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Quantum Leap (TV Series 1989–1993) Poster

(1989–1993)

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References 

The Magician: Pilot (1973) (TV Episode)
Title and 'Bill Bixby'_ referenced in The Great Spontini

Referenced in 

Seinfeld: The Trip: Part 1 (1992) (TV Episode)
A poster of the series can be seen at the corridor of the Tonight Show's dressing rooms.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Fistful of Datas (1992) (TV Episode)
This holodeck adventure ends very much like several episodes of Quantum Leap, where Sam fails to jump at the expected time, only to jump after something funny happens.
Seinfeld: The Virgin (1992) (TV Episode)
A poster can be seen at the NBC's waiting room.
Tiny Toon Adventures: It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special (1992) (TV Episode)
"I feel like I'm in a bad episode of 'Quantum Leap'."
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
"Talk about your quantum leap."
Seinfeld: The Pilot (1993) (TV Episode)
A poster can be seen at NBC's room.
The Upper Hand: Quantum Leap (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Langoliers (1995) (TV Mini-Series)
At some point in the movie, before they get to Maine, Dean Stockwell's character mentions Ziggy. In "Quantum Leap" (1989), his character gets his historic facts and statistics from a character whose name is "Ziggy."
Weird Science: Quantum Wyatt (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Weird Science: Teen Lisa (1995) (TV Episode)
When Lisa looks in the mirror, she sees someone else's reflection.
The Late Shift (1996) (TV Movie)
Weird Science: Bee in There (1997) (TV Episode)
Gary refers to the series. After he discovers that he has leaped into his mother, he says, "Oh boy."
JAG: Father's Day (1998) (TV Episode)
A Quantum Leap convention is taking place at the hotel where the JAG officers are staying.
Saturday Night Live: Lucy Liu/Jay-Z (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jarrett' roommate Daniel
Family Guy: The Kiss Seen Around the World (2001) (TV Episode)
"Al" steps through locker to talk to Neal
Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (2002)
mentioned in dialogue
Star Trek: Enterprise: Detained (2002) (TV Episode)
Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell are together again. Stockwell's character Colonel Grat carries a hand-held computing device similar in appearance and sound effects to the one his Quantum Leap character Al Calavicci did throughout the series.
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace: Once Upon a Beginning (2004) (TV Episode)
the line "I said to him, this is going to be the biggest thing since Quantum Leap"
A Kiss with History: Remembering 'Quantum Leap' (2004) (Video)
This is a short documentary about "Quantum Leap" (1989)
How I Met Your Mother: Zip, Zip, Zip (2006) (TV Episode)
Lily says she was watching a Quantum Leap marathon. When Marshall asks Lily how long she could wait to use the bathroom, she informs him she drank a big gulp during the marathon. Marshall replies with "Oh boy". This is the same thing Sam from Quantum Leap said at the end of each episode when he leapt into a new person.
Ed's Thing: The Music of 'Life on Mars' (2006) (Video)
Referenced by name
Three Moons Over Milford: Pilot (2006) (TV Episode)
Mack's friend says he saw Sarah Louise on Quantum Leap when he was "like, 12."
American Dad!: The Best Christmas Story Never (2006) (TV Episode)
The Ghost of Christmas Past uses a device much like the one used by Al in this title.
The Weakest Link: 'Doctor Who' Special (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Family Guy: Meet the Quagmires (2007) (TV Episode)
The sound effect, and "special effect" from Quantum Leap is used when Death takes Peter back in time.
Saturday Night Live: Brian Williams/Feist (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in 'Riley's way'
Smallville: Apocalypse (2008) (TV Episode)
Chloe calls travelling back in time to save Clark's present existence a quantum leap.
Eli Stone: Should I Stay or Should I Go? (2008) (TV Episode)
In one of his visions Eli Stone assumes the role of Maggie's fiancé Scott and even sees him as his own mirror image. Dr. Sam Beckett did the same in "Quantum Leap", except that his experience was real. Dr. Chen notices and mentions the analogy to that show.
The Deconstructor: Time Travel (2008) (TV Episode)
Features selected themes and characters
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Dream Job (2009) (TV Episode)
When Steve Bartowski (Scott Bakula) sees Ellie for the first time, he says "Oh, boy" - a reference to Bakula's recurring line in "Quantum Leap."
30 Rock: The Natural Order (2009) (TV Episode)
Jack says he wants to "put right what once went wrong," and Liz tells him that's the intro from Quantum Leap.
Family Guy: Road to the Multiverse (2009) (TV Episode)
Stewie says, "I hope this next leap will be the leap home."
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Time Machine (2009) (TV Episode)
"Unfortunately, I've got to settle for quantam leaping."
Heroes: Chapter Seven 'Once Upon a Time in Texas' (2009) (TV Episode)
This episode begins with Hiro time traveling and saying "Oh Boy" right before the opening credits which is how almost every episode of quantum leap begins .
Heroes: Chapter Fifteen 'Pass/Fail' (2010) (TV Episode)
At Hiro's trial, Adam points out that Hiro is quoting lines from "Quantum Leap."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.99 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $12,500 question
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Ring: Part II (2010) (TV Episode)
When Chuck opens an e-mail from his dad (Scott Bakula), he says, "Oh boy!" This saying was also Bakula's catch phrase on "Quantum Leap."
30 Rock: Let's Stay Together (2010) (TV Episode)
a page applicant sings a song that mentions the show
Parks and Recreation: Flu Season (2011) (TV Episode)
At the press conference, Leslie introduces Ben as "Scott Bakula from 'Quantum Leap.'"
Family Guy: Friends of Peter G. (2011) (TV Episode)
When Death takes Peter to see variations on his life, the visual effect and the sound effect when Sam makes a leap are seen and heard.
Source Code (2011)
many references: inhabiting a different person's body, the mirror image of the real person, "putting things right, that once went wrong", and Scott Bakula's voice over saying "Oh boy"
The Captains (2011)
Mentioned by Chris Pine and a Still Shown
Psych: This Episode Sucks (2011) (TV Episode)
Gus, dressed up as Blacula, mentions the phrase "present space quantum leap," and Shawn remarks, "Blacula gives a shout out to Bakula."
Family Guy: Back to the Pilot (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Z-Lister (2012) (Short)
A Character wears a t-shirt that references the main character
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.84 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chris Pine mentions that his father appeared on the show
Eureka: Jack of All Trades (2012) (TV Episode)
When Carter transports into Zane's body he looks at himself in the mirror and says "Oh boy." This might be a reference to Quantum Leap in which the hero, Sam would often say those words after "leaping" into his next host.
Saturday Night Live: Daniel Craig/Muse (2012) (TV Episode)
A film titled "Quantum of Leap" is featured in the "Bond Girls" segment.
The New Normal: The Godparent Trap (2012) (TV Episode)
Shania mentions the show.
Raising Hope: The Walk for the Runs (2012) (TV Episode)
Virginia says, "Remember when I changed the drapes and you thought we quantum leaped?"
Me Again (2012)
imitation of the show plays on TV as Rich works
Bob's Burgers: Turkey in a Can (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Gayle.
Family Guy: Christmas Guy (2013) (TV Episode)
Scott Bakula mentioned in reference to time travel
Being Human: Pack It Up, Pack It In (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Enlisted: Vets (2014) (TV Episode)
In the scene where the Hill brothers are suprised to find the marines not away on training exercise, Russell mentions how his memory has been "Swiss Cheese"-ed, which is one of the effects of time travel in Quantum Leap. Dean Stockwell also appears in the episode as fellow Korean War veteran Dan.
Workaholics: Friendship Anniversary (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Brows Held High: Beauty and the Beast: Part 3 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue and a sound effect from the series is played.
The Big Bang Theory: The Focus Attenuation (2014) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions the show by name.
Bob's Burgers: The Gayle Tales (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Flash: Out of Time (2015) (TV Episode)
When Barry realises that he has travelled through time, he says, "Oh boy."
DVD-R Hell: Tequila and Bonetti: Street Dogs (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when discussing Donald Bellisario.
Flight World War II (2015)
Quantum Leap element added to movie
The Angry World of Brian Webster (2015)
Character mentions going home to watch it.
The Goldbergs: The Dirty Dancing Dance (2016) (TV Episode)
Adam wears a Quantum Leap t-shirt.
Mary + Jane: Jenéeuary (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jordan
Jane the Virgin: Chapter Forty-Seven (2016) (TV Episode)
the plot of Rogelio's telenovela is compared to Quantum Leap
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.53 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Sci-Fi TV" category
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Turns Black (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Goldbergs: So Swayze It's Crazy (2017) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned.

Featured in 

Science Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown (1994) (TV Movie)
scenes from the series are shown here
I Love the '90s: 1993 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV series was edited into this mini-series.
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Headlines of 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
The Formula (2014)
Several characters are big fans of the show. Poster is shown and people are seen watching an episode.
The Real History of Science Fiction: Time (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Anal Leap (1991) (Video)
Premise.
The Ben Stiller Show: On Melrose Avenue (1992) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "B-Minus Time Traveler" segment
The Upper Hand: Quantum Leap (1995) (TV Episode)
This episode is a parody of the series.
Weird Science: Quantum Wyatt (1995) (TV Episode)
This episode is a parody of the series.
Freakazoid!: The Chip: Part 2/Freakazoid Is History (1995) (TV Episode)
The segment "Quantum Freak" is a take on the series.
Weird Science: Bee in There (1997) (TV Episode)
This episode is a parody of the series.
Robot Chicken: Toy Meets Girl (2005) (TV Episode)
Sam Beckett leaps into Paris Hilton
Indie Film Adventures (2005) (Short)
Plot of leaping between different times and places. A character named Al even says "According to Ziggy, you can't go home until..."
Family Guy: The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz (2005) (TV Episode)
Peter's account of Jesus is a spoof of this show
American Dad!: Irregarding Steve (2006) (TV Episode)
The first sketch Steve presents to 'Jon Stewart' is entitled Quantum Rape, and contains references to the TV show
Jesus, the Daughter of God (2013)
The physicist refers to the go go dancer making a "Quantum Leap" into the body of Jesus Christ.
Phelous & the Movies: Phailaddin and the Adventure of No Time: Part I (2013) (TV Episode)
Phelous does a spoof of the opening credits with Aladdin and Paige
Family Guy: Vestigial Peter (2013) (TV Episode)
"Quantum Creep"
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Liam Hemsworth/Ana Gasteyer/Paul Mecurio (2016) (TV Episode)
Quantum Leap is first mentioned, then spoofed, with Scott Bakula appearing as both Dr. Sam Beckett and himself..
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Turns Black (2017) (TV Episode)
Dee and Frank believe the Gang are experiencing a quantum leap like Scott Bakula does in the show. Scott Bakula appears as himself.

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