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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
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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
Written on Knut's door : "Wild Thing lives here. Trespassers will be
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
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
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
Starting with this episode, the ending credits will feature a summary
of the show.
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
Stacy Edwards as Elisabeth Spokane
Raphael Sbarge as Will
Darren Dalton as Duck
Brian Haley as Guna
Stuart Fratkin as Hags - 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
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