History Headscratchers / Monk

1st Jun '17 4:17:13 AM Skyebright
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*** He clearly graduated in 1981. You realize that "Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion" aired and is set at Monk's 25th college reunion in 2006, clearly meaning that Monk graduated in 1981.

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*** He clearly graduated in 1981. You realize that "Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion" aired and is set at Monk's 25th college reunion in 2006, clearly meaning that Monk graduated in 1981. Well one of his reunions, a Bachelor class could be separate to a Masters, especially if he did a few Masters
8th Apr '17 12:10:42 PM Troper92324
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8th Apr '17 9:08:55 AM Troper92324
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* In "Mr Monk and the earthquake", Sharona is working with a man who is killed by his wife (Christine Rutherford) after an earthquake. She later meets an Australian man on the street and they appear to fall in love. As it turns out, the Australian dude just wanted to get to Sharona's phone because when the phone lines re-opened after the earthquake, Sharona would receive a message from the main murder victim in the story which proved that Christine(whom the australian guy was working with) had murdered him. While the murder victim was trying to leave the message, he says something like "Christine, what are you doing?" because the wife was about to hit him over the head with a vase and blame it on the aftermath of the earthquake. In the flashback, it shows that the wife shortly afterward discovered her husband's message to Sharona and realized it would be a problem. The problem is, the victim was never on the phone with Sharona in the introduction scene where he was killed by the wife. He was just walking around observing the damage from the earthquake. Why would Sharona receive a message from him?
13th Mar '17 12:08:55 PM wusch
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*** It was actually suggested to him in one episode, I don't clearly remember his answer but his points aginst Gloves where that those get dirty and that he worries that he would become dirty if he would have to touch himself.
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.
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