Voyagers! (1982–1983)
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Cleo and the Babe 

Cleopatra inadvertently travels to New York City in 1927 and helps out Lucky Luciano kidnap Babe Ruth. In 1919, Jeff and Phineas convince Babe Ruth to give up pitching and become the home run hitting champion he is more famous for.


Bernard McEveety


James D. Parriott (creator), Jill Donner (as Jill Sherman) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon-Erik Hexum ... Phineas Bogg
Meeno Peluce ... Jeffrey Jones
Michael Gregory ... Lucky Luciano
William Lucking ... Babe Ruth
Andrea Marcovicci ... Cleopatra
Ken Swofford ... Mr. Barrow
Norman Snow ... Marc Antony
Ed McCready Ed McCready ... News Vendor
Dan Kern Dan Kern ... Sir Isaac Newton
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... Senator
Michael J. London Michael J. London ... Doorman
Clint Young Clint Young ... Announcer
John Achorn ... Reporter #1
David Blackwood David Blackwood ... Man #2
Don Boughton Don Boughton ... Man #1


Bogg and Jeffrey rescue Cleopatra when her life was in danger. They take her with them accidentally when they leave and they land in the 1920's where she decides to stay. She gets away from them and assimilates. Later they discover Yankee Stadium--the house that Ruth built is not there because Ruth didn't play for the Yankees. So they go back when he was still a pitcher and a prima donna. They try to get him to switch from pitcher to hitter. When they succeed they return to look for Cleopatra whom they discover has fallen in with Lucky Luciano and is using her to keep Ruth from hitting his 60th home run. Written by

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14 November 1982 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This episode takes place in five different settings: Rome, Italy on March 14, 44 BC, New York City, New York on May 21, 1927, Boston, Massachusetts in 1919, Cambridge, England in 1669 and New York City, New York from September 29 to September 30, 1927. See more »


A poster for City Lights is seen outside a cinema in New York City on May 21, 1927. However, the film was not released until January 30, 1931. See more »


Phineas Bogg: [Jeffrey is suddenly sad when he and Bogg see Yankee Stadium in 1927 New York] What's wrong?
Jeffrey Jones: [inaudible, he mouths the word] Nothing.
Phineas Bogg: Oh, come on, Jeff, you can tell me.
Jeffrey Jones: [on the verge of tears] Last time I was here was with my Dad. He used to take me to ball games all the time. We'd sit right behind the Yankee dugout. One time he caught a foul ball, and got the whole team to autograph it for me.
Phineas Bogg: [Jeffrey breaks down, sobbing] Your Dad sounds like a pretty good guy.
Jeffrey Jones: The greatest. I don't want ...
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References City Lights (1931) See more »

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Cleopatra and the Sultan of Swat
4 March 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This episode is yet another favorite of mine as Jon-Erik Hexum and Meeno Peluce almost mess up history instead of correcting it.

It all starts when the Voyagers arrive in Rome 44 BC on those Ides of March and Julius Caesar has been assassinated. They arrive at Cleopatra's residence and whisk Andrea Marcovicci away. But they also whisk her into the 20th century and deposit here in New York City 1927.

But Cleo in New York isn't all that's wrong. Baseball fan and Little Leaguer Meeno Peluce notes there is no Yankee Stadium. The Yanks are playing at the Polo Grounds and a perennial second division team. All because Babe Ruth was never sold to them and he finished his career with the Red Sox in 1922.

Now that is a number one priority and the guys go back to 1919 Red Sox spring training where Bogg learns to pitch and Jeffrey Jones teaches the Babe how to hit the long ball.

Now to get Cleo back to her time and while in New York she's become a flapper and caught the eye of the up and coming Lucky Luciano played here by Michael Gregory. Now there is a Yankee Stadium, the House that Ruth Built and he's closing in on 60 home runs. But Lucky Luciano has some heavy action that he won't make it and he's got the biggest vamp in history working on the Babe to make it not so. William Lucking plays the gullible Ruth who wouldn't have turned down Cleopatra here or in real life.

As any baseball fans knows Babe Ruth was already hitting home runs and playing part time in the outfield to keep his bat in the lineup. But a lie or two makes this a fun episode.

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