Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
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Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960 

As the chauffeur of Marilyn Monroe, Sam must save her life and help her to make one final film, The Misfits (1961).

Director:

Christopher Hibler

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Richard C. Okie
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
Susan Griffiths Susan Griffiths ... Marilyn Monroe
Liz Vassey ... Barbara Whitmore
Joris Stuyck Joris Stuyck ... Peter Lawford
Stephen Root ... John Tremaine Jr.
Tony Young ... John Huston
Larry Pennell ... Clark Gable
Eric Scott Woods ... Rocky
Elizabeth A. Coffee Elizabeth A. Coffee ... Jane
Stephen Bowers Stephen Bowers ... Dennis Boardman
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As the chauffeur of Marilyn Monroe, Sam must save her life and help her to make one final film, The Misfits (1961).

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TV-PG
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Trivia

The episode's title refers to lyrics from the Elton John song Candle In The Wind, which was a tribute to Marilyn Monroe (Real name Norma Jean Baker). See more »

Goofs

The storyline is set in April 1960. Green Onions is being played at the party at Peter Lawford's house, but it wasn't recorded until 1962. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Sam Beckett: How you feelin' today anyway?
Marilyn Monroe: Who, me?
Dr. Sam Beckett: Yeah.
Marilyn Monroe: Just wonderful. It's a beautiful day, a new house, champagne... Who needs a life?
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Connections

References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Green Onions
(uncredited)
Written by Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Lewie Steinberg, and Al Jackson Jr.
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s (1962)
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Inaccuracies
6 January 2021 | by PickleManiaSee all my reviews

Interesting concept for a Quantum Leap episode, but a ridiculously done episode. The actress playing MM is a caricature who resembles Monroe (for the most part) but doesn't capture her real personality. Plus, the dates are wrong. In the beginning, Sam asks Al if they're "close to the date of Marilyn's suicide" to which Al replies, "yes, very close." The episode takes place in April 1960, but Monroe died in August, 1962. How is that "close." Also, Monroe didn't move into her house in Brentwood until early 1962, plus the party at Peter Lawford's beach house was also in 1962. Lastly, the writer of this episode assumes her death was a suicide when that's still up for debate.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1993 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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