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It's a Wonderful Leap - May 10, 1958 

As a New York City cab driver, Sam has to win a contest to get his own taxi medallion. Sam also has the help of a woman named Angelito who knows about Sam and claims to be an angel.


Paul Brown


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Danielle Alexandra (teleplay) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
Liz Torres ... Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jimenez
Jerry Adler ... Lenny Greenman
Peter Iacangelo ... Frank O'Connor
Robin Frates Robin Frates ... Elizabeth
Jack Orend Jack Orend ... Tony (as Jack R. Orend)
Milt Kogan ... Lucky (as Milt Kigan)
Doug MacHugh ... Moe (as Douglas MacHugh)
Vaughn Armstrong ... Fred Trump
Frank Girardeau Frank Girardeau ... Sergeant McCann
Ed Wasser ... Young Executive
Justin Thomson Justin Thomson ... Donald Trump
Ross Partridge ... Mirror Image of Max Greenman


In 1958, Sam leaps into the body of Max Greenman, a New York City cab driver who runs over a pedestrian only to eventually learn that she's actually Max's guardian angel. Max is hoping to win his own cab driver's medallion in the contest his employer is running. But Al tells him that on the next evening, the last day of the contest and $50 short of winning his medallion, Max will be shot and remain comatose for the rest of his life. He knows exactly where - 43rd and Broadway - and when he will be shot so Sam's plan is just to avoid the location at all costs. While he avoids getting shot, another complication arises leading Max's father Lennie to take matters into his own hands. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

1 April 1992 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the original history, Max Greenman was shot in a robbery on May 11, 1958 and was comatose for the rest of his life. See more »


At the end, the big pay-off when Angela calls Sam by his name, it's supposed to prove that she knew his name, proving that she's an angel and was there to as Sam's guardian angel. However, at least once, Al called Sam by his name in Angela presence so she would know him with that name. See more »


Admiral Al Calavicci: [in a striking red suit and hat] They must serve plenty of sweets in heaven.
Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jiminez: You're never gonna get there, so you're never gonna know.
Admiral Al Calavicci: What do you mean? Why not?
Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jiminez: There's a dress code.
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References Here Comes the Groom (1951) See more »


Written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Liz Torres
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