it Again, Seymour"
April 14, 1953
Episode Adopted By: Allison
You dirty rat! Well, actually he's leaped
into a guy that could be the spitting image of Bogart. He's holding a gun over a dead body
and the police come in. Oh Boy.
He's there to find the killer, possibly a
dropper named Clapper or some other hard harry out there. He's a peeper, a private
detective that is...a gumshoe if you will and things get a little sticky when a sultry
woman steps into the picture. Did she do it? Was it Seymour? Or did Sam do it? There's a
book about it, but it was never finished, so Sam must unravel the mystery before the
Clapper claps him. Or something like that.
from 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)
New York City, New York, USA
Leap Date: April 14, 1953
Name of the Person Leaped Into:
Nick Allen, Private Detective (who looks like Bogie!)
Songs/Music: "Young at Heart"
(the man that was sharing Sam's jail cell at the beginning of the episode sang it.)
Project Trivia: Al is attempting to
locate the book that Sam talked about.
Sam Trivia: It's April 14, 1953,
just shy of 4 months before Sam's birth.
Al Trivia: Wants to follow Allison into the
powder room. It's not the last time he wants to do so.
Al's Outfits Worn in the Episode:
Writers: Scott Shepard & Donald P. Bellisario
Director: Aaron Lipstadt
Producers: Donald P. Bellisario and Deborah
Broadcast Date: 17 May 1989 (1st season
Regular Cast: Scott Bakula (Dr. Sam Beckett) / Dean Stockwell (Rear
Admiral Al Calavicci)
Guest Stars: Claudia Christian (Allison),
Willie Garson (Seymour), Paul Linke
Guest Cast Notes: Willie Garson
kinda looked like a young Woody Allen with those glasses--just a thought on my part!
Guests who appeared
in other Quantum Leap episodes: Willie Garson, who played Lee Harvey Oswald
on the episode of the same name (5th season opener in 1992). Paul Linke, who played Ben
Masters in "The Boogiem*n."
Kiss with History: The neurotic child in
the airport at the end was supposed to be a young Woody Allen.
Personal Review: This was one of the BEST
early efforts, and was a great way to end the 1st season. The nostalgia factor was
really high for this episode, and it reminds me of a story I wrote 3 years ago. Just
really fun, and that mirror image really did look like Humphrey Bogart!:-P
Best Line: "Allison is a killer!"--Al
Best Scene: The beginning, when Sam is holding
the gun over the dead body. Couldn't get any scarier than that!
Say what? (AKA things in the episode that make no
sense): Everything made dollars and "cents" (sense).
Quotable Quotes: Al: (Referring to
"The Clapper") Be careful Sam. They didnt have a cure for that in
From the reviewer: The BEST thing about this episode is that the
character of "Allison" shares my name!! Same spelling and all! And
when Al said "Allison is a killer!" I said, "Well thank you, Al.
Much appreciated." LOL:)