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Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960 

As the chauffeur of Marilyn Monroe, Sam must save her life and help her to make one final film, The Misfits (1961).

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Barbara Whitmore
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Elizabeth A. Coffee ...
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As the chauffeur of Marilyn Monroe, Sam must save her life and help her to make one final film, The Misfits (1961).

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Trivia

In the original history, Marilyn Monroe died of a barbiturate overdose on April 8, 1960. See more »

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Barbara Whitmore claims to have seen all of Marilyn Monroe's films, from Dangerous Years to Let's Make Love. This is an impossibility, as Let's Make Love was released on 8 September 1960, whereas Sam leaps into 4 April. See more »

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Dr. Sam Beckett: I don't know why; but... you've gotta make this picture.
Marilyn Monroe: There'll be other pictures.
[Sam looks at Al who shakes his head]
Dr. Sam Beckett: I don't know about the other pictures; but this one will never come again. And this one needs you. It needs a brash, beautiful, glorious, untamable misfit.
Marilyn Monroe: "Misfit"...
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References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

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Green Onions
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Written by Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Lewie Steinberg, and Al Jackson Jr.
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s (1962)
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Oh Boy! It's Marilyn Monroe
10 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode is a great episode, there is a great buzz about the episode from the very start as soon as Marilyn is seen on screen and Sam mutters the immortal words 'Oh Boy'. Watching Sam try to remain his normal goody self whilst in front of this superstar makes the episode that more enjoyable, especially as Al is trying to get Sam to let go of his normal attitude and go wild. Even if this episode does rewrite history somewhat, it's fictional and not to be taken seriously. This episode is filled with a lot of emotion, it is filled with Sam trying frantically to stop Miss Monroe from her timely demise.

Quantum Leap takes a Quantum Leap at giving people a look at the real Marilyn Monroe.


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