Mr. Monk and the Kid - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: In the opening sequence, the uniformed cop who finds toddler Tommy holding the severed finger bends down and says, "What've you got there, big guy?" In full shot, the cop is bare-handed. But when we cut to a close-up in the middle of his line, he's suddenly wearing a latex glove.

Jean G

Mr. Monk and the Naked Man - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: While Monk and co. question Vicky's roommate, two throw pillows behind her on the couch shift their orientations several times from shot to shot. The larger one also moves from the couch corner to a spot behind the woman's left arm and then back again. (00:14:00)

Jean G

Mr. Monk Gets Fired - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, the orange-and-white scarf that Paul Harley uses to blindfold Lorissa changes positions and color patterns repeatedly between shots as he escorts her from the pool to the garage.

Jean G

Mr. Monk Is on the Run (2) - S6-E16

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Dale Biederbeck is screaming at Monk, Dale is sitting in his wheelchair with both his hands down in his lap. The shot cuts in the middle of his sentence, and suddenly he has one hand up on the cell bars. (00:40:30)

Jean G

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Suggested correction: When he says Adrian is trapped in a worse prison, you see him put his hands on the bar. They're not in his lap.


Mr. Monk Is on the Run (1) - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When Natalie comes into her house and realizes Monk is there (because he's reorganized the refrigerator), the first camera shot after she closes the refrigerator door shows a Tupperware container with a blue lid just to the right of the refrigerator (facing it) that is slightly turned so that is is not parallel to the refrigerator's side, and then just to the right of the container is a blender with the top lid off. When Randy shows up moments later, there is a camera shot that shows that the Tupperware is now square with the refrigerator's side, and it appears to be a different Tupperware than the first shot, as it looks bigger and appears to have more stored inside of it and it does not appear to have a blue lid. Also, the blender now has the top lid on it. In a third shot, the blender has now moved to the right at least 12 inches, which is confirmed while Natalie is preparing the smoothie: it can be seen that it has moved from its previous position and the blue topped Tupperware has returned. Finally, when Natalie starts to prepare the smoothie, the top of the blender is off and it is not ever seen that she removed the lid herself.

Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: When the man with the letter from the Attorney General is telling Stottlemeyer not to 'screw it up', he is moving the letter in his hand. However, every time we see Stottlemeyer front on, there is a corner of the letter in the shot, and the letter remains stationary even while the other agent is moving it.


Mr. Monk Goes to Vegas - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: As Stottlemeyer steps off the stage, after singing, he is holding the microphone and pulls it down so that the top is pointed toward the floor but in shots following this, when he is talking to the woman, the microphone is back in an upright position.

Mr. Monk and the T.V. Star - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: The blood stains on Brad Terry's sweatshirt change positions after he runs back into the house. A few shots later, they're suddenly so faint they're barely visible at all anymore. Blood stains don't fade, at least not in just a few minutes.

Jean G

Mr. Monk Makes A Friend - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: Monk leaves his front door standing open in anticipation of his new friend's arrival. No one goes near the front hall, but when Hal gets there, he lets himself in by opening a door that has somehow closed itself. (00:10:30 - 00:11:50)

Jean G

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Suggested correction: That wasn't the front door that was open. It was the door to the bathroom that is open, which is on the other end of the hallway.


No. It's the front door.

Jean G

The door that's open is the bathroom. You can see the sink and a towel hanging up.


Mr. Monk and the Leper - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: When the body falls out of the balloon gondola, the weights that were securely tied to it have disappeared. The corpse also changes positions on the ground between shots, even though no one has touched it. (00:37:30)

Jean G

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Mr. Monk Buys A House - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: When the victim's niece is crying and Monk is quizzing her about the house, the position of her hands changes instantly several times as the camera reverses angles. She holds her hands to her face as she cries, for instance, but in the very next shot, her hands are down at her sides. Next cut, they're up to her face again. (00:09:00)

Jean G

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 and the Red Herring - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: Monk empties a pocketful of pushpins onto the science teacher's counter top. One rolls to the very edge, separate from the others. A few minutes later, the stray pin is missing. Just before Monk and Natalie leave, however, it reappears on the counter edge.

Jean G

Mr. Monk and the End - Part I - S8-E15

Continuity mistake: In 3-7 "Employee of the Month", Joe Christie says he was with Monk when he got the news of Trudy's death. He said Monk had been laughing, and that he never heard him laugh again. In this episode Monk and Stottlemeyer get called to the scene of a crime, a women's clinic. In this episode there is a flashback to the exact same location years earlier and to Stottlemeyer getting the phone call about Trudy's death. He and Monk were working a case that day and Joe Christie was not present.

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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.

Jean G

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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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