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 »

Goofs

Near the end of the episode, Al is telling Sam the wrap up. In the background, you can plainly see the phone off the hook from the earlier struggle. Next, Annie comes into the room telling Sam/Dr. Ruth that the police are on the way. Unless Annie has a second phone line in her NY apartment (or a very RARE cell phone in 1985), the line would've been 'dead' and she could not have called the police. See more »

Quotes

Al: Tina's crazy about me.
Dr. Ruth: And you are crazy about her, aren't you?
Al: Well, no, I... I wouldn't say that. I'd say I, I like her.
Dr. Ruth: You just *like* her?
Al: I like her a lot. A lot.
Dr. Ruth: Does that mean, you love her?
Al: Uh...
Dr. Ruth: It may have four letters, but 'love' is not a dirty word.
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Spoofs Dr. Ruth Westheimer (1984) See more »

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