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"Quantum Leap" How the Tess Was Won - August 5, 1956 (TV Episode 1989) Poster

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At the very end of this leap, Sam suggests that the boy change the name of his song from "Piggy Suwee", which he based on Sam calling the piglet, to "Peggy Sue". The boy is thus revealed to be Buddy Holly, and his getting the lyrics right enables Sam to leap.
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The title is based upon the movie How the West Was Won (1962).
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Sam's first encounter with someone who is soon to be actually famous.
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A poker hand of three aces and two eights is called a 'dead man's hand'. Legend has it that when Wild Bill Hickock was murdered during a poker game he was holding two pair, aces and eights, all black cards - the fifth card not specified.
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Sam (Doc) and Tess dance to Hank Williams singing "Cold, Cold Heart" (1951).
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This episode takes place in Texas from August 5 to August 13, 1956.
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