"The Wrong Stuff"
January 24, 1961
Episode Adopted by: Carol <aka> C_Dean n C_Al
Much controversy was caused by this leap as Bellisario leaps Sam into a chimp in the chimponaut corps. His job is to get the chimp into the space program - or he'll disappear forever due to unethical helmet testing methods. He also must avoid the advances of a female chimp in the next cage!
The Wrong Stuff
(ep 4.7 / #67308)
Sam leaps from kicking butt (Raped) to getting his but kicked and shot with a dart gun and getting his head patted and being told Good Boy all the time. LOL poor Scott!
Sam tells Al that hes leaped into a diaper, and that he has to get out of here! He has an admirer in the next cage that wont leave him alone. When hes eating a banana and Corey grabs at it through the bars, Scott pulls back and says, "Im hungry! So sue me!" He is subjected to prodding and probing and testing. He has to make sure that BOBO is accepted into the space program or he won't leap and will disappear along with the other chimps that don't pass.
Al is all excited because Sam has leapt into the Chip-A-Naut space program. Al was an astronaut on Apollo. He helps Sam with the testing equipment and explains what its for and why. The information he is getting from Ziggy is so vague that he seems to be making stuff up as he goes along.
Dr. Leslie Ashton is the trainer of the chimps. She is very passionate about them. She treats them as if they are part of her family. Shes also very protective of them. If she thinks anyone is going to harm them she is in there fighting for them anyway she can.
Dr. Frank Winger on the other hand is all about research and doesnt care who or what it is. But he will change his tune when he least expects it.
Florida, The Cape
November 6, 1991
January 24, 1961 Tuesday
[& January 25th Wednesday]
BOBO # 52
This was an especially interesting episode because Sam and Al could talk to each other with out anyone being the wiser. But the one-liners that Dean and Scott were throwing at each other was hilarious to me. The first time I saw this episode I laughed so hard I missed some of it. Luckily I was taping it and I got the re-play it over again. LOL The chimps were so cute too. Scott actually kissed one a couple times too! Another time the chip was fixing his hair and had its arm around Scotts neck. Awww All in all this is one of my favorite ~QL~ episodes!
~QL~ Music by: Mike Post
Best Dean and Scott Scene and Lines:
Al: "What about the Quantum rules? You have to at least pretend that you are who you leap into".
Sam: "Thats if Im a human, Im not human Im a chimp. We dont have rules for chimps, do we?"
Al: "You cant get off on a technicality."
Sam: "Ok wise guy, then what am I here to do?"
Al: "Join the circus?"
Sam: "This isnt funny Al. This is not funny!"
Al: "Have you looked in the mirror lately?"
Sam: "Yah! Yah, I looked in the mirror lately"
Al: "Look, I dare you, go ahead look. Look!"
Sam: "I dont wanna look."
Al: "You look, I dare you! And if you dont think thats funny. HooHooHooHoo."
Sam: "Ha-Ha Al!" (Scott gives Dean a raspberry and the squinty eye look)
*Sam is strapped into a chair that is slowly spinning around on a platform. There is a metal board in front of his face, with colored lights and switches.
Sam: "Al, this is ridiculous!"
Al: "Come on! If a chimp can do it, you can do it!"
Sam: "I dont even know what Im suppose to do though they just they just strapped me in this chair here and I "
Al: "Look I use to be an astronaut. This thing is a piece of cake!"
Sam: "Ok ahhh what does this thing mean right here?"
Al: "Ahhh I have no idea."
Sam: "What do you mean you have no idea, you you were an astronaut you "
Al: "Yah but I wasnt a astro-chimp. Thats a different program, entirely!"
Sam: "Ok! Ok! All right, Al. Just help me figure out what to do here. You know I hate going round and round like this!"
Al: "Okay all right ahhh I hate ta I hate to spy on my neighbor there."
Sam: "DO IT!"
Al: "Apparently youre supposed to flip the corresponding switch, to where the colors come up on the board there."
Sam: "So what just just flip this?"
Al: "Yah just flip that. Thats it."
Sam: [Buzz] "AH!"
Sam: "Dis the thing just just shocked my foot!"
Sam: "It it YES!"
Al: "Oh da Well it shouldnt happen if youre doing it right!"
Sam: [Buzz] "AHHH! It did it again! Oh oh my AL! You gotta help me get outta here!"
Al: "Well if you can beat the time limit for his switch "
Sam: [Buzz] "AHHH!" [Buzz] "AHHH!"
Al: "Hit the switch were the lights are! Where the lights are! Its where the lights HURRY UP!"
Sam: "YAH!" [Bloop-bleep-bloop jackpot noise]
Al: "Bingo! 3 bars! Jackpot! All right now then see that? The little hole there?"
Sam: "Yah "
Al: "Well thats your food came in there thats your little reward. Yah well stick your hand in there and scoop it out. Thats it "
Sam: "Okay now what?"
Al: "Eat it!"
Sam: "AL! This stuff must be like dog chow! Im not gonna eat this stuff!"
Al: "Do ya wanna leap outta here or what?"
Sam: "NO! If it means " [Sniffs it] "Oh God! No if it means eating this? No Id rather stay in this spin forever!"
Al: "Theyre watchin you over there you gotta make believe youre a chimp PUT IT IN YOUR MOUTH! Come on Sam! You earned it you eat it! How does it taste?"
Sam: "You ever eat from a cat box? OHHH "
Al: "Swallow it!"
Sam: "OHHH "
Al: "Now look ahhh ahhh wash it down with some fluid hey see this tube right here? Theres fluid in there wash it down "
Al: "What now?"
Sam: [Gags coughs]
Al: "Whats the matter?"
Sam: [Making a sour face coughs and gags]
Al: "WHAT? !!!"
Sam: [Makes a caterpillar wiggle movement with right index finger]
Al: "CATERPILLARS AGAIN!!! Awww no "
*Sam is strapped into another chair, something like a bucking bronco machine with a joystick. It jerks you left, right, back and forward.
Al: "Ok now this ones easy very easy its designed to test your equilibrium. To see how well you do in outer space."
Sam: "Im NOT going into space!"
Al: "Of course you are."
Sam: "OHHH! Want do I do AL? HUH?"
Al: "Watudo? You grab the joystick!"
Al: "The idea is to stay horizontal no no no "
Al: "NO, NO Lateral lateral "
Sam: "How am I suppose to do "
Al: "No back lateral lateral "
Al: "No back right right "
Al: "Forward back, back right too hard "
Al: "No back forward back, back right left "
Sam: "GET ME OUTTA HERE WILL YA!"
Al: "NO left, back, right, lateral, too hard "
Sam: "OH OH OH OH "
Al: "90° "
Sam: "Maybe Ill do better on the next one "
*The next machine Sam is strapped into is a centrifuge machine going round and round and round Al is just watching, turning his head every time he passes by. This scene makes me dizzy just watchin it LMAO!!!
Sam: "Oh oh oh - oh oh oh - oh oh oh - oh oh oh - oh oh oh - oh oh oh - oh oh oh - oh oh oh!!!"
*Sam is back in his cage and Al is standing next to it.
Sam: [Throwing up]
Al: "I know exactly how you feel Sam. One time I tossed my cookies on the Tea Cup at Disneyland."
Dean Stockwell was the first to 'Leap' through time on an Episode of the Twilight Zone: 'A Quality Of Mercy' (12/29/61) playing a war hungry US Lt. in August 1945.
Al smoked 4 cigars.
Al popped in and out 4 times.
1961 TRIVIA & other Interesting Things:
@ Ask a scientist: http://newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/bio99/bio99366.htm
Question: Can chimpanzees swim?
Answer: According to a friend who is taking a course in zoology, humans are the only primates that swim.
1-24-61: Film icon Marilyn Monroe divorces her third husband, playwright Arthur Miller. After 4˝ years of marriage. About one and a half years later, Monroe died of a barbiturate overdose. Her death was ruled a possible suicide.
The hand link is the Gummy Bear. Multi-colored little squares that flash, beep and squawk.
Al is seen using the IC door to leave and is heard when he enters.
Ziggy is called a he in this episode.
Al sees Sam leap into the next adventure.
On Jan 31, 1961, the first fully equipped operational Mercury capsule suborbital test launch with a primate, Ham, onboard in MR-2. On November 29, 1961, the first Chimpanzee to orbit the Earth was Enos, in MA-5.
Sam has a chain around his neck with a tag that reads "#52" all through the show. But at the end just before he jumps in the water, to save Dr. Frank Winger, it's there and after he pulls him out of the water it's not there. So ... did it come off when he dove in or did the prop guys goof?
He got a Nobel Prize in physics
Al use to be an astronaut
Sam says, "Even though my memory was Swiss cheesed, I couldnt forget the early days of the space race. In our mad dash to beat the Russians we quickly put together a space program and shot anything and everything up into the air. I only hoped I wouldnt be one of the anythings."
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Cathy? Cathy, what are you doing in Coreys cage?"
Sam: "They took Corey!"
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Wheres Corey? [Looking in the cage]
Sam: "They took her! They took her! Two guys took her!"
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Corey?" [Looking around]
Al: "Sam, youre grunting! All she hears is grunting. She doesnt hear your words!"
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "COREY!" [Now looking under the cages and all around]
Sam: "Out that door!" [Sticking his arm out of the cage and pointing]
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Someone took her?" [Now standing in front of Sams cage and looking at him]
Sam: "Yes! Yes! Ahhh two ah see this?" [Grabbing her smock and pointing at the name tag]
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Doctor?"
Sam: "YES! Doctor! Yes Doctor!"
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Doctor took her?"
Sam: "Doctor ahhh ummm " [Pointing at her ring]
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Ring?"
Sam: "uh-huh " [Shaking his head in a yes motion]
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Doctor Ring?"
Sam: "Ahhh " [Flapping his arms like a bird]
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Doctor "
Sam: "Huh huh "
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Doctor ring "
Sam: "Huh huh huh "
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Dr. Winger? Dr. Winger took her?"
Sam: "YES! YES! YES!" [She looks into his eyes and he looks into hers]
Al: "Boy you two would be great at a party."
Sam: "Those are the guys! Those are the guys that took her! [Sticking his arm out of the cage pointing at two guys walking in with a flat bed push cart]
Guy #1: "Hey Doc!"
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Wheres Corey?"
Guy #1: "Shes right there!" [Pointing at one of the chimps in a cage]
Guy #2: "Yah"
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Thats Cathy! You took Corey to Dr. Wingers lab, didnt you?"
Guy #1: "Who told you that?"
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "BOBO!"
Guy #1: "Ha-ha, he-he who you suppose to be? Dr. Dolittle?" [He looks over at Guy #2]
Guy #2: "Dr Who?" [Dr. Dolittle didnt come out until 1967]
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "What kind of research is Dr. Winger doing?"
Guy #1: "Were not at liberty to discuss that."
Sam: [Rattles his cage and hits his forehead with his hand]
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Head?"
Sam: [Hits his head against the bars of his cage]
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Head impact?"
Sam: [Shakes his head in a yes motion]Guy #1: "What the hell?" [Looking at Sam]
Dr. Leslie Ashton: "Dr. Winger is doing head impact research on chimps? Wheres his lab!"
Sam: [He grabs Guy #1 by the neck through the bars of his cage]
Dr. Winger: "Hey! Hey! Whats going on here?"
Al and Beth were married in June 1961
We learn in this episode that Al was an astronaut on Apollo. He circled the moon 10 times and recited Genesis on Christmas Eve.
The wrappers on Als Cheval cigars are made in Cameroon, West Africa, which is where Dr Ashton grew up.
* But according to: http://www.tvacres.com/tobacco.htm *
Dean Stockwell - During his role as project observer, Admiral Al Calavicci on the sci-fi series QUANTUM LEAP / NBC / 1989-93, Dean Stockwell, puffed on Honduran handmade Zino brand cigars that cost $185 a box. He smoked about one box per episode.
I love this scene. Dean is such a great actor and every character he plays he puts his heart into the emotion. Sam has tried his best to ward of the guards. They now shoot him with a dart gun. Even though Dean is yelling at Sam, it's with feeling.
Al: "Sam! Hes got the dart gun! AHHH! Awww no! SAM!"
Sam: "Al "
Al: "SAM! Can you hear me?"
Sam: "I cant feel anything " [Hes being wheeled away on a flat bed cart]
Al: "Get up Sam! YOU GOTTA GET UP!"
Sam: "I cant "
Al: "If you dont get up youre not gonna live!"
*The next scene is in the experiment lab and Sam is strapped to a chair, wearing a helmet with a mallet about 6 inches from his head.
Al: "You okay? Come on Sam WAKE UP! Wake up Sam! Good! Wake up! Wake up!"
*In the background Dr. Winger is speaking into a recorder and getting the apparatus ready for testing.
Al: "Can you see me? Sam are you all right? You gotta wake up SAM! WAKE UP! SAM WAKE UP! SAM WAKE UUUPPP!!! Sam we got a problem here! SAM WAKE UP DAMIT!!! SAM!!! HEY! HEY! WAAAKE UUUPPP!!! SAM!!! HEY! HEY! Wake up!" [Sam opens his eyes a little and now begins to regain consciousness] "Can you see me?"
Sam: [Coughs, he has a tube in his mouth]
Al: "You all right? You okay?"
Sam: "Am I dead?"
Al: "Are you dead? No youre not dead! But youre gonna be dead if you dont get outta there! Learn to unbuckle yourself! Hurry up Sam! Unbuckle and get outta there! Thats it yah that thing your hand right flip it out lift it out [The plunger plunges toward Sams head just as he falls forward] "OH GOD! All right Sam, get up outta there! You gotta get outta here or youre gonna be road kill! The Doc put his gun there SAM HURRY UP! Go grab the gun! Grab the tranquilizer gun! Sam hurry up!!! GET ITTT!!! Okay "
(1) Blue suit w/ light blue shirt. Blue print odd cut tie. Gold color watch on left wrist. Dark gold color ring on ring finger of right hand.
(2) Pale Red Jacket w/ Black & White ruffled shirt and Black pants. Red shoes.
Sam: "I got a Nobel Prize in physics and get to keep my diaper on, whats next?"
Al: "Youve leaped into the space program!"
Sam: "Ive leaped into a diaper!"
Al: "Why dont you take the banana and peel it!"
Al: "Chimps are our closest relatives. Theyre so close you could share your blood with a chimp."
Sam: "Im in the body of a chimp! Thats too close!"
Sam: "Spending the night as an astro-chimp wasnt as bad as it might seem. My bed was firm, the food was free and the company was more than friendly. The only thing I really needed was a shave. Over my entire body."
Sam: "She can see you Al!"
Al: "Of course all animals can see me. But shes only has eyes for you."
Al: "Oh Sam, look whos coming to tuck you in lucky. Boy makes me wish I was an ape."
Sam: "Youre actin like one!"
Scott Bakula as Dr Samuel Beckett
Dean Stockwell as Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci
Deborah Pratt as Narrator/Ziggy (voice)
Caroline Goodall as Dr. Leslie Ashton
Peter Murnik as Second military officer
Kim Robillard as First military officer
Albert Stratton as Dr. Tucker
Gary Swanson as Dr. Frank Winger
Executive Producer: Donald P Bellisario
Co-Executive Producers: Deborah Pratt & Michael Zinberg
Supervising Producer: Harker Wade
Produced By: Jeff Gourson & Tommy Thompson, Chris Ruppenthal & Paul Brown
Written By: Paul Brown
Directed By: Joe Napolitano
Associate Producers: Julie Bellisario and James S Giritlian
Executive Producer: David Bellisario
Story Editor: Paris Qualles
Director Of Photography: Michael Watkins
Production Designer: Cameron Birnie
Edited By: M. Edward Salier
Unit Production Manager: Ron Grow
Costume Designer: Jean-Pierre Dorleac
Art Director: Ellen Dambros Williams
Sound Mixer: Barry D. Thomas
Stunt Coordinator: Diamond Farnsworth
Panaflex Camera & Lenses By: Panavision
Sound Editor: Greg Schorer
Music Editor: Bruce Frazier
Caroline Goodall as Dr. Leslie Ashton was in "HOOK" as Moira Banning. She is married to an Italian cinematographer Nicola Pecorini. The have two children and a lot of olive trees in Tuscany, Italy. She is no relation to Jane Goodall, not that I could find, though they were both born in London, England. Caroline on Nov 13, 59 and Jane on Apr 3, 34. So I assume that the Goodall name in England is like Smith here in the USA. *Kim Robillard was also in Hook.
Peter Murnik as Second military officer (Guy #2) played on 7 different "JAG" episodes from 1999 to 2000. Some were recurring roles.
Kim Robillard as First military officer (Guy #1) played in one "JAG" episode in 1997 and he was also in "HOOK" as Toothless Cripple. *Caroline Goodall was also in Hook.
Albert Stratton as Dr. Tucker played in one episode of "TNG" (Star Trek: The Next Generation-1987) in The Outrageous Okona ep 2.4 on Dec 10,88 as Kushell.
Gary Swanson as Dr. Frank Winger was in "Bone Collector" 99 as Alan Rubin [a movie I love] and in "Mambo Café" 99 as Chris Father [a movie I wanna see] sorry about that there was nothing else about him to talk about. LOL
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