Quantum Leap Returns... To Stop a Trump Presidency on The Late Show

Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home, but he did stop by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in an attempt to reverse-engineer Donald Trump’s presidential run.

Scott Bakula (sort of) reprised his Quantum Leap role on Wednesday when Colbert — who kept referring to Bakula by name (and not by his character) — used super-hybrid computer Ziggy to transport himself into the April 1992 episode (“It’s a Wonderful Leap”) that he believes inspired a much younger Trump to one day seek out the highest office in the land.

Unfortunately, every effort to talk down the eventual Republican candidate triggers an even scarier outcome, including one where the billionaire turns out to be the supreme leader of [spoiler]!

Watch the short-lived Quantum Leap revival above, then try to make sense of the bit’s shaggy dog story-like conclusion in the comments below.

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  1. More liberal crap. The idea of stopping a Trump presidency doesn’t have much merit when the alternative is an unqualified, lying, cheating criminal who belongs in jail for mishandling national security secrets and/or allowing Americans to die by her inaction.

    • Aargh says:

      Whereas a Trump presidency would likely lead to the loudmouth bigot going off half-cocked and saying something to piss of the leader of another country leading us into World War III or a nuclear winter.

    • Kevin In CT says:

      They must really be running scared of they have to have all the late night shows help carry their water for the Hilda-Beast :)

    • David4 says:

      Trump is the definition of unqualified, so your comment is too funny.

  2. Lyn says:

    I’m no fan of Trump, but ANYONE would be better than Clinton. She’s the definitive sell out and an enabler.

    • sarah t says:

      Agreed. And really, why don’t we just ban all those running for president (including our current sitting president) from doing late night pit stops?

  3. Ann says:

    Not even a single “Oh Boy.” In a Quantum Leap skit?

  4. Big Mike says:

    Here’s what I don’t get. I understand those on the Republican side vehemently disagreeing with Hilary and all she stands for. Fine, I get it. But what makes those same people go out in droves to vote for Trump in the primaries?
    Accusing Hilary of being unqualified, while simultaneously voting for Trump, is insane. Why not vote for one of the many QUALIFIED Republicans that ran against Trump?
    I just don’t get it.

    • HAP says:

      Many Qualified candidates? Perhaps there was one and his name is John Kasich. None of the others qualifies as qualified.

      That said, since the Republicans have been hammering on Hillary since before she was even First Lady, resulting in so many negative perceptions, you have to admire her resilience.

      • Lyn says:

        Yeah, P.T.Barnum’s estimate was conservative. It’s kind of like the way Hitler buffaloed the German people for years.

  5. Sam Beckett says:

    Just leaped ahead to November 9, 2016. Thank God Trump lost.

  6. Vaughn Leland says:

    He missed his chance to say “to put right where once went wrong.”

  7. shirah goldstein says:

    Good to see Scott Bakula (the best part of a semi-lame skit). Wish he would have spent a little time on the show. Trump won’t win, he will never get people down. We WILL be stuck with Hillary, but if she takes advice from her husband, who for everything he wasn’t, was a fair president, we may be ok. Quantum Leap had the best acting, best scripts and best entertainment, I miss it.