"Future Boy"

Leap Date:

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?


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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!


Leap Date

Project Date
Name of the Person Leaped Into

Music Artists
Project Trivia
Sam Trivia
Al Trivia

Al's Women
Al's Outfits Worn in the Episode

Miscellaneous Trivia
Kiss with History

Broadcast Date
Guest Stars
Guest Cast Notes
Guests who appeared in other Quantum Leap episodes
Cast members who have passed away
Personal Review
Best Lines
Best Scenes
Say what? (things in the episode that make no sense)
Quotable Quotes




Place: St.Louis

Name of the Person Leaped Into: Future Boy A.K.A. Kenny Sharp

Leap Date: October 6, 1957

Broadcast Date: March 13, 1991

Sam Trivia:
He knows the names of the 3 stooges. Sam wrote to Captain Galaxy when he was little.

Al Trivia:
Al was going to appear in court against his ex-wife.

Project Trivia:
Moe almost has Sam’s whole theory completed. Moe uses a keyboard thing like the hand link.

Miscellaneous Trivia:
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.

Al’s Outfits Worn in the Episode:
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.

Writers: Tommy Thompson

Director: Michael Switzer

Producers: Chris Ruppenthal

Regular Cast: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell

Guest Stars:
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)

Guest Cast Notes:
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.

Best Line:
"Don’t tell me let me guess, you’ve been invited to a costume party and you’re going as a baked potato."

Best Scene:
The best scene is when Sam does the Mr. Scrubo commercial.

Say what?:
"I say if they try to invade, we give them a dose of their own gamma rays and reduce them to neutrons.

Quotable Quotes:
"How come you can never find a time machine around when you need one?"

"It’s a time machine!" "Are you sure it doesn’t make cappuccino?"

"It’s a chicken! An upside down chicken!"

Personal Review:
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.

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