Monk

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  • Season 8 Episode 5: Mr. Monk Takes the Stand

  • When Gildea sees Rudy, he calls him a "dope-smoking, chain-snatching little thug." However, when Monk, with his eidetic memory, recites it back, he says Gildea called him "Quote: a chain-snatching, dope-smoking little thug," transposing the two adjectives.

  • Season 8 Episode 4: Mr. Monk is Someone Else

  • Trivia: Nobody is murdered.

  • At the end of the brief teaser, a man walks into frame on the opposite side of the street without reacting to either the accident nor the blaring bus horn.

  • Near the end of this episode, as Monk and the others are watching the funeral of Mr. Greenblatt from a distance, there is a flower in front of Randy's face, which disappears after a brief cutaway (i.e., the flower isn't in the shot at all), and then reappears after another brief cutaway.

  • Trivia: There is no "Here's What Happened" sequence.

  • Season 8 Episode 3: Mr. Monk and the UFO

  • When Monk enters the sheriff's office, he adjusts the blinds until they're even. When the woman leaves, they're uneven. Then they're even again when he closes the door.

  • Season 8 Episode 2: Mr. Monk and the Foreign Man

  • The housekeeper is murdered yet the police do not check the last call received on the cellphone, which was made by the murderer.

  • In the laundromat, there are two rows of washing machines back to back. As stated and how Monk operates, each pile is supposed to go in a separate machine. However, there are less machines then there are piles of clothing. By the time Monk says "I can't figure it out," there are four remaining piles of clothing but only two machines left. Between camera shots the remaining piles somehow all disappear despite the lack of machines.

  • In the laundromat, first there are three piles of white/gray clothing. As Monk says "We don't get the African TV here," there's a pile of gray slacks in front of him. The camera cuts in the middle of his sentence to a long shot and the pile has instantly disappeared and Samuel is picking up the red clothing. A little later, the camera cuts to the woman and Monk's piles of green and blue clothing are in front of her. The camera then cuts back to Samuel and Monk and both piles have instantly disappeared.

  • Season 8 Episode 1: Mr. Monk's Favorite Show

  • Near the end of the episode, as Mr. Monk is holding Christine Rapp at gunpoint, he says a line from one of his favorite episodes, "Grounded for Life". He mentions this is the fifth episode from Season 2 of the show she starred in, but the DVD case he looks at earlier clearly lists "Grounded for Life" just before Episode 4, "Broken Arm, Broken Heart", making it the third episode of that season.

  • When Monk returns the book, he makes the cashier put the bills directly into his wallet. However, he has no problem handling the coins with his bare hands.

  • Season 7 Episode 15: Mr. Monk and the Magician

  • An unexplained scar on Kevin's head appears when he does his magic act. It not only changes shape (lightning-bolt à la Harry Potter to straight line) but switches sides (from left side of forehead to right).

  • Season 7 Episode 14: Mr. Monk and the Bully

  • At the crime scene, Natalie takes off the flower Monk attached to his coat before having a small talk with him. During the conversation, for a brief moment the flower is attached to Monk's coat, and the rest of the talk she has it in her hand.

  • After the bartender walks away (following Monk's unsuccessful attempt at bribing him), Natalie's left hand changes position with a slight change in camera angle.

  • During the scene where Natalie shows up at Monk's apartment with a new digital camera, and then berates Monk for his desire to continue to follow Marilyn Brody, she is wearing her hair in a ponytail. Yet in subsequent scenes set that same day (judging by the fact that her clothing does not change), she isn't wearing her hair this way.

  • During the show Monk states that 40 years have passed since when Roderick Brody gave him swirlies. However, later on in the episode, in the interrogation room, Roderick asks Monk why he is bringing up a matter that had happened 30 years ago.

  • Adding sea salt to tap water to make it look like someone drowned in the bay would not have worked. First of all, the bay would probably have numerous impurities that the tap water wouldn't have even with the sea salt added to it. Secondly, most tap water has chlorine in it, whereas bay water usualy does not.

  • Season 7 Episode 13: Mr. Monk Makes the Playoffs

  • Even though Randy manages to plug in the TV from the evidence room, how could he watch it? There's no cable or satellite hooked up to the set.

  • When Monk and Captain Stottlemeyer are at the tailgate party in the beginning, when the Captain tries to give his beer to Monk, there is no foam in the neck of the beer bottle. When he turns around, there is foam over half way up the neck of the beer bottle

  • When Monk is near the vending machines and is just about to describe the problem with the playbook, you can see the shadows of someone coming down the ramp. All of a sudden two men are passing behind him, then they come down the ramp and pass behind him a second time.

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Comedy, Suspense

Themes

coping with death, single life, single camera sitcom, extraordinary situations, facing danger