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Quantum Leap: The Wrong Stuff - January 24, 1961

January 24, 1961: Sam has to get a chimpanzee into the space program. Otherwise, he will die from unethical helmet testing.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x7
Production Number: 67308
Airdate: Wednesday November 06th, 1991



  • Currently 9.7/10
9.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Albert Stratton
As Dr. Tucker
Caroline Goodall
As Dr. Leslie Ashton
Gary Swanson
As Dr. Frank Winger

Co-Guest Stars
Kim Robillard
As Military Officer #1
Peter Murnik
As Military Officer #2
Main Cast
Scott Bakula
As Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett
Dean Stockwell
As Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci
Episode Notes
This is the first of two episodes in which Sam (Scott Bakula) leaps into a non-human. The second is "Blood Moon - March 10, 1975" in which he leaps into a vampire, Lord Nigel Covington.



Episode Quotes
Sam: I got a Nobel Prize in physics and get to keep my diaper on, what’s next?
Al: You’ve leaped into the space program!
Sam: I’ve leaped into a diaper!

Al: Chimps are our closest relatives. They’re so close you could share your blood with a chimp.
Sam: I’m in the body of a chimp! That’s too close!

Sam: (narrating) Spending the night as an astro-chimp wasn’t as bad as it might seem. My bed was…firm, the food was free and the company was…more than friendly. The only thing I really needed was…a shave. Over my entire body.

Al: Oh Sam, look who’s coming to tuck you in…lucky. Boy…makes me wish I was an ape.
Sam: You’re actin’ like one!



Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario
Executive ProducerDonald P. Bellisario
Main Title ThemeMike Post
 
Warning: Quantum Leap season 4 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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