History Headscratchers / Monk

29th Oct '16 7:05:43 PM RLYoshi
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* In "Mr. Monk and the Paperboy", Monk spends roughly the first half of the episode being his usual self; this includes him solving ''two'' cases just by reading a newspaper, and for the main case, finding various clues about it. When a separate but related killing happens, he arrives at the scene and makes various deductions. At one point, Sharona makes a single note - that the bottle used as the weapon has lipstick on it, so it was a woman drinking it and therefore the killer rather than the victim - and immediately it's treated as proof that Sharona is smarter than Monk (Stottlemeyer literally says as much). Pardon my language, but... what the fuck? That just makes no sense whatsoever. It was just a random way to continue the RunningGag of Sharona being physically stronger than Monk by doing something unrelated and shoehorned in. In-universe and out of universe, I see no reason for it to have happened. There wasn't even any reason Monk couldn't have noticed the lipstick himself - he's done crazier things, and he wasn't in any state of panic or distraction at the time.

17th Jul '16 12:19:38 PM nombretomado
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** A similar situation again when (while investigating the death of a martial arts star) Monk is (again) perceived as "crippled by his own fear" even when the possible suspects have years of lethal martial arts training and experience which Monk doesn't have. While Monk's SuperOCD is undeniable it appears that the requirement for Monk to receive a bill of "full mental health" is unconceivable for anyone to truly accomplish. Is Monk in a universe of ChuckNorris's or something were tasks like this are required and commonplace?? Can anyone really answer this?

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** A similar situation again when (while investigating the death of a martial arts star) Monk is (again) perceived as "crippled by his own fear" even when the possible suspects have years of lethal martial arts training and experience which Monk doesn't have. While Monk's SuperOCD is undeniable it appears that the requirement for Monk to receive a bill of "full mental health" is unconceivable for anyone to truly accomplish. Is Monk in a universe of ChuckNorris's Creator/ChuckNorris's or something were tasks like this are required and commonplace?? Can anyone really answer this?
29th Mar '16 6:11:30 PM CastingCrowns
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*** The one thing Monk isn't afraid of is learning and studying. To know all the stuff he knows when it comes to investigating crimes, I guarantee he took a lot of extra courses and probably has several degrees.
14th Mar '16 12:38:19 AM ApeAccount
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** He didn't think they'd have any reason to come back so didn't see any reason to wait for the truck to drive away.

* In "Mr. Monk and the Bully" why are they stuck waiting outside the house at the end for the warrant to come through so they can go inside and save the wife's life? They have the husband in custody and it is his house. Given he would presumably be concerned for his wife's safety, couldn't they just have asked his permission to enter without a warrant?

13th Mar '16 8:07:01 PM ApeAccount
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** A couple of instances had Monk posing as an apparently Mexican labourer (in spite of not speaking very good Spanish) such as "Mr. Monk Visits and Farm" and "Mr. Monk on the Run". Keep in mind that Monk did also pose as an Italian hitman. There are a lot of traits common across several continents which Monk happens to have. Besides, really he'd look equally out of place no matter where he went.
13th Mar '16 7:52:59 PM ApeAccount
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** It was established that his cult encouraged people to empty their bank accounts and give him everything they have under the false pretence that he had developed a philosophy that could guarantee perfect health. Tricking people so they'll do something which benefits you but harms them (in this case taking everything they've got) is pretty much textbook fraud.
24th Nov '15 7:15:58 AM TimBuckII
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*** You do realize the ENTIRE DEFINITION of a phobia is that it has no logic, right? It is an IRRATIONAL fear. You look at something and your body tells you it's a threat. There's nothing else to it.
20th Apr '15 4:52:14 PM ChrisDen
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* Why do the writers think that characters forgoing common sense is "funny". I mean, I like the show, but sometimes I just want to scream at the stupidity of the characters. Mostly, whenever someone "hilariously" takes Monk's quirks the wrong way. For example, in "Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man," when Monk wiped his hands after shaking hands with a black man. For the love of god, just say "He's germophobic!" Don't let people think he's a racist!

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* Why do the writers think that characters forgoing common sense is "funny". I mean, I like the show, but sometimes I just want to scream at the stupidity of the characters. Mostly, whenever someone "hilariously" takes Monk's quirks the wrong way. For example, in "Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man," when Monk wiped his hands after shaking hands with a black man. For the love of god, just say "He's germophobic!" germaphobic!" Don't let people think he's a racist!



** Wouldn't it be great if that happened, and as soon as the guy insinuates that Monk is prejudiced, Sharona/Natalie snaps, "He has OCD and is Germophobic, so don't make judgments about somebody based on the fact that he's different from you!"

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** Wouldn't it be great if that happened, and as soon as the guy insinuates that Monk is prejudiced, Sharona/Natalie snaps, "He has OCD and is Germophobic, Germaphobic, so don't make judgments about somebody based on the fact that he's different from you!"



** If Monk is so germophobic then why doesn't he just wear those gloves that [=CSIs=] and the like wear? Surely it would make more sense that going through packets of wipes like candy.

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** If Monk is so germophobic germaphobic then why doesn't he just wear those gloves that [=CSIs=] and the like wear? Surely it would make more sense that going through packets of wipes like candy.



*** He was prepped (we see part of it onscreen), it just didn't go very well for a guy who obviously knows what the [[ChewbaccaDefense]] is. I think he's only been called to testify once since the show started, and therefore since Trudy died, but more importantly he hasn't gone up against an "undefeated" guy.

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*** He was prepped (we see part of it onscreen), it just didn't go very well for a guy who obviously knows what the [[ChewbaccaDefense]] ChewbaccaDefense is. I think he's only been called to testify once since the show started, and therefore since Trudy died, but more importantly he hasn't gone up against an "undefeated" guy.



** I totally agree with the point. At the end of the day {{Flanderization}} made Randy stupid to the point it is totally unbelievable that he would be an even slightly competent captain. Had the authors been more carefull, this end would've been more believable. But instead they just went the path to make him a total {{Buttmonkey}} instead of a wacky but otherwise competent cop. I guess this was supposed to be funny. [[spoiler:It is not.]]

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** I totally agree with the point. At the end of the day {{Flanderization}} made Randy stupid to the point it is totally unbelievable that he would be an even slightly competent captain. Had the authors been more carefull, careful, this end would've been more believable. But instead they just went the path to make him a total {{Buttmonkey}} instead of a wacky but otherwise competent cop. I guess this was supposed to be funny. [[spoiler:It is not.]]



** "I've never felt this way before" isn't synonomous with "I instantaneously love you more than anyone I've ever met." It's not that he feels his brief time with TK is the best relationship he's ever been in, he just finds the nature of it new and exciting.

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** "I've never felt this way before" isn't synonomous synonymous with "I instantaneously love you more than anyone I've ever met." It's not that he feels his brief time with TK is the best relationship he's ever been in, he just finds the nature of it new and exciting.



* Why is Monk (and indeed most people with OCD) portrayed as comical and quirky. I have OCD, I'm not a germaphobe(as most shows would have us believe is the sole symptom of OCD) but i have other symptoms. OCD is not funny in ANY way whatsoever. It's is not symonomous with being neurotic and Woody Allen like. I can hide it pretty easily. I'm not trying to say you cannot have comedy shows with people with OCD, but why do we have to be so misrepresented?

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* Why is Monk (and indeed most people with OCD) portrayed as comical and quirky. I have OCD, I'm not a germaphobe(as most shows would have us believe is the sole symptom of OCD) but i have other symptoms. OCD is not funny in ANY way whatsoever. It's is not symonomous synonymous with being neurotic and Woody Allen like. I can hide it pretty easily. I'm not trying to say you cannot have comedy shows with people with OCD, but why do we have to be so misrepresented?



*** Well the thing is that OCD cases differ, and we almost only get to see the "obsessed with cleaning/bugs" type and they act really strangely. I have OCD-thoughs 24/7 and I don't act like that. I don't sweat profusely and rattle on nervously around people. I act normally. Maybe it's just my predujice, but it still annoys me.

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*** Well the thing is that OCD cases differ, and we almost only get to see the "obsessed with cleaning/bugs" type and they act really strangely. I have OCD-thoughs OCD-thoughts 24/7 and I don't act like that. I don't sweat profusely and rattle on nervously around people. I act normally. Maybe it's just my predujice, prejudice, but it still annoys me.



**** No, actually, this obsessive-compulsive troper doesn't think the fact that it's popular makes it any less offensive. It's kind of difficult not to find it offensive when everyone you divulge your condition to immediately believes that you're a germophobic maniac because that's how it looks on Monk.

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**** No, actually, this obsessive-compulsive troper doesn't think the fact that it's popular makes it any less offensive. It's kind of difficult not to find it offensive when everyone you divulge your condition to immediately believes that you're a germophobic germaphobic maniac because that's how it looks on Monk.



** All series deviate someway after the pilot. They didnt think they would have time to show it so they just kinda made it self-explanatory.

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** All series deviate someway after the pilot. They didnt didn't think they would have time to show it so they just kinda made it self-explanatory.



* FridgeBrilliance: Monk's phobia of milk seems silly when you hear it, but it makes sense knowing that he's a germophobic and he most likely relates milking a cow to a cow peeing out milk or the whole process of milking very unsanitary.

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* FridgeBrilliance: Monk's phobia of milk seems silly when you hear it, but it makes sense knowing that he's a germophobic germaphobic and he most likely relates milking a cow to a cow peeing out milk or the whole process of milking very unsanitary.
16th Mar '15 7:48:06 PM dmcreif
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* The evil [[spoiler:paramedic]] in the voodoo episode. How are you going to hide that the person you brought in for swallowing a (possibly) poisonous substance just go decapitated, that there is blood on your scalpel and what not.

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* The evil [[spoiler:paramedic]] Angeline Dilworth in "Mr. Monk and the voodoo episode. Voodoo Curse". How are you going to hide that the person you brought in for swallowing a (possibly) poisonous substance just go got decapitated, that there is blood on your scalpel and what not.



* Randy is my favourite character on the show, and I always thought his crush on Sharona was adorable. That said, the man is incompetent. Sharona seemed to view him as an annoying little brother figure more than anything. His becoming a chief and ending up in a relationship with Sharona just didn't work for those reasons. And Leland's line bugged me. He's fond of Randy, but he's definitely aware of how incompetent Randy can be. The Sharona thing can be attributed to people changing, etc. But Randy is not and likely will not ever be ready for the rank of chief, and I want the name of the idiot or sabotaging mastermind who decided to promote him.

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* Randy is my favourite favorite character on the show, and I always thought his crush on Sharona was adorable. That said, the man is incompetent. Sharona seemed to view him as an annoying little brother figure more than anything. His becoming a chief and ending up in a relationship with Sharona just didn't work for those reasons. And Leland's line bugged me. He's fond of Randy, but he's definitely aware of how incompetent Randy can be. The Sharona thing can be attributed to people changing, etc. But Randy is not and likely will not ever be ready for the rank of chief, and I want the name of the idiot or sabotaging mastermind who decided to promote him.



** Do you know what bugs me? This idea that Randy is completely incompetent. True, he does say and do some odd things. But he is a great cop. For most of the time we see him on screen, he's the wacky comedy relief, but whenever the situation calls for it, Randy goes into cop mode and he gets the job done. He's made several arrests during the series, and even made several Monk-like observations and conclusions. In one episode, Randy and Monk have a summation scene together, each summing up their own solved mysteries. And it can be assumed that there have been several moments off-screen on cases Monk has not worked on, that Randy has done some great detective work. And in one episode, when Leland joins a monastery, Randy certainly stepped up and proved that he can fill his shoes at the station. I certainly would believe he'd make a great chief.
*** I don't think he's completely incompetent; however, the man once tried to get a drowning woman to say the word 'aunt' to see whether she pronounced it in an American or English accent. To paraphrase the captain, 'Let's assume the woman who was just being killed in premeditation isn't the evil twin'. (Of course, if it was me, I would have yelled at him to help save the civilian and sort out whether she was a killer or not later, but the captain did have a point.) I'm aware Randy did occasionally have his day in the limelight, but someone who is trying to get a person in need of immediate medical attention to pronounce a word in no way relevant to his or her medical needs should not, in my opinion, be made chief of police.
**** It looked like Natalie and Stotllmeyer were already administering whatever first aid the woman needed and he'd just get in the way if he tried to help. That was very mean of him, but nowhere near as dangerous as it might have been if he was alone at the time. He tried to help, in his eager, easily excitable way.

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** Do you know what bugs me? This idea that Randy is completely incompetent. True, he does say and do some odd things. But he is a great cop. For most of the time we see him on screen, he's the wacky comedy relief, but whenever the situation calls for it, Randy goes into cop mode and he gets the job done. He's made several arrests during the series, and even made several Monk-like observations and conclusions. In one episode, "Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever", Randy and Monk have a summation scene together, each summing up their own solved mysteries. And it can be assumed that there have been several moments off-screen on cases Monk has not worked on, that Randy has done some great detective work. And in one episode, "Mr. Monk and the Miracle", when Leland joins a monastery, Randy certainly stepped up and proved that he can fill his shoes at the station. I certainly would believe he'd make a great chief.
*** I don't think he's completely incompetent; however, in "Mr. Monk and the man once tried Bully," Randy tries to get a the drowning woman Marilyn Brody to say the word 'aunt' to see whether she pronounced it in an American or English accent. To paraphrase the captain, 'Let's assume the woman who was just being killed in premeditation isn't the evil twin'. (Of course, if it was me, I would have yelled at him to help save the civilian and sort out whether she was a killer or not later, but the captain did have a point.) I'm aware Randy did occasionally have his day in the limelight, but someone who is trying to get a person in need of immediate medical attention to pronounce a word in no way relevant to his or her medical needs should not, in my opinion, be made chief of police.
**** It ****In that case from "Mr. Monk and the Bully" it looked like Natalie and Stotllmeyer Stottlemeyer were already administering whatever first aid the woman Marilyn needed and he'd just get in the way if he tried to help. That was very mean of him, but nowhere near as dangerous as it might have been if he was alone at the time. He tried to help, in his eager, easily excitable way.



** Though the canonicity of it is unlikely, one of the books has Stottlemeyer mention that Randy actually has the highest closure rate out of all of his men (Not counting Monk, of course.). He's a complete BunnyEarsLawyer, that's the thing.
* Stottlemeyer tells TK he's never felt 'this way', which I'm assuming he meant love/attraction-wise. I think it's great he finally got a love interest who wasn't a murderer. I firmly believe a person can be in love, split, and then, fall in love with another person. But it bugs the ever-loving crap out of me when a character disregards their previous partner in such a way. He knew Karen since childhood, had two children with her, was on the verge of a nervous breakdown when there was a possibly she'd die, was willing to forgive her for having a (fictional) affair because he so badly wanted to make the marriage work, and was married to her for two decades. At one point, he was in love with her and did feel 'this way'.

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** Though the canonicity of it is unlikely, one of ''Mr. Monk and the books Blue Flu'' has Stottlemeyer mention that Randy actually has the highest closure rate out of all of his men (Not counting Monk, of course.). He's a complete BunnyEarsLawyer, that's the thing.
* Stottlemeyer tells TK he's never felt 'this way', which I'm assuming he meant love/attraction-wise. I think it's great he finally got a love interest who wasn't a murderer. I firmly believe a person can be in love, split, and then, fall in love with another person. But it bugs the ever-loving crap out of me when a character disregards their previous partner in such a way. He knew Karen since childhood, had two children with her, was on the verge of a nervous breakdown when there was a possibly possibility she'd die, die in "Mr. Monk and the Captain's Wife", and in "Mr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage" was willing to forgive her for having a (fictional) affair because he so badly wanted to make the marriage work, and was married to her for two decades. At one point, he was in love with her and did feel 'this way'.



*** What about Michael J. Fox's character on Scrubs? Based on the five or six people I know with severe OCD, and my own fairly mild condition, his portrayal was very realistic.

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*** What about Michael J. Fox's character on Scrubs? ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''? Based on the five or six people I know with severe OCD, and my own fairly mild condition, his portrayal was very realistic.



** Alternatively, Monk has always had OCD, and managed to control it to some extent as a kid. When he met Trudy her influence helped him to control his OCD even better appearing to most people to have beaten it and any new acquaintances wouldn't have noticed. With the trauma of Trudy's death though, the OCD came roaring back (having taken several levels in badass) to it's current overpowering level.

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** Alternatively, Monk has always had OCD, OCD from birth, and managed to control it to some extent as a kid. When he met Trudy her influence helped him to control his OCD even better appearing to most people to have beaten it and any new acquaintances wouldn't have noticed. With the trauma of Trudy's death though, the OCD came roaring back (having taken several levels in badass) to it's current overpowering level.level (it's like the circumstances that causes Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' to lose control of her ice powers).



** Sharona was prone to this, too. It's in "Mr. Monk and the Billionaire Mugger": she's heckling Stottlemeyer about Monk's consulting fee (as he's been unable to pay her for a few weeks). I mean, yes, Sharona, it's important that you petition Stottlemeyer for a consulting fee raise so that Monk can actually pay you, since your bank account is empty, but it's goddamn rude and annoying to do it at a crime scene, especially when the dead person is someone high-profile like Sidney Teal. It's also kind of tasteless doing it in the presence of a dead body.

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** Sharona was prone to this, too. It's in "Mr. Monk and the Billionaire Mugger": she's heckling Stottlemeyer about Monk's consulting fee (as he's been unable to pay her for a few weeks). I mean, yes, Sharona, it's important that you petition Stottlemeyer for a consulting fee raise so that Monk can actually pay you, since your bank account is empty, check bounced, but it's goddamn rude and annoying to do it at a crime scene, especially when the dead person is someone a high-profile person like Sidney Teal. It's also kind of tasteless doing it in the presence of a dead body.



***And furthermore, there are some people who think it should have been ''Sharona's'' job to track Leo Otterman and make him pay his fee to them. The logic is that this seems like a job for Sharona to do, because it is more of the administrative aspect of Monk's detective work, something that Monk obviously is not cut out for. And since Monk does not like conflict, but Sharona is able to deal well with conflict and confrontation, this would have been one way that Sharona could have helped Monk out and fixed her problem.



** I don't think it's that one character was right and one was wrong. It's Monk's show, so the viewer is supposed to be sympathetic towards him, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you shouldn't have been sympathetic towards Stottlemeyer as well; he made the call he felt he had to make, and feels like he betrayed his friend, and has to live with it.

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** I don't think it's that one character was right and one was wrong. It's Monk's show, so the viewer is supposed to be sympathetic towards him, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you shouldn't have also been sympathetic towards Stottlemeyer as well; he made the call he felt he had to make, and feels like he betrayed his friend, and has to live with it.



** This on top of the DoubleStandard of them ''assuming'' he's racist just because he's white. Of course, the maids [[spoiler: were the culprits, so it may have just been a ploy to get him to back off so they don't get caught.]]

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** This on top of the DoubleStandard of them ''assuming'' he's racist just because he's white. Of course, the maids [[spoiler: were also the culprits, so it may have just been a ploy to get him to back off so they don't get caught.]]



** She also states in the wedding episode that they haven't offered her financial support, and she wouldn't accept it if they did. She married her late husband against their wishes because she loved him, and even after he died it appears they continued to express their dislike of him to her. Thus, she is distant from her family and has a very tense relationship with her parents. The only one in the family she seems to have a good relationship with is her brother, who is not the head of the family and probably can't influence them to give her money.

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** She also states right out in the wedding episode "Mr. Monk Goes to a Wedding" that they haven't offered her financial support, and she wouldn't accept it if they did. She Natalie married her late husband Mitch against their wishes because she loved him, and even after he died it appears they continued to express their dislike of him to her. Thus, she is distant from her family and has a very tense relationship with her parents. The only one in the family she seems to have a good relationship with is her brother, who is not the head of the family and probably can't influence them to give her money.



** He's labeled as being in there for fraud; I assume that happened shortly after the episode he was in, what with Monk proving that he wasn't as perfectly healthy as he claimed, and maybe the discovery that he has offshore bank accounts. Everything else is obviously just a NoodleIncident and we are left to fill in the blanks.
* In the episode where Monk's dad gets arrested - why do all of his friends/colleagues think that he should reunite and bond with his dad? The man has been missing for forty years, he abandoned their family when Monk was 8 years old! He shows no interest in staying in town to spend time with Adrian or Ambrose, and is overall an unpleasant and unapologetic person. It seems totally out of character for Adrian's friends to suggest he go on a road trip with his father, since they all know what he did and have seen the psychological ramifications of Jack's choices on both Adrian and Ambrose. Possibly his psychologist would suggest it (so that Adrian can get over his own issues regarding his father), but the everyman would NOT side with the dad in this case, much less suggest someone as emotionally fragile as Mr. Monk go on what is obviously going to be a stressful and possibly traumatic trip.
** Although it's definitely true the trip would obviously be stressful, Jack Monk had to be in his seventies, and wouldn't live forever. Now Adrian has met the guy, imagine how dissatisfied he'd feel years down the track when he finally reads his father's obituary, knowing he never had a chance to personally forgive the man. Usually in RealLife people don't get the chance to forgive the people that have screwed them over - and it's a pretty priceless thing, not to get all sappy...

* In the Halloween episode "Mr. Monk Goes Home Again" the killer wants to kill his wife by poisoning a candy bar she is fond of, but he also poisons several other candy bars and puts them back into circulation so it looks like a serial killer has done the crime instead. The problem is that the poison he uses is a synthetic one from a lab that works in that it ''hasn't been released yet.'' if his plan had actually succeeded wouldn't he be the only person connected to the crime anyway? Especially since the rest of the candy bars could have been traced back to the grocery store close to his house. Also how does Ambrose identify the poison as being in insecticides if it hadn't been released yet?

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** He's labeled as being in there for fraud; I assume that happened shortly after the episode he was in, what with Monk proving exposing that he Ralph Roberts wasn't as perfectly healthy as he claimed, and maybe the discovery that he has doesn't believe some of the philosophies in his own books[[note]]an example: he claims "money begets envy. Envy is the root of all evil," yet he's worth a couple million dollars, owns parking lots, a TV station, and a karate school, plus seven houses and multiple offshore bank accounts.accounts[[/note]]. Everything else is obviously just a NoodleIncident and we are left to fill in the blanks.
* In the episode where Monk's dad gets arrested - why do all of his friends/colleagues think that he should reunite and bond with his dad? The man has been missing for forty years, he abandoned their family when Monk was 8 years old! He shows no interest in staying in town to spend time with Adrian or Ambrose, and is overall an unpleasant and unapologetic person. It seems totally out of character for Adrian's friends to suggest he go on a road trip with his father, since they all know what he did and have seen the psychological ramifications of Jack's choices on both Adrian and Ambrose. Possibly his psychologist Dr. Kroger would suggest it (so that Adrian can get over his own issues regarding his father), but the everyman would NOT side with the dad in this case, much less suggest someone as emotionally fragile as Mr. Monk go on what is obviously going to be a stressful and possibly traumatic trip.
** Although it's definitely true the trip would obviously be stressful, Jack Monk had Monk, Sr. has to be in his seventies, and wouldn't live forever. Now Adrian has met the guy, imagine guy. Think of how dissatisfied he'd feel years down the track when he finally reads his father's obituary, knowing he never had a chance to personally forgive the man. Usually in RealLife people don't get the chance to forgive the people that have screwed them over - and it's a pretty priceless thing, not to get all sappy...

* In the Halloween episode "Mr. Monk Goes Home Again" the killer Again", Paul Gilstrap wants to kill his wife by poisoning a candy bar she is fond of, but he also poisons several other candy bars and puts them back into circulation so it looks like a serial killer has done the crime instead. The problem is that the poison he uses is a synthetic one from a lab that works in that it ''hasn't been released yet.'' if his plan had actually succeeded wouldn't he be the only person connected to the crime anyway? Especially since the rest of the candy bars could have been traced back to the grocery store close to his house. Also how does Ambrose identify the poison as being in insecticides if it hadn't been released yet?
26th Feb '15 3:33:27 AM MisterNobody
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** What bothers me about this is that lightning is superheated, which means that they really should have known just by looking at the corpse the first time that he hadn't been struck by lightning. A radio doesn't use enough electricity to actually fry the hell out of a person the way lightning does.
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