"Miss Deep South"

Leap Date:

June 7, 1958

Episode adopted by: RoseAnn Erks


As a beauty contest finalist competing for the title of "Miss Deep South", Sam must uncover the reason that his pageant roommate -  a beautiful, sweet girl with a lot of promise - disappears off the face of the earth before the pageant ends.


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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: Miss Deep South pageant

Name of the Person Leaped Into: Darlene Monte

Leap Date: June 7, 1958

Broadcast Date: November 2, 1990

"Great Balls of Fire" performed by: Scott Backula, "Cuanta La Gusta" performed by: Scott Backula and Dean Stockwell. "I’m Walkin’" "Splish Splash"

Sam Trivia:
Sam says he hasn’t seem a black and white television like this since he was a little boy. Sam doesn’t know who Carmen Miranda is. Sam plays "Great Balls of Fire" on the piano. Sam remembers who his little sister Katie is.

Al Trivia:
Al knows the lyrics to "Cuanta La Gusta" and helps Sam with the words and dance.

Miscellaneous Trivia:
It is the 35th annual Miss Deep South pageant. Sam is Miss Sugar Belle. Sam has Leave it to Beaver on in his hotel room. Darlene becomes one of the first female cardiologist in the country. Al appears in the episode 9 times. The imaging chamber door opens once.

Al’s Outfits Worn in the Episode:
Al’s first outfit is a silver jacket, blue shirt, grey pants, and a black tie. The second outfit is black pants, a black vest with silver dots, green, brown, orange, white colored shirt, and a shiny bronze tie.

Writers: Tommy Thompson

Director: Christopher T. Welch

Producers: Chris Ruppenthal

Regular Cast: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell

Guest Stars:
Heather McAdam (Connie Duncan), Nancy Stafford (Peg Myers), David A. Brooks (Clint Beaumont), Julie Ann Lowery (Vicky Jenkins), Hugh Gillin (Contest Judge), Linda Hoy (Arlene), Marte Boyle Slout (Woman Judge), Martin Clark (Master of Ceremonies), Karina Moore (Cheryl Lynn), Janeen Rae Heller (Beauty Contestant Sawyer), Theresa Ring (Darlene Monte)

Guest Cast Notes:
Hugh Gillin played Howard on The Facts of Life.. Nancy Stafford played Joan on St. Elsewhere.

Best Line:
"Where’d you learn to… Um, the 4-H club."

Best Scene:
The best scene is where Sam beats up Clint in Clint’s hotel room. He does this to protect Connie by getting the film back. He gets Clint to tell him where the film is by holding him out of the window.

Quotable Quotes:
"If you would have forgotten this, you would have looked pretty foolish."

"Don’t tell me, let me guess. Scarlet O’Hara on steroids."

"Can you see the future?"

"I don’t see where the size of a person’s body has anything to do with who they are."

"That was the most humiliating experience of my life."

"We were finished before we even started."

"You can’t run away from your mistakes. Trust me, I know."

"I guess some people are easier to control than others."

"You got to go out there and set the place on fire."

"I just wish Katie could be here to see this."

Personal Review:
This episode is very good. It is very humorous. It gives you an insight on how much stuff a woman goes through when they are getting ready for a beauty pageant. It shows how much work it takes to do things and makes an important statement about who you are.

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