Quantum Leap: Season 5, Episode 14

Dr. Ruth - April 25, 1985 (19 Jan. 1993)

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Sam leaps into sex doctor Ruth Westheimer, plays matchmaker for a couple on the staff of her radio show and helps a woman with sexual harassment.

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Doug Bridges / Reiser
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Debbie Schaefer
James McDonnell ...
Jonathan
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Annie Wilkins
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Herself (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
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Grandma
Paul Roache ...
Cab Driver
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Other Woman
Bridget Morrow ...
Anita
Robert MacKenzie ...
Nigel Corrington
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Sam leaps into Dr. Ruth Westheimer the well-known sex therapist just as she is in the middle of her radio call-in show. Al tells him he's there to help two of Dr. Ruth's staff, Doug and Debbie, to stick together. Sam thinks he's there to help a young woman, Annie Wilkins, who called into the show to say she was being pressured by her boss, Jonathan, to have sex. Sam convinces her to quit her job and Jonathan says Annie is just fantasizing. In the blue room meanwhile, the real Dr. Ruth has advice for Al who, she says, seems to go out of his way to sabotage all of his relationships. Written by garykmcd

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When Sam mentions sexual harassment, a black woman in the background is showing rapt attention to the conversation. Her friend calls her, "Anita." She is meant to represent Anita Hill. See more »

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The reflections of Sam while he's walking on top of the cars and fighting Jonathan are clearly a stunt person in a curly wig, not the real Dr. Ruth. See more »

Quotes

Annie Wilkins: Why would someone as famous as you care about someone like me?
Sam: How do you think I got to be so famous? Besides, helping people's what I do for a living.
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Spoofs Dr. Ruth Westheimer (1984) See more »

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