The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.
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Nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jack Klugman ...  Dr. R. Quincy, M.E. 148 episodes, 1976-1983
John S. Ragin ...  Dr. Robert Asten 148 episodes, 1976-1983
Robert Ito ...  Sam Fujiyama 148 episodes, 1976-1983
Joseph Roman Joseph Roman ...  Sgt. Brill 145 episodes, 1976-1983
Garry Walberg ...  Lt. Frank Monahan 145 episodes, 1976-1983
Val Bisoglio ...  Danny Tovo 138 episodes, 1976-1983
Eddie Garrett Eddie Garrett ...  Ed / ... 102 episodes, 1976-1983
John Nolan John Nolan ...  Bartender / ... 86 episodes, 1977-1983
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Quincy and Sam are working as Coroners. Inspecting dead people they often see facts that don't match the theories of the police how or if really they were murdered. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <wolfii@leo.org>

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It originally debuted during the final season of "The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie." When the show did well in the ratings NBC decided to upgrade it to a weekly series, especially since it looked like "The Sunday Mystery Movie" would be canceled. Its place in the rotation was assumed by the new show "Lanigan's Rabbi (1976)," which was canceled with the others at the end of the 1976-77 season. "Quincy" and "Columbo (1971)" were the only elements of that series to be spun off on their own. See more »

Goofs

In the typical opening title sequence, near the end of the credits, there is a scene showing Quincy walking along talking his friend on the beach with people (extras) throwing a football in the background. As the ball is thrown toward the camera it passes off the screen to the left. Moments later a woman with a pink top and blue skirt stumbles into frame grasping her face and eyes. Her companions rush to her aid as she tries to brush sand or grit from her face. She is in obvious distress as is see by everyone's actions toward her, all except Quincy who obliviously walks on toward the camera continuing the scene. This was kept in the opening credits which is odd given that it is made up of snippets. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some minor edits, to remove scenes unsuitable for young viewers, have sometimes been made when the show is transmitted during the daytime in the UK on the ITV network. See more »

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Referenced in American Horror Story: Red Dawn (2019) See more »

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"PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE AT STAKE HERE!!"
23 September 2002 | by doc_brownSee all my reviews

This is the king of formula shows. Every single episode goes down the same way:

Quincy has just gotten off of a particularly grueling case.

The boss brings in a new body that Quincy "just has to look at".

Sam, his ever faithful assistant, is just about to leave for the night before Quincy calls him back. "I need you to stay and figure this one out."

They show the 'late-night working montage', which always consists of Sam running spectral analysis tests while Quincy pokes at the body.

The montage ends, and Sam says "I don't like the looks of this Quince".

Quincy then insults Sam about the quality of his coffee.

Quincy puts on his detective hat, and interviews witnesses.

Quincy will come against opposition to him solving the case, and he will yell at that person. In fact, he will have been yelling for most of the episode, but now the yelling is of a righteous nature.

Quincy will confront his main adversary and scream, "PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE AT STAKE HERE!!"

Quincy's boss, who was against all meddling from the start, eventually comes around.

Quincy solves the case, then explains everything over breakfast/lunch/dinner with his pals.

Someone at the table tells a throw-away joke, usually at Quincy's expense, leaving everyone in stitches.

Roll credits.

Eat your heart out, Jordan Cavanaugh


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quincy M.E. See more »

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(148 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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