Monk: Season 5, Episode 10

Mr. Monk and the Leper (22 Dec. 2006)

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Monk deals with leprosy on two fronts as he's called to testify that a leper is indeed alive so that his money isn't given away.

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Monk deals with leprosy on two fronts as he's called to testify that a leper is indeed alive so that his money isn't given away.

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On its original airing, this episode was presented first in black & white and then in color. USA Network then held an on-line poll for viewers to indicate which version they preferred. The episode opened with Tony Shalhoub providing an intro from the set about how it would be airing in black & white. It closed with Ted Levine and Jason Gray-Stanford introducing the color version, with Ted insisting it was better in color and Jason preferring to agree with Tony. See more »

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When Randy is trying to pry his photo off of the wall in the doctor's office, he causes most of the other photos to fall off the wall, and leaves a huge hole where his photo was. A few seconds later the other photos are back up and the hole has repaired itself, with only some glue residue remaining where his photo was. It is mentioned in the audio commentary that this is the result of the scene being created from several takes. See more »

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Adrian Monk: [Adrian and Natalie are breaking into a mansion. They have put up a ladder against the wall. Adrian is urging Nathalie to climb up] Hurry! What are you waiting for? Go!
Natalie Teeger: [climbs the ladder and lands on the other side of the wall] Okay. You're next!
Adrian Monk: [feeling the ladder] No, no, it's... eh... it's wobbly. Somebody has to hold it.
Natalie Teeger: Mr. Monk I can't come back. I'm already over!
Adrian Monk: Well, it's too wobbly! Look! It's all wobbly! I can't climb this! Why is it so wobbly?
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A FILM NOIR: Cool......Very Cool!
4 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has the best beginning I've ever seen on a Monk show. That's because I am biased, being a big fan of film noir movies, those great black-and-white crime films of the late '40s and early '50s.

The star of this show, actor Tony Shalhoub, greets us in a first-ever pre-introduction and explains that this show has all the elements of a film noir and so they filmed it in black-and-white. Sit back and enjoy, he says.....and I did. That opening segment has some of the best photography I've ever seen and it is truly great film cinematography. Monk meets a rich man who has disappeared for seven years and then tells (and shows himself, out of the shadows) as a man who has leprosy!!

After the commercial, we see the germ-conscious Adrian Monk freaking out and the film shifts to comedy for a bit until it settles into the story featuring deception, a femme fatal and all the other goodies of good noir.....yet, at the same time keeping it's comedy close by.

We also find Natalie getting a boy friend, a dermatologist played by Englishman Paul Blackthorn. He's the guy who played a terrorist in the series '24."

It got a little silly in the end and, for once, I had the crime solved before Monk figured it out. Kudos to the show for this unique black-and-white presentation. It was nice to see.


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