Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
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Next Stop, Nowhere 

Quincy takes a look into the world of punk rock, a music that he believes may have contributed to the death of a teenage boy.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Klugman ... Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
Garry Walberg ... Lt. Frank Monahan
John S. Ragin John S. Ragin ... Dr. Robert Asten
Val Bisoglio ... Danny Tovo
Robert Ito ... Sam Fujiyama
Joseph Roman Joseph Roman ... Sgt. Brill
Melora Hardin ... Abby Garvin
Karlene Crockett Karlene Crockett ... Molly Howard
Kelly Ward ... Skip
Barbara Cason ... Susan Garvin
James T. Callahan ... Adrian Mercer
Alex Henteloff Alex Henteloff ... Fingerprint Analyst
Anita Gillette ... Dr. Emily Hanover
Nicholas Georgiade ... Vince Lasker (as Nick Georgiade)
Rick Dano ... Fly Fester (as Richard Dano)


Quincy takes a look into the world of punk rock, a music that he believes may have contributed to the death of a teenage boy.

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1 December 1982 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Dialogue from this edition is sampled in Deejay Punk-Roc's "I Hate Everybody", on the 1998 album "ChickenEye". See more »


Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.: Oh boy, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller... it's like going back in time. You know, if you close your eyes you can see the whole thing: the big bands and the parquet floors and the gowns... You know, honey - why would anybody want to listen to music that makes you hate, when you can listen to music that makes you love?
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Edited into Cathode Fuck (1986) See more »


Next Stop Nowhere
Lyrics by Sam Egan
Music by Irvin Kramer
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The worst episode of "Quincy"....perhaps.
2 June 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I like "Quincy" but I must admit that the shows were very uneven. Some were great and some were downright cringe-worthy because they were so bad. "Next Stop, Nowhere" is one of these bad episodes....a really, really bad episode! Could it be the worst of the series? Perhaps. You see it and decide.

The show begins at a punk rock show. Kids are dancing and dancing very rough. It's reasonable to expect a few bumps and bruises at such a concert, but this one ends up in a senseless murder. What follows is a long-winded and utterly ridiculous episode with Quincy and his girlfriend (Anita Gillette) crusading against the evils of punk rock. While they have no real evidence that the music kills, they assume that this is what occurred. And, by the end of the show, the audience has been pretty much convinced of the evils of this music....though in reality there is zero proof that punk rock (or any music) causes such insane behaviors.

This might just be among the preachiest episodes ever. It's not really about a crime but about the writer's bias against punk rock. I often listen to The Ramones and hardly ever kill anyone! It also is an episode that is utter claptrap. As a result, it's embarrassing and stupid. Poor in pretty much every way, they really should have been embarrassed to make such an episode.

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