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Quantum Leap: Dr. Ruth - April 25, 1985

April 25, 1985: The notably prudish Sam Beckett is Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the renowned sex therapist. As her Sam has to help two people fall in love, do a radio show and even Al is getting advice from the real Dr. Ruth in the waiting room!

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x14
Production Number: 68114
Airdate: Tuesday January 19th, 1993

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Robert MacKenzie
As Lord Nigel Corrington
Anita Barone
As Debbie
Doreene L. Hamilton
As Anita's friend
James McDonnell
As Jonathan
Mary Scheer
As Other Woman
Paul Roache
As Cab Driver
Robyn Lively
As Annie Wilkins
Ruth Westheimer
As Herself
Main Cast
Scott Bakula
As Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett
Dean Stockwell
As Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci
Episode Notes
This is the second episode in a row in which Sam leaps into a woman.

Of the three historical figures that Sam leaps into on the series, Dr. Ruth Westheimer is the only one who is still alive.

Episode Quotes
Doug: Okay, try it again …
Sam: This is Dr. Ruth Westheimer…tomorrow on "Frank talk about sex" we’re going to discuss some…common male sexual dysfunctions…like pre-mat…ure…pre-mature…oh, we’re gonna discuss a lot of things that I’m sure will be very stimulating…ah, uplifting…interesting! And that’ll be tomorrow…right here…on my show.

Dr. Ruth: What are these…casabas?
Al: Well you know…melons, ho-has, honkers, hooters, headlights, ah…ta-tas…teeters, tweeters, tom-toms, tee-tees?
Dr. Ruth: Say it!
Al: I’m trying to say it! Meatballs, mangos, cream pies, cupcakes, eh…bangers, bouncers, bolumbas!
Dr. Ruth: Al!
Al: Bazongas! BREASTS!...I said it!
Dr. Ruth: You see...it wasn’t that hard.
Al: Yes, it was!
Dr. Ruth: So, how is your sex life...with Tina?
Al: That’s a very personal question.
Dr. Ruth: Not for an open person like you.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario
Executive ProducerDonald P. Bellisario
Main Title ThemeMike Post
Warning: Quantum Leap season 5 episode 14 guide may contain spoilers
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