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.


Ray Danton


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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 »


Adrian Mercer: Abby just quoted from the very music you cited as contributing to a brutal murder. Now, you're not really saying that music can kill, are you?
Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.: Yes, I am. I believe that the music I heard is a killer. It's a killer of hope, it's a killer of spirit. The music I heard said that life was cheap, and that murder and suicide was OK.
Dr. Emily Hanover: Music can be a very powerful thing. Nothing galvanises the emotions as quickly.
Adrian Mercer: You wrote the lyrics in question, Fly. You take issue with any of this?
Fly Fester: Hell yes! You know ...
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Edited into Cathode Fuck (1986) See more »


Moonlight Serenade
Music by Glenn Miller
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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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