Honestly, Quantum Leap is one of my favorite shows and continues to be to this day.
Sam Beckett is the man (he ALWAYS kisses the girl!) and Al is as pervy as they come. I love how every show has a strong moral. So much better script writing than today’s shows.
And it’s on NETFLIX and AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO so you can watch all the episodes now!
Although it started in 1989, we put this show in the 1990s category because that’s when most people watched it.
Quantum Leap is an American television series that was broadcast on NBC from March 26, 1989 to May 5, 1993, for a total of five seasons.
The series was created by Donald Bellisario, and starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett, a quantum physicist from the near future who becomes lost in time following a time travel experiment, temporarily taking the places of other people to “put right what once went wrong”.
Dean Stockwell co-starred as Al Calavicci, Sam’s womanizing, cigar-smoking sidekick and best friend, who appeared as a hologram that only Sam, animals, young children, and the mentally ill could see and hear.
The series featured a mix of comedy, drama and melodrama, social commentary, nostalgia, and science fiction, which won it a broad range of fans. One of its trademarks is that at the end of each episode, Sam “leaps” into the setting for the next episode, usually uttering a dismayed “Oh, boy!”
In 2004 and 2007, Quantum Leap was ranked #15 and #19 on TV Guide’s “Top Cult Shows Ever”.