Monk (2002)

48 mistakes in season 4

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Mr. Monk Gets Drunk - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Monk and Al are sitting to drink wine, Al grabs his bottle with one hand to pour the wine and the other hand is hanging down to his side. In the next shot, as he's pouring the wine, he's holding the glass with the other hand. In the next shot, his hand is by his side again.


Mr. Monk Stays in Bed - S4-E3

Plot hole: When Stottlemeyer and the other cops arrive at the recycling center, the patrol car's siren turns on and off. The killer had said to Monk that if he called the cops, he'd kill Natalie. Coming to a hostage situation with the siren going would be a really bad idea. (00:37:45)

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Mr. Monk and Little Monk - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When Monk is doing the summation for the present-day case with Sherry's ex-husband sitting in the chair, at first you can see that the painting is directly behind him. However, shortly thereafter during the summation, the painting has somehow shifted to the viewer's left and is no longer directly behind him. While it's plausible that someone could have moved the painting, it's just not believable since less than a minute has passed. Besides, would Lt. Disher (he was closest) really take it upon himself to move evidence?


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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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