The Quantum Leap Drinking Game

Before you begin, once you know which episode you're watching, everybody playing take a guess as to how many drinks will be scored (sips don't count). The winner gets to take home the leftovers (if any) while the loser has to clean up.


bulletAll values are doubled if Al is in uniform at any point during the episode.
bulletFor "The Leap Back", substitute Sam for Al and Al for Sam regarding conditions that are Leaper and/or Observer specific.

Let's Begin!

Take a sip when:

bulletSam looks in the mirror.
bulletAl slaps the handlink.
bulletAl has a cigar (an extra drink if he's actually smoking it).
bulletWe hear, but not see, the Imaging Chamber door.

Take 1 drink when:

bulletSam says "Oh, boy," in the leap-in.
bulletSam fumbles around because he doesn't know someone's name.
bulletSam gets into a fistfight (an extra drink if he performs a 'flying noodle kick').
bulletSam "predicts" history.
bulletSam leaps out while hugging someone.
bulletSam makes an excuse for why he can't remember something.
bulletSam speaks in a foreign language.
bulletSam makes a comment about being a woman.
bulletSam talks poignantly of Elk Ridge, Indiana (extra drink if he also mentions something that he and Tom used to do together as boys).
bulletAl mentions an ex-wife other than his first wife, Beth.
bulletAl has trouble remembering which wife was which.
bulletAl talks about Tina.
bulletAl yells to Gooshie from the Imaging Chamber.
bulletAl passes through something (an extra drink if he passes through someone).
bulletAl doesn't hear Sam because he's too busy eyeing a woman (an extra drink if Sam has to whistle to get Al's attention).
bulletAl runs off synonyms for 'zero' (an extra drink if he runs off synonyms for something else).
bulletAl instructs Sam how to do something (an extra drink if Al learned how to do it from an ex-wife).
bulletAl says "That's impossible."
bulletAl mentions Gooshie's bad breath.
bulletAl calls someone a nozzle.
bulletSomeone makes a remark about Sam's 'Swiss cheesed' memory (the words 'Swiss cheese' must be used).
bulletSomeone makes a comment about Al's wardrobe.
bulletGooshie is referred to as a "little guy with bad breath."
bulletWe see the Imaging Chamber door.
bulletA reference is made to the heavenly entity controlling Sam's leaps.

Take 2 drinks when:

bulletSam says "Oh, boy," AFTER the leap-in (opening credits).
bulletSam asks Al how long he's been there and Al replies, "Long enough to...".
bulletSam leaps before his birthday (Aug. 8, 1953) by less than one year.
bulletSam takes his shirt off (an extra drink if he takes something else off).
bulletSam and Al go into the bathroom in order to talk (an extra drink if Al complains about that).
bulletSam gives an inspirational speech.
bulletSam pretends to talk on the phone so he can talk to Al.
bulletSam does something that is physically impossible for the leapee to do.
bulletSam leaps outside the United States.
bulletSam plays the piano.
bulletSam says that he has never been more embarrassed in his life.
bulletSam says "That's impossible."
bulletSam sends Al to watch someone.
bulletSam sings or dances.
bulletSam disregards what Ziggy says he's there to do because of a feeling in his gut or the look in her eye.
bulletSam mentions the simo-leap.
bulletSam experiences symptoms or memories particular to the leapee.
bulletAl bemoans the fact that he can't eat because he's a hologram.
bulletAl pops out without using the Imaging Chamber door.
bulletAl brings an object other than a cigar or the handlink into the Imaging Chamber.
bulletAl tries to sing.
bulletAl tells Sam someone's going to die (an extra drink if that someone is Sam; two extra drinks if that person is going to die because Sam changed history).
bulletAl tells a lewd tale.
bulletAl says, "Ain't that a kick in the butt?" (wording does not have to be exact).
bulletAl wants to get into a fistfight.
bulletAl complains that they need more power from Ziggy.
bulletAl makes any mention of his first wife.
bulletAl stops in mid-phrase or mid-word when trying to read data from Ziggy.
bulletAl flicks ashes or blows cigar smoke at someone.
bulletAl makes a comment about Sam being a woman.
bulletAl mentions having recently been or planning a trip to Las Vegas.
bulletAl uses "bingo", "bango", or "bongo" in a sentence (finish the drink if he uses all three).
bulletAl accuses Sam of falling in love with someone.
bulletAl looks gravely concerned about Sam.
bulletSam or Al talks to God.
bulletSome mention is made of a relationship between Tina and Gooshie.
bulletSomeone other than Sam sees, hears, or otherwise senses Al (including animals).
bulletSomeone catches Sam 'talking to himself'.
bulletSomeone sees Sam for who he really is.
bulletWe discover another skill Sam has.
bulletWe see someone from the project other than Al.
bulletWe learn something else Al did in his past.
bulletYou spot an overdub (actors' lips don't match the soundtrack; an extra drink if you can lip read what they were originally saying).
bulletThe leap takes place on either Sam or Al's birthday (Aug. 8 or Jun. 15).
bulletThere's a 'kiss with history' (where interaction with a celebrity or participation in a historical event is not the main focus of the episode).
bulletThere's a Buddy Holly song playing (an extra drink if Buddy Holly is there singing it).
bulletThere's a reference to another Belisarius Production (an extra drink if we hear or see it playing).
bulletThe girl kisses Sam.
bulletOne of the guest stars appeared in a previous episode as a different character.
bulletZiggy is making life difficult in some way.
bulletZiggy's prediction as to why Sam was there was wrong (Sam had to do something else to leap than what he spent most of the episode doing).

Take 3 drinks when:

bulletSam or Al relate a personal experience in some way related to the leap.
bulletSam leaps more than a year before his birthday.
bulletSam wears a dress.
bulletSam runs into someone he knows or used to know.
bulletSam tries to convince someone he's not really the leapee.
bulletSam plays an instrument other than a piano.
bulletSam kisses the girl.
bulletSam leaps into a non-human.
bulletAl says "Oh, boy."
bulletAl talks about a woman *other* than Tina, implying a relationship in the present tense.
bulletAl wears black leather.
bulletAl fades out due to some technical difficulties.
bulletAl mentions a pet of Tina's.
bulletAl uses technobabble instead of simply saying, "We don't know."
bulletAl denies remembering the simo-leap.
bulletSomeone other than Sam or Al says "Oh, boy."
bulletSomeone has or mentions calla lillies.
bulletSomething Sam does directly effects Project Quantum Leap (either the personnel or its operations).
bulletWe see Sam's reflection from the leapee in the Waiting Room.
bulletWe see someone other than Sam leap.
bulletWe see the future or the project.
bulletWe meet somebody else named Sam or Al (finish the drink if we meet a Gooshie or Ziggy).
bulletWe learn another one of Sam's Ph.D.'s.
bulletWe see a member of the Bellisario family or someone from the crew in the episode (an extra drink if you don't realize it until the credits, two extra drinks if you only knew because someone told you).
bulletThere are more leaps than the standard leap-in and leap-out.
bulletThere's someone else in the Imaging Chamber besides Al (whether we see them or not).
bulletThere's an internal reference to Quantum Leap or another Quantum Leap episode.
bulletThe leap is dependent on a historical event or the involvement of a celebrity.

Finish your drink when:

bulletSam sleeps with a woman (take another drink if it's Donna).
bulletSam and Al say, "Oh, boy," together.
bulletAl does something he shouldn't be able to do as a hologram (climb stairs, climb hills, sit in a chair, etc.).
bulletWe see two Als.
bulletWe see Sam's reflection in the mirror coming from Sam.
bulletThe leap makes a radical change in his and/or Al's past.

Take one drink for everyone in the room if:

bulletThe leap takes place on your birthday (regardless of year).

Finish the bottle if:

bulletWe never see Sam's reflection (what the leapee looks like).

Call out "Keep the Leap!" and take a chug when:

bulletSomeone explains the string theory of Quantum Leaping.

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