October 6, 1957
Episode adopted by: Rebekka E.
Leaping into the television character of
Future Boy, Sam must find a way to prevent his co-star, Moe Stein, from being committed to
a mental institution because of his "wild" theories about traveling in time.
Now... where did Sam get the idea for his string theory?
from this episode
Video from this episode
See our special page dedicated to Richard Herd (Moe
Stien) featuring photos with Al's Place Bartender, signed photo, Future Boy costume design
art, and the silver paper hats shown in 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)
Name of the Person Leaped Into: Future
Boy A.K.A. Kenny Sharp
Leap Date: October
Date: March 13, 1991
He knows the names of the 3 stooges. Sam wrote to Captain Galaxy when he was little.
Al was going to appear in court against his ex-wife.
Moe almost has Sams whole theory completed. Moe uses a keyboard thing like the hand
Sam looked in the mirror twice in this episode. Al went through 2 cigars, he appears 5
times and uses the imaging chamber twice.
Captain Z-Ro was a real show! Check out the
info on it here.
Als Outfits Worn in the
A green, red, and checkered black and yellow shirt, and sleeves with yellow in the middle
and a gold leopard print tie.
He also wears a black suit with a white shirt
and striped white, gray, and black tie.
Regular Cast: Scott Bakula,
Richard Herd (Moe Stein, Captain Galaxy), Debra Sticklin (Irene Kiner), George Wyner (Ben
Harris), Alan Fudge (Dr. Sandler), David Sage (Judge), Nicholas Shaffer (Roger), Jason
Kincaid (Caped Futurite), John Christian Grahs (Small Boy), Jesse Switzer (Kid), Matt
Marfogolia (Kenny Sharp)
Alan Fudge played Lou Dalton on 7th Heaven. George Wyner played various
characters on The Bob Newhart Show and The Rockford Files. Nicholas Shaffer
played the algebra teacher on Ferris Bueller. Richard Herd played Admiral Paris on Star
Trek: Voyager and Willhelm on Seinfeld.
Guests who appeared in
other Quantum Leap Episodes:
Richard Herd appeared in Mirror Image as Seymour "Ziggy" Ziganovich.
"Dont tell me let me guess, youve been invited to a costume party and
youre going as a baked potato."
The best scene is when Sam does the Mr. Scrubo commercial.
"I say if they try to invade, we give them a dose of their own gamma rays and
reduce them to neutrons.
"How come you can never find a time machine around when you need one?"
"Its a time machine!"
"Are you sure it doesnt make cappuccino?"
"Its a chicken! An upside down
I think this is one of the best episodes, because somebody else almost leaps in it. The
string theory is taught to Sam through this episode but it is also taught by Sam, too.