Queer as Folk (2000–2005)
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The Leper (Hath the Babe Not Eyes?) 

Michael decides to keep seeing Ben, despite Brian and Debbie vehement protests; Emmett starts acting like a star; Mel and Lindsay ask Lindsay's parents for cash.


Michael DeCarlo


Blair Fell (teleplay), Ron Cowen (story) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Clunie ... Melanie Marcus
Robert Gant ... Professor Ben Bruckner
Thea Gill ... Lindsay Peterson
Gale Harold ... Brian Kinney
Randy Harrison ... Justin Taylor
Scott Lowell ... Ted Schmidt
Peter Paige ... Emmett Honeycutt
Hal Sparks ... Michael Novotny
Sharon Gless ... Debbie Novotny
Jack Wetherall Jack Wetherall ... Vic Grassi
Don Allison Don Allison ... Mr. Ron Peterson
Pixie Bigelow Pixie Bigelow ... Mrs. Nancy Peterson
Nancy Anne Sakovich Nancy Anne Sakovich ... Leda (as Nancy Sakovich)
Matthew Willson ... The Fan (as Matthew R. Willson)
Sonia Laplante Sonia Laplante ... Bakery Lady (as Sonia La Plante)


Michael decides to continue dating HIV positive Ben, despite the objections of Brian, Ted, Emmett, and his mother, Debbie. Lindsay and Melanie struggle to get money for their wedding from Lindsay's parents. Success on Ted's website is swelling Emmett's ego. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

17 February 2002 (USA) See more »

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Cowlip Productions See more »
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Did You Know?


Lindsay's parents names are Ron and Nancy and they are waiting for George and Barbara (with whom they're going to play tennis with). It was revealed in an earlier that Lindsay was a Democrat. See more »


When Ben and Michael walk into Babylon, they stop for a second as confetti starts to fall. In the next shot, neither has confetti on them nor in the following shots. See more »


Michael Novotny: Right after my mother told me I was gay,she gave this big safe sex lecture. I knew how to put a condom on a cucumber before I knew how to drive.
Professor Ben Bruckner: Yeah, well, you know I was going to ask you out tonight, but now I'm not so sure.
Michael Novotny: Why not?
Professor Ben Bruckner: Well, Michael keep as a cucumber is a lot to live up to.
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References Let's Make Love (1960) See more »


My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Marilyn Monroe
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