History YMMV / QuantumLeap

27th May '18 4:40:37 PM nombretomado
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The series was very popular in Mexico, partly due to the premise and also because of the [[SuperlativeDubbing really good voice acting of the Mexican dub]].

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The series was very popular in Mexico, partly due to the premise and also because of the [[SuperlativeDubbing [[SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing really good voice acting of the Mexican dub]].
26th Mar '18 10:03:44 PM nombretomado
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* RetroactiveRecognition: The youngest daughter in "Another Mother" (and Bellisario's real-life daughter) later became [[PrettyLittleLiars Spencer Hastings]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: The youngest daughter in "Another Mother" (and Bellisario's real-life daughter) later became [[PrettyLittleLiars [[Series/PrettyLittleLiars Spencer Hastings]].
12th Dec '17 6:37:51 PM CallingAlameda
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* AssPull: In "Deliver Us From Evil," the Evil Leapers came closer to undoing Sam's hard work than just about anyone else. And towards the end, Alia had almost completely [[spoiler: destroyed the La Motta family, with Raymond having an affair with a co-worker, Jimmy being falsely accused of rape, and almost no hopes of Sam being able to save the day]]. Despite all of that, however, Sam manages to [[spoiler: give Alia a speech on duality and the two of them being counterparts and somehow manages to save the day and undo all the damage the the Evil Leapers have caused with some kind of time warp]]. Considering how ''Quantum Leap'' has never relied upon Deux ex Machina endings in the past and the fact that there was absolutely no realistic way for Sam to reverse all the damage Alia had done, Sam [[spoiler: giving a rambling incoherent speech on duality to Alia]] hardly seems like a believable way to resolve everything and give the La Mottas their happy ending back.

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* AssPull: In "Deliver Us From Evil," the Evil Leapers came closer to undoing Sam's hard work than just about anyone else. And towards the end, Alia had almost completely [[spoiler: destroyed the La Motta family, with Raymond Frank having an affair with a co-worker, Jimmy being falsely accused of rape, and almost no hopes of Sam being able to save the day]]. Despite all of that, however, Sam manages to [[spoiler: give Alia a speech on duality and the two of them being counterparts and somehow manages to save the day and undo all the damage the the Evil Leapers have caused with some kind of time warp]]. Considering how ''Quantum Leap'' has never relied upon Deux ex Machina endings in the past and the fact that there was absolutely no realistic way for Sam to reverse all the damage Alia had done, Sam [[spoiler: giving a rambling incoherent speech on duality to Alia]] hardly seems like a believable way to resolve everything and give the La Mottas their happy ending back.



** ''Al'' being the one that Beth leaves for another man in "M.I.A.". It's such common knowledge among fans that you'd forget that the way the episode is structured, it's supposed to be a twist - with Sam stumbling upon a picture of young Al in Beth's home about halfway through. (Beth actually introduces herself to Dirk as Beth Calavicci early on, but since Al is mostly referred to by his first name throughout the show, viewers may be forgiven for missing the connection until it's pointed out.)

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** ''Al'' being the one that Beth leaves for another man in "M.I.A.". It's such common knowledge among fans that you'd forget that the way the episode is structured, it's supposed to be a twist - with Sam stumbling upon a picture of young Al in Beth's home about halfway through. (Beth actually introduces herself to Dirk as Beth Calavicci early on, but since Al is mostly referred to by his first Al's last name throughout the show, had not yet been revealed at that point, viewers may be forgiven for missing the connection until it's pointed out.)
5th Dec '17 5:31:24 PM Premonition45
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** Doubly funny as he's saying this to Sam. A few years after ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' ended, Hertzler appeared in the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Judgment," where his character and Archer discussed honor and Archer helped him rediscover his own sense of honor.

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** Doubly funny as he's saying this to Sam. A few years after ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' ended, Hertzler appeared played another Klingon in the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Judgment," where his character character, Kolos, and Archer discussed honor and Archer helped him rediscover his own sense of honor.
5th Dec '17 5:29:21 PM Premonition45
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* HilariousInHindsight: Weathers Farrington's (played by J.G. Hertzler) contemptuous "''What do you'' know of honor Dumont" is ''absolutely'' hilarious when you know that he went on to play the Klingon general Martok in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine.''

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* HilariousInHindsight: Weathers Farrington's (played by J.G. Hertzler) contemptuous "''What do you'' know of honor Dumont" is ''absolutely'' hilarious when you know that he went on to play the Klingon general General Martok in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine.''
25th Oct '17 10:26:54 PM DrOO7
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** Yes, that's [[Series/{{ER}} Dr. Peter Benton]] as a sleazy music producer in "A Song For The Soul".
14th Oct '17 2:50:41 PM CrowTR0bot
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** In "Jimmy," Sam and Al both freely use the word "retarded" to describe the titular leapee, who appears to have Down Syndrome. [[ValuesDissonance At the time]], "retarded" actually was the clinical terminology for a person with Down Syndrome, but like "moron" and "imbecile" it became exclusively insulting over time.

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** In "Jimmy," Sam and Al both freely use the word "retarded" to describe the titular leapee, who appears to have Down Syndrome. [[ValuesDissonance At the time]], "retarded" actually was the clinical terminology for a person with Down Syndrome, but like "moron" and "imbecile" it became exclusively insulting over time. In this case, "retarded" is only ever treated as insulting depending on the context it's used in.
30th Sep '17 8:13:16 AM Pren
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* ValuesDissonance: The "kiss with history" bits would never be able to include black people like Michael Jackson and Chubby Checker today, with the implications that they needed a genius white guy to show them the thing that made them famous.
21st Sep '17 12:38:52 AM ApeAccount
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* AwardSnub: Neither Dean Stockwell nor Scott Bakula never won Emmys for their work (in all fairness, they picked up a decent amount of other awards and nominations).

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* AwardSnub: Neither Dean Stockwell nor Scott Bakula never ever won Emmys for their work (in all fairness, they picked up a decent amount of other awards and nominations).
1st Aug '17 12:36:24 AM KJMackley
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** In "Stand Up" Sam has to do a comedy dual act with a partner played by Creator/BobSaget, in the midst of his ''Series/FullHouse'' fame. Saget gets into an argument with his love interest about a jokes anbout sex, she balks at it but he is enthusiastic about being more risque. In later years Saget famously shredded his family friendly image with quite profane material.

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** In "Stand Up" Sam has to do a comedy dual act with a partner played by Creator/BobSaget, in the midst of his ''Series/FullHouse'' fame. Saget gets into an argument with his love interest about a jokes anbout sex, over sex jokes, she balks at it but he is enthusiastic about being more risque. In later years Saget famously shredded his family friendly image with quite profane material.
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