4x16 Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty
First Aired: Mar. 17, 2006 on USA
Summary: Mr. Monk is upset to learn that he has been called for jury duty. Although he tries to get out of it, he doesn't succeed and winds up being Juror #11 on a robbery trial. Upon listening to the facts and the evidence, all the jurors unanimously vote "guilty." All the jurors, that is, except…
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- Goof (factual errors): Given that the proceeding would have ended in a mistrial, the evidence would have been needed for the new trial and would not have been left in the jury room unattended after the jurors were dismissed.
- Goof (plot holes): It is surprising that none of the court guards or judge seem to recognize Monk. Given how often he participates in criminal cases as a consultant, the judge and court officers at least should be familiar with him.
- Goof (crew or equipment visible): A black safety pad is clearly seen in the dumpster under the garbage bags when Escobar and his girlfriend come down the garbage chute, with the level of garbage near the top. When they open the side of the dumpster and run into the waiting police, the level of garbage has dropped significantly and the pad has vanished.
- Goof (continuity error): When Mr. Monk gets his mouth taped up, they start in front of his left ear, circling over his mouth twice, and ending in the back of his head. The tape is wrapped on top of his ears covering them half way up. When he is rescued, the tape is wrapped over his mouth three times, and only the tip of his ear lobes are covered with the tape.
- Goof (factual errors): The subplot around Colombian fugitive Miguel Escobar involves Escobar being transferred from local to federal custody. The local (state) and federal courts do not share courthouses in San Francisco. As a result, there would have been no reason to make the transfer in the lobby of the local (state) courthouse.