Heads up - this episode features two theatre people talking about the theatre episode of Quantum Leap. Sam leaps into an understudy for the lead role in a production of Man of La Mancha. There is a lot of singing in this episode. Of Quantum Leap, and the podcast. Look out.
Sam leaps into a radio DJ in 1959, and there is a war raging against Rock and/or Roll! Only Sam can save the day! And make a lady fall in love with him, as always! Also, we have a serious contender for the Golden Shoehorn award in this one.
Sam leaps into a blind concert pianist who has to perform at Carnegie Hall…and solve a MURDER?! And patch up a mother and daughter’s relationship. And hoodwink a dog.
Sam leaps into 1961, and experiences life as a woman for the first time. Al can’t hide his attraction to this new Sam. They both have to keep Sam’s roommate from doing something desperate for the love of a married man. Leete thinks Kristen’s jokes are very funny.
(CW: Discussion of a scene with attempted suicide.)
Sam leaps into 1953, and trades place with a sailor named Charlie, who comes home from Japan with his new wife, Machiko. They face prejudice within the town and his own family. This was another tough one to watch. But, among all the terrible drama, why was there still time for a barnyard sex romp? What is going on??
Content Warning: Discussion of racism and racist acts/behaviour.
Dun dun dun DUUUUHHH - It’s the Oh Boysies! We discuss the best of the best, the worst of the worst, and the Scottiest of the Bakulas. Who wins? Who loses? Has Kristen been shrunk by a sorcerer and trapped in a small glass bottle? (On an unrelated note, apologies for the technical difficulties resulting in Kristen sounding like she’s been shrunk and trapped in a small glass bottle.)