July 3, 1954
Episode Adopted by: Rindi
Once again as a famous person, Sam leaps into Elvis Presley just two days before he gets discovered. While trying to help a woman persue her singing career, Sam must make sure that he doesn't mess things up for Elvis!
from this episode
Place: Memphis, Tennessee
Name of Person Leaped Into: Elvis Presley
Leap Date: July 3, 1954
Theme: Mike Post
Music: Velton Ray Bunch
"Dixie" performed by Scott Bakula
"Amazing Grace" performed by Scott Bakula and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
"Will the Circle Be Unbroken" performed by Scott Bakula and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
"Blue Moon of Kentucky" performed by Scott Bakula
"Baby, Lets Play House" performed by Scott Bakula
(2) Scott Bakulas daughter Chelsy played the little girl in Taylors diner.
(3) When Scott Bakula is singing "Amazing Grace" his little girl looks at him out of the corner of her eye with a smile.
Als Outfits Worn in the Episode:
2nd appearance: Same as 1st appearance.
3rd appearance: Al was wearing a dark purple jacket, with a pale purple button up shirt, with a cowboy like neck tie (a triangle at the neck with two strings hanging), a saxophone broach, black and purple checkered slacks, and black suede shoes.
4th appearance: Al was wearing a black jacket with silver sparkles in a triangular patterns on the breasts and arms and a silver, curly, two pronged, fork shaped metal on the collar, a metallic gold button up shirt with a silver tint and black pin stripes with a thin black tie with a saxophone broach, gray slacks, black shoes, and a black banded and gold faced wrist watch.
Dean Stockwell as Al Calavicci
John Scott Clough as Frank
Lisa Jane Persky as Marion
Garn Stephans as Gladys
Gregory Itzin as Mr. Philips
John Boyd West as Red West
Eric Bruskotter as Beau
Frazer Smith as DJ
Melissa Bernheim Julie
Stephanie Scott as Cute Girl
Michael St. Gerard as Elvis Presley/Mirror
John Scott Clough appeared on Jag (2001) from the same creator of Quantum Leap, Donald P. Bellisario.
Lisa Jane Persky appeared on When Harry Met Sally (1989) with Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. She has also appeared on Coneheads (1989) with Dan Aykroyd and Great Balls of Fire (1989) with Dennis Quaid.
Garn Stephans had no other credits.
Gregory Itzin was on Enterprise (2002) with Scott Bakula, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1998), and Jag (1998 &1997).
John Boyd West had no other major credits.
Eric Bruskotter was on Jag (1995), Three For The Road (1987) with Charlie Sheen, Major League II (1994) with Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, and Tom Berenger, Major League: Back to the Minors (1998) with Corbin Bernsen and Scott Bakula and The Hollywood Sign (2001) with Tom Berenger.
Frazer Smith had no major credits.
Melissa BernheiM had no major credits.
Stephanie ScotT had no major credits
MICHAEL ST. GERARD played Elvis in the TV movie Elvis (1990).
Guests who appeared in other
Quantum Leap episodes:
" You sing like an Angel."--Sam
" Well then the good Lord must have been smiling down on me."--Sue Ann
" Yeah, well you must have been reaching for the stars cause I dont think he could see
you through the ceiling." --Sam
" A white man with a black voice." --Mr. Phillips
" 1954 was an age of innocence. A time when people still believed in the American
Dream. I realized that I had leaped into a man that personified that dream. A man who went from being a truck driver to a superstar overnight. Walking a mile in Elvis Presleys Blue suede shoes before he became the idol of millions made me realize he was just a normal person. I kept wondering if he would have been happier if he had stayed that way." --Sam
Sam is waiting with Al to go onstage when we hear the announcer say "Now come on, let's give a hand to little Billy C. all the way from Hope, Arkansas!" This is of course Bill Clinton, the former president of the United States. However, the writers must have overlooked the fact that Bill didn't change his last name from Blythe to Clinton until he was 15 years old. He was 8 years old in this episode. Watch a video of this scene here.
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