April 12, 1974
Episode adopted by: RoseAnn Erks
Additional info provided by: Beckett Goddess
Sam has leaped into the life of a heavy metal
band singer and must keep himself from being killed by an unknown stalker.
from this episode
Bonus audio: "Rock
the Redhead" and "Fate's Wide Wheel"
Name of the Person Leaped Into
Al's Outfits Worn in the Episode
Kiss with History
Guest Cast Notes
Guests who appeared in other
Quantum Leap episodes
Cast members who have passed away
Say what? (things in the episode that make no sense)
Name of the Person Leaped Into: Geoffrey
Date: April 12, 1974
Date: April 10, 1991
"Rock the Red Head" performed by: Scott Backula, "Fates Wide
Wheel" performed by: Scott Backula, "Hot Spot"
Sam says that he wont take advantage of girls throwing themselves at him. He says
that being a rock star is worse than the time that he was a Chip N Dales dancer; Sam
remembers an earlier leap. Sam doesnt know who Mark David Chapman, Willie Minilli,
or Townsend. He does remember who Hendrix is. Sam was a nerd and never heard of King
Thunder, he listened to Simon & Garfinkle. He starts telling Al about process
schizophrenia. Sam remembers who shot Reagan but not who shot John Lenon.
This episode received an Emmy Nomination for Costume Design. The group Sam has leaped into
is called King Thunder and they are from England; their original name was the Dingles. Al
appeared in the episode 10 times. The imaging chamber door opens 2 times.
The scene in the mall was filmed
at the Hitchcock Theater lobby on the Universal Studios lot.
Als Outfits Worn in the
Als first outfit is a shiny silver jacket, black pants, white tie with red polka
dots, and a coral shirt. The second outfit Al wears is red pants, a shiny green tie, green
jacket with stop signs on the sleeves and the back there are white lines going down the
sides like a street, and a white shirt.
Velton Ray Bunch
Co Executive Producer
Scott Backula, Dean Stockwell
Jonathan Gries (Flash McGrath), Peter Noone (Dwaine), Christian Hoff (Philip Silbart),
Michael Cerveris (Nick), Robert Bauer (Wilder), Liza Whitcraft (Sandy), Jan Eddy
(Whittler), Sharon Martin (Blonde), Dorrie Krum (Heather), Bob Cady (Chase), Bruce Michael
Paine (Jeffrey "Tonic" Mole)
Jonathan Gries played Broots on The Pretender. Robert Bauer played Johnny Horne on Twin
Guests who appeared in other
Quantum Leap Episodes:
Jonathan Gries appeared in The Right Hand of God as Roscoe. Jan Eddy appeared in Leaping
in Without a Net as Benny Skyler.
King Thunder is the bands name
Tonic Lead Singer/Guitarist
"Maybe you can teach your old man some new licks. Maybe? I think you better."
The best scene is during the radio interview for WFGF in the mall, where the broadcaster
asks Sam about the lyrics to "Fates Wide Wheel." Sam explains the lyrics
with "as we all live our lives behind masks break through them from the inside and
"I am the fun."
"Ill stick to you
Broadcaster: "What was
going through your mind?" Flash: "Nothing. He hasnt got one."
Broadcaster: "As I travel in space and time I want to stay, I want to go. You can see
my face, but its not mine. What you cant see, youll never know."
"Al, its 5
oclock in the morning. Dont these people ever go home?"
"Id never hurt you.
Youre my father."
"It had nothing to do with
what? AKA things that dont make any sense:
In the episode there are cars pulling up outside the concert. One car is actually an
1980s Mustang making it unusual as Sam has leapt into the 70s.
The date on screen when Sam
leaps in is April 12th. Al tells Sam that the body he has leapt into, Tonic,"
will be murdered in 3 days time at the next concert on the 24th. This must be wrong as 3
days time would be in fact April 15th so the next concert would be then.
Jean-Pierre Dorleac (Costume Designer) nominated for Outstanding Costume Design for
a series by the Emmy Awards.
I think this episode is great. I love all the songs in it. The song Fates Wide
Wheel seems to perfectly describe project Quantum Leap and everything that Sam
is doing. It deals with all the leaping into others bodies and no one knowing that
the person is now Sam.