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It's a Wonderful Leap - May 10, 1958 

As a New York City cab driver, Sam has to win a contest to get his own taxi medallion. Sam also has the help of a woman named Angelito who knows about Sam and claims to be an angel.



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Episode cast overview:
Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jimenez
Lenny Greenman
Frank O'Connor
Robin Frates ...
Jack Orend ...
Tony (as Jack R. Orend)
Lucky (as Milt Kigan)
Doug MacHugh ...
Moe (as Douglas MacHugh)
Frank Girardeau ...
Sergeant McCann
Young Executive
Justin Thomson ...
Mirror Image of Max Greenman


In 1958, Sam leaps into the body of Max Greenman, a New York City cab driver who runs over a pedestrian only to eventually learn that she's actually Max's guardian angel. Max is hoping to win his own cab driver's medallion in the contest his employer is running. But Al tells him that on the next evening, the last day of the contest and $50 short of winning his medallion, Max will be shot and remain comatose for the rest of his life. He knows exactly where - 43rd and Broadway - and when he will be shot so Sam's plan is just to avoid the location at all costs. While he avoids getting shot, another complication arises leading Max's father Lennie to take matters into his own hands. Written by garykmcd

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1 April 1992 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Rose Greenman died in 1955. See more »


In the beginning of this episode, "It's A Wonderful Leap" as Al is (mis)guiding Sam in the cab, the lady in the back seat tells him to take a right, which he does. The scene is supposed to be in 1958, however, the scene shown is in modern times, with cars from the 80's and early 90's, as well as a early 1980's stationwagon, and a modern skyscraper, and a AAA (very telling NON neon) sign in the background! See more »


Admiral Al Calavicci: Just, er, ran some checks - way, way back in the records, and it turns out there was a singer named An-An-An...
Dr. Sam Beckett: Angelita.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Uh-huh. Uh, yeah, in Spanish Harlem, back in the '20s.
Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jiminez: Of course.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Uh, small problem with that though.
Dr. Sam Beckett: What's that?
Admiral Al Calavicci: Uh, well, she... she died in 1928.
Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jiminez: [cheerfully] Oh, boy!
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »


Someone to Watch Over Me
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Liz Torres
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