Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap (1989)

54 mistakes in season 2

All Americans - November 6, 1962 - S2-E14

Audio problem: During the speech where Al tells Sam to quit (to force Chewie to play), Sam says he can't quit but his mouth doesn't move for a couple seconds after the words start playing.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Catch A Falling Star - May 21, 1979 - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: As Sam is preparing to go on stage as Don Quixote, after catching the lead actor, a quick cut to Dulcinea dancing is shown. It is supposed to be Sam's love interest and ex piano teacher Nicole as Dulcinea. However, you can see Nicole standing in the background, in the pink outfit she was wearing in scenes from the beginning of the episode.

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Good Night, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957 - S2-E17

Factual error: At the end, Sam reads a poem from a Mark Twain book and says, "Twain wrote it when his daughter died." But the poem, famous because it was engraved on the daughter's headstone, isn't by Twain, but by poet Robert Richardson. Twain never claimed authorship, so Sam couldn't be reading it with Twain's byline from any of his books.

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Jean G

Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 - S2-E2

Factual error: In this episode that takes place in April of 1976, everyone sits around watching an episode of Saturday Night Live with Bill Murray on it. Murray didn't join the cast until 1977.

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Her Charm - September 26, 1973 - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: After throwing the laundry bags out the back of the truck, close up shots on Sam and the girl show the back of the truck being relatively empty. However, the next shot from the rear of the truck has the back full of laundry bags again.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Good Night, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957 - S2-E17

Revealing mistake: When Sam is putting the locket on her in the coffin, Hilla's "corpse" is breathing.

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Jean G

Sea Bride - June 3, 1954 - S2-E21

Audio problem: When the little girl is dragging her sister across the room to get her to meet Sam at the pool, she says, "He's waiting at the pool for you," but her mouth doesn't even come close to mouthing those words.

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Joel Amos Gordon

M.I.A. - April 1, 1969 - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when dressed in drag, Sam has a cigarette with a long bit of ash on it. He looks at his "reflection" and there is a short bit of ash on the cigarette, then it cuts back to him and there is a short bit of ash.

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Joel Amos Gordon

All Americans - November 6, 1962 - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: When Sam and Ruben are fighting in the locker room they knock over a set of lockers (and only one set) and the door flies open on it. When they roll over the set of lockers the camera cuts and 2 sets of lockers are suddenly knocked down with all locker doors closed.

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Joel Amos Gordon

All Americans - November 6, 1962 - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: In the fight between Sam and Ruben in the locker room, Ruben has a white visor in his hands during the fight which magically disappears during the fight after a camera cut, and Ruben leaves after the coach breaks up the fight, without the visor.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Sea Bride - June 3, 1954 - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the show they go to great pains to show (on more than one occasion) the "reflection" of Sam in the mirror. However, when the girl shoves him against it, kissing and slapping Sam, it is his real reflection.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 - S2-E2

Audio problem: When Sam says "I'd rather be dead," his lips don't move in sync with the words.

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Jean G

All Americans - November 6, 1962 - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: Chewie is wearing the number 86 jersey in both games. However, when he is sitting out with his supposedly injured knee we see a shot of the number 86 jersey chasing an opponent.

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Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958 - S2-E19

Audio problem: In the beginning of the show, when Sam's father tells him to get down, Sam climbs down and falls off the net. When he hits the dirt it makes a sound like he's hitting a board.

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Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958 - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: When Sam and his sister are on the trapeze and she does a double and he catches her you can see that the bar she jumped from is not moving behind her. Then when she jumps back to it, it's swinging again.

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All Americans - November 6, 1962 - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: In the party after the 1st game when Chewie and Sam are talking about the championship, Chewie pulls up a chair and sits on it backwards with his hands in his lap. After the cut to another camera, his arms are up on the back of the chair.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Maybe Baby - March 11, 1963 - S2-E20

Audio problem: When Sam is looking in the mirror talking to Al, he says, "Would you look at me? I've got a gold tooth." However, the reflection doesn't mouth the first part and doesn't even say the second.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Maybe Baby - March 11, 1963 - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: At one point when the police are chasing Sam, the car has a Sheriff's star on the driver's side door; however, when Sam drives into Clayton, no star is to be seen.

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All Americans - November 6, 1962 - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: In one play during the montage sequence of the championship game, the quarterback for the Jaguars (Sam) is number 15 - but he wears 12 throughout the rest of the show. This is Sam, because Al later tells him to quit, so he's been playing the whole game.

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Maybe Baby - March 11, 1963 - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: When Sam is talking to Al in the store (while looking at car seats), Al checks on Margaret Dalton and holds the handset at chest level. The shot switches to Sam down on his knees and it's at his face level (about Al's waist). Then the shot switches back to Al and the handset is again chest high.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Another Mother - September 30, 1981 - S2-E13

Plot hole: Sam wallops both kidnappers and rescues the son. They then leave the two child molesters unconscious beside their van. No one calls the police or has them arrested, so they're free to kidnap another kid. Sam doesn't leap until after an epilogue in which the loose ends are supposed to be resolved - but this question is left unanswered. It's not excused by a "just because we didn't see it happen doesn't mean it didn't" defense. The viewers shouldn't be left with a dangling plot hole, and one line could have cured this one.

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Jean G

M.I.A. - April 1, 1969 - S2-E22

Factual error: Though this episode takes place on April 1st, 1969, a freshly-painted sign in the park contradicts the date. In the scene with the hippies in which Sam is disguised as a meditating guru, the huge sign just behind him touts the San Diego Centennial Celebration - in 1968.

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Jean G

Good Night, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957 - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Sam is at the graveside, snow is falling and a close-up shot shows Sam covered in snow, but the wide angle shot shows little to no snow on him.

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Joel Amos Gordon

So Help Me God - July 29, 1957 - S2-E9

Factual error: At one point when Sam is visiting Delilah in the courthouse he is hugging her and the Sheriff guarding the door comes in and sees them. As the sheriff is leaving, he has a patch on his arm that says "County Sheriff." As this episode took place in Louisiana, there would only be Parish Sheriffs, not a County Sheriff.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Blind Faith - February 6, 1964 - S2-E5

Factual error: In the opening scene it is 1964 in New York City. A shot through Brooklyn Bridge shows the World Trade Center towers in the background. The Trade Center was not started until 1968 and not completed until 1973.

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Her Charm - September 26, 1973 - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: The FBI agent's car is riddled with bullets in the opening scene. A few shots later, the same car rounds a corner during the chase, and all the bullet holes have disappeared.

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Jean G

The Americanization of Machiko - August 4, 1953 - S2-E3

Factual error: In the scene where the guy is telling Machiko about the major league teams that wanted him, he mentions the Indians, Yankees, and Orioles. The episode is set in 1953 and the story is from before World War II. While there had been a minor league team called the Orioles up to that point, there was no major league team called the Orioles until 1954.

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Her Charm - September 26, 1973 - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: After the bad guys attack the laundry truck and the girl starts throwing bags out of the truck, one sees in the close up shot a bullet-ridden gray door, but in the wide angle shot it's a pristine brown door.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Good Night, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957 - S2-E17

Audio problem: When Sam and the Sheriff are on the dock the Sheriff is talking through a shot into the next one, except his mouth isn't moving during the last seconds of his line.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Her Charm - September 26, 1973 - S2-E15

Audio problem: When the two bad guys are chasing the girl through the dark forest, one says "it's too dark," the girl screams, and the other says, "who needs light?" - but both say these without moving their lips.

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Joel Amos Gordon

M.I.A. - April 1, 1969 - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, when Sam is undressing and Al is telling him who he leaped into, in one shot Sam is taking off his beaded necklace and in the next his necklace is off and he's taking off his belt, but Al continues the sentence so no time passed during the cut.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Pool Hall Blues - September 4, 1954 - S2-E18

Revealing mistake: After Al comes back when the power is turned on, Sam wins a game, breaks for the next and then we see a wide angle shot and the noise is made when Al shows Sam where to shoot. But the beam doesn't appear, even though the shot is seen by viewers.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Sea Bride - June 3, 1954 - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: At the end when Sam punches out the bad guy, there is not a white piece of trash stuck to the back of his left shoulder. Two shots later, there is a white piece of trash there.

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Joel Amos Gordon

M.I.A. - April 1, 1969 - S2-E22

Audio problem: When Sam, dressed as a guru, is talking to Al about Beth, Al calls the lawyer a "scuzzbag" but he mouths "scumbag." Guess it couldn't get past the censors.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958 - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: In practice, when Sam's sister tries to do the triple and he misses her, the wide angle shot shows that she is already below Sam's arms when she reaches out. But when it cuts to a close shot, she is able to almost catch his arms.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Another Mother - September 30, 1981 - S2-E13

Revealing mistake: When Sam and Al are in the station wagon pursuing the van, both Sam and Al's reflections are visible on the wagon's front hood. Al, as a hologram, shouldn't have one and Sam's reflection should be as Kevin's mom.

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Catch A Falling Star - May 21, 1979 - S2-E10

Character mistake: In the preview for this episode, Charlie has trouble getting his countdown straight. He shouts that Sam is on in 50 seconds, then 47, then 48. In the episode itself, the mistake is corrected with a rather obvious overdub, changing the final number to 43.

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Jean G

Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958 - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: Throughout the show, the big top changes from one with many blue stripes on the ceiling, to one with a couple of blue stripes and a dark center, and back again.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Pool Hall Blues - September 4, 1954 - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: After the bad guy tries to hit the granddaughter with the pool cue, Sam grabs it. In the wide angle shot it shows Sam's left hand about 6-8 inches from the middle (where the dark wood inlay is), but in the next close-up shot, his hand is only about 2 inches from the middle.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Animal Frat - October 19, 1967 - S2-E12

Revealing mistake: When Sam and Al are walking and talking, just after Scooter (being chased by the dog) throws Sam the dean's prized basketball, Al's shadow is visible on the ground, though as a hologram he doesn't actually have one.

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Super Grover

Thou Shalt Not... - February 2, 1974 - S2-E7

Audio problem: At the dining room table, we hear Karen's voice say "It's all right, Uncle David." But her lips don't move.

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Jean G

Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 - S2-E2

Factual error: The episode takes place April 1, 1976, and Sam performs a stunt for the "Earthquake" movie featuring Charlton Heston, but Earthquake was released in 1974, so was filmed long before 1976.

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Honeymoon Express - April 27, 1960 - S2-E1

Factual error: The date is April 27, 1960, and Al says the Francis Powers U-2 spy plane will be shot down in two days, namely April 29, but the plane was actually shot down on May 1, 1960, four days after the episode.

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Freedom - November 22, 1970 - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: Sam is talking to Al in the desert about what year it is. Al's cigar jumps in his mouth and back to his hand.

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A Portrait for Troian - February 7, 1971 - S2-E11

Revealing mistake: When the recovered drowning victims are lying on the ground, Troian's supposedly dead husband moves his feet.

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Another Mother - September 30, 1981 - S2-E13

Visible crew/equipment: After going to get pizza, Sam and the kids return home. As they pull in the driveway a long boom mike is visible in the back car window.

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Jimmy - October 14, 1964 - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode Michael Madsen's character attempts to run over Sam with a forklift, causing the boy to fall into the water and almost drown. As the boy is falling into the water, there is a wide shot of the action. In the scene, a box is being pushed over the edge into the harbor. In the close shot following, the box is gone, as are other items nearby.

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Jimmy - October 14, 1964 - S2-E8

Revealing mistake: When Sam is helping Frank clean his truck, an old couple passes as they are talking. Watch the shadows on the left side of the frame right before they enter. The shadows pause for a second, and then the couple walks on screen as they are being cued by the director.

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The Americanization of Machiko - August 4, 1953 - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: When Sam is first looking at his reflection of himself in the glass at the beginning of the episode, the items behind his reflection do not match his point of view. A man walks through the shot and never leaves the frame, however is gone when the shot flips back to Sam.

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Her Charm - September 26, 1973 - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: The rearview mirror on Nick's car disappears and reappears repeatedly, when he pursues the laundry truck and later at the cabin.

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Super Grover

Her Charm - September 26, 1973 - S2-E15

Revealing mistake: At Boston's FBI, Al's reflection is visible repeatedly, such as on the fire extinguisher's chrome surface in the hallway and on the elevator while Sam talks about the cabin.

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Super Grover

Another Mother - September 30, 1981 - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: When Sam uses martial arts against the men from the van, one of them pulls a knife as he kneels on his right knee in the close-up, but next shot he is kneeling on his left knee.

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Super Grover

Another Mother - September 30, 1981 - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: When one of the sicko men from the van pulls a knife on Sam, the white blouse is either tucked into the skirt or hangs over it, depending on the shot.

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Super Grover

A Portrait for Troian - February 7, 1971 - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When she's confronting her brother on the dock, Troian's long hair shifts from being completely behind her back to falling over her shoulders in front with each change of camera angle.

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Jean G

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