Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
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Next Stop, Nowhere 

Quincy takes a look into the world of punk rock, a music that he believes may have contributed to the death of a teenage boy.

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Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
Garry Walberg ...
Lt. Frank Monahan
John S. Ragin ...
Dr. Robert Asten
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Danny Tovo
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Sam Fujiyama
Joseph Roman ...
Sgt. Brill
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Abby Garvin
Karlene Crockett ...
Molly Howard
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Skip
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Susan Garvin
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Adrian Mercer
Alex Henteloff ...
Fingerprint Analyst
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Dr. Emily Hanover
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Vince Lasker (as Nick Georgiade)
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Fly Fester (as Richard Dano)
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Quincy takes a look into the world of punk rock, a music that he believes may have contributed to the death of a teenage boy.

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1 December 1982 (USA)  »

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Edited into Cathode Fuck (1986) See more »

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Next Stop Nowhere
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Lyrics by Sam Egan
Music by Irvin Kramer
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Possibly the most ridiculous and corny episode of the series
18 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Next Stop, Nowhere begins at a club where a punk rock band is playing and a bunch of teenagers are thrashing around to the music. When one of them ends up stabbed to death on the dance floor, Quincy (Jack Klugman) conducts the autopsy and lists the lyrics in the music as a contributing cause of death because it motivates the teenagers to commit violent acts. The findings cause debate within the coroner's office and a media frenzy leaving Quincy to defend his position while trying to help the police solve the murder.

As other reviewers perfectly pointed out, this is possibly the most ridiculous and corny episode of the Quincy series which is saying a lot considering some of the nonsense that we've seen in the later seasons. The punk rock club scenes are unintentionally hilarious and then you have Klugman standing up there trying to lecture them later in the story in a "Hey you kids, get off my lawn!" style which is just sad and embarrassing for all involved. Although there is a murder mystery featured, it is so buried among the craziness and silliness of this story that you practically miss it.

While this is an epically bad episode, I still have to recommend watching because this is nothing like anything else you've seen on Quincy or possibly even television in general!


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