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Quincy M.E. 

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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 147 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 / ... 113 episodes, 1976-1983
John Nolan John Nolan ...  Bartender / ... 90 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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Trivia

The show resembled the earlier Canadian television series Wojeck (1966), broadcast by CBC Television John Vernon, who played the Wojeck title role, later guest starred in the third-season episode Quincy M.E.: Requiem for the Living (1978). See more »

Goofs

Quincy often undertakes actions which would result in evidence and investigations being compromised. Since he is only a coroner and has never been a police officer, these actions could result in cases being dropped or overturned upon appeal. There is no way that a District Attorney would allow Quincy to perform the actions that he does in the show. See more »

Alternate Versions

Many of the episodes that aired as part of the "NBC Mystery Movie" were edited down from 88 minutes in length to roughly 44 minutes in length when the show went into reruns in syndication. See more »

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Referenced in The King of Queens: Assaulted Nuts (1999) 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 »

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Runtime:

(148 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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