Quantum Leap

Season 4 Episode 7

The Wrong Stuff

Aired Friday 12:00 AM Nov 06, 1991 on NBC
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Episode Summary

January 24, 1961: The fates make a monkey out of Sam when he leaps into Bobo, an astro-chimp who must avoid succumbing to the experiments of an Air Force neurologist.

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Dean Stockwell

Dean Stockwell

Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci

Scott Bakula

Scott Bakula

Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett

Peter Murnik

Peter Murnik

Military Officer #2

Guest Star

Kim Robillard

Kim Robillard

Military Officer #1

Guest Star

Albert Stratton

Albert Stratton

Dr. Tucker

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Al: What about the Quantum Rules? You have to at least pretend that you are who you leap into.
      Sam: That's if I'm a human. I'm not a human, I'm a chimp. We don't have rules for chimps, do we?
      Al: You can't get off on a technicality.

    • Dr. Ashton: Ok, let's do your diaper.
      Sam: No, no, no...
      Dr. Ashton: ...Ok, Bobo, ok. Have it your own way...
      Sam: Nobel prize in physics, I'm fighting to keep my diaper on, what's next?

    • Al: (While Sam is eating a monkey treat) How's it taste?
      Sam: You ever eaten a cat box?

    • [Sam drinks some juice and makes a face.]
      Al: What now? What's the matter? What?!
      [Sam wiggles finger.]
      Al: Caterpillars again? Ah, no.

    • Sam: How about Corey?
      Al: She and Bobo have a baby.
      Sam: Oh, well, thank goodness I won't be around for that.

  • NOTES (1)


    • When Dr. Ashton confronts Stern about kidnapping Corey, and Sam communicates with her to reveal the doctor's sinister experiments, Stern asks, "Who do you think you are? Doctor Doolittle?" Doctor Doolittle is a fictional character from Hugh Lofting's series of books. In these books, the doctor can converse with the animals to determine what's troubling them.

    • Episode Title: The Wrong Stuff
      The title of this episode refers to the 1983 movie The Right Stuff about the Mercury astronauts.