"Maybe Baby"


Leap Date:

March 11, 1963


Episode Adopted By: Lola

Synopsis:

Sam, as a bouncer, must find out why his girlfriend, Bunny, has kidnapped a baby girl and either return the baby to her father, or find the real mother - who Al believes doesn't exist..

 

Audio from this episode

 

Place
Leap Date

Project Date
Name of the Person Leaped Into
Songs

Music Artists
Project Trivia
Sam Trivia
Al Trivia

Al's Women
Al's Outfits Worn in the Episode

Miscellaneous Trivia
Kiss with History
Writers
Director
Producers

Crew
Broadcast Date
Guest Stars
Guest Cast Notes
Guests who appeared in other Quantum Leap episodes
Cast members who have passed away
Personal Review
Best Lines
Best Scenes
Say what? (things in the episode that make no sense)
Quotable Quotes

Awards

 

 

Title: Maybe Baby

Season: Two

Episode Number: 028 or  2.20

Production Code: 65428

Leap Date: Monday March 11, 1963 

Air Date:  April 4, 1990

Writer:  Paul Brown & Julie Brown

Director:  Michael Zinberg

Guest Cast:    

  • Julie Brown as Bunny O'Hare
  • Jimmie Ray Weeks as Sheriff Barnes
  • Travis McKenna as Deputy Sheriff Sutton
  • Cathy McAuley as baby Christy
  • Charles Frank as Reed Dalton

Co-starring:

  • Garrett Pearson as Officer Montano
  • Maggie Egan as Margaret Cole
  • Carmen Filpi as farmer
  • Ray Young as Big Bob
  • Byrne Offutt as Leon
  • Eve Brenner as Madeline
  • Jay Boryea as "Buster"/mirror


TV GUIDE Synopsis:
Babysitting a kidnapped tot and a flakey, compulsively lying stripper keeps Sam busy as they cross Texas, on the run from the legal father and a squad of cops.

Name of the Person Leaped Into
Sam LEAPT into "Buster", a friend and ‘companion’ to stripper Bunny O’Hare. Little else is told about Buster, other than his assistance in the kidnapping of Reed Dalton’s daughter, Christy.

Jay Boryea (Sometimes credited as Jay M. Boryea) plays Buster, at least in mirror reflection. Boryea has appeared in numerous television shows, such as ‘Law and Order: Criminal Intent’ and ‘The Sopranos’. He’s also a stuntman, performing stunt on such well-known films as ‘Jungle 2 Jungle’, ‘Requiem for a Dream’, and ‘A Beautiful Mind’.

Songs/Music

"Maybe Baby"

"Runaway" – Del Shannon

"My Boyfriend’s Back"

"Dancing in the Streets" - Martha and the Vandellas

 

Project Trivia

 Bunny O’Hare’s real name is Thelma Lou Dickey.

Bunny worked at the Girl’s-A-Go Go Lounge.

Ziggy’s PREDICTION that Sam was there to return the baby to Reed Dalton was with 75.6 % accuracy.

The handlink used is the old model one.

The VETERINARIAN’S name is Dr. T. Bean

The Hot Rod License is PR6025

Bunny made $50.00 in the ‘Amateur’ Stripper’s Competition 

 

Al's Outfits Worn in the Episode
One Outfit: Brown shirt, gold tie, Diamond vest, Black slacks, gold shoes.

 

Producers
Supervising – Debra Pratt
Co-Producers – Paul Brown, Jeff Gourson, Chris Ruppenthal
Producer – Harker Wade

 

Regular Cast
Sam Beckett – Scott Backula
Al Calavicci – Dean Stockwell

 

Guest Cast Notes (interesting things you've discovered about those who appeared in the episode)

Julie Brown
31 August 1958

Produced by Julie Brown
"Strip Mall" (2000) TV Series  
"Clueless" (1996) TV Series  
Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (1992) (TV)  
"Edge, The" (1992) TV Series  
"Just Say Julie" (1989) TV Series

Written by Julie Brown
"Clueless" (1996) TV Series
Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women (1994) (TV)
Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (1992) (TV)  
Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)
"Just Say Julie" (1989) TV Series

Directed by Julie Brown
"Clueless" (1996) TV Series
Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women (1994) (TV)(first segment)
Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (1992) (TV)

Composed by Julie Brown
Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (1992) (TV)
Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)(song) (UNACCREDITED)

Starring
Like Mike (2002) .... New Age Mother
Trip, The (2002) .... Receptionist  
Size 'Em Up (2001) .... Samantha's Mom
Daybreak (2000/I) .... Connie Spheres
Shadow Hours (2000) .... Speaker
Wakko's Wish (1999) (V)(voice) .... Minerva Mink
Plump Fiction (1997) .... Mimi Hungry
Clueless (1995) .... Coach Millie Stoeger
Goofy Movie, A (1995)(voice) .... Lisa
Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them, The (1993) .... Zoe
Nervous Ticks (1992) .... Nancy Rudman
Shakes the Clown (1992) .... Judy
Timebomb (1991)(uncredited) .... Waitress at Al's Diner
Spirit of '76, The (1990) .... Ms. Liberty
Earth Girls Are Easy (1989) .... Candy
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) .... Chloe
Bloody Birthday (1981) .... Beverly Brody
Incredible Shrinking Woman, The (1981) .... TV Commercial Actress
Any Which Way You Can (1980) .... Candy


Television Films:
Clueless: The E! True Hollywood Story (2001) (TV) .... Herself
Alien Avengers II (1997) (TV) .... Rhonda
Out There (1995) (TV) .... Joleen
"Band of Gold" (1995) (mini) TV Series .... Liz
Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women (1994) (TV) .... Tonya Hardly, Lenora Babbitt
Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (1992) (TV) .... Medusa
Jane Doe (1983) (TV) .... Reporter
Student Court (1985) (TV) .... Jane

Television Shows:
"Strip Mall" (2000) TV Series .... Tammi Tyler
"Clueless" (1996) TV Series .... Coach Millie Deemer (1997-1999)
"Animaniacs" (1993) TV Series(voice) .... Minerva Mink (1993-1996)
"Aladdin" (1993/I) TV Series(voice) .... Saleen
"Edge, The" (1992) TV Series .... Various
"Just Say Julie" (1989) TV Series .... Host

Guest Appearances on television shows:
"Weakest Link" (2001/II) ....Herself
"Murphy Brown" (1988) ....Secretary #88 (episode # 10.11)  
"Goode Behavior" (1996) ....Herself (episode # 1.10)
"Clueless" (1996) ....Ms. Olivia Crawford (episode # 1.2)
"Tracey Takes On..." (1996) ....Mrs. Heiner (episode # 1.5)
"Batman: The Animated Series" (1992) ....Zatanna (episode # 1.50)  
"Batman: The Animated Series" (1992) ....Lily (episode # 1.16)  
"Tiny Toon Adventures" (1990) ....Julie Bruin(voice)  
"Monsters" (1988) ....Wendy (episode # 3.7)
"Get a Life" (1990) ....Connie Bristol (episode # 1.1)
"Quantum Leap" (1989) ....Bunny O'Hare (episode # 2.20)
"Newhart" (1982) ....Buffy Denver (episode # 6.14)  

"Newhart" (1982) ....Buffy Denver (episode # 5.1)  
"Jeffersons, The" (1975) ....Cherry (episode # 10.9)
"Buffalo Bill" (1983) (episode # 1.9)
"Cheers" (1982) (episode # 1.4)
"Laverne & Shirley" (1976) ....Patti (episode # 8.3)
"Laverne & Shirley" (1976) ....Secretary (episode # 7.13)
"Happy Days" (1974) ....Gloria (episode # 7.15)




Jimmie Ray Weeks

Starring Jimmy Ray Weeks:
Requiem for a Dream (2000) .... Prison Guard
Zoo (1999) .... Snakeman
Analyze This (1999) .... FBI Agent Steadman
Siege, The (1998) .... Army General
Dead Man (1995) .... Marvin (Older Marshal)
Hot Shots! (1991) .... Amish Man
War Party (1989) .... Jay Stivie
Abyss, The (1989) .... Leland McBride
Midnight Run (1988) .... FBI Agent Tuttle
Frantic (1988) .... Shaap
King Kong Lives (1986) .... Major Peete
Manhattan Project, The (1986) .... SWAT Team (Medatomics Lab)
Alamo Bay (1985) .... Texas Voice #3
Heaven Help Us (1985) .... Danni's Father
Eyewitness (1981) .... TV Producer
Cruising (1980) .... Seller
Airport '77 (1977) .... Pilot

Television Films:
"Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story" (1999)
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995) .... Allen Henderson
Sins of the Mother (1991)  
83 Hours 'Til Dawn (1990) .... Dan Armada
Murder of Mary Phagan, The (1988)
Apology (1986) .... Claude
Haunted Mansion Mystery, The (1983) .... Rescue Worker
"Kennedy" (1983) .... John Seigenthaler
First Affair (1983) .... Bill King
Sessions (1983) .... Chuck
Gentleman Bandit, The (1981)


Guest Appearances on television shows:
"Northern Exposure" (1990) ....Ranger Stan Burns (episode # 5.14)  
"I'll Fly Away" (1991) ....Commencement (episode # 2.15)  
"I'll Fly Away" (1991) ....Freedom Bus (episode # 2.6)  
"I'll Fly Away" (1991) ....All in the Life (episode # 2.3)
"Law & Order" (1990) ....George Harris (episode # 2.21)  
"Quantum Leap" (1989) ....Sheriff Barnes (episode # 2.20)  
"Miami Vice" (1984) (episode # 3.21)  
"Spenser: For Hire" (1985) ....Billy Joe Hamilton
(episode # 2.15)  
"Miami Vice" (1984) ....Jerry Carrow (episode # 1.6)  





Travis McKenna
18 July 1960

Starring Travis McKenna:
Van Wilder (2002) .... Milty
Ed Gein (2000) .... Ronnie
Storm Catcher (1999) .... Big Man
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998) .... Buelow  
Black Dawn (1997) .... Bobby Blue
Ring of Steel (1994) .... Trebor
Skeeter (1993) .... Man #2
Batman Returns (1992) .... Fat Clown
Dead Women in Lingerie (1991) .... Billy
Man Called Sarge, A (1990) .... Billy Bob
Road House (1989) .... Jack
Party Plane (1988) .... Humongous
Twice Dead (1988)
Cheerleader Camp (1987) (V) .... Timmy Moser
Real Men (1987) .... Oaf
Quiet Cool (1986) .... Handlebar
Doin' Time (1985) .... Slob

Television Films:
Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!, The (1997) (TV) .... Bubba
Ride with the Wind (1994) (TV) .... Travis
Dr. Ruth's House (1990) (TV) .... Rhino Rhinehart
Final Jeopardy (1985) (TV) .... D.O.A

Television Shows:
"Coach" (1989) TV Series .... Fred Webb

Guest Appearances on television shows:
"Chicago Hope" (1994) ....Mr. Wheaton (episode # 5.18)
"ER" (1994) ....Mr. DeMisa (episode # 5.10)  

"Meego" (1997) ...Huge Man (episode # 1.2)  
"Step by Step" (1991) ....Brad Pit (episode # 5.1)  
"Wonder Years, The" (1988) ....Joe the Bartender
(episode # 6.13)  
"Coach" (1989) ....Fred Webb (episode # 3.11)  
"Coach" (1989) ....Fred Webb (episode # 3.9)  
"Quantum Leap" (1989) ....Deputy Sheriff Sutton
(episode # 2.20)
"Coach" (1989) ....Fred Webb (episode # 2.16)  
"Coach" (1989) ....Fred Webb (episode # 2.15)  
"Coach" (1989) ....Fred Webb (episode # 2.14)  
"Perfect Strangers" (1986) ....Mr. Vaughn (episode # 5.14)
"Coach" (1989) ....Fred Webb (episode # 1.13)  
"Coach" (1989) ....Fred Webb (episode # 1.10)  
"Coach" (1989) ....Fred Webb (episode # 1.1)  
"Wildside" (1985) ....Andy Fussell (episode # 1.4)  




Cathy McAuley

Starring Cathy McAuley:
Beanstalk (1994) .... Giant's wife

Television Films:
Love and Betrayal (1989) .... Anne-Marie

Guest Appearances on television shows:
"Dharma & Greg" (1997) ....Ginger (episode # 3.8)  
"Night Court" (1984) ....Wanda Flinn (episode # 9.10)  
"Night Court" (1984) ....Wanna Flinn (episode # 9.5)  
"Night Court" (1984) ....Wanda Flinn (episode # 8.24)  
"Night Court" (1984) ....Wanda Flinn (episode # 8.23)  
"Night Court" (1984) ....Wanda Flinn (episode # 8.16)  
"Quantum Leap" (1989) ....Maria (episode # 2.20)  
"Night Court" (1984) ....Daphne (episode # 7.6)  
"Mr. Belvedere" (1985) (episode # 5.22)  
"Murder, She Wrote" (1984) (episode # 2.12)
"T.J. Hooker" (1982) ....Karen Wilkins (episode # 4.64)
 




Charles Frank
17 April 1947

Directed by Charles Frank: TV Series
"Hearts Afire" (1992)  
"Evening Shade" (1990)
"Designing Women" (1986)


Starring Charles Frank:

Movies:
Lucky Stiff (1988) .... Durel
Mysterious Death of Nina Chereau, The (1988) .... Gregor
Russkies (1987) .... Mr. Vandermeer
Right Stuff, The (1983) .... Scott Carpenter
One and Only, The (1978) .... Paul Harris


Television Films:
Devil's Food (1996) .... Charles Leyden
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995) .... John Warner
Changes (1991) .... Brad Buckley
Lies of the Heart (1991) .... Mr. Crane
Take My Daughters, Please (1988) .... Marc Lockridge
LBJ: The Early Years (1987) .... John F. Kennedy
Christmas Eve (1986) .... Jamison
That Secret Sunday (1986) .... Detective Courtney Walters
Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (1986) .... Chipper Delafield
Letter to Three Wives, A (1985) .... Brad Bishop
Covenant (1985) .... David Wyman
Other Side of the Mountain Part II, The (1978) .... Mel
Guide for the Married Woman, A (1978) .... Jerry Walker
New Maverick, The (1978) .... Ben Maverick
Go West, Young Girl (1978) .... Captain Anson
Ski Lift to Death (1978) .... Dick Elston
Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo (1977) .... Joe Harmon
Columbo: Try and Catch Me (1977) .... Edmund Galvin
Panache (1976) .... Alain
Silence, The (1975) .... Cadet Captain


Television Shows:
"Lucky/Chances" (1990) .... Sen. David Richmond
"Emerald Point N.A.S." (1983) .... Lt. Cmdr. Jack Warren
"Falcon Crest" (1981) .... Senator Ryder
"Filthy Rich" (1982) .... Stanley Beck
"Young Maverick" (1979) .... Ben Maverick
"Chisholms, The" (1979) .... Lester Hackett

Guest Appearances on television shows:
"Spy Game" (1997) .... Senator Robert Dwyer (episode # 1.4)
"Women of the House" (1995) ....Congressman Ed Sharkey (episode # 1.10)
"Walker, Texas Ranger" (1993) ....Ron Packwood
(episode # 3.16)  
"Hearts Afire" (1992) ....Jeff (episode # 3.5)  
"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993)  ....Congressman Ian Harrington (episode # 1.11)
"Matlock" (1986) ....Phillip Cameron (episode # 8.4)
"Life Goes On" (1989/I) ....Jack Benchfield
(episode # 3.21)
"Life Goes On" (1989/I) ....Jack Benchfield
(episode # 3.20)  
"Reasonable Doubts" (1991) (episode # 1.18)  
"Reasonable Doubts" (1991) (episode # 1.17)  
"Reasonable Doubts" (1991) (episode # 1.16)  
"Reasonable Doubts" (1991) (episode # 1.15)  
"Murder, She Wrote" (1984) ....Alan Miller (episode # 8.5)
"Life Goes On" (1989/I) ....Jack Benchfield (episode # 3.3)
"Designing Women" (1986) ....Mark (episode # 6.3)  
"Midnight Caller" (1988) (episode # 3.22)
"Matlock" (1986) ....Demont (episode # 5.21)  
"Who's the Boss?" (1984) ....Clifford (episode # 7.21)  
"Father Dowling Mysteries" (1989) ....Bailey
(episode # 3.13)  
"Boys of Twilight, The" (1992) ....Keith Dawson
(episode # 3.23)  
"Jake and the Fatman" (1987) (episode # 4.11)
"Quantum Leap" (1989) ....Reed Dalton (episode # 2.20)  
"Life Goes On" (1989/I) ....Jack Benchfield"
(episode # 1.15)  
"Paradise" (1988) (episode # 2.1)
"Paradise" (1988) (episode # 1.22)  
"Perfect Strangers" (1986) ....Jack Colby (episode # 4.19)
"Tour of Duty" (1987) ....Dr. Grennly (episode # 2.5)  
"L.A. Law" (1986) ....Jimmy Markham (episode # 2.12)  
"L.A. Law" (1986) ....Jimmy Markham (episode # 2.11)  
"L.A. Law" (1986) ....Jimmy Markham (episode # 2.10)  
"Hotel" (1983) ....Dr. Evan Cameron (episode # 3.23)  
"Murder, She Wrote" (1983) ....Lyle Jordan (episode # 2.7)
"Newhart" (1982) ....Wade Northlander (episode # 3.15)  
"Hotel" (1983) playing "Nick Braithwaite" (episode # 2.5)  
"Finder of Lost Loves" (1984) ....Johnny Bowers
(episode # 1.8)
"Love Boat, The" (1977) ....Tom (episode # 4.7)  
"M*A*S*H" (1972) ....Lieutenant Martinson (episode # 6.19)
"Barnaby Jones" (1973) ....Tom (episode # 6.8)
"Love Boat, The" (1977) ....Jim Wright (episode # 1.3)  
"Rafferty" (1977) (episode # 1.2)  
"Hawaii Five-O" (1968) ....Todd Seymour (episode # 9.214)  
"M*A*S*H" (1972) ....Captain Hathaway (episode # 5.7)
"Wonder Woman" (1976) ....Peter Knight (episode # 1.6)  
"Wonder Woman" (1976) ....Peter Knight (episode # 1.5)  
"Barnaby Jones" (1973) ....Tony Chap/Robert Lynch
(episode # 5.4)
"Laverne & Shirley" (1976) ....Jerry Callihan
(episode # 2.2)  
"Laverne & Shirley" (1976) ....Jerry Callihan
(episode # 1.7)
"Barney Miller" (1975) ....Massage Parlor (episode # 2.19)

 

Cast members who have passed away (as of the date the synopsis was written)

Ray Young, who portrayed "Big Bob" in ‘Maybe Baby’, died 6 July 1999 of Lung Cancer. He passed away in Hollywood, California where he had a prolific career in television which included guest spots on shows such as ‘Mamas Family’, ‘The Bionic Woman’, and ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.’

 

Personal Review

 Although one of the more mediocre episodes in it’s run, "Maybe Baby" has many elements that endear it to fans of Quantum Leap. Sam leaps into Buster, bouncer for the Girls-A-Go Go Lounge and companion to would-be kidnapper Bunny O’Hare. Against all advice from Al and Ziggy, Sam finds himself helping Bunny carry baby Christy to her very much alive mother in New Mexico. Along the way, they must narrowly escape the authorities, care for Christy through some seemingly unorthodox methods, and even strip for money to help them on this mission. Some notable standards in this episode are the conflict between Al and Sam about the purpose of the leap, Sam banking on information that the person leaped into would not have, the interaction between baby Christy and Sam, and Al’s opinion of Bunny and strippers in general. As always, the characters are supremely acted by both the main and guest stars, and the somewhat trite storyline is compensated with genuine hilarity. All in all, "Maybe Baby" may not be the best episode of Quantum Leap, but it’s still a great deal better than most things on television today.

 

Best Line

 "Why’s everyone applauding? Did I miss something?" Al

"Bunny just stripped for gas money." Sam

"So, she stripped. Whatdoya mean - - SHE STRIPPED! And I missed it! Sam, I’m the observer on this project and I should have been here to observe it." Al

Best Scene
When Bunny stripped for Gas Money.


Say what? (AKA things in the episode that make no sense)

Ziggy being so far off.

Sam following the stripper implicitly, and not taking Al’s advice to heart.

Quotable Quotes

"I’ll never forget last week, after the first time we made (looks back at the baby) L-O-V-E. You were standing at the end of the bed in your boxers singing ‘Maybe Baby.’ I tell you Buster in all my 26 years, you’re the best thing that ever happened to me." – Bunny

"Are you sure the doctor said to give the baby coffee?" – Bunny

"Yeah, uh-huh." – Sam

"Well Hell, why don’t we give her a cigarette and a shot of whiskey while we’re at it." – Bunny

 

::Crew::

Music by - Mike Post
Supervising Producer - Deborah Pratt
Co-Producers - Paul Brown, Jeff Gourson, Chris Ruppenthal
Produced by - Harker Wade
Director of Photography - Michael Watkins
Production Designer - Cameron Birnie
Edited by - Alec Smight
Set Decorator - Robert L. Zilliox
Costume Designer - Jean-Pierre Dorleac
Costume Supervisors - David Rawley, Donna Roberts-Orme
Sound Mixer - Mark Hopkins McNabb
Stunt Co-ordinator - Diamond Farnsworth
Contributing Musical Composers - Velton Ray Bunch and Jerry Grant

Panaflex® Camera and Lenses by PANAVISION®

Supervising Sound Editor - Paul Clay
Music Editor - Tom Gleason

Copyright © 1990 by Universal City Studios, Inc. All rights reserved.

Country of first publication: United States of Amercia. Univeral City Studios, Inc. is the author of this motion picture for purposes of the Berne Convention and all national laws giving effect thereto.

The charcters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious, and any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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