hmm, that's funny... You're right. This will probably be again a mistake from Disney. But in the German version Timon asks: WHERE is the monkey. That would be right. Disney has made once again a mistake.
I noticed this and it doesn't make any sense to me. How can Timon know Rafiki one second and then completely not remember him when he meets him again in the jungle? It's just one of the many mistakes in the midquel that don't conform with the storylines of the previous two films. Silly Disney.
that's only one of the many mistakes in Hakuna Matata. Another one is, that the day after Simba's presentation as a newborn cub, Timon and Pumbaa are woken up by "I just cant wait to be King", sung by cub Nala and Simba.....man, that cub grew up waaaaaay to fast :s