Monk (2002)

9 mistakes in Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever

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Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever - S3-E12

Audio problem: At the start, the car stops at the gas station (weirdly far from the pumps, for a start). Grooms talks to Monk then walks to the back holding the nozzle, stretching the hose taut, despite no filler cap on that side of the car. We cut to Monk, and we hear a clunk of Grooms attaching the nozzle (to what?). Later Grooms is still holding the nozzle, and as Monk goes inside Grooms is just wandering around aimlessly holding it.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever - S3-E12

Factual error: Randy calls the cabin and gets a "not in service" message. But he should have heard an unanswered ring instead. The FBI agent tore the cord from the wall, which in the US does not generate a "not in service" recording. That only occurs when the phone company cuts off your service due to non-payment or cancellation. (00:30:00)

Jean G

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 Gets Cabin Fever - S3-E12

Other mistake: When Stottlemeyer is about to eat his cake he is looking at Monk. Shortly before he starts to pick up a piece of cake you can see he is pretending to chew a piece in his mouth. Throughout the scene you can see Stottlemeyer's face and the cake. At no point before he pretends to chew does he put a piece in his mouth.

Lummie Premium member

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 Gets Cabin Fever - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When Natalie opens the captain's smashed cake in the van it is vanilla, but when she gives it to the captain he grabs some with his fingers to eat and it's chocolate with only a bit of vanilla. (00:28:40)

Adrian Monk: I don't know how he did it. But he did it.

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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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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.

Garlonuss Premium member

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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