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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)
Milt Kogan ...
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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Al is seen by Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jimenez. This is the seventh episode of the series in which he is seen by someone other than Sam. He was previously seen by Teresa Bruckner in Quantum Leap: Another Mother - September 30, 1981 (1990), Maggie Dawson in Quantum Leap: The Leap Home: Part 2 (Vietnam) - April 7, 1970 (1990), Michael Blake in Quantum Leap: A Little Miracle - December 24, 1962 (1990), Maria in Quantum Leap: Last Dance Before an Execution - May 12, 1971 (1991), Tibby Johnson and two other mental patients in Quantum Leap: Shock Theater - October 3, 1954 (1991) and several young children in Quantum Leap: Justice - May 11, 1965 (1991). See more »


At the end, the big pay-off when Angela calls Sam by his name, it's supposed to prove that she knew his name, proving that she's an angel and was there to as Sam's guardian angel. However, at least once, Al called Sam by his name in Angela presence so she would know him with that name. See more »


Admiral Al Calavicci: They must serve a lot of sweets in heaven.
Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jiminez: Well, you're never going to find out.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Oh? Why not?
Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jiminez: There's a dress code.
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References West Side Story (1961) See more »


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Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Liz Torres
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