History Series / QuantumLeap

15th Oct '17 3:00:41 PM nombretomado
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** And while it has no real bearing on the plot, "Blind Faith" takes place during TheBritishInvasion as [[Music/TheBeatles a certain group]] arrives in town.

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** And while it has no real bearing on the plot, "Blind Faith" takes place during TheBritishInvasion UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion as [[Music/TheBeatles a certain group]] arrives in town.
11th Oct '17 11:55:45 PM DrOO7
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** Sam's hatred of racism causes him considerable problems when he leaps into a young man who joined the Ku Klux Klan because of peer pressure. He's so disgusted that he yanks off the Klan robe as though it makes him physically ill to wear it--"This robe stands for ''everything'' my parents taught me to fight against, Al!"--initially flat-out refuses to do ''anything'' to help them, and visibly struggles to keep up the charade--watch him literally choke everytime he has to say the "n-word".

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** Sam's hatred of racism causes him considerable problems in the episode "Justice" when he leaps into a young man who joined the Ku Klux Klan because of peer pressure. He's so disgusted that he yanks off the Klan robe as though it makes him physically ill to wear it--"This robe stands for ''everything'' my parents taught me to fight against, Al!"--initially flat-out refuses to do ''anything'' to help them, and visibly struggles to keep up the charade--watch him literally choke everytime he has to say the "n-word".


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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The episode "Justice" is skipped over during syndication, no doubt because of the intense subject matter and language (the n word is used multiple times).
9th Oct '17 8:06:20 AM ApeAccount
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* StrawmanBall: Al gets this in "Running for Honor" when one of the most tolerant and accepting characters on television suddenly displays a problem with homosexuals in the military just so he can learn he's wrong about it.
9th Oct '17 2:50:37 AM ApeAccount
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* BreatherEpisode: After the rather heavy "Raped", we got the rather light "The Wrong Stuff".
17th Aug '17 3:33:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* AngelicTransformation: In "It's a Wonderful Leap" a woman named Angela claims to be a deceased-human-now-guardian-angel for Sam.
1st Aug '17 12:49:22 AM KJMackley
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* BookEnds: Every episode opened with him leaping into a new situation, finding out some big complication and exclaim "[[OhCrap Oh boy!]]" When he finally resolved the problem he would leap out, and a new situation would present itself where [[CatchPhrase he would say the same thing]]. The leap at the end directly introduces the problem of the next episode, which is recapped in the next episode.
30th Jul '17 5:09:03 AM eroock
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** One episode has Sam leap into an artist who believes himself to be a vampire. [[spoiler:At the end of of the episode, he looks into a polished plate and realizes he's ''[[RealAfterAll casting no reflection]]''.]]


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* MissingReflection: "Blood Moon" has Sam leap into an artist who believes himself to be a vampire. [[spoiler:At the end of of the episode, he looks into a polished plate and realizes he's ''[[RealAfterAll casting no reflection]]''.]]
14th Jul '17 3:01:16 PM Skybunny
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''Quantum Leap'' (1989-1993) is a Creator/{{NBC}} CultClassic series. It's about a scientist, Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula), caught in a malfunctioning TimeTravel experiment that bounces him back and forth into the roles of different people in the past. The only way for him to move on from any time period he lands in is to change the lives of people there for the better.

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''Quantum Leap'' (1989-1993) is a Creator/{{NBC}} CultClassic series. It's about a scientist, Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula), caught in a malfunctioning TimeTravel experiment that bounces him back and forth into the roles of different people in the past. The only way for him to move on from any time period he lands in is to change the lives of people there for the better.
better. Reluctant at the role thrust upon him, Sam assumes the role of [[TheDrifter the Drifter]].



* IncrediblyInconvenientDeity: The ending showed this to be the case, as [[spoiler:God himself, seen as a bartender, has been sending Sam on his jumps to fix mistakes in history rather than just let him go home. The final episode is kind of Him ''finally'' giving Sam a choice about whether to continue (considering the incredible amount of good he could do for the world) ''and'' offering him a chance at a personal do-over. Sam being the kind of person he is, decides to keep going, and uses his favor to go back and help Al hang onto his first wife, the love of his life.]]

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* IncrediblyInconvenientDeity: The ending showed this to be the case, as [[spoiler:God himself, seen as a bartender, has been sending Sam on his jumps to fix mistakes in history rather than just let him go home. The final episode is kind of Him ''finally'' giving Sam a choice about whether to continue (considering the incredible amount of good he could do for the world) ''and'' offering him a chance at a personal do-over. Sam being the kind of person he is, decides to keep going, and uses his favor to go back and help Al hang onto his first wife, the love of his life. It is in this moment that Sam graduates from the role of [[TheDrifter the Drifter]] to that of the KnightErrant.]]
21st Jun '17 8:33:27 AM DrOO7
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* TheCasanova: Al, as indicated by much of his dialogue.
14th May '17 12:02:43 PM Bahuvrihi
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* FelonyMisdemeanor: In "Memphis Melody," Sam's actions accidentally cause Elvis not to get discovered. Al checks the changes to history and says that "Heartbreak Hotel" gets recorded by TheMonkees and "Blue Suede Shoes" by Tony Orlando and Dawn, to which he responds by miming throwing up.

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* FelonyMisdemeanor: In "Memphis Melody," Sam's actions accidentally cause Elvis not to get discovered. Al checks the changes to history and says that "Heartbreak Hotel" gets recorded by TheMonkees Music/TheMonkees and "Blue Suede Shoes" by Tony Orlando and Dawn, to which he responds by miming throwing up.
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