The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.
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Series cast summary:
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 Dr. R. Quincy, M.E. (148 episodes, 1976-1983)
John S. Ragin ...
 Dr. Robert Asten (148 episodes, 1976-1983)
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 Sam Fujiyama (148 episodes, 1976-1983)
Joseph Roman ...
 Sgt. Brill (147 episodes, 1976-1983)
Garry Walberg ...
 Lt. Frank Monahan (145 episodes, 1976-1983)
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 Danny Tovo (138 episodes, 1976-1983)
Eddie Garrett ...
 Ed / ... (113 episodes, 1976-1983)
John Nolan ...
 Bartender / ... (90 episodes, 1977-1983)
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Quincy and Sam are working as Coroners. Inspecting dead people they often see facts that don't match the theories of the police how or if really they were murdered. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <wolfii@leo.org>

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3 October 1976 (USA)  »

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Marc Scott Taylor was originally hired as a technical advisor but became a semi-regular cast member because he could operate electron microscopes and other complex instruments. It was more cost effective to give him a recurring bit-part than to train the actors to operate the equipment convincingly. His role was greatly expanded in an episode in which "Sam" had been poisoned and "Mark" helped Dr. Quincy save his life. He eventually provided a couple of scripts for the show and by season seven had become a co-producer. See more »

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"PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE AT STAKE HERE!!"
23 September 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is the king of formula shows. Every single episode goes down the same way:

Quincy has just gotten off of a particularly grueling case.

The boss brings in a new body that Quincy "just has to look at".

Sam, his ever faithful assistant, is just about to leave for the night before Quincy calls him back. "I need you to stay and figure this one out."

They show the 'late-night working montage', which always consists of Sam running spectral analysis tests while Quincy pokes at the body.

The montage ends, and Sam says "I don't like the looks of this Quince".

Quincy then insults Sam about the quality of his coffee.

Quincy puts on his detective hat, and interviews witnesses.

Quincy will come against opposition to him solving the case, and he will yell at that person. In fact, he will have been yelling for most of the episode, but now the yelling is of a righteous nature.

Quincy will confront his main adversary and scream, "PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE AT STAKE HERE!!"

Quincy's boss, who was against all meddling from the start, eventually comes around.

Quincy solves the case, then explains everything over breakfast/lunch/dinner with his pals.

Someone at the table tells a throw-away joke, usually at Quincy's expense, leaving everyone in stitches.

Roll credits.

Eat your heart out, Jordan Cavanaugh


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