Miss Deep South
Episode 6 of 22 within Season Three. Item 36 of 95 overall.
Production number 66406.
Tommy Thompson - Writer
Christopher T. Welch - Director
47 votes

As Darlene Monte, a contestant in the "Miss Deep South" beauty pageant, Sam must come to the aid of an innocent contender who faces disgrace when she poses for naughty photographs taken by a sleazy pageant photographer. As if things weren't bad enough, Sam must ensure that Darlene finishes third, so that she'll go on to become a doctor.

original airdate--November 2,1990      rating--8.2 million  

network: NBC

music: "Quantum Leap Theme Song" by Mike Post

Leap Date--June 7, 1958                     Leapee--Darlene Monte

Place--the South                                 


  • "Cuanto le Gusta" (performed by Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell
  • "Great Balls of Fire" (performed by Scott Bakula)
  • "Splish Splash" (performed by Bobby Darin)
  • "I'm Walking" (performed by Ricky Nelson)


Opening narration by Ziggy

Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. He awoke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own, and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so, Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong, and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.

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regional titles

Miss Deep South
Miss Sucre en Poudre
Venus mit Brusthaar
Miss Profondo Sud