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94/04 Quantum Leap List of Lists
Quantum Leap List of Lists
compiled by Mark Holtz
(Revised April 4, 1994)
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Folks Who Saw Al and Sam
Whose Else In The Chamber?
Don't Examine This Too Closely
[ All descriptions beginning with the reference [from old guide] refer to the
"Quantum Leap Episode Guide" by Kitty Woldow, Debbie Brown, Jason E. Dzembo,
and Anita Kilgour. ]
Genesis Written by: Donald P. Bellisario
September 13, 1956 Directed by: David Hemmings
Aired: March 26, 1989
Sam has prematurely entered the Quantum Leap chamber, and has leaped in an
Air Force test pilot, leaving his memory "swiss-cheesed". Ziggy thinks that,
by flying the X-2 to Mach 3, he should accomplish what he has to do to
return to the project. Instead, he saves the pilot's wife and baby, and when
the pilot's son tosses Sam the baseball, Sam leaps, and ends up on a minor
league baseball team. Sam gets a chance to speak with his father, then
manages to hit an in-field home run. (2 hour movie)
Star Crossed Written by: Deborah Pratt
June 15, 1972 Directed by: Mark Sobel
Aired: March 31, 1989
Sam has leaped into Dr. Bryant, a somewhat sleazy literary professor at a
Catholic college. He has to prevent a coed from attaching to him/Dr. Bryant
and ruining her life. However, Sam also sees this as an opportunity to save
his love with Donna Elise, and causes Al to be forcibly dragged from the
chamber for giving out information relating to Donna...against committee
Historical Reference: Sam breaks into the Watergate hotel.
The Right Hand of God Written by: John Hill
October 24, 1974 Directed by: Gilbert Shilton
Aired: April 7, 1989
Sam leaps into a boxer in Sacramento, CA who has been throwing fights, and
whose contact has been inherited by a group of nuns. The nuns are hoping
that Sam will win a fight to finance a new chapel.
Historical Reference: Sam partially pays off the mob by betting on Muhammad
Ali in the "Thrilla' in Manilla".
How the Tess Was Won Written by: Deborah Arakelian
August 5, 1956 Directed by: Ivan Dixon
Aired: April 14, 1989
As a veterinarian in rural Texas, Sam has to save the life of a piglet and
contest for the hand in marriage of the heiress to a large ranch.
Historical Reference: Sam suggests to a young man named Buddy (with
thick-rimmed glasses) that he change his lyrics from "Piggy Soo-ee" to
"Peggy Sue", causing Sam to leap.
Double Identity Written by: Donald P. Bellisario
November 8, 1965 Directed by: Aaron Lipstadt
Aired: April 31, 1989
Sam has leaped into a mafia hitman, and has no clue of what to do, since
Ziggy has taken everything off-line in order to attempt a forced leap home.
However, when the forced leap fails, Sam knows what to do: get Frankie and
his girlfriend, a hairdresser, together.
Historical Reference: The great northeastern blackout.
NOTE: After this episode, the leaping effect is changed from a simple white
flash to a flash with some lines shooting towards/away from Sam.
The Color of Truth Written by: Deborah Pratt
August 8, 1955 Directed by: Michael Vijar
Aired: May 3, 1989
Sam has leaped into an aging black man in a prejudiced South, whose belief
in equality causes a violent reaction. His mission: to prevent the wife of
the former state governor from being killed at a train crossing.
Camikazi Kid Written by: Paul Brown
June 6, 1961 Directed by: Alan J. Levi
Aired: May 10, 1989
As Cam Wilson, a high school "dork" with a bad case of acne, Sam has to stop
the marriage in three days of the leapee's sister, Cheryl, to an abusive
drinker with an explosive short fuse.
Historical Reference: Sam and Al run into a young black kid named Michael in
the men's room of a hotel. Sam does some moves which Michael emulates.
Play It Again, Seymour Teleplay by: Scott Shepard & Donald P. Bellisario
April 14, 1953 Story by: Teleplay writers and Tom Blonquist
Aired: May 17, 1989 Directed by: Aaron Lipstadt
With looks that could pass for Bogie, Sam is a private investigator who is
looking for the murderer of his partner before he is killed himself.
NOTE: The leap sequence changes to the blue lines outstretched with lightning
going through Sam, which is still used today.
Honeymoon Express Written by: Donald P. Bellisario
April 27, 1960 Directed by: Aaron Lipstadt
Aired: September 20, 1989
While Al is at a Congressional hearing to defend the funding of Project
Quantum Leap, Sam has leaped into a cop on his honeymoon who has to defend
his life against a jealous ex-husband. His newlywed bride's father,
incidentally, is a US Senator who is a golfing buddy of Eisenhower.
Disco Inferno Written by: Paul Brown
April 1, 1976 Directed by: Gilbert Shilton
Aired: September 27, 1989
[from old guide] As a stuntman, Sam is to save the life of his persona's
younger brother, and he also has to influence the obsessive father of the
pair to allow the younger son to go his own way, into Country & Western
music rather than stuntwork.
The Americanization of Machiko Written by: Charlie Coffey
August 4, 1953 Directed by: Gilbert Shilton
Aired: October 11, 1989
[from old guide] As a sailor returning from Japan, Sam brings a foreign wife
to a small town, then has to fight against the prejudice of both a scheming
former lover and his "mother" to gain acceptance for the Japanese bride.
What Price Gloria? Written by: Deborah Pratt
October 16, 1961 Directed by: Alan J. Levi
Aired: October 25, 1989
[from old guide] In his first sojourn as a female, Sam is a gorgeous
secretary and has to cope with sexual harassment by the boss, a suicide
attempt by the roommate, and the effect his looks have on Al's natural
Blind Faith Written by: Scott Shepherd
February 6, 1964 Directed by: David J. Phinney
Aired: November 1, 1989
Sam leaps into Andrew Ross, a blind pianist. Sam, however, can still see,
and has to save his girlfriend from her overprotective single mother -- and
a serial killer stalking New York City.
Historical Reference: Sam passes by the limo containing the Beatles.
Good Morning, Peoria Written by: Chris Ruppenthal
September 9, 1959 Directed by: Michael Zinberg
Aired: November 8, 1989
Rock and roll is about to hit it big in America. However, when Sam leaps
into Howlin' Chick Hooooowwwwwwwwllllll, rock and roll is about to be
extinguished at WOF 730 AM in Peoria thanks to a blue law passed by the city
council. Sam vows to fight back by barricading himself and the owner and
playing non-stop rock, despite the power and the transmitter being cut off.
Historical Reference: Chubby Checker (appearing as himself) drops by with
the demo "The Twist."
Thou Shalt Not... Written by: Tammy Ader
February 2, 1974 Directed by: Randy Roberts
Aired: November 15, 1989
[from old guide] Sam's task as a Rabbi is to keep his brother's wife from
ruining her life by falling for a sleazoid author's seduction, and then to
help the family begin getting over the year-old death of their son.
Historical Reference: Sam performs the Heimlich maneuver on Dr. Heimlich at
a bake sale.
Jimmy Written by: Paul M. Belous & Robert Wolterstorff
October 14, 1964 Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.
Aired: November 22, 1989
[from old guide] Mainstreaming the mentally retarded isn't a popular concept
yet, and Sam's job is to gain acceptance for Jimmy, the "slow" young man
he's leaped into, so that he doesn't end up back in the institution.
So Help Me God Writtem by: Deborah Pratt
July 29, 1957 Directed by: Andy Cadiff
Aired: November 29, 1989
[from old guide] While he can't even remember much of Perry Mason, Sam finds
himself the lawyer defending a young woman accused of killing the son of the
most powerful man in a small Louisiana town.
Catch A Falling Star Written by: Paul Brown
May 21, 1979 Directed by: Donald P. Bellisario
Aired: December 6, 1989
[from old guide] Sam leaps into, Ray Hutton, the understudy for the role of
Cervantes, seconds before curtain time. His mission: prevent the drunken
star from falling and seriously injuring himself during one of the
performances of Man of LaMancha. Sam isn't helped by the fact that he meets
his old piano teacher who he had a crush on at the age of fifteen, and that
the star also has his eye on her.
A Portrait for Troian Teleplay by: Scott Shepherd & Donald P. Bellisario
February 7, 1971 Story by: John Hill & Scott Shepherd
Aired: December 13, 1989 Directed by: Michael Zinberg
[from old guide] Sam goes totally "Johnathan MacKenzie" as he tries to keep
a beautiful young widow from joining her husband at the bottom of a lake,
and proving she's being "gaslighted" by her younger brother who's been
spending her money.
Animal Frat Written by: Chris Ruppenthal
October 19, 1967 Directed by: Gilbert Shilton
Aired: January 3, 1990
[from old guide] Trapped in the body of "Wild Thing", a typical frat jock,
Sam still has to win the confidence of a campus radical in time to stop her
from blowing up the chemistry building as a protest against the war in
Another Mother Written by: Deborah Pratt
September 30, 1981 Directed by: Joseph L. Scanlan
Aired: January 10, 1990
[from old guide] Playing the divorced mother of three, Sam's job of keeping
the teenage son from disappearing, supposedly as a runaway, is made more
interesting by the youngest daughter being able to see both him, as he
really is, and Al.
All-Americans Written by: Paul Brown & Donald P. Bellisario
November 6, 1962 Directed by: John Cullum
Aired: January 17, 1990
[from old guide] Keeping his best friend from throwing the high school
championship football game, which would lose them both their scholarship
offers, Sam also gets the two families to consolidate.
Her Charm Teleplay by: Deborah Pratt and Donald P. Bellisario
September 26, 1973 Story by: Paul M. Belous, Robert Wolterstorff, and
Aired: February 7, 1990 Teleplay writers
Directed by: Chris Welch
[from old guide] Trying to protect a woman witness from a mob hit is not so
easy for G-man Sam when the FBI seems to have an informant confounding his
attempts to hide her.
Freedom Written by: Chris Ruppenthal
November 22, 1970 Directed by: Alan J. Levi
Aired: February 14, 1990
[from old guide] Rather than saving his "grandfather's" life, Sam has to
escape from jail and elude the sheriffs long enough to get them both to the
reservation so the old man can die at his "grandfather's" home reservation.
Good Night, Dear Heart Written by: Paul Brown
November 9, 1957 Directed by: Christopher T. Welch
Aired: March 7, 1990
[from old guide] Rather than saving the damsel of the episode, who
supposedly committed suicide, Sam is the coroner trying to prove that she
was murdered and find out by whom.
Pool Hall Blues Written by: Randy Holland
September 4, 1954 Directed by: Joe Napolitano
Aired: March 14, 1990
[from old guide] To save the small bar run by his "granddaughter", as well
as keep her from a fate worse than death at the hands of the loan shark
holding a note on the place, Sam has to play professional pool.
Leaping In Without a Net Written by: Tommy Thompson
November 18, 1958 Directed by: Christopher T. Welch
Aired: March 28, 1990
[from old guide] Sam remembers he's afraid of heights when he leaps into a
trapeze artist whose sister wants him to catch her when she does a triple
without a net. Dad is not enthused, as this is exactly how mom bought it
some years back.
Maybe Baby Written by: Paul Brown & Julie Brown
March 11, 1963 Directed by: Michael Zinberg
Aired: April 4, 1990
[from old guide] Babysitting a kidnapped tot and a flakey, compulsively
lying stripper keeps Sam busy as they cross Texas on the run from the legal
father and a squad of cops.
Sea Bride Written by: Deborah Pratt
June 3, 1954 Directed by: Joe Napolitano
Air Date: May 2, 1990
[from old guide] Aboard an ocean liner, Sam must stop the marriage of a
young man's ex-wife to a mobster. In the process, he finds himself in one
heck of a mess in the ship's garbage compartment.
M.I.A. Written by: Donald P. Bellisario
April 1, 1969 Directed by: Michael Zinberg
Aired: May 9, 1990
[from old guide] When Sam leaps into the life of an undercover cop, Al tells
him that his mission is to convince a navy nurse that her MIA husband is
still alive, and to prevent her from marrying the lawyer she meets on the
day Sam leaps in. A series of coincidences causes Sam to wonder about the
true nature of his mission.
The Leap Home Written by: Donald P. Bellisario
November 25, 1969 Directed by: Joe Napolitano
Aired: September 28, 1990
Sam leaps home to his family family farm, where he meets his family, and has
the opportunity to win his high school's basketball championship, while
trying to save his own family from their sad fates. [Scott Bakula also plays
Vietnam Written by: Donald P. Bellisario
April 7, 1970 Director by: Michael Zinberg
Aired: October 5, 1990
Sam leaps into a Navy SEAL in his brother, Tom Beckett's, squad. Now Sam
must choose whether to ensure a successful mission or save his brother's
Leap of Faith Teleplay by: Tommy Thompson
August 19, 1963 Story by: Nick Harding, Karen Hall & Tommy Thompson
Aired: October 12, 1990 Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.
[from old guide] Sam finds himself in one holy mess as a priest in
Philadelphia, trying to help an alcoholic priest deal with a killer and the
death of a young parishioner.
Historical reference: Sam talks to a kid about a movie about a boxer who
practices by punching meat at a slaughterhouse. When the kid closes his
locker, the name "Stallone" is on that locker.
One Strobe Over the Line Written by: Chris Ruppenthal
June 15, 1965 Directed by: Michael Zinberg
Aired: October 19, 1990
Sam has leaped into a fashion photographer who must protect a fashion model
dependent on amphetamines, thanks to her agent.
The Boogieman Written by: Chris Ruppenthal
October 31, 1964 Directed by: Joe Napolitano
Aired: October 26, 1990
Yin and yang collide when Sam leaps into a horror novelist whose home is
being used as a haunted house during Halloween. Incidentally, there's this
goat that keeps showing up...
Historical Reference: Sam and Al discover that the kid neighbor's name is
Stevie, his mother is named Mrs. King. Stevie's love interest is named
Carrie, who Sam thinks is out to get Stevie. Stevie's dog is named Cujo.
*>WARNING<* When discussing this episode, refer to this episode as "The
Halloween Episode" in the interest of all concerned.
Miss Deep South Written by: Tommy Thompson
June 7, 1958 Directed by Christopher Welch
Aired: November 2, 1990
[from old guide] As Darlene Monte, a contestant in the "Miss Deep South"
beauty pageant, Sam must come to the aid of an innocent contender who faces
disgrace after posing for naughty pictures taken by a sleazy pageant
Black On White On Fire Written by: Deborah Pratt
August 11, 1965 Directed by: Joe Napolitano
Aired: November 9, 1990
[from old guide] Sam leaps into a black med student engaged to a white woman
in order to ensure that he and his fiancee survive the Watts riot together.
The Great Spontini Written by: Christy Dawson & Beverly Bridges
May 9, 1974 Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.
Aired: November 16, 1990
Sam has leaped into an amateur magician and escape artist Harry Spontini,
and has to prevent Harry's long lost wife from taking his daughter away.
NOTE: In this episode, the handlink is replaced with a Lego-type handlink,
which is still being used today. This handlink made a cameo appearance in
the Halloween episode. ;)
Rebel Without a Clue Teleplay by: Randy Holland & Paul Brown
September 1, 1958 Story by: Nick Harding & Paul Brown
Aired: November 30, 1990 Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.
[from old guide] As a motorcycle gang member named "Bones", Sam finds
himself an uneasy rider who has to prevent a Kerouac-inspired young woman
from meeting her death on the road.
A Little Miracle Teleplay by: Sandy Fries & Robert A. Wolterstorff
December 24, 1962 Story by: Sandy Fries
Aired: December 21, 1990 Directed by: Michael Watkins
It's Christmas Eve, and Sam is a valet named Pierson to a wealthy
developer/scrooge, who vows to demolish a Salvation Army mission before New
Runaway Written by: Paul Brown
July 4, 1964 Directed by: Michael Katelman
Aired: January 4, 1991
[from old guide] On a cross-country car trip, Sam, as 13-year-old Butchie
must contend with a sadistic older sister and a mother who may run away from
an unfulfilling marriage in search of "The Feminine Mystique".
8 1/2 Months Written by: Deborah Pratt
November 15, 1955 Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.
Aired: March 6, 1991
Sam has gone where no man has gone before: into the body of pregnant
teenager, Billie Jean Crocket. He has to stop her from making the second
biggest mistake of her life: giving her baby up for adoption.
Future Boy Written by: Tommy Thompson
October 6, 1957 Directed by: Michael Switzer
Aired: March 13, 1991
Sam is "Future Boy", sidekick to eccentric star, Moe Stein, aka "Captain
Galaxy", on a 1950's kids show, "Captain Galaxy and the Time Troopers". Moe
is building a time machine in his basement based upon a time string theory
he has, but his daughter wants him committed.
Private Dancer Written by: Paul Brown
October 6, 1979 Directed by: Debbie Allen
Aired: March 20, 1991
Sam is "Rod the Bod", a Chippendale's dancer, who has to help a deaf
waitress become a dancer in a professional dance group instead of dying from
AIDS due to prostitution.
Piano Man Written by: Ed Scharlach
November 10, 1985 Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.
Aired: March 27, 1991
Sam is a lounge lizard named Joey Dinardo who is on the run from the mob.
And now, having been discovered by his ex-partner and ex-girlfriend, they
must keep running to save both of their lives.
Southern Comforts Written by: Tommy Thompson
August 4, 1961 Directed by: Chris Ruppenthal
Aired: April 3, 1991
[from old guide] It's the best little cat-house in New Orleans. No, it's
the Gilbert Labonte Sewin' & Quiltin' Academy. Sam finds himself the
proprietor of this worthy establishment, having to prevent the mysterious
death of a resident who doesn't belong there.
Glitter Rock Written by: Chris Ruppenthal
April 12, 1974 Directed by: Andy Cadiff
Aired: April 10, 1991
Sam is a British rock star in danger of being killed after a performance.
Historical Reference: Madonna was originally supposed to be the girl in the
autograph line, but she refused.
A Hunting We Will Go Written by: Beverly Bridges
June 18, 1976 Directed by: Andy Cadiff
Aired: April 18, 1991
It's a leap from hell as Sam becomes a bounty hunter handcuffed to an
embezzler who will stop at nothing to escape from Sam
Last Dance Before An Execution Teleplay by: Deborah Pratt
May 12, 1971 Story by: Bill Begelow, Donald P. Bellisario,
Aired: May 1, 1991 and Deborah Pratt
Directed by: Michael Watkins
"Oh, God", Sam says when he leaps in strapped into an electric chair. But, a
last minute stay gives Sam, who has leaped into a Cuban-American accused of
murder, 48 hours to prove himself innocent.
Heart of a Champion Written by: Tommy Thompson
July 23, 1955 Directed by: Joe Napolitano
Aired: May 8, 1991
Sam leaps in wrestling partner and brother, Terry, who must stop Ronnie from
competing in the title match which could lead to death due to a hidden
Nuclear Family Written by: Paul Brown
October 26, 1962 Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.
Aired: May 15, 1991
Sam leaps right smack in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis in Florida
as a fallout shelter salesman, and has to defuse a potentially explosive
situation in the family.
Shock Theater Written by: Deborah Pratt
October 2, 1954 Directed by: Joe Napolitano
Aired: May 22,1991
Right after leaping in, Sam receives electro-shock treatment, and starts
reliving some of his past leaps. Now, it's Al's turn to fulfill the mission
as a hologram, and then, to prevent losing contact and to leap, Sam has to
receive another electroshock treatment.
The Leap Back Written by: Donald P. Bellisario
June 15, 1945[/September 18, 1999] Directed by: Michael Zinberg
Aired: September 18, 1991
The second electroshock combined with a lightning strikehas caused Sam and
Al to simuleap, and Sam is back at Project Quantum Leap, while Al is a
returning World War II POW. But a jealous fiancee threatens to kill the
person Al has leaped into, and Sam has to leap again to save Al.
Play Ball Written by: Tommy Thompson
August 6, 1961 Directed by: Joe Napolitano
Aired: September 25, 1991
As a pitcher on a minor league team, Sam must decide if he's there to help a
fellow team member, get the leapee back into the majors, or babysit the team
mascot. To further complicate things, he has to resist the advances of the
team owner's daughter.
Hurricane Written by: Chris Ruppenthal
August 17, 1969 Directed by: Michael Watkins
Aired: October 2, 1991
Sam is a deputy sheriff in a small Mississippi town who has to stop one
killer while surviving another: hurricane Camille.
Justice Written by: Toni Graphia
May 11, 1965 Directed by: Rob Bowman
Aired: October 9, 1991
Sam leaps in as he is made a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the South. Now,
he has to save the life of a young civil rights leader who is trying to
register black voters.
Permanent Wave Written by: Beverly Bridges
June 2, 1983 Directed by: Scott Bakula
Aired: October 16, 1991
Sam has leaped into Frank Bianca, a hairstylist in leather pants. Right
after leaping in, a murder occurs, and Sam must protect the young murder
Raped Written by: Beverly Bridges
June 20, 1980 Directed by: Michael Zinberg
Aired: October 30, 1991
Sam has leaped into a young woman right after being raped, and has to bring
the perpetrator, the son of the pillar of the community, to justice.
The Wrong Stuff Written by: Paul Brown
January 24, 1961 Directed by: Joe Napolitano
Aired: November 6, 1991
Sam goes ape when he leaps into Bobo, a chimpanzee involved in the space
program. (This is the only cross-species leap.)
Dreams Written by: Deborah Pratt
February 28, 1979 Directed by: Anita Addison
Aired: November 13, 1991
A very strange leap occurs when Sam finds himself a detective investigating
a gruesome murder. Things go from bad to worse when Sam starts experiencing
flashbacks from the leapee.
A Single Drop of Rain Teleplay by: Richard C. Okie
September 7, 1953 Story by: Richard C. Okie & Don Bellisario
Aired: November 20, 1991 Directed by: Virgil W. Vogel
[from old guide] A devastating drought will be the ruin of a small town
unless Sam can live up to the claims of Billy Beaumont, the rainmaker he
leaps into. He must not only try to make it rain, he must keep "his" family
together in the process.
Unchained Written by: Paris Qualles
November 2, 1956 Directed by: Michael Watkins
Aired: November 27, 1991
It isn't hell, but it's close. Sam leaps into a convict on a chain gang.
Together, he and a fellow convict, named Boone, must escape.
The Play's the Thing Written by: Beverly Bridges
September 9, 1969 Directed by: Eric Laneuville
Aired: January 8, 1992
Sam leaps into a young actor in love with an older, aspiring singer. Hamlet
never looked so good. ;)
Running For Honor Written by: Robert Harris Duncan
June 11, 1964 Directed by: Bob Hulme
Aired: January 15, 1992
In this controversal episode, Sam is a track star in a Naval college who
must prevent the murder of his ex-roomate, who was expelled because he was
gay, by a group of bigoted cadets.
Temptation Eyes Written by: Paul Brown
February 1, 1985 Directed by: Christopher Hibler
Aired: January 22, 1992
A serial killer is stalking San Francisco. Sam has leaped into Dillion
Powell, a TV reporter, in order to save the next victim: a psychic who
discover's Sam's true identity.
The Last Gunfighter Teleplay by: Sam Rolfe and Chris Ruppenthal
November 28, 1957 Story by: Sam Rolfe
Aired: January 29, 1992 Directed by: Joe Napolitano
Sam finds himself in the life of Tyler Meanes, an old gunfighter who is a
teller of tall tales. However, an old friend has strolled into town for one
last shootout at high noon.
A Song for the Soul Written by: Deborah Pratt
April 7, 1963 Directed by: Michael Watkins
Aired: February 26, 1992
Sam is a backup singer in a black, amateur Supremes-like group in the 60's
who must prevent a member of the group from falling for a sleazy night club
Ghost Ship Written by: Paris Qualles & Donald P. Bellisario
August 13, 1956 Directed by: Anita Addison
Aired: March 4, 1992
Sam is a co-pilot who is flying over the Bermuda triangle. However, one of
the passengers is suffering from acute appendicitis, and the pilot is
suffering flashbacks from flying over the Triangle during World War II.
Roberto! Written by: Chris Ruppenthal
January 27, 1982 Directed by: Scott Bakula
Aired: March 11, 1992
Sam is Roberto!, a Geraldo-like talk show host in Santa Fe, New Mexico, who,
with an asthmatic rival/co-worker, try to unravel a coverup at a local
It's A Wonderful Leap Teleplay and Directed by: Paul Brown
May 10, 1958 Story by: Danielle Alexandra & Paul Brown
Aired: April 1, 1992
Sam is a taxi driver named Max Greenman in New York City who is trying to
earn enough money to earn his own tag, a license to drive his own cab. Help
comes in the form of a woman who claims to be a guardian angel.
Historical Reference: During one fare, Sam is carrying a father and a boy.
Sam tells the boy that one day, there will be skyscrapers all over
Manhatten, and that there'll be a tall, glass tower where he was letting
them off. The doorman opens the door and says, "Good Evening, Mr. Trump" to
the father, who, in turn, says "Come along, Donald."
Moments to Live Written by: Tommy Thompson
May 4, 1985 Directed by: Joe Napolitano
Aired: April 8, 1992
Sam is soap opera heart throb. However, am obsessed fan kidnaps him and uses
him in order to help bear a child.
The Curse of Ptah-Hotep Written by: Chris Ruppenthal
March 2, 1957 Directed by: Joe Napolitano
Aired: April 22, 1992
[from old guide] As Dale Conway, an Egyptologist currently on a dig, Sam
seems to almost be on a vacation from normal leaps: reading hieroglyphics,
searching lost tombs and, of course, visiting Egypt. But, between an
encroaching sandstorm, computer glitches back at the project, and a 3000
year old curse, Sam has very little time to play in the sand.
Stand Up Written by: Deborah Pratt
April 30, 1959 Directed by: Michael Zinberg
Aired: May 13, 1992
Sam is a stand up comedian who is part of a comedy trio. However, two
members of the trio are arguing with each other, even though they love each
other, and the female part of the argument is being wooed by a sleazy casino
A Leap For Lisa Written by: Donald P. Bellisario
June 25, 1957 Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.
Aired: May 20, 1992
Sam leaps into Al back in his younger days -- when he was accussed of
murder. However, when Sam accidentally alters history, it could mean a
different future at the project.
NOTE: One of the guest stars of this episode was Terry Farrell, who would
later on that year sign on to play Lt. Jadzia Dax on "Star Trek: Deep Space
Lee Harvey Oswald Written by: Donald P. Bellisario
October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963 Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.
Aired: September 22, 1992
"Lee, look!" Sam has leaped into the life of Lee Harvey Oswald, and leaps
through various portions of Oswald's life up until that fateful day in
Dallas, when Sam changes history to what it is today. (2 hour movie)
Leaping Of The Shrew Written by: Richard Okie & Robin Jill Bernheim
September 27, 1956 Directed by: Alan J. Levi
Aired: September 29, 1992
[from old guide] It's Robinson Crusoe with a twist when Sam leaps into a
Greek sailor stranded on a deserted island with a beautiful young rich woman
who appears to be less than fond of him and their stranded situation.
Nowhere To Run Written by: Tommy Thompson
August 10, 1968 Directed by: Alan J. Levi
Aired: October 6, 1992
Sam leaps into a Marine Captain whose legs were amputated after a mishap in
Vietman. Now, he has a double mission: Saving the leapee's marriage with a
wife who can't quite cope with his injuries, and his roomate who is
considering suicide because he is paralyzed from the neck down.
NOTE: This episode proves that when Sam leaps, he is really there.
Killin' Time Written by: Tommy Thompson
June 18, 1958 Directed by: Michael Watkins
Aired: October 20, 1992
It's a tricky situation as Sam leaps into an escaped killer who is holed up
in a house holding a mother and daughter hostage. To make matters worse, the
real killer has escaped from the waiting room, causing Al to go after the
escapee, leaving Gooshi in charge.
Star Light, Star Bright Written by: Richard C. Okie
May 21, 1966 Directed by: Christopher Hibler
Aired: October 27, 1992
Sam leaps into 79-year-old man whose son wants to have him committed for
seeing UFO's. Sam tries to keep the family together and to avoid the
sinister plans of the military, all before the next anticipated UFO
Evil Leaper I: Deliver Us From Evil Written by: Tommy Thompson
March 19, 1966 Directed by: Bob Hulme
Aired: November 10, 1992
Sam leaps again into Jimmy. However, it's not a smooth reunion, as yin and
yang once again collide, this time with the help of an "evil" leaper.
Trilogy, Part I: One Little Heart Written by: Deborah Pratt
August 8, 1955 Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.
Aired: November 17, 1992
Sam leaps into a deputy sheriff in a small town whose daughter, Abigail, is
accused of two murders: a neighbor's husband, and her daughter named Violet.
Trilogy, Part II: For Your Love Written by: Deborah Pratt
June 14, 1966 Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.
Aired: November 24, 1992
Sam leaps into Abagayle's fiance, and has to save Abigail from a lynch mob
who believes that a boy who has disappeared was murdered by Abagayle.
Trilogy, Part III: The Last Door Written by: Deborah Pratt
July 28, 1978 Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.
Aired: November 24, 1992
Sam once again gets involved in Abigail's life, when he is called to defend
Abigail for murdering Violet's mother.
NOTE: Trilogy, Part I, was originally aired as a one-hour episode. Trilogy,
Parts II and III were originally aired together as a two-hour movie. The
trilogy is collectively known as "Daughter of Sin."
Promised Land Written by: Gillian Horvath & Tommy Thompson
December 22, 1971 Directed by: Scott Bakula
Aired: December 15, 1992
[from old guide] Sam leaps back to Elk Ridge, Indiana to help save the lives
of the Walters boys as they try to save their farm from a banker trying to
get rich from foreclosure.
A Tale Of Two Sweeties Written by: Robin Jill Bernheim
February 25, 1958 Directed by: Christopher Hibler
Aired: January 5, 1993
[from old guide] As a horse-playing, traveling, brush salesman, Sam finds
himself with two wives and two families. Although Ziggy predicts that Sam's
mission is to choose between the two lives, the choice is made more
difficult by the fact that there's only a 50/50 chance that he'll choose the
right one. As if things weren't bad enough, Sam finds that his penniless
host owes a pair of bookies some big bucks.
Liberation Written by: Chris Abbott & Deborah Pratt
October 16, 1968 Directed by: Bob Hulme
Aired: January 12, 1993
[from old guide] Leaping into a housewife and mother of two on the verge of
Women's Lib, Sam must prevent the death of her daughter during a sit in,
while convincing the girl's father that their marriage can survive a
liberated wife and daughter.
Dr. Ruth Written by: Robin Jill Bernheim
April 25, 1985 Directed by: Stuart Margolin
Aired: January 19, 1993
[from other guide] While Sam is in 1985, running Dr. Ruth Westheimer's radio
talk show, playing matchmaker to her producers, and trying to help a young
secretary who's being sexually harassed by her boss, Dr. Ruth spends her
time in the Waiting Room, counselling Al on his feelings towards his five
wives, as well as his relationship with Tina.
Historical Reference: Sam encounters Anita Hill.
Blood Moon Written by: Tommy Thimpson
March 10, 1975 Directed by: Alan J. Levi
Aired: February 9, 1993
[from old guide] As an eccentric, possibly vampiric, artist just outside of
London, Sam must bear with Al's superstitions, while trying to prevent the
death of his host's young wife, at the hands of a couple who are conducting
a sacrificial ceremony in honor of the "blood moon."
Evil Leaper II: Return Written by: Richard C. Okie
October 8, 1956 Directed by: Harvey Laidman
Aired: February 23, 1993
[from old guide] As Arnold Watkins, better known as The Midnight Marauder,
Sam has to persuade a fraternity to stop using chicken races as a part of
their hazing ceremonies, while Al tries to convince Arnold to stop trying to
get himself killed in retaliation for his parents' deaths twelve years
earlier. When Alia, the evil leaper, appears on the scene, Sam becomes
determined to take her with him when he leaps.
Evil Leaper III: Revenge Written by: Deborah Pratt
September 16, 1987 Directed by: Debbie Allen
Aired: February 23, 1993
[from old guide] Having simul-leaped, both Sam and Alia find themselves
trapped in a women's prison, accused of murdering a fellow inmate. Their
efforts to unmask the real killer are not their top priority as the two
attempt to keep Alia's location hidden from her observer, Zoe, who leaps
into the same place and time, determined to make Alia pay for her betrayal.
NOTE: Evil Leaper II and III were originally aired together as a two-hour
Goodbye, Norma Jean Written by: Richard C. Okie
April 4, 1960 Directed by: Christopher Hibler
Aired: March 2, 1993
[from old guide] As chauffer to Marilyn Monroe, Sam must try to prevent
Marilyn's tragic death. But when a well-meaning plan backfires, it could
mean the end of Marilyn's career, even if her life is saved.
The Beast Within Written by: John D'Aquino
November 6, 1972 Directed by: Gus Trikonis
Aired: March 16, 1993
[from old guide] Sam leaps into Henry Adams, one of a trio of friends who
fought in Vietnam and came home each with their own personal scars and the
memory of a lost buddy. He has to save the life of a friend, Roy, as well as
of a young boy, Daniel, who ventures into the woods of Washington looking
for proof of Bigfoot.
The Leap Between The States Written by: Richard C. Okie
September 20, 1862 Directed by: David Hemmings
Aired: March 30, 1993
Sam takes a leap out of his lifetime through his DNA chain into the life of
his great-grandfather, Captain John Becket during the Civil War. There, he
has to save the life of a slave.
Memphis Melody Written by: Robin Jull Bernheim
July 3, 1954 Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.
Aired: April 20, 1993
[from old guide] Sam swivels his hips into Elvis Presley, mere days before
he is discovered. Along with making sure that Elvis *does* become the King,
Sam must help Sue Anne, a local songbird, from being trapped in a
not-so-gilded cage of marriage.
Historical Reference: At the talent show, there is a seven year old sax
player "All the way from Arkansas".
Mirror Image Written by: Donald P. Bellisario
August 8, 1953 Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr.
Aired: May 5, 1993
[from old guide] Sam lands in a not-so-ordinary bar in a coal mining town,
where strange things are happening and familiar people don't know him. With
the help of another Al, he still has something to set right...or is there
more than one thing he needs to change?
"Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home."
[There *HAS* to be more!]
"Love For Sale" -> "Southern Comforts"
"Leaping On A String" -> "Leap To Judgement" -> "Lee Harvey Oswald"
"When Venus Smiles" -> "Leaping Of The Shrew"
"The Evil That Men Do" -> "Return"
Folks Who Saw Al and Sam
The Color of Truth - Al is somehow able to make himself heard.
Blind Faith - Chopin, Andrew's seeing eye dog, see Sam and Al as themselves.
A Portrait for Troian - Al and the Imaging Chamber door is heard by Troian's
Another Mother - Theresa, a young child, sees both Sam and Al.
Leaping In Without A Net - A gypsey psychic senses Al's presence, and sees in
Sam's eyes that Sam has had many lives.
Vietnam - The combat photographer, when fatally shot, is able to see Al before
A Little Miracle - A rich person is able to see Al, thanks to his brainwaves
being close to Sams.
Last Dance Before An Execution - A young girl helps Al tell an attorney where
a missing bullet in a church is.
Shock Theater - The mentally disturbed population of the institution saw Al.
Hurricane - A drunk thinks he's able to see Sam.
Justice - A group of young kids is able to see Al.
Temptation Eyes - A psychic is able to see Sam and sense the presence of Al.
It's a Wonderful Leap - A woman who is an angel is able to see Sam and Al.
Evil Leaper I: Deliver Us From Evil and Evil Leaper II: Return - Alia is able
to see Sam once they touch.
"Daughter of Sin" Trilogy - In Trilogy, Laura Fuller seems to be able to see
Sam and Al. Also, Abagail as a child seemed to react to Al on an unconscious
A Tale of Two Sweeties - The young girls see Sam and Al as themselves.
Evil Leaper III: Revenge - Zoe is able to see Sam once they touch.
Whose Else Is In The Chamber?
Shock Theater - Dr. Beeks is seen in the chamber by holding Al's hand.
Raped - The leapee appears in the chamber with Al in order to testify.
Killin' Time - While Al is off chasing the escaped leapee, Gooshi appears to
Sam in the chamber, but he fades.
The Unseen Leapees
Shock Theater - Sam leaps into Sam Beterman, however, whenever Sam looks in
the mirror, he sees the personality he is emulating.
Blood Moon - Sam, being a vampire, is unable to see himself in the mirror.
Don't Examine This Too Closely
Disco Inferno - The episode takes place during the filming of 'Earthquake', a
1974 motion picture. The date given, however, is 1976.
Good Morning, Peoria - Al is reflected off the station's glass.
Leap of Faith - The priest is reading about the kid who got killed by the
train. He shows the headline to Sam, and to the right of the main story was a
story about Bangladesh asking for flood assistance. The only problem was that
the leap took place in 1963. Bangladesh didn't even become a country until
1971. Before that, it was East Pakistan!!!
Lee Harvey Oswald - There are several errors, including a translated sentence
that begins with a lowercase letter. The date on the screen is clearly stated
to be February, 1999, minor until you consider that Al refers to "The Leap
Back", a leap that Sam should have forgotten AND takes place on September 18,
The Leaping of the Schew - Sam says, "Right. You're saving yourself for
Nicos", but his mouth, in a bit of an obvious pub, is mouthing David.
Dr Ruth - The episode takes place in 1985, but Al says that he checks on
6,000+ "Annies" in 1984. Also, the phone in the kitchen was off the hook. How
did she call 911 from the bedroom? Two lines in an apartment? Highly unlikely.
Also, it was highly unlikely that the kitchen phone became disconnected for
some reason (even with the cord unplugged, the receiver is still off the
Blood Moon - A girl passes out, and Sam takes the pulse...with his thumb!
Memphis Melody - When Sam Beckett told Elvis' mom that he would one day be
more famous than Perry Como or Pat Boone, she should have said to him, "Who
the Hell is Pat Boone?" Pat Boone was not around in 1954 and didn't hit the
music scene until about a year later. Oh, well.
Mirror Image - In this episode, it is a major plot point that Sam's birthday
is August 8, 1953. Yet, both "Play It Again, Seymore" and "The Amicanization
of Machiko" take place PRIOR to Sam's birthdate. Unless the producers are
taking a pro-life stance, this establishes that Sam already could leap outside
his lifetime. (Which episode was Sam's birthdate first mentioned?)
Sally "Lucky Bitch" Smith - For her frequent visits to the Quantum Leap
production offices, and the news she brings back.
Mary Allison, Greg Berigan, Alan Cantu, Debbie Brown, Jason E. Dzembo, J.
Finnan, "G.", Mike Gaines, J. Taggart Gorman, Tommy Howell, Newton Loui,
"Marsh", Marshall Ryan Maresca, Quinn T. McCord, Joe Smith, Brian S. Thorn,
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