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.
Did You Know?
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
When Monk and Natalie are in the balloon, and Mandy Bronson opens fire on them; the balloon starts to descend after only a few bullet holes are punctured in the skin. In real life, 2 or 3 bullet holes would not cause the balloon to come down, the hole would need to be much bigger, or more bullets would have had to have been fired. See more
[looking at a photo of a young Randy Disher with a severe acne-covered face
Is that Randy? Oh my God! That is so funny! Not a funny in a haha-way, more a funny in a 'Oh boy this will really embarrass him'-way.