Quantum Leap

Season 1 Episode 9

Play It Again, Seymour

Aired Friday 12:00 AM May 17, 1989 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Although Woody Allen (Allen Konigsberg) only looked about twelve or thirteen, he was actually seventeen in April of 1953.

    • Sam was born August 8 1953, but this leap takes him to April 14. His gestational age seems to have been considered part of his lifetime.

  • Quotes

    • Sam; Allison didn't blow anyone away.
      Al: How do you know? How do you know?
      Sam: Instinct.
      Al: Yeah, well my instinct tells me that that broad has you tied in knots this way and....
      Sam: Your instincts got you married five times, right?
      Al: That... your swiss cheese brain remembers.

    • Al: Sam...you know, Allison could be the killer.
      Sam: No.
      Al: No? Why are you saying no? (Reading) Because her body could part the red army?
      Sam: No. Because we've got Clapper.
      Al: Careful, Sam. There was no cure for that in 1953.

  • Notes

    • Interiors for the episode were filmed at the Bradbury Building - 304 S. Broadway, Downtown, Los Angeles, California.

    • The season 1 DVD version of this episode uses the season two opening sequence.

    • The Leap-in at the end is for the episode "What Price Gloria?".

    • In season five, actor Willie Garson reappears in a more dramatic role of Lee Harvey Oswald. Paul Linke shows up again in the third season episode The Boogieman.

    • Sam's "kiss with history": Woody Allen. He is the young boy at the train station who believes Sam to be Bogart.

  • Allusions

    • Sam: Who did the readers suspect?
      Al: Everybody, from Joseph Stalin to Colonel Mustard
      Colonel Mustard is a fictional character from the board deduction game Clue, one of the six suspects of the murder being investigated in the game. This game became a comedy film with the same name in 1985.

    • Episode Title: Play It Again, Seymour
      This is a reference to the 1942 movie Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart which has the (misquoted) line, "Play it again, Sam."

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