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Quincy, M.E.

Quincy, M.E. Dates : 1976 - 1983
148 episodes of 60 min
First broadcasting : 26 Septembre 1987
Creator(s) : Glen A. Larson et Lou Shaw
Producer(s) : Glen A Larson
Music : Glen A Larson et Stu Philips
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Quincy was a doctor-legener for the Los Angeles Coroner office. Called on the places of violent crimes or in his laboratory during an autopsy, he always discovered with the help of his assistant Sam Fujiyama a small detail which did not frame with the official version of the death. Another that he would limit himself to writing a report in this direction before moving on to another corpse, but not Quincy.

Doctor of great humanity, he had to go to the field, talk to the loved one who died, and very often that confronted him with harsh realities that he was inevitably taking to heart.

All this did not quite frame with his superior, Doctor Asten, who was continuously looking for him and who was to constantly defend him before the hospital authorities, the prosecutor's office, the detectives in charge of investigations and even the council doctors. In addition to serving as a secretary to take all the messages that her many female conquests left him!

Quincy (Quincy, M.E.) was an American television series which was broadcast between 1976 and 1983. She followed the adventures of the main character, Quincy, a medical examiner, in her work to resolve crimes using the knowledge he had acquired in his career as a doctor. Quincy was an intelligent and determined character, and he was often confronted with complex and difficult investigations.

In the series, Quincy worked for the County of Los Angeles and was assisted by his assistant, Sam Fujiyama. Quincy was a character passionate about his work, and he often disagreed with local authorities on how to resolve business. This has earned him often in conflict with his superior, Lieutenant Detective Frank Monahan.

Quincy was also known for his sense of sarcastic humor and for his tirades against bureaucracy and damage caused by pollution. The series was widely appreciated for its realistic approach to forest science, and it played an important role in the popularization of the discipline.

In addition to following Quincy's investigations, the series has also highlighted its personal life, in particular its relationship with its ex-wife, Lee Potter, and his efforts to raise his adopted son, Max. Quincy was a complex and deeply human character, which contributed to the popularity of the series with viewers.

In all, Quincy was broadcast for eight seasons and was greeted by criticism for his realistic and detailed approach to forest science. The series has also been nominated for numerous prizes, including a Primetime Emmy Award for the best actor in a television series for its main interpreter, Jack Klugman.

The Actors

Jack Klugman - Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.

Jack Klugman

(Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.)

Robert Ito - Sam Fujiyama

Robert Ito

(Sam Fujiyama)


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The character of Quincy was based on the real-life Los Angeles County Medical Examiner Dr Thomas Noguchi, who became famous for his often controversial conclusions. He performed autopsies on many stars including Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood and John Belushi. In true Quincy-style he raised doubts about the official account of Robert Kennedy's assassination by showing that Sirhan Sirhan could not have fired the fatal shot. He also acted as a technical advisor on the show.

There was a fully functional gas chromatograph on the set.

Anita Gillette, who played Quincy's wife, Dr. Emily Hanover, in the final season, also played his first wife who died of a brain tumor.

It originally debuted during the final season of "The NBC Mystery Movie" (1971). However, when that show was cancelled, Quincy was spun off into its own series making it the only element of that series to be spun off on its own.

Marc Scott Taylor was originally hired as a technical advisor, but became a semi-regular cast member because he could operate electron microscopes and other complex instruments, and it was more cost effective to give him a recurring bit-part than to train the actors to operate the equipment convincingly. His role was greatly expanded in an episode in which "Sam" had been poisoned, and "Mark" helped Dr. Quincy save his life.

The regulations of the day prevented the producers from showing Quincy's autopsies on screen. (These regulations have now been lifted and the corpses can be seen on screen in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000) and "CSI: Miami" (2002).) The viewer had to rely on Quincy's description of what was going on.

Quincy served in the navy during the Korean War.


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