Mr. Monk Goes to the Office - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Monk is trying to join the two cops' conversation about football, in the shots from the side of the police car that they're standing near, the two cops are standing less than a foot apart. In the shots from the other side of the car, they're far apart enough for Monk, Natalie, and Captain Stottlemeyer to stand between them. (00:03:00 - 00:05:00)

Captain Defenestrator

Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: In the jury room, the two windows behind Monk have venetian blinds, which are raised halfway on the right window. But in several shots of the science teacher coming over to identify the white powder, the right window's blinds are pulled down. (00:35:00)

Jean G

Mr. Monk Goes to Vegas - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: After Monk tells Randy to hit whilst playing Blackjack, the dealer gives him the Three of Spades. The dealer places it a bit to the right and over the Eight of Spades. The next shot we see of the cards the Three is now completely over the Eight and we can only see a bit of the bottom of the Eight.

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Suggested correction: Natalie doesn't have a sister in this episode. The woman seen is credited as "Aunt Teresa." They're most likely cousins. Children of cousins are often referred to as nieces/nephews. This would make Natalie "Aunt Natalie" to Anne Marie (and Teresa would be "Aunt Teresa" to Julie).


Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: When the episode begins, the Employee Of The Month is shown walking into Mega-Mart. The exterior of the store is shown as a cement color and there is a garbage can right beside the front door of Mega-Mart. When the Employee Of The Month is shown opening up the door to the store, just seconds later, you will see the exterior of the building is now yellow and white and there is no longer a garbage can beside the door. Clearly they are using two completely different buildings. (00:00:40)


Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When Randy and his 'girlfriend' are having take-away (take-out) food, the girlfriend says, "Before he died, he said he's always look out for me". As she says this, her arms are resting on the table, but in the next shot her elbows are on the table and her hands are together just under her chin.


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

Continuity mistake: The needle Monk finds in the campers' sewing kit threads itself instantaneously between takes. He finds the spool of orange thread, and in the very next shot, tho there's absolutely no indication of any time passing, he's holding the already-threaded needle. (00:22:00)

Jean G

Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode, when Katherine Rutherford is killed, she lands on her stomach with her eyes wide-open. Yet when Stottlemeyer and Disher arrive and see the cops looking at the body, she is now lying face-up and her eyes are closed. It is hard to believe that the police would move the body that much without first marking its original position with tape.


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Suggested correction: It's a TV and movie trope that cops outline a body with tape or chalk, that's what photographs are for. But if someone found an old lady lying on her stomach, especially without blood, they might roll her over to check if she's OK or could be resuscitated.


Mr. Monk Buys A House - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: When Monk is asking Ms. Moody if the roof is known, she's crying into both her hands. But in the next shot, she's only crying into her left hand and her right hand is down. The shot changes, and we see her lowering her right hand, not left. In the next shot her left hand is up again.


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

Continuity mistake: When Monk and Natalie are watching the video of Dale, Monk puts his hand behind the screen (like he's blocking the sun to see it better) and Natalie is holding it on the bottom. When the shot changes to the screen, there're no hands behind it.


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.

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Question: If Monk is afraid of germs, then why does he keep touching things that could possibly have germs on them like parking meters or books?

Answer: That's the thing about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It's not something rational. He just has to touch things like that. It's not something he can rationally think through. However, since part of his disorder includes an obsession with cleanliness, he also has an assistant walk around handing him wipes periodically. It's like when he gets a cold and uses both a humidifier (because that's what you use when you're congested) and a dehumidifier (to counteract the effects of the humidifier). He may spout rationalizations after he does something, but his compulsions exist outside of any rational thought whatever.

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Answer: Notice also that in the opening credits scene when he is touching parking meters her also wipes his hand on his clothes each time he does it.

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