Monk

Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When his wife visits Stottlemeyer in his office he fills the running waterfall with coffee, but later in that scene when he holds her hand to promise her that he will investigate the the old man's death the waterfall is empty again. (00:04:40 - 00:07:10)

Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: In the cemetery scene, Stottlemeyer approaches the grave of the 17 year old open case hit and run victim. The dates on his grave are 1980-1997. But in Dennis Gammill's confession letter in the end, it says he killed the boy in December 1998.

Mr. Monk Goes to Jail - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: When Stottlemeyer and Disher are interviewing Dale the Whale in the bed, in the scene where the fat guy says "Is that a bagel?", Disher's bagel keeps changing size as the camera angle switches, getting bigger and smaller.

Mr. Monk Goes Back to School - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Monk is leaving Derek Philby's classroom, he is quite content to just pick up a piece of chalk (with his bare hands) to write on the blackboard, but earlier, he makes sure to use a chalk holder to do this and nearly has a panic attack when he gets chalk dust on himself.

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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)

Jean G

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.

Jean G

Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: Monk throws the bomb into the toilet and shuts the door, pulling it towards him. When we see him hit by the blast there's no door in the way, and in the reverse shot looking into the bathroom the door has swung open into the room again, despite the blast radiating outwards. Plus it should have destroyed the door anyway.

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Mr. Monk and the Captain's Wife - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sharona returns the dog, she opens the gate, turns around and closes & latches the gate. They even make a point of showing the latched gate before she is on the porch. As she is talking to the owner, you see the gate behind her open and then closed between shots. She had latched it, so all scenes should have shown it latched.

Mr. Monk and the Captain's Wife - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: In the pre-credits sequence, Karen attaches a clip to the right side of Leland's shirt, but a few seconds later, there is none on his right side. They are all on his left side. They also disappear and reappear.

Mr. Monk Goes to Jail - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: The large blue Nazi/Swastika tattoo on the left side of the head Nazi's neck changes from being neat and symmetrical to uneven during the course of the episode. This is most noticeable when comparing the exercise-yard "you stole the watch" scene to the black-and-white "solving the case" flashback scene.

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 and the Three Pies - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Van Rankin takes the borrowed flour from his kitchen counter and hands it to Sharona, it's in a standard paper flour sack, and the counter is clean. Later, there's flour dust on the counter and the impression of a large, round flour tin - like the one in Monk's kitchen - instead of an imprint of the paper sack. (00:37:20)

Jean G

Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Capt Stottlemeyer is vacuuming Monk's floor, you see the living room has wall-to-wall carpet. But just minutes later when they show the floor again, it is just a throw rug over hardwood floors. The room no longer has wall-to-wall carpet.

mallorymm

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Suggested correction: It's never wall-to-wall carpeting. It's always a rug, and the Captain even calls it a rug. In the shot of the vacuum and the Captain's feet, you can see the hardwood floor behind him.

Bishop73

Mr. Monk Goes to Jail - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: When Monk and Sharona talk to Sylvia in the prison library the second time, the books on her desk change in various shots. At first, you see 3 piles of books, all with blue books on top. In the next shot the blue book closest to her is gone. In the next shot, she's straightening a red book next to her, but it goes back to being crooked.

Bishop73

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.

Bishop73

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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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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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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