Quantum Leap: Season 1, Episode 5

How the Tess Was Won - August 5, 1956 (14 Apr. 1989)

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Sam finds himself as a veterinarian who has to compete as a cowboy to win the heart of a cowgirl heiress.

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Sam leaps into the body of a Texas veterinarian, Dr. Daniel Young who carries a torch for a local ranch owner's daughter, Tess McGill. She has a stubborn streak and refuses to marry any man who is unable to out-ranch her. She makes a bet with her Dad that she will give Young one week to prove he can be a better rancher than she is and if he does, she will marry him. Young's helper at the veterinary practice, Buddy, proves to be a bit of a surprise. Written by garykmcd

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The title is based upon the movie How the West Was Won (1962). See more »

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When Sam arrives home at the beginning, and the director's credit appears, a chicken is seen standing straight on the front steps' banister post. In the next shot, however, the chicken is suddenly nestling down comfortably, its feathers covering the railing. See more »

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Tess McGill: [Speaking to her father] And I'll tell you what. If there's a man on this ranch who can keep up with me for one week, then I'll marry him. But if he can't, then we forget about this marriage business once and for all.
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References Gunsmoke (1955) See more »

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Peggy Sue
Written by Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, and Jerry Allison (1957)
Performed by Scott Fults
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