Monk

Monk (2002)

84 mistakes in season 3 - chronological order

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Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan - S3-E1

Factual error: In the episode the victims were murdered with a .22 caliber firearm. However, a short shot of the crime scene focuses on an empty shell casing which comes from a larger caliber firearm, most likely a 9mm parabellum. (00:05:30)

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Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: There is a shot where Randy is trying to cross the police tape and an officer stops him, and he can be seen briefly arguing. However, when it cuts to the next shot, we see that argument happening again in the background, repeated. (00:07:20)

Mechanic1c

Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the two guys are playing chess, the guy with the black hat knocks over the chess pieces after losing. He then starts scrambling up the pieces and leaving his hands near the chess board. When the shot changes to a wide shot of Monk walking away the guy suddenly has his hands on his head.

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Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Monk is lost in the street crowd after getting pushed into the subway car, his left shirt collar is sticking up over his coat. It's still up when he puts his hands to his head, but is tucked neatly back in in the next shot, though he still has both hands on his head. A few seconds later, it's the right collar flap that's sticking out instead.

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 and the Panic Room - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Whilst Randy and Sharona are in the kitchen feeding the monkey you can see near the start of the shot that Randy has his right arm leaning against the kitchen counter top. In the next shot his arms are suddenly folded.

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Mr. Monk and the Panic Room - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Darwin the chimp pulls a large blue bowl from Monk's kitchen cupboard and throws it on the floor, breaking it. We cut to a close-up of Darwin spinning, then pull back as he starts pulling out glasses - and the blue bowl is back on the shelf, intact. When the angry landlord enters, Darwin pulls the same bowl from a different shelf and throws it again.

Jean G

Mr. Monk and the Panic Room - S3-E2

Deliberate mistake: All the dishes that are usually neatly arranged in Monk's kitchen cupboards (pots, pans, stacks of plates etc.) have been replaced here by cheap plastic ware, so that Darwin the chimp can pull them all out and throw them. Though we hear shattering-glass sound effects as they supposedly hit the floor, the dishes Darwin bangs together and throws are very obviously plastic.

Jean G

Mr. Monk and the Panic Room - S3-E2

Factual error: The cops gain entry to the panic room to be faced with a chimp waving around a loaded handgun, apparently having shot a man, and shrug and make jokes about reading him his rights, instead of expressing the slightest concern that this animal might shoot them. Cops shoot remotely aggressive dogs all the time, but an ape with a gun doesn't even make them raise an eyebrow. Plus the police never did a gunshot residue test on the chimp. Standard procedure, and would've proven they didn't shoot.

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Mr. Monk and the Panic Room - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Stottlemeyer has taken things like a banana and a Monkey Joe out of a black leather bag and places them on a table while interrogating Darwin the chimp. One shot while he's acting like a monkey shows the table's bare and the bag's closed.

Rob245

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Question: Is it ever stated (in-universe or otherwise) if Natalie has a second job, or how she can afford everything, including all her new cars (I've seen her in at least 5 new cars, including an Audi)? She's always complaining she's broke, even after it's revealed she's a Davenport. But she also claims she doesn't take money from them. Plus, she's always trying to get Monk to pay her and/or pay her the full amount she's owed.

Bishop73

Answer: Through the entire show, I don't recall her ever mentioning another job. The two explanations I had for being able to afford those cars, was there might have been a life insurance policy after her husbands death (or Mitch left her quite a bit after he died). The other may have been she had accepted some money from her family willingly or unwillingly asked for it. But in truth, I would imagine it was for product placement in the show. Most shows like Monk tend to keep the characters moderately wealthy or financially healthy, so they can insert products or items for the characters to use. Phones, food items, cars etc.

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Answer: In one of the episodes it shows her going back home and that she came from money. Her parents are wealthy. Maybe that is the answer.

But in the show after it's revealed she comes from money, she states she doesn't take money from her parents, despite still visiting them.

Bishop73

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