Monk

Mr. Monk Is on the Run (1) - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When Monk attempts to steal the truck at the gas station and grabs the sleeping driver's keys, he drives the truck in circles and then stops. When he stops, the truck is exactly parallel to the end of the concrete slab where the gas pumps are located. However, when the police arrive, the truck is now at a different angle with the back of the truck now being closer to the end of the concrete slab than the front. The gas station attendant would not have moved the truck himself as the police would have told him not to touch anything at the scene.

Mr. Monk and the Daredevil - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: When Monk is trying to overcome his fears with Natalie and Julie's help, the blue pillow on the couch beside him alternates from lying flat to sitting upright, without being touched, throughout the scene. (00:17:00)

Jean G

Mr. Monk and the Birds and the Bees - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: In the mausoleum, the bald man asks Monk and Natalie what happened to the cremation urn name cards, and bends to pick one of them up from the floor. There are no cards on the table when he does this, but in the next shot, four cards have appeared on the table out of nowhere. A short time later, they've all disappeared again. (00:18:45 - 00:20:15)

Jean G

Mr. Monk and the Three Julies - S6-E13

Continuity mistake: The broken side mirror that a distraught Stottlemeyer finds dangling from his damaged car wasn't there when Natalie pulled up to the first crime scene. And it disappears again when Natalie runs back to the car and races off to the second crime scene. (00:03:10 - 00:07:15)

Jean G

Mr. Monk Is on the Run (2) - S6-E16

Continuity mistake: When Monk is at the hotel, a teenage girl comes in to clean up the room. While they are conversing, the subject of mysteries comes up and she goes out and gets the newspaper and places it in front of Monk on the table. They then talk a little more about it and Monk gestures with his hands for her to take the newspaper away and she then picks up the newspaper off the table and exits the room with it. During this entire sequence, you can see that Monk does not ever touch the newspaper. Later on, at the car wash, Mr. Monk sees a newly-painted red SUV that used to be silver colored. When recalling that the teenage girl said that they were looking for a silver SUV, it now shows Monk pushing the newspaper across the table towards the teenage girl even though he never touched it in the original scene. (00:15:30)

Mr. Monk Is on the Run (2) - S6-E16

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Monk is attempting to turn off the key to the Governor's car, his right hand is clutching the top middle portion of the front windshield. However, one of the next camera shots shows the windowshield only with no hand at the top. Then a couple of camera shots later, Mr. Monk's right hand is now on the top of the dashboard. At the end of the sequence, his right hand is clutching the top middle portion of the front windshield again. (00:36:30)

Mr. Monk and the Buried Treasure - S6-E6

Continuity mistake: When Monk and Dr. Kroger are in the session and Monk asks Dr. Kroger where he got his watch, Dr. Kroger puts his arm on the arm of the chair and his hand across his mouth. From the back, he has his hand on his cheek, but from the front again it is back on his mouth.

Mr. Monk and the Daredevil - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: Monk drops the harmonica onto the coffee table, and it lands in a horizontal position. Monk doesn't touch it again, but it moves to a diagonal orientation and then back to a horizontal one between takes. (00:18:15)

Jean G

Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: In the lumber yard, Randy shows a rare streak of genius by knocking out the bad guy with a 2x4 shoved through a stack of boards. When the 2x4 strikes Ringel, it stops its slide protruding about six inches from the stack. When the camera angle changes for the very next shot, the 2x4 is suddenly sticking out more than a foot. (00:39:30)

Jean G

Mr. Monk Is Up All Night - S6-E9

Continuity mistake: Gulliver makes a bet with Monk and puts $50 in bills on the bar. When Monk puts down a $50 bill to match the bet and slides it across the counter, Gulliver's money has changed positions, rotating 90 degrees without being touched. (00:22:30)

Jean G

Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Ringel pulls a gun on Monk and Marcy, he reaches over and closes the venetian blinds. There's no gap in the shuttered blinds when he walks away from the window. Then there is. Then there isn't again. (00:34:30)

Jean G

Mr. Monk and the End - Part I - S8-E15

Continuity mistake: In 3-7 "Employee of the Month", Joe Christie says he was with Monk when he got the news of Trudy's death. He said Monk had been laughing, and that he never heard him laugh again. In this episode Monk and Stottlemeyer get called to the scene of a crime, a women's clinic. In this episode there is a flashback to the exact same location years earlier and to Stottlemeyer getting the phone call about Trudy's death. He and Monk were working a case that day and Joe Christie was not present.

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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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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.

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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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