Quincy, M.E.

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  • TV-PG
  • 1976
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.3  (5,790)

Quincy M.E. is an American crime drama that crosses over into the medical genre because the show focuses on the work of a medical examiner in the Los Angeles Coroner's Office. Created by prolific television producer Glen A. Larson with Lou Shaw the show features Jack Klugman as the character of Quincy, the first name of Quincy is never revealed in the run of the show. Quincy M.E. was a ratings success for America's NBC network during its seven season, 148 episode run from 1976 to 1983 that focused on the cases investigated by Quincy and touched on the private life of the Medical Examiner. Each episode of Quincy M.E. was based on a simple formula that was similar in each episode. Episodes begin with the death of a person that is quickly explained away by the police and medical authorities; Quincy does not accept the explanation given by the authorities and decides to investigate the death himself. During his investigations Quincy often faces opposition to his investigation into the death from members of the LAPD and his colleagues in the L.A. Coroner's Office. Quincy slowly begins to suspect a friend or family member of the deceased and then proves they are a murderer. Beginning its on air life as a series of made for TV movies Quincy M.E. was quickly successful and saw its run altered to a 60 minute format. In later series the focus of the show changed to explain more about the private life of Quincy and included episodes based on Quincy getting married and moving in with his new wife. The show also developed a social conscience that saw episodes begin to explain some of the major social issues of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Quincy M.E. was based on a number of different characters, including famous L.A. coroner Thomas Noguchi who featured regularly in news items during the 1970s. Jack Klugman, who portrayed Quincy was famous for his role in the TV version of The Odd Couple.

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The Cutting Edge
24. The Cutting Edge
May 11, 1983
An industrial accident causes a young father to lose an arm. When the arm is found, the man is brought to Experiment Hope, a top technological facility which has the ability to reattach a missing limb.
Whatever Happened to Morris Perlmutter?
23. Whatever Happened to Morris Perlmutter?
May 4, 1983
The death of half of a famous entertainment team that Quincy used to admire as a youth, has him on a search to find the other half of the team.
An Act of Violence
22. An Act of Violence
April 27, 1983
Quincy is determined to find the attacker of an old woman who was brutalized inside her own apartment. But things change when he is mugged on the way out one day, causing Quincy to suddenly fear being attacked again.
Suffer the Little Children
21. Suffer the Little Children
March 23, 1983
When a young boy died who was living in a foster home, Quincy is asked to do an autopsy in hopes of finding enough proof to get the home closed down. In the meantime, a qualified therapist is asked to stay at the home and help fix any problems that may arise between the kids and the foster parents.
Women of Valor
20. Women of Valor
March 16, 1983
A midwife is arrested for murder after being asked off the streets to help a woman in labor and the newborn baby dies. When the hospital lays the blame on her, a doctor asks Quincy to do his own autopsy on the child to see if there is another reason it passed away.
Murder on Ice
19. Murder on Ice
March 9, 1983
A quiet honeymoon at a mountain resort proves anything but peaceful when a group of law enforcement officers arrive for their own vacation. The fun is short lived when a judge fails to show up and is found dead inside his car on a roadside.
Quincy's Wedding (2)
18. Quincy's Wedding (2)
February 23, 1983
Quincy misses the wedding rehearsal while listening to the story from an old lady who claims she killed her husband. Emily cancels the wedding plans while Quincy tries to figure whether the old woman is telling the truth or just rambling on.
Quincy's Wedding (1)
17. Quincy's Wedding (1)
February 16, 1983
While Quincy and Emily prepare for their upcoming nuptials, a body of a deceased old man comes into the morgue from a nursing home. The wife of the dead man informs Quincy that she is responsible for his passing.
On Dying High
16. On Dying High
February 9, 1983
When a country singing star is badly burned in an accident inside a club, an investigator is convinced that the fire was caused by freebasing cocaine. The problem is there are no witnesses or friends who will testify that this is what happened.
Beyond the Open Door
15. Beyond the Open Door
February 2, 1983
The police call in the help from a woman who claims to be a psychic, when their investigation for a man known as the "Hit and Run Killer" leads them nowhere. Although skeptical at first, Quincy is amazed when her predictions and findings materialize.
A Loss for Words
14. A Loss for Words
January 26, 1983
When a young man dies in an explosion while doing some welding work, an investigator determines that the boy can not read. Quincy wants to know why a boy would be hired if he can't read simple words that he needs to protect him on the job.
Cry for Help
13. Cry for Help
January 19, 1983
Quincy believes that a young man is telling the truth when he says that his girlfriend had killed herself and that he was not involved in the crime. Since she can not answer any questions, Quincy asks for a psychological autopsy be performed by finding out her past history.
Guilty Until Proven Innocent
12. Guilty Until Proven Innocent
January 12, 1983
Quincy tries to help out a friend when he is framed for mail fraud since a Federal Prosecutor feels a case of arson and murder would not hold up in court.
The Law Is a Fool
11. The Law Is a Fool
January 5, 1983
A young girl disappears after entering a cab on her way home from school. A search for the missing teen reveals no clues, until a man appears, claiming that he is the cab driver and that he was attacked and removed from his cab.
Sword of Honor, Blade of Death
10. Sword of Honor, Blade of Death
December 15, 1982
Sam is sucked into danger when his friend is killed while working undercover, infiltrating the Japanese Yakuza. Sam warns Quincy that his friend's father will likely follow the ancient code and exact revenge for his son's death.
Across the Line
9. Across the Line
December 8, 1982
A hostage is shot dead by a policeman during a botched bank robbery and the cop enlists Quincy's help when he is suspended and possibly will face charges if it is proved that the shooting was his fault.
Next Stop, Nowhere
8. Next Stop, Nowhere
December 1, 1982
Quincy believes and autopsy he just complete on a young man who died after a night of slam dancing at a punk rock club was directly attributed to the music the kids were listening to at the time. Lyrics about no hope, violence and death led to the man being stabbed in the back with an ice pick.
Science for Sale
7. Science for Sale
November 24, 1982
After returning home to die, those who had contact with the terminally ill woman also become sick and die. Quincy discovers that the deaths were not from her cancer, but from a new virus which is spreading fast.
Sleeping Dogs
6. Sleeping Dogs
November 17, 1982
Quincy is determined to find the killer of a murderer who was set free after a trial found him innocent. With the witnesses forced into lying, a group of men all claim that they killed the man in self defense, an excuse that Quincy doesn't agree with.
Unreasonable Doubt
5. Unreasonable Doubt
November 10, 1982
Quincy believes a new pathologist with a handicap is judging a case with blinders on when a disabled baby is electrocuted. He believes the baby's father is responsible for his child's death, not wanting a handicapped son.
Dying for a Drink
4. Dying for a Drink
November 3, 1982
Quincy tries to help out a fellow female medical examiner when she begins to screw up her job and make mistakes due to a drinking problem.
Give Me Your Weak
3. Give Me Your Weak
October 27, 1982
Quincy helps a young mother receive the medication she needs for a severe nervous condition when the government and drug company fight over making the medication available.
A Ghost of a Chance
2. A Ghost of a Chance
October 6, 1982
When a young man dies after a routine heart surgery, his brother requests to have Quincy perform his autopsy. Quincy's findings makes him suspicious over who really performed the operation, the surgeon or his intern?
Baby Rattlesnakes
1. Baby Rattlesnakes
September 29, 1982
A young member of an anti-gang group is arrested for the shooting death of teenage girl, but Quincy believes he is innocent and covering up for the real shooter. He needs to name the killer or be sent to prison.
Description

Quincy M.E. is an American crime drama that crosses over into the medical genre because the show focuses on the work of a medical examiner in the Los Angeles Coroner's Office. Created by prolific television producer Glen A. Larson with Lou Shaw the show features Jack Klugman as the character of Quincy, the first name of Quincy is never revealed in the run of the show. Quincy M.E. was a ratings success for America's NBC network during its seven season, 148 episode run from 1976 to 1983 that focused on the cases investigated by Quincy and touched on the private life of the Medical Examiner.

Each episode of Quincy M.E. was based on a simple formula that was similar in each episode. Episodes begin with the death of a person that is quickly explained away by the police and medical authorities; Quincy does not accept the explanation given by the authorities and decides to investigate the death himself. During his investigations Quincy often faces opposition to his investigation into the death from members of the LAPD and his colleagues in the L.A. Coroner's Office. Quincy slowly begins to suspect a friend or family member of the deceased and then proves they are a murderer.

Beginning its on air life as a series of made for TV movies Quincy M.E. was quickly successful and saw its run altered to a 60 minute format. In later series the focus of the show changed to explain more about the private life of Quincy and included episodes based on Quincy getting married and moving in with his new wife. The show also developed a social conscience that saw episodes begin to explain some of the major social issues of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Quincy M.E. was based on a number of different characters, including famous L.A. coroner Thomas Noguchi who featured regularly in news items during the 1970s. Jack Klugman, who portrayed Quincy was famous for his role in the TV version of The Odd Couple.

  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 1976
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (5,790)