Jimmy
Episode 8 of 22 within Season Two. Item 16 of 95 overall.
Production number 65407.
8.60
60 votes

Since mainstreaming the mentally retarded is not yet a popular concept, Sam must help Jimmy LaMotta, the "slow" young man he's leaped into, get a job and gain his coworkers' acceptance, to prevent his brother from returning Jimmy to the institution.

original airdate--November 22,1989   rating--10.4 million 

network: NBC

Leap Date-October 14,1964

Place-Oakland,California                    Leapee-Jimmy LaMotta

Songs: "Quantum Leap Theme Song" by Mike Post

  1. Mary Wells -- "My Guy"

 

Goofs: Near the beginning when we see Jimmy's reflection in the mirror, part of Sam's arm and sleeve can be seen for an instant.

Trivia: Al had a mentally retarded sister named Trudy who was in a mental hospital. She died in 1953, and the institution claimed it was from pneumonia.

 

Opening narration by Scott Bakula
It all started when a time travel experiment I was conducting went..."a little caca". In the blink of a cosmic clock, I went from quantum physicist to Air Force test-pilot. Which could have been fun...if I knew how to fly. Fortunately, I had help – an observer from the project named Al. Unfortunately, Al's a hologram, so all he can lend is moral support. Anyway, here I am, bouncing around in time, putting things right that once went wrong, a sort of time traveling Lone Ranger, with Al as my Tonto. And I don't even need a mask... ("Oh Boy")

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080 Deliver Us From Evil-March 19, 1966
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