"Future Boy"

[Near the end of the first act, in the dressing room.]

Sam: Al, what am I here to do?

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Sam: Race a speeding bullet? Leap over a tall building in a single bound? What?

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Al: Well, according to Ziggy, there's a ninety-six point two percent chance you're here to save the life of another act-- [Beats on handlink. Handlink whines.] --tor named Moe Stein.


In the network version in the second act, when the assistant interrupts Sam's conversation with Irene to tell him to come back indoors to do the Mr. Scrub-O commercial, there are 5.1 extra seconds of Sam looking with frustration at the departing Irene.


In the network version, after Sam announces free popcorn and soda for the kids and everyone cheers, there are 4.9 seconds of the kids skating away and Sam waving.


In the network version, in the establishing shot of Moe's house before dinner, there is an extra .5 second.


[The day after the demonstration of the Timenometer. Al meets Sam outside of Moe's house with the good news about his court settlement.]

Al: Well, let's say we examined each other's briefs and, uh, decided to call it even.

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Al: How'd it go with the doctor?

Sam: Great, till he blew up the basement and nearly taking Sandler, Irene, and me with him.

Al: You see, maybe it would be safer if he was put away.

Sam: No. Now listen to me. I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier. Moe is me.

Al: You mean, "Woe is me."

Sam: N--. No. Back when I started Project Quantum Leap, the government tried to shut me down because they thought it was too dangerous, that I was crazy, but I wouldn't let them. You wouldn't let them. Why?  Because we believed in our work.

Al: Yeah, but that time machine of his is loony. It's a two thousand pound toaster.

Sam: It doesn't matter. The point is Moe believes in his work. And he's on the right track. He's just forty years ahead of his time.

Al: But Ziggy still says he gets killed by the freight train so you gotta put him away, Sam.

Sam: I'm not giving up, Al. I got a plan.

Moe: Hi, Kenny.

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Moe: [Wears a pyramidal hat] Oh, I'm sorry I'm late.

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Al: This plan I gotta see.

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Sam: What do you think you're doing?


[In the judge's chambers.]

Irene: He was experimenting with a time machine in his basement.

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Sam: Your Honor, what a person builds in the privacy of their own basement has nothing to do --

Judge: Mr. Sharp: as Future Boy, I'm sure you've already seen in your crystal ball that I am going to give you an opportunity to speak, so you don't mind waiting for it, do you?

Sam: No sir. No. [Sits]

Moe: [To Sam] "Crystal ball." And they think I'm nuts.

Irene: Your Honor, I don't think that my father is in touch with reality anymore, and I'm afraid that he's going to get hurt.

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Judge: Thank you.

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Judge: Now, Mr. Sharp.

Sam: Uh, thank you, Your Honor.

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Sam: Uh ... [Moe offers him the pyramidal hat. Sam declines.] ... Mrs. Keiner, the other day you were telling me that when you were growing up, your father was away from home a lot.


[Still in the judge's chambers. The assistant has brought in a bag of mail.]

Sam: Your Honor, a man is judged to be insane if he behaves outside the norms of society.

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Sam: But who is society? We are, plus the thousands upon thousands who work and live around us.

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Sam: Now these [Spills the mailbag contents on the judge's desk] are just simply some of the fan letters that Captain Galaxy -- Moe Stein -- gets every day.


The network closing credits consist of clips from the episode, which run for a few seconds and are then freeze-framed with credits. The syndicated closing credits eliminate all the moving footage and just use the freeze-frames with the credits. The closing theme is shortened to fit. Clips:

Captain Galaxy and Future Boy emerging from their ship.

Sam dancing as Mr. Scrub-O with the housewife chorus girls.

Future Boy and Captain Galaxy watching the mail rocket land.

Sam asking Moe what's the deal with the pyramidal hat.

Moe attempting to travel in time in his machine.

Future Boy waving to the crowd at the skating rink. (Partial outtake.)

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