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Mr. Monk and the Leper 

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.

Director:

Randy Zisk

Writers:

Andy Breckman (created by), Charles Evered
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Tony Shalhoub ... Adrian Monk
Traylor Howard ... Natalie Teeger
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Randall Disher
Ted Levine ... Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
Sarah Brown ... Mandy Bronson
Paul Blackthorne ... Dr. Polanski
Stephen Bogardus ... Derek Bronson
Emmy Clarke ... Julie Teeger
Lawrence O'Donnell ... Judge Lawrence Barr (as Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.)
Timothy Davis-Reed ... Nephew's Lawyer
Anne Gee Byrd ... Mrs. Kennedy
Geoffrey Wade ... Mandy's Lawyer
Katie F. Ward ... Receptionist
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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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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Adrian Monk: [seeing Julie making fries as a snack] Oh no. No no no no no. No junkfood. I promised your mother.
[takes the plate of fries away from Julie]
Julie Teeger: You promised?
Adrian Monk: Yeah. I *am* the babysitter.
[throws Julie an apple]
Julie Teeger: Uhm. I don't think so! My mom said I was babysitting *you*.
Adrian Monk: [laughs in disbelief] O-oh-kay
Julie Teeger: Are you getting paid?
Adrian Monk: Yeah
Julie Teeger: How much?
[...]
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References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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The funniest and cleverest "Monk" so far
16 July 2007 | by daneldoradoSee 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.

Dan N. (daneldorado93@yahoo.com)


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