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Quantum Leap: How the Tess Was Won - August 5, 1956

August 5, 1956: Sam leaps into Doc Young, a veterinarian who has to save a sick piglet and help a young boy who grows up to be Buddy Holly.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 65004
Airdate: Friday April 14th, 1989

Director: Ivan Dixon
Writer: Deborah Arakelian

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Mar 06, 1998
France Mar 06, 1998
United Kingdom Mar 06, 1998

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Lance LeGault
As Chance McGill / Werewolf
Kari Lizer
As Tess McGill
Marshall Teague
As Wayne (as Marshall R. Teague)
Scott Fults
As Buddy Holly

Co-Guest Stars
Sloan Fischer
As Doc Young / Mirror
Main Cast
Scott Bakula
As Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett
Dean Stockwell
As Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Scott FultsPeggy Sue 

Episode Quotes
Al: Oh well, almost all animals can see me. But you know, there must be something weird looking about me, because I seem to intimidate them.
Sam: Maybe it's your clothes.

Sam: (looking up at the sky) Couldn't you give them name tags?

Buddy: (singing) Oh, Piggy. My piggy suey.
Sam: Buddy?
Buddy: Yeah, Doc?
Sam: Uh, why don't you try Peggy Sue? It might sound a little better.
Buddy: Alright. (singing) Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue.....

Sam: Oh, Women's Lib would love you.

Tess: I don't need any help!

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario
Executive ProducerDonald P. Bellisario
Supervising ProducerJohn Hill
ProducerHarker Wade
Co-ProducerDeborah Pratt
MusicMike Post
Main Title ThemeMike Post
Warning: Quantum Leap season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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