October 19, 1967
Episode Adopted By: Xeen
Sam finds himself in a fraternity with the
name "Wild Thing" and is informed by Al that he is there to prevent a girl from
setting an explosion that kills someone on campus in protest of the Vietnam War.
from this episode
Video from this episode
Name of the Person Leaped Into
Al's Outfits Worn in the Episode
Kiss with History
Guest Cast Notes
Guests who appeared in other Quantum Leap episodes
Cast members who have passed away
Say what? (things in the episode that make no sense)
Regional titles for this episode
Episode # 020
Production code: 65417
Thursday, October 19, 1967
First Air Date in the USA on NBC: January 3, 1990
Air Date in Germany on RTL: April 19,1991
Air Date in France on M6: October 20, 1993
Knut Wileton, student at Meeks College
Meeks College, somewhere in California.
Kiss With History :
On October 20, several hundred people marched to the Justice Department in Washington DC
to turn in a thousand draft cards. On October 21, thousands of people demonstrate against
the Vietnam war in Washington DC. The coordinator was Jerry Rubin (co-founder with Abbie
Hoffman of the anarchist radical 'Youth International Party'). Sam Beckett refers to
Hoffman in the show.
Trapped in the body of Knut "Wild Thing" Wileton, the typical frat jock, Dr Sam
Beckett finds himself in college again. Once he has been thrown upon, it is only to
discover two girls in his bed and his new self as the leader of Tau Kappa Beta Fraternity.
Apart from coaching a freshman, his mission is to prevent the death of a student in the
bombing of the chemistry lab. He must win the confidence of an attractive radical student
before she takes her anti-Vietnam war protest too far and open her eyes on her activist
boy friend. Eventually, he will save Knut who would have ended as a paraplegic.
His brother died in Vietnam.
He was 16 when he was in College. He had fun theorizing on quantum theories at the time.
Al's favorite occupation in College was to get to the girls' dorm and throw water bombs
using a tyre.
Al is seated next to Sam. Is there a chair in the imaging chamber ?
Written on Knut's door : "Wild Thing lives here. Trespassers will be eaten".
Al's Outfits Worn in the Episode:
* Black jacket, blue shirt, dark slacks, lighting pin, white and black tie, belt with
shiny buckle, white shoes.
* Black vest, pinkish shirt, reddish tie, white slacks, golden shoes
"Louie, Louie" (The Kingsmen)
"Surfin'USA" (The Beach Boys )
"La Bamba" (Richie Valens)
"Wild Thing" (The Troggs)
"I Can't Help Myself" (Temptations)
What Makes No Sense:
Why Sam is not injured when he has to dive into a child pool? Mere luck I guess
How Al, a former orphan who was on the road after escaping from the orphanage, would end
graduating in college ?
Sam's face is priceless when he breaks into the girls' dorm with his fellow frat members
and finds out that he's eventually having fun. Being too young and an egg head when in
college, he never had that kind of opportunity.
A comical episode, despite the seriousness of the background story (Vietnam war, death of
a student). Sam must put aside beer and women and go against his fellow frat members to
prevent the blowing up of the lab.
Starting with this episode, the ending credits will feature a summary of the show.
Quotable Quotes :
Sam: "Did I do this sort of thing in college?"
Al: "You were 16 when you went to college . . . you were a Mega Nerd."
Scott Bakula as Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell as the Rear Admiral Albert Calavicci, aka Al, the observer
Stacy Edwards as Elisabeth Spokane
Raphael Sbarge as Will
Darren Dalton as Duck
Brian Haley as Guna
Stuart Fratkin as Hags - Visit
Stuart Fratkin's Website - See the chat transcript
featuring this actor on the Al's Place online community messageboard!
Robert Petkoff as Scooter
Edward Edwards as Professor Davenport
Jacqueline Citron as Emily
Kristen Citron as Cindy
Hope Marie Carlton as woman #1
Shannon Terhune as woman #2
Michael Giambrone as frat boy
Brian Leckner as frat boy
David Pressman as frat boy
Jeff Benson as Knut (Wild Thing) Wileton/mirror
Guest Cast Notes:
Raphael Sbarge was in Star Trek Voyager and Profiler. He played small parts in ID4 and
Pearl Harbour (with Brian Haley.)
Kristen Citron and Jacqueline Citron are twin sisters.
Executive Story Editor:
Contributing Musical Composers:
Vlton Ray Bunch & Jerry Grant
Director of Photography:
Edited by Alan Shefland
Unit Production Manager:
First Assistant Director:
Second Assistant Director:
Ellen Lubin Sanitsky
Robert L. Zilliox
Mark Hopkins McNabb
Camera and Lenses by PANAVISION®
Germany: Make love not war
France: Le sauvage
Italy: La Confraternita degli Animali