Stephen Colbert Revives ‘Quantum Leap’ to Save Us from Donald Trump

06.16.16 1 year ago

On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Colbert unearthed an old clip of the sci-fi show Quantum Leap. In the episode, Scott Beckett (Scott Bakula) leaped into a cab driver's body only to find himself driving around Donald Trump and his family, accidentally influencing young Trump to go into real estate. With that clip, Colbert discovered one way to stop a possible Trump presidency: Quantum leap into the past and change Trump's mind. 

In a fun throwback segment that also featured Scott Bakula, Colbert and Bakula/Beckett go back to the 1950s to try and talk young Trump out of getting into politics, only to have it keep backfiring; one alternate timeline resulted in Trump actually becoming the pope. 

So, did they succeed at all? Find out in the clip. 


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