Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: When Monk is showing how Dale and his Doctor murdered the judge one can see that the knitting of the right chair is already cut to ensure that the policeman will fall through it when he later steps on it.

Mr. Monk Buys A House - S7-E1

Revealing mistake: When Cassie Drake pushes Joseph Moody down the stairs, it is very obvious that the man falling down the stairs is not Jack Carter. His hair is not even close to the same color.

Mr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage - S4-E12

Revealing mistake: In their efforts to hide Gerald's pet mouse from the hospital staff, Randy and Natalie toss the rodent back and forth and alternate hiding him in their pockets. But every time he's tossed, Devo the Mouse gains weight. In fact, Devo's (stuffed?) stunt-mouse double is at least twice Devo's actual size. (00:27:00)

Jean G

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Suggested correction: The phone is a wall type that connects directly at the back. The jack on the wall is wired, and the phone connects when it's mounted. This was a feature of many wall mounted phones as you didn't want exposed wires.

Mr. Monk Makes A Friend - S5-E11

Revealing mistake: During the fight in the kitchen, piles of plates are knocked to the floor. The plates that we see hitting the ground all remain intact. Nevertheless, we hear the sound of plates smashing, and when the aftermath is shown, there is broken crockery everywhere. Clearly the plates used were made of plastic or some other unbreakable substance to minimise injury to the actors and stuntmen.

Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital - S5-E16

Revealing mistake: When Monk and the others are examining the crime scene, the "corpse" can be seen breathing (his abdomen is rising and falling) and blinking. There are various shots in this scene taken from behind the body looking into the room, and some of these are pulled back so that the body is visible while others are zoomed in so that it is not; this is not a mistake, but suggests that maybe the actor was told he would not be visible in these shots and so did not need to hold his breath.

Mr. Monk Makes the Playoffs - S7-E13

Revealing mistake: When Monk steps in front of the limo to stop it from leaving, on the bottom right of the screen there's a black line that doglegs to the right (seen over Monk's coat sleeve). It's like the camera was cracked or something was stuck to it. When the camera angle changes it's gone, but is there where the camera is back on Monk.


Mr. Monk Joins a Cult - S6-E11

Revealing mistake: When Monk and Natalie are talking to the cult members, a Culver City bus can be seen driving in the background, which is a Los Angeles bus, but the show takes place in San Francisco. Culver City is home to a lot of movie shooting. (00:09:15)


Mr. Monk Goes to Jail - S2-E16

Factual error: When Monk visits the prison for the first time, he is searched, passed, and has a mini-panic attack because people have touched him. Sharona steps forward to comfort him, and she puts her arms around him. This is a very serious breach of procedure and it is not possible for the guards to miss it, because Sharona has not been searched. It's a common technique for trying to pass contraband called 'a touch through' - a person with an item to be smuggled into the prison (drugs, usually), passes them on to a person who has been searched and is therefore 'clean'. Monk would be taken back to the guard's station to be searched again. He would not be allowed leniency because the guards happen to know or to like him - visitor ingress and egress is always done under CCTV and the guard would know he was being watched - quite possibly by someone who doesn't know who Monk and Sharona are.

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Suggested correction: Sharona was searched first by the female guard.

In fact Sharona breaks away from the female guard to go to Monk. She has NOT been searched.

The correction is correct. The female guard already finished patting Sharona down before the male guard even had a chance to start his pat down of Monk.


Yeah, the correction is correct. I went back six times through that clip: Sharona and Monk both get searched, and then Sharona touches Monk.

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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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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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