is buttoned up over his tie, but changes suddenly when Stottlemeyer says, "OK, bring him up." The coat is immediately unbuttoned and open all the way in the very next shot.

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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 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 Gets Cabin Fever - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: After Stottlemeyer says "Well I'm gonna make the most of it" (when he is talking to Monk in the backyard of the cabin and Monk is cleaning) he looks a little to his left and opens a beer can while his mouth is shut. In the next shot he is looking in a different direction and is smiling a toothy grin.


Mr. Monk and the Birds and the Bees - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: In the mausoleum, the bald man asks Monk and Natalie what happened to the cremation urn name cards, and bends to pick one of them up from the floor. There are no cards on the table when he does this, but in the next shot, four cards have appeared on the table out of nowhere. A short time later, they've all disappeared again. (00:18:45 - 00:20:15)

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Mr. Monk and the Three Julies - S6-E13

Continuity mistake: The broken side mirror that a distraught Stottlemeyer finds dangling from his damaged car wasn't there when Natalie pulled up to the first crime scene. And it disappears again when Natalie runs back to the car and races off to the second crime scene. (00:03:10 - 00:07:15)

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Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: Whilst Monk is talking with Natalie and Julie about halfway through the episode, Natalie asks Monk whether he helped Julie to find somewhere to go to the bathroom. When Julie says she has managed to hold on Monk says, "isn't she a trooper?" and is pointing his finger at her and then lowers his hand. In the next shot showing Natalie and Julie, he is still pointing at them. (00:21:55)

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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 Buys A House - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: This mistake occurs when Monk and Natalie are sitting on the stairs watching the two men wrecking the walls. Close up shots show Natalie sitting with her legs crossed while the long shot shows her legs bent at the knee side by side.

Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Alice is in Stottlemeyer's office and Stottlemeyer can't find Terry's present, Alice says, "But what about..." indicates the bottle of port, and then drops her arms to her sides. In the next shot (when we see Alice from the back), we can tell by the position of her elbows that her hands are not at her sides, but in front of her.


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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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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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