Quantum Leap... and Pop Tarts

Stop Ruining My Childhood!

Jul 28 2022 • 1 hr 24 mins


"Oh Boy!" This week, we revisit the cult favorite, Quantum Leap.

Quantum Leap ran for 5 seasons and 97 episodes from 1989 to 1993.  Created by Don Bellisario, the show starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett, a time traveling scientist, who leaps into people from 1953 to 1987 to help them and correct something that went wrong in the original timeline. Dean Stockwell, who co-stars as Admiral Al Calavicci, Sam's best friend, who appears as a hologram that only Sam can see and hear.

They are aided by Gushi, the project's lead programmer, and Ziggy, a supercomputer. Despite successfully correcting the past in each episode, Sam continues to leap randomly to another place and time, "putting right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home"

And for our snack this week, Steve reviews Pop Tarts, and Megan tries a candy necklace. We talk about the cereal wars of the 1960s and the thievery that resulted in what we now know as the Pop Tart.

Did we love the science fiction, mystery, romance, comedy, drama show? Did the Pop Tarts taste like cardboard? Listen to find out!

Watch with us and find links to listen on our website: www.stopruiningmychildhood.com

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