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Quantum Leap
Genre Science fiction/Drama
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Creator(s) Donald P. Bellisario
Starring Scott Bakula
Dean Stockwell
Country of origin Flag of United States United States
Original channel NBC
Original run March 26, 1989May 5, 1993
No. of episodes

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Quantum Leap is a science fiction television series that ran for 97 episodes from March 1989 to May 1993 on NBC. It follows the adventures of Dr. Samuel Beckett (played by Scott Bakula), a brilliant scientist who after researching time-travel, and doing experiments in something he calls "The Imaging Chamber" finds himself "leaping" through time, uncontrollably. He temporarily switches places with diverse people at various times within his own lifetime--the second half of the 20th century: "leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong, and hoping each time that his next leap... will be the leap home." A broadcast of the long-running and popular British science-fiction series Doctor Who. ... This is a list of Quantum Leap episodes in the order in which they were released. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Dr. Samuel Beckett (right) with Rear Admiral Al Calavicci Dr. Samuel Beckett is a fictional character on the sci-fi/drama Quantum Leap, created by Donald Bellisario. ... Scott Bakula Scott Stewart Bakula (born October 9, 1954) is an American television actor most famous for his lead role in the television series Quantum Leap. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...

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Characters

The following is a list of characters from the sci-fi/drama Quantum Leap, created by Donald Bellisario. ...

Plot

In the near future (about 1995), at a highly classified U.S.-government-funded research facility somewhere in the desert of New Mexico, Sam is working on a grand experiment to prove his time-travel theory. Sam is working alongside Gushie, the lead programmer of Project: Quantum Leap. Gushie also works the controls for the imaging chamber. However, the funding for the project is about to be cut. Sam's colleagues protest that they're not ready, but in a last-ditch effort to prove that his theories are correct, Sam steps into the project's "accelerator chamber" and vanishes. United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ... New Mexico was the 41st satate to be admitted to the us. ...

Dean Stockwell & Scott Bakula
Dean Stockwell & Scott Bakula

Sam appears in the past with no memory of who he is or where he is. This side-effect of uneven amnesia is called Swiss-cheesing or (as a technical term in the show's universe) magnafluxing, which prevents him from remembering most of the details of his own life. His friend from his original time, Albert "Al" Calavicci (played by Dean Stockwell), appears to him as a holographic projection from the "imaging chamber", usually only visible and audible to Sam, but also small children, and animals. Al is the project observer and a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral. It is revealed that Gushie made a frantic call to Al when Sam vanished in the imaging chamber and called him in to work on the situation. Gushie continues to work alongside Al in Sam's original time. Along with the (possibly) sentient supercomputer named Ziggy, Al is able to help Sam "set right what once went wrong" before he leaps out into the next person. At the beginning and end of nearly every episode, as Sam leaps into a new person, the catch phrase of "Oh boy..." is uttered. Two prominent exceptions occurred when Sam says "Oy Vey!" after he leaps into a rabbi and "Oh God!" when he leaps into a death row inmate about to be killed in the electric chair. Another notable exception is in the episode "Dr. Ruth", in which the leap is shown from the leapees' point of view rather than Sam's. When the leap takes place, we are with Dr Ruth in the waiting room, and see her character transform into a man who resembles a vampire, who smiles and laughs in order to show his fangs. Image File history File links Quantum_Leap. ... Image File history File links Quantum_Leap. ... Amnesia or amnaesia (see spelling differences) is a condition in which memory is disturbed. ... A fictional universe is a cohesive imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... Rear Admiral Albert Calavicci (left) with Dr. Sam Beckett Rear Admiral Albert Calavicci is a fictional character on the sci-fi/drama Quantum Leap, created by Donald Bellisario. ... Dean Stockwell Dean Stockwell (born March 5, 1936 in North Hollywood, California) is an American actor who is best-known for his role as Admiral Albert Al Calavicci in the American TV series Quantum Leap. ... USN redirects here. ... The term Rear Admiral originated from the days of Naval Sailing Squadrons, and can trace its origins to the British Royal Navy. ... Sentience is a capacity for basic consciousness—the ability to feel or perceive, not necessarily including the faculty of self-awareness. ... A supercomputer is a computer that leads the world in terms of processing capacity, particularly speed of calculation, at the time of its introduction. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... Rabbi (Classical Hebrew רִבִּי ribbī;; modern Ashkenazi and Israeli רַבִּי rabbī) in Judaism, means teacher, or more literally great one. The word Rabbi is derived from the Hebrew root-word RaV, which in biblical Hebrew means great or distinguished, (in knowledge). In the ancient Judean schools (and among Sefaradim today) the sages... Dr. Ruth Westheimer Ruth Westheimer, Ed. ... Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897 Vampires or vampyres are mythological or folkloric creatures, typically held to be the re-animated corpses of human beings and said to subsist on human and/or animal blood (hematophagy). ...


In the pilot episode, Sam has leapt to the year 1956 as an X-2 test pilot, Captain Tom Stratton. In one of his holographic visits, Al tells Sam about Ziggy's theory that "God, or Time, was just waiting for your quantum leap to... correct a mistake." Al thinks that this is "a load of crap", but "if Ziggy's right, all you have to do is break Mach 3 and live." (Al also suggests that he wait 40 years and Sam will be in "the present.") But as more of these seemingly random leaps put Sam in a position to fix something that once went wrong, Al gradually comes to believe that the experiment has been mysteriously co-opted by an unidentified higher power, to use Sam to avert tragedies in ordinary people's lives. This, along with (possibly) the theory that God is controlling these leaps, is later somewhat confirmed when Sam appears to meet the devil (who temporarily assumes Al's appearance to torment Sam before trying to kill him), who tells Sam "Who gave you the right to go bungling around in time, putting right what I made wrong?". It is re-confirmed indirectly when Sam meets an "evil leaper" who knows that her job is to set wrong what once went right. 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bell X-2 was an American research aircraft built to investigate flight characteristics in the Mach 2_3 range. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... The Devil is the name given to a supernatural entity, who, in most Western religions, is the central embodiment of evil. ...


Another episode supporting the idea that a higher power is in charge is one in which Sam happens to encounter Al's first wife, Beth. At Al's insistence, Sam tries to prevent her from falling in love with the man she would marry while Al was a POW in Vietnam. But every time Sam thinks he has gotten rid of the man, he winds up running into Beth again, as if it were meant to be. Finally, Sam finds out Al's true motive and makes Al tell him his true mission.


The term holographic projection is used in the program, although it is not the same as real holography. The show's "hologram" is a three dimensional, neurological projection; "created by an agitation of subatomic carbon quarks tuned to the mesons of my optic and otic neurons." To project the hologram, Al enters an "Imaging Chamber" in which the image of Al and anything he is touching, e.g., a person or cigar, are visible to Sam and Sam can hear Al speak, and correspondingly events in the past are visible and audible to Al. However, throughout the series, it has been found that animals, young children, the mentally ill and the fatally wounded can see Al. This is used to Sam's advantage on a few occasions, such as Al soothing a crying child, leading a dog away from Sam, or speaking directly with an asylum inmate. This last proves very useful given that Sam is unable to perform his usual Leap duties as electro-shock therapy disrupts his ego and causes him to revert to the personalities of some of his past hosts; Al is able to talk to the person Sam is there to help and deal with the situation for him, although Sam still needs help to actually Leap in the end. Holography (from the Greek, Όλος-holos whole + γραφή-graphe writing) is the science of producing holograms; it is an advanced form of photography that allows an image to be recorded in three dimensions. ... A subatomic particle is a particle smaller than an atom: it may be elementary or composite. ... General Name, Symbol, Number carbon, C, 6 Chemical series nonmetals Group, Period, Block 14, 2, p Appearance black (graphite) colorless (diamond) Atomic mass 12. ... Quarks are one of the two basic constituents of matter in the Standard Model of particle physics. ... In particle physics, a meson is a strongly interacting boson, that is, it is a hadron with integral spin. ... The optic nerve is the nerve that transmits visual information from the retina to the brain. ... The vestibulocochlear nerve is the eighth of twelve cranial nerves and also known as the auditory nerve. ... Drawing by Santiago Ramón y Cajal of neurons in the pigeon cerebellum. ...


In what may be a form of paradox, in one episode Sam leaps into Al himself at an earlier period, when Al is on trial for rape and murder of a Commander's wife. Although in the original history, Al was acquitted, Sam's actions cause the case to begin turning against Al. Partway through the episode, when Ziggy projects that the odds are 100% that Al will be convicted, Al disappears mid-sentence and is replaced by Edward St John, a character played by Roddy McDowall (with only Sam remembering that Al was the Observer), implying that Al was convicted and executed. In this new continuity, the staff at Quantum Leap appeared less emotionally involved with Sam's various hosts, and Sam and St. John have no apparent connection beyond a professional relationship; St. John even calls Sam 'Samuel', a name that Sam hasn't been called since he last saw his great-aunt. Fortunately, as soon as the odds jump back in favor of Al surviving, Al is restored, with only Sam remembering that Edward St. John was ever even there. This confirms that Project Quantum Leap would still exist without Al, though it would be radically different from the project as we know it. Robert Boyles self-flowing flask fills itself in this diagram, but perpetual motion machines cannot exist. ... McDowall as a child actor Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall (September 17, 1928 – October 3, 1998) was a British actor. ...


The Quantum Leap generator is run by a supercomputer called Ziggy which can use its immense database to pinpoint where and who Sam is and help Al figure out why he is there and what he must do so everything can be put right (in the above instance when history changes, Ziggy is called 'Alpha', another example of the formality of the alternate Project). Almost every episode centers on what Ziggy is trying to tell Sam to do, and giving him a clear objective, such as making sure someone doesn't end up in a car that will crash, saving a child's life, or having someone stand up for him- or herself after an attack like a rape or hate crime. Almost always, what Ziggy said was confusing and left Sam and Al to figure out in the last minute what had to be done so everything would be put right and Sam could leap. Ziggy is apparently self-aware, and in early seasons is generally referred to as "he", though in one episode in season four where Sam "returns home" to his own time (with Al becoming the Leaper), Ziggy is revealed to speak with a female voice. A supercomputer is a computer that leads the world in terms of processing capacity, particularly speed of calculation, at the time of its introduction. ... A Jewish cemetery in France after being defaced by Neo-Nazis. ...


Leaping: mind or body?

In early episodes of the series, it is unclear whether it is only Sam's mind that leaps (into other people's bodies) or if Sam's mind and body leap together. Subsequent episodes make it clear that both Sam's mind and body leap, and that an 'aura' surrounds him, making him look and sound like whoever he's leaped into (back home, the 'leap-ee' is suffused with a similar aura, and looks/sounds like Sam). Some examples of this include:

  • "Nowhere to Run": Sam leaps in as a Vietnam vet who has no legs. However, Sam can still walk, and actually does so in the episode (to outside observers he appeared to be floating in midair).
  • "Killin' Time": Sam explains to his hostages that he leaps into people's lives and his body is there with him.
  • "Blind Faith": Sam assumes the life of a blind concert pianist. Sam, however, can still see, and must pretend to be blind in order to complete his mission.
  • "8½ Months": Sam poses as a pregnant teenage girl. Sam incredulously asks Al how he could possibly be giving birth, to which Al replies that this is impossible - "it's your body, not hers."
  • "The Wrong Stuff": Sam leaps into a chimpanzee in the space program. The episode makes it clear that chimpanzees are unable to swim, yet Sam is able to dive into the water to rescue a drowning man.
  • "Revenge of the Evil Leaper": Toward the end of the episode, Sam shoots the former Observer, Zoey, and kills her, but when the person she had leapt into returns, he is clearly alive and well; also, when Zoey attempts to shoot Alia, the first Evil Leaper, neither Alia nor her host are harmed, presumably because Alia leapt out just before the bullets hit and her host leapt back after the bullets passed through them. Zoey's fate also confirms that Sam could theoretically die during a leap. However, Alia's fate suggests that Sam would be leapt out of any such situation before he could actually die.
  • "Trilogy (Part 3)": Al informs Sam that he is the father of Samantha Josephine "Sammy Jo" Fuller, a child he fathered while in someone else's body 10 years earlier in "Trilogy (Part 2)", and that she inherited his intelligence (with an IQ of 194).

There are numerous other episodes in which Sam performs feats of strength that are suggested to be beyond the abilities of the people leapt into. For instance, in "Runaway", despite being a young boy, Sam is able to easily suspend his older and stronger sister over a well. Several other episodes feature Sam as a woman beating up male attackers while witnesses look on in amazement.


If Sam leaps in as somebody who is physically a different size than is Sam's own body, Sam is 'refracted' and temporarily made larger or smaller to fit (similar to the effect of light being refracted through a prism), most notably in "The Wrong Stuff" when he became a chimpanzee. However, a simpler explanation of this would be mere dramatic license. Type Species Simia troglodytes Blumenbach, 1775 Species Pan troglodytes Pan paniscus Chimpanzee, often shortened to chimp, is the common name for the two extant species in the genus Pan. ...


It is established early in the show's run that Al sees Sam as the leapee rather than as Sam. However, later episodes indicate that he clearly sees Sam as Sam. In the episode "What Price, Gloria", Al becomes smitten with Sam's appearance as a woman. However, later in "Miss Deep South", Al mocks Sam's attempts to imitate a gorgeous beauty pageant contestant. (He refers to Sam/Darlene as "Scarlett O'Hara on steroids" at one point.) It has been suggested that after the distractions caused by the situation in "What Price, Gloria", the frequency in the imaging chamber was reconfigured to show Sam as Sam.


Due to domino effect and butterfly effect chain reactions, most continuity errors or other inconsistencies in the series can be attributed to ripples from Sam's influence on history. The domino effect is the idea that some change, small in itself, will cause a similar change nearby, which then will cause another similar change, and so on in linear sequence, by analogy to a falling row of dominoes standing on end. ... Point attractors in 2D phase space. ...


Historical references

The series very rarely addresses specific historical events, though it often uses its "ordinary people" plots to address particular social, political, and spiritual issues. Many episodes depict Sam dealing with issues characteristic of particular periods, such as civil rights, racism, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War (the presence of Al helps in these regards, as Al was captured for most of the Vietnam War and his sister Trudy suffered from Down Syndrome when he was young, although she died when they separated following their father's death). Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... For other uses, please see Cold War (disambiguation). ...


The series strongly favors messages of tolerance and understanding others, aided in large part by the story format, which has the protagonist literally walking in another man's (or, in later episodes, woman's) shoes. In one instance, Sam finds himself back in his own childhood in Indiana, with a chance to improve his own family's life, but when his initial attempts fail, he realizes that he may just have been there to say goodbye to them. (However, in the next episode, he is able to save his brother's life in Vietnam on a mission where the brother originally died). Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ...


One common criticism is that in all but a handful of episodes, Sam leaps into someone in the US. Apparently God or Time or whoever is controlling the leaps did not concern itself with trying to "put right what once went wrong" elsewhere in the world (though the ripple effect of Sam's changes, as described by the bartender in the series finale, may somewhat have alleviated this lack). The language barrier is not an effective explanation, since it is established early on that Sam speaks several foreign languages fluently, and thus could conceivably leap into numerous foreign countries without any significant handicap. However, in the last episode of the series, it is established that Sam isn't the only leaper, so one could theorize that God or Time or whoever is controlling the leaps might have different leapers operating in different countries most of the time.


Behind the scenes, however, the reason was obvious. The producers wanted to keep the leaps "local" so the American viewing audience could identify better with the situations presented. Nonetheless, later in the show's run, Sam did begin leaping into foreign locales with greater regularity, leaping into Russia and Japan during the "Lee Harvey Oswald" two-part episode, an archaeological dig in Egypt in "The Curse of Ptah-hotep", an island in the Aegean Sea in "Leaping of the Shrew", England in "Blood Moon", and fighting in the Vietnam War in the second part of "The Leap Home".


There have been only two instances where Sam leaps outside of his own timeline. The first happens after Sam and Al leaps out of a previous leap while Sam is receiving electroshock therapy (to correct a mental problem encountered by receiving it at the beginning of the episode). This effectively switches the roles of Sam and Al such that Sam is the holographic image and Al is the leaper. Al leaps into a serviceman recently returning from combat in World War II, on almost exactly the date he was born. Because Ziggy is only programmed to document events that happened during Sam's lifetime, the information about what Al is there to do arrives too late; these circumstances force Sam back as the leaper and returns Al to his own time, when Al is knocked out before Ziggy can discover what Al is there to do. Sam then leaps in to replace Al and complete the mission, since he would be conscious. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead...


Another instance is when Sam unknowingly leaps into his great grandfather, Capt. John Beckett, during the height of the American Civil War. The explanation for the leap is that although Sam cannot leap beyond his own lifetime, he somehow was able to leap with his great grandfather due to the fact that he and John Beckett have a similar DNA markup. The error which allows Sam to leap beyond his own lifetime is subsequently corrected by Ziggy. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The general structure of a section of DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for the biological development of a cellular form of life or a virus. ...


Some have inquired why Sam never tries to contact a past version of himself, or another member of the Quantum Leap project, to warn them about the accident that sent Sam leaping through time with no way to get home. This would have effectively changed history and prevented Sam's initial leap in time. During the series, Sam leaps into past versions of himself and Al and on a few occasions comes into contact with family members, professors, and scientists who would either later know about Project Quantum Leap or directly contribute to its completion. (On one occasion, his former professor ended up married to a woman Sam was there to protect). In one episode, Sam actually writes a letter to Project Quantum Leap — to be delivered by his father's lawyer decades later — telling the project to open the Imaging Room door during an accident where Sam and Al switched places. He thus theoretically has multiple opportunities to prevent his future circumstances. If Sam changes history in this way, however, he wouldn't have leaped back in time in the first place to send the message.


One might speculate that whatever force is leaping Sam around in time would prevent him from being able to change history in this fashion. In addition, there are moral issues of undoing all his work and changing the lives of all the people he has helped. Another possibility is due to Sam's own discretion: if Sam prevents the project from ever happening, his dream of time travel would have never been realized.


Only a few times did Sam "leap" into an actual historical figure, the first being Lee Harvey Oswald and the last being Elvis Presley. He also leaps into the chauffeur of Marilyn Monroe shortly before she dies. All these leaps are in the fifth (final) season and were widely believed to be efforts to boost the show's ratings and are looked down on by some fans. However, throughout the series it is common for Sam to leap into a character or situation based fairly obviously on a real person or event; for instance, in the episode "Roberto!", Sam leaps into a sensationalistic reporter and talk show host who is quite clearly based on Geraldo Rivera). Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was, according to four United States government investigations, responsible for the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer and actor. ... Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an iconic American actress, singer and model. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are generally referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... Sensationalism is a manner of being extremely controversial, loud, attention-grabbing, or otherwise sensationalistic. ... Geraldo Rivera Gerald Michael Rivera (born July 4, 1943 in New York City), known to TV audiences as “Geraldo Rivera” or simply “Geraldo”, is an American television journalist and former talk show host. ...


The Oswald story arc confirms that Sam and Al's "native time" occurs in a different timeline than our own, when Sam attempts to intervene during the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Although he fails to save the president, Al reveals that his mission was still successful because, in their timeline, Jacqueline Kennedy also died in the attack. It is also hinted that, in the original Quantum Leap timeline, Marilyn Monroe committed suicide at an earlier date than she did in the history we know, and Sam's actions are responsible for her staying alive long enough to make one more movie. From a fictional standpoint, it may be that our universe exists in the way it does because it has been "put right" by Sam's actions. A story arc is an extended or continuing storyline in episodic storytelling media such as television, comic books and comic strips. ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy, or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ... First official White House portrait. ... Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an iconic American actress, singer and model. ...


"Kisses with history"

Also common are so-called "kisses with history" where Sam briefly encounters someone famous or a well-known event in a manner usually irrelevant to the story, including:

  • In "How the Tess Was Won", Sam inspires Buddy Holly to write the song "Peggy Sue", and as it transpires this is what he was there to do. [1]
  • As a cab driver in 1958, Sam advises a 12-year-old Donald Trump that investing in New York City real estate would be a good way to get rich.
  • In "Thou Shalt Not...", Sam performs the Heimlich Maneuver on a choking man who is addressed as Dr Heimlich; no-one else present recognizes the technique as it had not yet been "invented".
  • In the episode "The Boogieman", Sam's actions help inspire a young horror writer, Stephen King.
  • In the episode "Memphis Melody", during which Sam leaps into Elvis Presley, a young saxophonist in a music contest from Arkansas is addressed as "little Billy C", a reference to Bill Clinton.
  • In the episode "Camikazi Kid", Sam shows a boy called "Mikey", ostensibly Michael Jackson, how to moonwalk.
  • In "Good Morning, Peoria", Sam teaches Chubby Checker how to do The Twist.
  • In another episode, Sam leaps into the body of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who, while Sam deals with a case of sexual harassment in the past, helps Al get over his inability to tell women he loves them after his first wife left him (it seems that in this episode, the point of Sam leaping into Dr. Ruth was for Dr. Ruth to help Al, rather than Sam to help the victim. Westheimer appeared as herself in this role). However, while defending a victim of sexual harassment from her harasser, a woman stops to listen to what Sam is saying, and when her companion speaks to her, we see that the woman listening is Anita Hill.
  • In "A Leap Of Faith", Sam recalls to a young boxer a scene from the film Rocky -- the young boxer's locker door is tagged with S. Stallone - a reference to Sylvester Stallone.
  • In the aforementioned episode where Sam leaps into his own great-grandfather during the American Civil War, he is charged with helping runaway African slaves escape through the Underground Railroad; it is indicated that the child born to the freed slaves at the end of the episode is the paternal grandfather of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • In "Rebel without a Clue", Sam pleads with Jack Kerouac to talk a young woman out of pursuing a dangerous life on the road.

Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of Rock and Roll. ... Peggy Sue is a Rock and Roll song written by Buddy Holly, and originally performed and recorded by Buddy Holly and the Crickets in early July of 1957. ... Donald John Trump, Sr. ... Wikibooks First Aid has more about this subject: Abdominal thrusts Heimlich Maneuver The abdominal thrusts also known as Heimlich Maneuver, is a first aid procedure for clearing an obstructed airway. ... Dr Henry J. Heimlich (born February 3, 1920-), an American physician, is best known for the Heimlich maneuver. ... For other persons named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer and actor. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... The moonwalk or backslide is a dance move that gained widespread popularity after being performed by Michael Jackson on the 1983 television special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, and has since become his signature move. ... Chubby Checker, Mr. ... The Twist was a rock and roll dance popular in the early 1960s and also the name of the song that originated it. ... Dr. Ruth Westheimer Ruth Westheimer, Ed. ... Anita F. Hill (born July 30, 1956) was a colleague of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas prior to Thomas appointment to the Supreme Court. ... Rocky (1976) is a film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone as an underdog boxer. ... Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946 in New York City) of Italian Descent is an American film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. ... This article discusses the history of the slave trade of Africa, and its effect upon the continent. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Martin Luther King redirects here. ... Jack Kerouac (pronounced ) (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, artist, and part of the Beat Generation. ...

Series conclusion and legacy

The series (created by Donald Bellisario) is somewhat unusual in that it has a science fiction premise, but little science fiction- or fantasy-oriented storytelling, instead focusing on the personal journeys of Sam Beckett and those he encounters. Even in its final episode, the show refuses to resolve many of its own technical and holistic questions, choosing instead to leave things open-ended and focus tightly on what is arguably the series' overarching message: that a single person can change the world one life at a time. Some feel the bartender in this last episode portrays God and what he tells Sam is that his project was messed up for a purpose that would change history for the better. Donald Paul Bellisario (born August 8, 1935 in North Charleroi, Pennsylvania) is an American television producer and scriptwriter. ... Holism (from holos, a Greek word meaning all, entire, total) is the idea that all the properties of a given system (biological, chemical, social, economic, mental, linguistic, etc. ...


The final episode was in fact intended to be an end-of-season cliffhanger, but after the series was not renewed by the network, it was re-edited to function as the series finale. This may account for some of its ambiguous nature. The original ending has Sam leaping into 1969 a mere minute or two after he and Al leapt out in the episode "M.I.A", to tell Al's first wife, Beth, that Al is coming home. His Vietnam-era picture begins to "leap" (this is where the final episode cuts off), and then we see a modern picture of Al sitting with Beth and their four daughters. This ending somehow made it out of the studio and has been circulated on the Internet. In the ending that was actually broadcast, we are told that Al was reunited with Beth, that they remain married, and that "Dr. Sam Becket [sic] never returned home." Fans have speculated that this would have erased Project Quantum Leap, Sam and Al's relationship, or even Sam himself from the altered timeline; however, the original script and subsequent statements by Bellisario leave all of these intact. A cliffhanger or cliffhanger ending is a plot device in which a movie, novel, or other work of fiction contains an abrupt ending, often leaving the main characters in a precarious or difficult situation. ... A series finale is the very last installment of a television series, usually a sitcom or drama. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


In many ways, the show is similar to Highway to Heaven, Touched by an Angel or Joan of Arcadia; shows that have recurring plots where the protagonist tries to right wrongs without knowing the full purpose behind each mission. Highway to Heaven was a television drama which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. ... Touched by an Angel was an American television series created by John Masius and Martha Williamson that ran on CBS (Disney Channel and Hallmark Channel in the UK) from September 21, 1994, until April 27, 2003. ... Joan of Arcadia was an American television fantasy/family drama which aired on Fridays, 8-9 PM ET/PT on CBS from 2003 until 2005. ...


The Sci-Fi Channel was projected to begin airing a sequel, supposedly called A Bold Leap Forward, sometime in 2006. However, the project appears to have suffered various setbacks, and it currently remains in development. Sci Fi (sometimes rendered Sci-Fi when part of a longer phrase) is an American cable television channel, launched on September 24, 1992, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming. ... A Bold Leap Forward is a sequel series to the 1989/early 90s science fiction series Quantum Leap that currently remains in development. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In an interesting nod to QL fans, when series star Scott Bakula arrived on the set of his most recent show Star Trek: Enterprise, he jokingly suggests that the middle name of his Trek character (Captain Jonathan Archer) might be Beckett. Later in the series, Dean Stockwell performed a guest role in an episode of Enterprise. Scott Bakula Scott Stewart Bakula (born October 9, 1954) is an American television actor most famous for his lead role in the television series Quantum Leap. ... The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Dean Stockwell Dean Stockwell (born March 5, 1936 in North Hollywood, California) is an American actor who is best-known for his role as Admiral Albert Al Calavicci in the American TV series Quantum Leap. ...


Episodes

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The Magnum connection

A crossover with Magnum, P.I. (also produced by Donald Bellisario) was planned, in which Sam would leap into Thomas Magnum himself. Plans for a Magnum, P.I. movie (later aborted) led to the crossover being cancelled, although some footage was filmed, including the initial leaping in sequence, usually put at the end of the preceding episode (the "Oh boy..." bit). This featured Scott Bakula, dressed in Magnum's classic red Aloha shirt, turning towards the camera and comically raising his eyebrows, just as Tom Selleck does at the end of the opening credits to Magnum, P.I.. Some consider that if this situation had Sam leaping into Magnum rather than Tom Selleck the actor, this would have created a continuity issue, since in an earlier episode a character (the daughter of Sam's current host, to be precise) is seen watching Magnum, P.I. on television. However, in the pilot episode of QL, Sam mentions that a relation of his had married Jim Bonick, who is a reoccurring character from Magnum, P.I.. A fictional crossover occurs when otherwise separated fictional characters, stories, settings, universes, or media meet and interact with each other. ... Magnum, P.I. was an American television show that followed the adventures of Thomas Magnum (played by Tom Selleck), a private investigator living in Hawaii. ... Donald Paul Bellisario (born August 8, 1935 in North Charleroi, Pennsylvania) is an American television producer and scriptwriter. ... Scott Bakula Scott Stewart Bakula (born October 9, 1954) is an American television actor most famous for his lead role in the television series Quantum Leap. ... Aloha shirts are usually adorned with repeating tropical patterns. ... Selleck at a formal affair, sans his trademark moustache. ... A television pilot is the first episode of an intended television series. ...


The Battlestar Galactica connection

Much of Quantum Leap's premise comes from another television series Bellisario worked on, the 1978-79 sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica. In the episode "Experiment in Terra" Captain Apollo appears to the people of Terra in the identity of Terran astronaut "Col. Charlie Watts". To them, he looks and sounds just like Charlie even though we the audience see him in is true identity. It is similar to the way Sam looks like whomever he leaps into. He is also guided on his "mission" by John, an intangible person that only Apollo can see and hear. He tells Apollo who everyone sees him as, who the people around him are, and suggests to him what he must do - just as Al helps Sam. The episode was written by Glen A. Larson Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, produced in 1978 by Glen Larson and starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict. ... Experiment in Terra is an episode of the original Battlestar Galactica television series. ... Captain Apollo is the name of a fictitious character in the original Battlestar Galactica film and television series. ... Glen A. Larson (born 1937) is a television writer and producer. ...


Home video releases

Sam Beckett strolling forward: The front cover of the DVD of the first season of Quantum Leap.
Sam Beckett strolling forward: The front cover of the DVD of the first season of Quantum Leap.

In the 1990s, a few of the episodes were released on VHS. In the United States, these included "The Pilot Episode" ("Genesis"), "Camikazi Kid", "The Color of Truth", "What Price Gloria?", "Catch a Falling Star", "Jimmy", "The Leap Home", "Dreams", and "Shock Theater". In the United Kingdom, they were mostly released in pairs, selling as "The Pilot Episode" (on its own), "The Color of Truth" and "Camikazi Kid"; "The Americanization of Machiko" and "What Price Gloria?"; "Catch a Falling Star" and "Jimmy"; "The Leap Home" and "The Leap Home Part II - Vietnam"; and "Dreams" and "Shock Theater". Image File history File links Quantum_Leap_series_1_DVD_front. ... Image File history File links Quantum_Leap_series_1_DVD_front. ... This article is becoming very long. ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from the very late 1980s and from 2000 and beyond. ... Top view of VHS cassette with U.S. 25c coin for scale Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard for video cassette recorders...


1998 brought the DVD release of "The Pilot Episode", containing only the episode "Genesis" and chapter selection. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... This article is becoming very long. ...


In 2004, the first two seasons of the series were released on DVD. The Region 1 version of "Quantum Leap: The Complete First Season" came out in North America on 7 June 2004, containing all of the episodes as they originally aired (except for "Play It Again, Seymour"), along with some bonus features. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map showing DVD Regions Each DVD-Video disc contains one or more region codes, denoting the area[s] of the world in which distribution and playback are intended. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Universal was unable to obtain music rights for all of the music in Quantum Leap: The Complete Second Season, in the case of the Region 1 version. Some were replaced with generic instrumental music. This outraged many fans and inspired a letter-writing campaign, demanding such a modification be corrected. The most criticized instance was the removal of Ray Charles's "Georgia on My Mind" from the season two finalé, "M.I.A.", during a scene in which Al dances with his first wife Beth. Subsequent Region 1 DVD releases continued to feature music replacement, but Universal did begin including a disclaimer on the package indicating such. The current Universal Studios logo Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures), a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is one of the major American film studios that has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los... Music licensing is the licensed use of copyrighted music. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004). ... Georgia on My Mind is a song written by Stuart Gorrell and Hoagy Carmichael; it is the official state song of the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


Season 4 was released by Universal on Region 1 DVD on 28 March 2006 and on Region 2 DVD on 26 June 2006. However, the majority of the music from those episodes on both versions were changed or omitted. The current Universal Studios logo Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures), a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is one of the major American film studios that has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The first four seasons have been released on DVD in the UK; Season 1 was released on the 8 November 2004 (music intact), Season 2 on the 31 October 2005 (music intact), Season 3 on the 12 December 2005 (music intact) and Season 4 on the 26 June 2006 (music partially intact). November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The first three seasons are also available on DVD in Australia; Season 1 was released on the 2 May 2005 (music intact), Season 2 on the 7 February 2006 (music intact) and Season 3 will be released on the 7 June 2006. May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 15 August 2006, Universal announced that Quantum Leap: The Complete Fifth season would be released on 14 November 2006 with 'Blueprints from the original sets' as the only stated extra. Whether this release will be affected by music replacement is unknown. August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The current Universal Studios logo Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures), a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is one of the major American film studios that has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining until the end of the year. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Awards

  • Emmy Awards
    • 1989: Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series (for "Double Identity")
    • 1990: Outstanding Cinematography for a Series ("Pool Hall Blues")
    • 1991: Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Series ("The Leap Home" (Part 1))
    • 1991: Outstanding Cinematography for a Series ("The Leap Home" (Part 2))
    • 1993: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Single Camera Production ("Lee Harvey Oswald")
  • Golden Globe Awards
    • 1990: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (Stockwell)
    • 1992: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama (Bakula)
  • Directors Guild of America Awards
    • 1991: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Shows - Night (Michael Zinberg, for "Vietnam")
  • Edgar Awards
    • 1991: Best Episode in a TV Series Teleplay (Paul Brown, for "Goodnight, Dear Heart")

An Emmy Award. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Directors Guild of America (DGA) is the labor union which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry. ... Michael Zinberg is an American television director, writer and producer, having directed episodes of several American television series such as The Bob Newhart Show, WKRP in Cincinatti, L.A. Law, Quantum Leap, Midnight Caller, JAG, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Charmed, Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, The Practice, Lost... The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. ...

Trivia

  • Quantum Leap came close to being cancelled in its third season due to low ratings. However, a letter writing campaign helped save the series, which would continue for another two seasons.
  • The Lee Harvey Oswald episodes were made not only as a ratings booster, but as a way to debunk many of the conspiracy theories that the movie JFK suggested regarding Oswald's involvement in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. As depicted in the episode, Donald Bellisario has claimed to have actually met Oswald while both were serving in the U.S. Marines.
  • A number of celebrities guest-starred on the series over the course of its run, including Debbie Allen, Bob Saget, Charles Rocket, Neil Patrick Harris, and others; Chubby Checker, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, and Dr. Ruth Westheimer appeared in episodes as themselves. Several future stars made guest appearances before they hit it big including Jennifer Aniston (Friends), Michael Beach (Third Watch), Terry Farrell (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Robert Duncan McNeill (Star Trek: Voyager), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun), Carla Gugino (Spy Kids), Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark, Desperate Housewives), Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives, Melrose Place), Eriq La Salle (ER), Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement), Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, Family Guy), Claudia Christian (Babylon 5) and Amy Yasbeck (Wings) among others.
  • Sam once leapt into a chimpanzee that was part of NASA's early space program.
  • Scott Bakula performed all of the songs required for the part during the show's 5 season run, contrary to the belief of many that it was a cover artist overlaying his mimes.
  • A fourth-season episode was planned in which Sam leaps into an animated cartoon character; it was never actually produced.
  • In "Running For Honor" Sam leaps into a navy cadet suspected of being gay (and whose mission is to help an ex-cadet who is openly gay), marking one of the first times an American network television show dealt prominently with homosexuality, in addition to addressing the then hot-button issue of gays in the military. A number of sponsors pulled their advertising from the episode.
  • In one episode of JAG (also created by Donald Bellisario), two of the male leads are forced to share a hotel room with a single bed as all the other rooms have been taken by people attending a Quantum Leap convention. Bellisario also appears as himself in the episode.
  • Sam leaps into every year from 1953 through 1987 at least once, except for the years 1977, 1984 and 1986. He also leaps into the years 1945 and 1862.
  • Sam most frequently leapa into the year 1958, in eight different episodes.
  • Sam leaps into the exact date August 8, 1955 twice (in the episodes "The Color of Truth" and "Trilogy, Part I").
  • The episodes "Shock Theatre" and "Blood Moon" are the only episodes where the face of the person Sam leaps into is not shown. In the first one, when he looks into the mirror, he sees the faces of the person he believes himself to be at that moment. (Sam undergoes shock therapy in this leap, and it kicks out his own personality, allowing him to temporarily relive previous leaps.) In the second one, no reflection is shown at all when he looks into a reflective surface.

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Debbie Allen (born Deborrah Kaye Allen on January 16, 1950 in Houston, Texas) is an American actress, choreographer, film director, television producer and a member of the Presidents Committee on the Arts and Humanities. ... Bob Saget (born May 17, 1956) is an American actor, stand-up comedian and game show host best known for his role as Danny Tanner in the ABC sitcom Full House from 1987 to 1995 and as host of Americas Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997. ... Charles Rocket, born Charles Adams Claverie (August 24, 1949 – October 7, 2005), was an American film and television actor, most notable for being a cast member on Saturday Night Live as well as for his appearance as the villain in Dumb & Dumber. ... Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Chubby Checker, Mr. ... Dr. Laura Schlessinger Laura Catherine Schlessinger (born January 16, 1947) is an American cultural and moral commentator, most known as host of the popular Dr. Laura radio advice call-in show. ... Dr. Ruth Westheimer Ruth Westheimer, Ed. ... Jennifer Aniston (born February 11, 1969, in Sherman Oaks, California) is an American film and television actress. ... Friends is a situation comedy about a group of six friends living in New York City. ... Michael Beach (born October 30, 1962) is an African-American actor of Cape Verdean descent. ... Third Watch was an NBC television drama set in New York City that ran from 1999 to 2005. ... Theresa Terry Lee Farrell (born November 19, 1963) is a tall (6, 1. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... Robert Duncan McNeill Robert Duncan McNeill (born November 9, 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American actor, producer, movie director, and television director who is best known for his role as Lieutenant Tom Paris on the television show, Star Trek: Voyager. ... The starship Voyager (NCC-74656), an Intrepid-class starship. ... Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt (born February 17, 1981) is an American actor. ... 3rd Rock from the Sun was an American television sitcom that ran from 1996 until 2001. ... Carla Gugino as Karen Sisco Carla Gugino (born August 29, 1971) is an actress known for her role as Ingrid Cortez in the Spy Kids movies and the title role in the TV series Karen Sisco. ... Alexa Vega as Carmen in Spy Kids Spy Kids is the name of a film trilogy released from 2001 to 2003. ... Hatcher as Lois Lane Teri Lynn Hatcher (born December 8, 1964 in Sunnyvale, California) is an American actress. ... 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Patricia Richardson as Dr. Andy Campbell in Strong Medicine Patricia Castle Richardson (born February 23, 1951 in Bethesda, Maryland) is an American television and film actress best known for her role as Jill Taylor on Home Improvement. ... For the renovation process, see Home improvement. ... Patrick Warburton (born November 14, 1964 in Paterson, New Jersey) is an American actor from Huntington Beach, California. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Family Guy is an American animated comedy created by Seth MacFarlane for FOX in 1999. ... Claudia Christian as Susan Ivanova in Babylon 5 Claudia Ann Christian (born 10 August, 1965 in Glendale, California) is an American actress, writer, singer, musician, and director. ... Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... Amy Yasbeck Amy Yasbeck (born September 12, 1963, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American film and television actress. ... Wings was an American sitcom that ran on NBC from April 19, 1990 to May 14, 1997. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual and romantic attraction between two individuals of the same sex. ... The militaries of the world have a variety of responses to homosexual and bisexual orientations. ... There are other articles with similar names; see JAG (disambiguation). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Pop culture references

Family Guy is an American animated comedy created by Seth MacFarlane for FOX in 1999. ... The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz is an episode from season 4B of FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... Peter Lowenbrau Griffin is a fictional character in the American animated television series Family Guy. ... Jesus (8–2 BC/BCE to 29–36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ... This page is about the title or the Divine Person. For the Christian figure, see Jesus. ... Family Guy is an American animated comedy created by Seth MacFarlane for FOX in 1999. ... The Kiss Seen Around the World is an episode from the third season of the FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... Neil Goldman is a recurring character on Family Guy. ... Rear Admiral Albert Calavicci (left) with Dr. Sam Beckett Rear Admiral Albert Calavicci is a fictional character on the sci-fi/drama Quantum Leap, created by Donald Bellisario. ... Robot Chicken is an American stop motion animated television series created by Stoop!d Monkey and Sony Pictures Digital, currently airing in America as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim lineup, in Britain, the Bravos Adult Swim lineup, and in Canada on Teletoons Detour nightly adult... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune, as well as her father, Richard Hiltons, real estate fortune. ... DVD cover for 1 Night in Paris. ...

See also

A Bold Leap Forward is a sequel series to the 1989/early 90s science fiction series Quantum Leap that currently remains in development. ... The Time Tunnel was a 1966-1967 U.S. color science fiction TV series produced by Irwin Allen that lasted for one season and 30 episodes. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Further reading

  • Julie Barrett: The A–Z of Quantum Leap. Boxtree, London 1995. ISBN 0-7522-0628-1
  • Louis Chunovic: Quantum Leap Book. Boxtree, London 1993. ISBN 1-85283-866-3
  • Hal Schuster: The Making of Quantum Leap. HarperCollins, London 1996. ISBN 0-06-105438-0

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