"Stand-Up"


Leap Date:

April 30, 1959


Episode Adopted by: Rose E.

Synopsis:

Sam has leaped into a very un-funny night club comedian act. Sam's partner is filled with anger from his childhood, and he and their new female partner are in love but can't yet find the words to get together. As Sam and Al try to bring them together, a mob boss who has his eyes set on the girl may tear them apart permanently.

 

Audio for this episode
Scott sings

 

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

 

 

Place: Cocono in the Pocano, Gold & Sand Casino in Las Vegas

Name of the Person Leaped Into: Davey Parker

Leap Date: April 30, 1959

Broadcast Date: May 13, 1992

 

Songs/Music:
"Orange Colored Sky" by Natalie Cole, "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "*World is Brighter"

*May not be correct title of song.

 

Sam Trivia:
Sam is not funny.

 

Al Trivia:
Al’s says that his fourth wife and him fought all the time because they were in love, and were crazy about each other, but didn’t know how to handle it. Al says that he was never a stand up.

 

Project Trivia:
Ziggy is not funny.

 

Miscellaneous Trivia:
There is a slot machine in the men’s bathroom, in this episode.

 

Al’s Outfits Worn in the Episode:
Al has a brown suit on that has a black collar with a white shirt that has red squares and shapes on it, and a red tie. Al’s second outfit is a blue green shirt with matching leather jacket, black pants, striped yellow and black tie, and a large metal fish like pin. Al’s third outfit is a blue gray suit, with a light blue shirt, silver tie, and a gold rectangle pin.

 

Writers: Deborah Pratt

Director: Michael Zinberg

Producers: Jeff Gourson, Tommy Thompson, Chris Ruppenthal, Paul Brown

Regular Cast: Scott Backula, Dean Stockwell

 

Guest Stars:
Amy Yasbeck (Frankie Washarskie)

Bob Saget (Macklyn "Mack" MacKay)
Mark Lonow (Lou Collins, owner of the Cocono Club)
Robert Miranda (Carlo DeGrigorio)
Tom LaGrua (Jo)
Wil Albert (Charlie)
Pete Schrum (Trucker)
Jon Melichar (Emcee)
Martha Jane (Waitress)
Rafe Battiste (Davey Parker/Mirror)
Rosemary Tarrquino (Maria Rose)

 

Guest Cast Notes:
Amy Yasbeck is married to John Ritter, who she co-starred with in Problem Child 2, as Annie Young. Yasbeck played Olivia Reed on Days of Our Lives from 1986-1987. Bob Saget played Jessica’s dad in Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, in 2003. Saget played Matt Stewart in the 2001 TV series Raising Dad. He hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos, from 1990-1997. Saget played Danny Tanner on Full House.

 

Best Line:
"You’re not suppose to be funny, you’re a scientist."

 

Best Scene:
At the end before Sam leaps he takes a pie and tries to put it in Al’s face. Since Al is a hologram, the pie goes straight through him, all over the wall. Then Sam leaps.

 

Worst thing about the episode:
The episode starts out with a joke about a sheep and cop, but they never tell you how it ends.

 

Quotable Quotes:
Mack: "Oh boy, oh boy. How do you like that ladies and gentlemen. Davey’s got a new routine and he forgot to tell me about it."
Guy in audience: "Thank goodness one of you got a new routine."
Mack: "Hey buddy you want to come up here and do the show by yourself. I bet you do a lot of things by yourself. Huh?"

"That’s it. I’m killing you."

"You’re on a real roller coaster here."

"The three of us. The Three Stooges. That’s not funny."

Mack: "You think you can blackmail me."
Sam & Frankie: "Yes."

"That’s the way my mind works."

Mack: "Hit me."
Sam: "I would if I thought it would do any good."

"He’s lizard food."

"Two big ugly guys with noses for faces."

 

Personal Review:
This is a very funny episode. I think that it is very good and looks like a lot of fun. You learn something in this episode that Al says he never did.

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