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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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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

In the scene where Capt. Stottlemeyer and Lt. Disher are in Mr. Steiner's apartment just after speaking with the landlady, (24:42 into the episode) Randy is seen playing some notes on the piano - the first few notes of the original theme song from Season 1. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double when the balloon is crashing - Adrian's hair is much thicker. See more »

Quotes

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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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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