Monk: Season 5, Episode 10

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

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
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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 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 »

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Natalie Teeger: [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.
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The funniest and cleverest "Monk" so far
16 July 2007 | by (Ventura, California) – See all my reviews

A copy of "Mr. Monk and the Leper" should be placed in a time capsule and preserved for future generations. It is an ideal example of how comedy and serious drama can interface with each other.

The opening scene, where detective Adrian Monk meets his new client, a man who stays hidden in the shadows, is deadly serious: The man says he is a leper, and we are shocked to hear that this dread disease can still be with us.

But then, comedy takes over. There are numerous laugh-out-loud scenes, for example the scene at the probate hearing, where Monk asserts that the supposed dead man is still alive. The Commissioner decides to test Monk's powers of observation, and asks him to turn around. Monk does so.

Commissioner: "Now... can you describe my shirt?" Monk: "Which one? The one you're wearing, or the one your secretary is wearing?" To the Commissioner's surprise (but not ours), Monk has noticed that the cute stenographer is wearing a man's shirt, obviously one she borrowed from her boss, after ripping her blouse during a sex romp on the office sofa. Monk even points out that the sofa cushions were replaced backwards, in haste.

Then, there is the scene where Lt. Randy Disher tries to retrieve a picture of himself that's on the dermatologist's wall. He tries to slip it off the wall, but that's not so easy. A struggle ensues: Randy against the wall of photos. It turns out that ALL the other pictures are loose, but the pic that HE wants is attached to the wall, which finally shatters when he tries to pry it loose. Funny stuff.

And of course, there's the unforgettable scene where Natalie is sitting in her date's car, and they are necking furiously... then he tells her that HE used to be a leper! The usually sensible Natalie freaks out, and later we see her drinking an entire bottle of mouthwash.

Cheers, Dan


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