Mr. Monk and the Airplane - S1-E13

Stupidity: When the pilot asks Monk for some ID, who cannot provide it, and the flight attendant exposes Monk as the passenger that is causing her a lot of trouble, normally Sharona would step in in these type of situations to convince whoever with her voice of reason that Monk is indeed a famous detective and sought after consultant for the SFPD. Her silence in this situation and later when the flight attendant confiscates the lighter and takes the glass with the evidence residue is incredibly out of character. (00:30:40 - 00:32:30)

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Mr. Monk Buys A House - S7-E1

Stupidity: There's no reason for Jake to just chain Monk and Natalie up instead of just killing them once Monk figured out what was happening. He killed Cassie because Monk was onto her and then Ramone. Keeping them alive while he searches the house serves him no purpose.


Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink - S5-E7

Stupidity: Merrigan should've removed the heroin from the statues once he got them, thus the whole murder of the cleaning lady and discovery of his drug dealings might not have been discovered.


Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing - S5-E4

Stupidity: In the beginning, Natalie walks into the firehouse, sees two people hurt, and instead of calling 911 EMS, she calls the captain, delaying the EMS services.

Mr. Monk Gets Drunk - S4-E5

Stupidity: It makes no sense why the staff or the guests would serve the wine to Natalie from where the dead body was being stored. The guests and staff go about cleaning up after he died to avoid any trace of him ever coming to the winery including putting his body in a large wine crate. Yet Natalie makes the discovery that the weird smell (of aftershave) from the wine which leads to the police discovering the body. There is no reason to serve her that wine. It was a vineyard after all - they had plenty of wine and as the staff was in on it, they could have made that crate inaccessible to serve. (00:18:35 - 00:40:04)

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Suggested correction: The guests and staff involved had nothing to do with which wine was being served. Sylvia was just a hostesses and Ricardo was just a waiter. They happened to dump the body in a cask of the new wine which was being taste tested. The wine expert, bartender, and other waiters weren't involved and didn't know there was a dead body in the cask.


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Suggested correction: It wasn't really stupidity on her count. She knew her former partner was showing the house to some potential buyers and would have been unaware the woman was a cosmetic salesperson. Additionally the odds the woman would even be able to identify that type of lipstick in such a quick and frightening situation was a million to one so it wasn't likely a major factor when she plotted the murder. Even if it was never pointed out, Monk connected a number of other factors to her. The former partner was leaving their firm, she had a gun similar to one the shooter used and the witness said the figure of the shooter was a woman. The lipstick was just a small factor in the entire case.

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Mr. Monk and the Wrong Man - S6-E8

Stupidity: Instead of Monk pounding on the church's inner glass door for someone to let him in, he could have simply used the door handle on the outside which is the same as on the inside. (00:27:30)

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Suggested correction: When he first approaches the door you do see him try the doorknob. He couldn't open the door that way, so he started banging on glass. Rather than pause and try again, he goes to banging on the glass, which isn't out of character for Monk.


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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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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