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Episode Guide

    • Triple Date
      Triple Date
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/12/69
      8.9
      Jason becomes upset when the snobby parents of his latest girlfriend think he isn't right for their daughter.
    • The New Boy
      The New Boy
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      3/4/70
      8.9
      Pete tries to help a problem student who is continually playing hookey from school and has just been transferred to Walt Whitman High.
    • Mr. Wrong
      Mr. Wrong
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      12/8/72
      8.9
      The new teacher who came to the school to teach a course in poise and personality develops a crush on Alice.
    • Richie's Story
      Richie's Story
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/17/69
      8.8
      Teacher Pete Dixon's best student is from another district.
    • Write On, Brother
      Write On, Brother
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/23/70
      8.8
      Although their hearts are in the right place, Pete has to show the students putting out an underground newspaper that the most important things in journalism are honesty and accuracy.
    • Hip Hip Hooray
      Hip Hip Hooray
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      2/17/71
      8.8
      Pete tries to avert a riot between his school and a rival school over the upcoming football game.
    • Funny Boy
      Funny Boy
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/1/69
      8.7
      Pete tries to help a fat boy put his sense of humor to good use.
    • Mr. Bomberg
      Mr. Bomberg
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      1/20/71
      8.7
      An overly demanding and severe teacher upsets the students at the school.
    • Half Way
      Half Way
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      11/18/70
      8.7
      A prejudiced father tries to transfer his daughter to a private school in order to keep her away from the black students at the school.
    • A Sort of Loving
      A Sort of Loving
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      4/7/71
      8.7
      With drugs becoming a big problem, the teachers set up a confidential "talk session" with the kids to help them with their problems. The sessions prove to be a success when one particularly troubled boy is reached.
    • Love is a Many Splintered Thing
      Love is a Many Splintered Thing
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      11/9/73
      8.6
      Alice falls for the widowed father of one of her students.
    • Dixon's Raiders
      Dixon's Raiders
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      11/19/71
      8.6
      While investigating the allocation of school funds for Pete's class project, a student uncovers a scandal in the cafeteria.
    • KWWH
      KWWH
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/17/71
      8.6
      A pompous city councilman arranges to have a radio station built at the school, but then has cause to regret it when the students air programs critical of school board policies.
    • Cheating
      Cheating
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/6/71
      8.6
      Pete tries to help a student who was mistakenly accused of cheating by a tough teacher.
    • Our Teacher is Obsolete
      Our Teacher is Obsolete
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/5/69
      8.6
      The students try to get an elderly teacher to resign because they think she is too old.
    • Alice in Blunderland
      Alice in Blunderland
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      11/26/69
      8.5
      When she learns that a supervisor will be coming to review her work as a student teacher, Alice suddenly finds herself unable to do anything right.
    • Just Between Friends
      Just Between Friends
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      3/18/70
      8.5
      Pete and Mr. Kaufman end up on opposite sides of a school overcrowding controversy caused by re-zoning.
    • Once Upon a Time There Was Air You Couldn't See
      1/28/70
      8.5
      Whitman students Richie and Jason do their bit for clean air. As a history class project, the boys devise an anti-smog campaign: getting money for TV time, then writing and producing an anti-pollution spot.
    • Laura Fay, You're Okay!
      Laura Fay, You're Okay!
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      3/31/71
      8.5
      Others tease a new girl about her good looks.
    • Goodbye, Mr. Hip
      Goodbye, Mr. Hip
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      1/21/70
      8.5
      A teacher's efforts to be hip don't earn the students' respect.
    • America's Guest
      America's Guest
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/1/71
      8.5
      A very smart student does nothing but slide through life while getting bad grades.
    • Clothes Make the Boy
      Clothes Make the Boy
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      12/3/69
      8.4
      Walt Whitman students challenge the school's dress code, and a student's father is forced to confront his indecisiveness.
    • The Whole World Can Hear You
      The Whole World Can Hear You
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      2/11/70
      8.4
      A girl's father pushes her into going to college, despite her not being smart enough.
    • Captain of the Team
      Captain of the Team
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      10/28/70
      8.3
      A bearded hippie and a clean-cut snob clash over their differing viewpoints on every subject, but they are both good athletes.
    • There's No Fool Like...
      There's No Fool Like...
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      3/3/72
      8.3
      Pete tries to help a teacher and a student to quit smoking.
    • Funny Money
      Funny Money
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      3/11/70
      8.3
      Pete tries to find a way to help students who have difficulty reading.
    • Dreams of Glory
      Dreams of Glory
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      11/25/70
      8.3
      Pete tries to get a shy boy interested in karate in order to impress the girl he loves.
    • The Quitter
      The Quitter
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      2/25/72
      8.2
      Fed up with all the hassles of being a public high school principal, Mr. Kaufman decides to quit. (According to one poster at Sitcoms Online, it is believed that this may be the synopsis for this episode.)
    • Someone Special
      Someone Special
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      2/16/73
      8.2
    • What Would We Do Without Bobbie?
      What Would We Do Without Bobbie?
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      12/23/70
      8.1
      Everyone takes advantage of a blonde girl, and she becomes the best-looking girl at the school dance.
    • Operation Sandpile
      Operation Sandpile
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      1/7/70
      8.1
      Mr. Kaufman tries to help a couple of female students, one who feels that the school is not properly educating her for her future role as a housewife, and the other who brings her baby sister to school because there is no one else to babysit on the day of a big test.moreless
    • Arizona State Loves You
      Arizona State Loves You
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      12/31/69
      8.1
      A football player tries to choose a college after completing high school.
    • Fathers and Sons
      Fathers and Sons
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      11/19/69
      8.1
      The father of a student blames Pete for the problems he has been having with his son.
    • You Don't Know Me, He Said
      You Don't Know Me, He Said
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/3/72
      8.1
      Pete learns that one of his students is dying of leukemia.
    • Cry, Uncle
      Cry, Uncle
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      1/11/74
      8.1
    • The Fuzz That Grooved
      The Fuzz That Grooved
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/11/70
      8.1
      The friendly cop on the beat is replaced by a tough no nonsense one who causes nothing but tension at the school.
    • The Valedictorion
      The Valedictorion
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/2/70
      8.1
      A nonconformist challenges the graduation traditions.
    • Seventeen Going On Twenty-Eight
      Seventeen Going On Twenty-Eight
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      12/10/69
      8.0
      A conniving student tries to take Pete away from Liz and keep him for herself.
    • Welcome Back, Miss Brown
      Welcome Back, Miss Brown
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/8/71
      8.0
      Pete tries to help a teacher who, while going through a divorce, is taking out her anger on the boys in her class.
    • Hail and Farewell
      Hail and Farewell
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      10/29/71
      7.9
      It's bad enough that an exhausted Principal Kaufman decides to quit, but the staff learns that his replacement is a disagreeable tyrant.
    • Paul Revere Rides Again
      Paul Revere Rides Again
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      3/3/71
      7.9
      A mysterious masked vigilante starts appearing on the rooftops of the school, showering people with (dry) garbage and leaving anti-litter messages signed "Paul Revere". The teachers, or a teacher, figures out the vigilante's identity -- he's the only kid with an anti-litter bug and a Paul Revere fetish, and subtly encourages the kid to pursue his cause along more conventional lines. "Revere" makes one final appearance on the rooftops, sending down a paper airplane with a poem written on it. The poem ends: "So don't litter my children, or you will hear of the return of Paul Revere."moreless
    • The Fading of the Elegant Beast
      The Fading of the Elegant Beast
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      12/31/71
      7.9
      Pete tries to do something to help the school's Latin teacher, who is being replaced by a computer.
    • Shoestring Catch
      Shoestring Catch
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      11/24/72
      7.9
    • Bleep
      Bleep
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      11/17/72
      7.8
      The students become upset when a school faculty advisor begins to censor their stories for the school newspaper.
    • And He's Not Even Lovable
      And He's Not Even Lovable
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/6/72
      7.8
      A bigoted father has to rethink his beliefs when his son is assigned to work on a school project with Jason. Thanks to Oriole Adams for suppyling this synopsis.
    • Who's Benedict Arnold?
      Who's Benedict Arnold?
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/5/71
      7.8
      Someone in the school is spying for Principal Kaufman.
    • I Hate You, Silas Marner
      I Hate You, Silas Marner
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      3/10/71
      7.7
      Alice allows the students to read Catch 22 instead of the book assigned by the Head of the English department, Silas Marner.
    • The Long Honeymoon
      The Long Honeymoon
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      1/27/71
      7.7
      A man-chasing woman leaves her son on his own.
    • Rights of Others
      Rights of Others
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      1/12/73
      7.7
    • Where is it Written?
      Where is it Written?
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      1/14/72
      7.7
      A student who wants to go to Harvard fails his entrance exams.
    • Suitable for Framing
      Suitable for Framing
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      10/22/71
      7.7
      A fast-talking student is using the school and the students to further his own profit-making schemes and gets caught making shady deals.
    • I Didn't Raise My Girl to Be a Soldier
      1/4/74
      7.6
      Problems arise when a girl decides to join the Army ROTC in order to become a doctor against the wishes of her father.
    • Naked Came We Into the World
      Naked Came We Into the World
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/24/69
      7.5
      A shy student proposes a nude finale for the school follies.
    • Choose One: And They Lived (Happily/Unhappily) Ever After
      Kaufman chooses Pete for the administration training program.
    • The Last Full Moon
      The Last Full Moon
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      2/10/71
      7.5
      Charlie and Abbie have been married for 4 months, and finally decide to confide in Mr. Dixon who convinces them to tell their parents. This is a sequel to the episode, “I Love you Charlie, I Love You Abbie” (PC – 4925).
    • Play it Loose
      Play it Loose
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      1/14/70
      7.5
      Liz is not pleased when a former student who is now a pop singing star returns to Walt Whitman High and comes on to Pete.
    • They Love Me, They Love Me Not
      They Love Me, They Love Me Not
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      12/17/71
      7.5
      Pete and Alice visit the slums and teach the kids how to read.
    • Can Nun Be One Too Many?
      Can Nun Be One Too Many?
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      9/28/73
      7.5
      Mr. Kaufman falls for a teacher who was once a nun.
    • Pardon Me, Your Apathy is Showing
      Pardon Me, Your Apathy is Showing
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      1/5/73
      7.5
    • Elizabeth Brown is Failing
      Elizabeth Brown is Failing
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      12/1/72
      7.5
      Beloved, but elderly, teacher Miss Brown is showing signs of senility. Thanks to Oriole Adams for suppyling this synopsis.
    • I Wonder if January 15 Will Ever Come Again?
      9/22/72
      7.5
      Things in and around the school begin disappearing -- including $20 from Alice's wallet.
    • Pete's Protege
      Pete's Protege
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      11/2/73
      7.5
    • Fifteen Years and What Do You Get?
      Fifteen Years and What Do You Get?
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      2/9/73
      7.5
    • The Nichols Girl
      The Nichols Girl
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      12/22/72
      7.5
      The mother of a student becomes upset when her son falls for a girl who doesn't wear a bra.
    • Only a Rose
      Only a Rose
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/4/70
      7.4
      A Jewish woman with no college background arrives at Whitman High to teach.
    • First We'll Eat, Then We'll Strike
      10/22/69
      7.4
      Pete is chosen to lead a teacher's strike.
    • How About That Cherry Tree
      How About That Cherry Tree
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      1/13/71
      7.4
      A black student is accused of forging a teacher's signature on a scholarship application form.
    • The Laughing Majority
      The Laughing Majority
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/30/70
      7.4
      The school "class clown" decides to run for student council president.
    • The Exchange Teacher
      The Exchange Teacher
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      12/17/69
      7.4
      A teacher from England proves too progressive for Walt Whitman High.
    • The Flu
      The Flu
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/15/69
      7.3
      Walt Whitman teachers are levelled by the flu bug, and classes are combined and consolidated in order to prevent a school closing. Thanks to Oriole Adams for suppyling this synopsis.
    • Ralph
      Ralph
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      2/18/70
      7.3
      Liz gets upset when one of Pete's students constantly tags along with him even on their dates.
    • Here's to the Boy Most Likely
      Here's to the Boy Most Likely
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      12/7/73
      7.3
      A student turns to alcohol in order to escape from the building pressures at home and at school.
    • Adam's Lib
      Adam's Lib
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/14/70
      7.3
      Women's lib comes into the school when a girl tries out for the varsity basketball team.
    • You Can Take a Big Boy Out of the Country but...
      3/17/71
      7.3
      A rural-born transfer student finds an unlikely ally in Jason when the students poke fun at and take advantage of him. Thanks to Oriole Adams for suppyling this synopsis.
    • Teacher's Dropping Out
      Teacher's Dropping Out
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      10/29/69
      7.3
      Pete is offered a job with a corporation helping high school dropouts.
    • A Hairy Escape
      A Hairy Escape
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      2/23/73
      7.3
      When a student comes into a lot of money, the other students find themselves thinking of ways to spend it.
    • I Gave My Love...
      I Gave My Love...
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      2/11/72
      7.3
      An elderly teacher is in danger of losing her position when she is charged with teaching students about the dangers of venereal disease without first receiving permission from their parents.
    • I Love You Charlie, I Love You Abbie
      2/25/70
      7.2
      Two students plan to elope to Mexico and invite Pete and Liz along as the best man and maid of honor.
    • Opportunity Room
      Opportunity Room
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      2/3/71
      7.2
      Liz tries out an experimental teaching technique in which problem students tutor each other.
    • The Coat
      The Coat
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/8/69
      7.2
      Jason enters an art program and steals a coat so he can get his teacher to like him.
    • The Lincoln Story
      The Lincoln Story
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/7/70
      7.2
      Acrimonious student debates ruin Pete's chances for a teaching award.
    • Of Smoke-Filled Rooms
      Of Smoke-Filled Rooms
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      9/21/73
      7.2
      One of the students decides to run for a seat on the Board of Education.
    • Pi in the Sky
      Pi in the Sky
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      11/16/73
      7.2
      A math genius reprograms the school's computer in order to get needed school supplies.
    • MPG
      MPG
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      12/28/73
      7.1
      The Walt Whitman auto shop enters a car in a contest to see which vehicle gets the most miles per gallon. The actual race is unbearably slow, with each car conserving energy, and the scenes of Mr. Kaufman, Mr. Dixon, et al, trying to stay awake in the bleachers are hilarious. Thanks to Oriole Adams for suppyling this synopsis.moreless
    • If It's Not Here, Where is It?
      If It's Not Here, Where is It?
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      3/24/71
      7.0
      A 19-year-old Vietnam veteran, who has returned to Walt Whitman to resume his education, has a lot of trouble fitting in with the other students.
    • El Genio
      El Genio
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      12/24/69
      7.0
      When Alice learns that a very bright student of Mexican heritage is going to get married and get a job, she tries to convince him to continue his education through college.
    • El Greco to Jason
      El Greco to Jason
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      12/21/73
      7.0
      Jason falls in love and decides to quit school in order to get married.
    • Twenty-Five Words or Less
      Twenty-Five Words or Less
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      10/26/73
      7.0
      Herbie likes to enter contests.
    • I've Got the Hammer, If You've Got the Thumb
      9/14/73
      7.0
    • A Little Flyer on the Market
      A Little Flyer on the Market
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/15/72
      7.0
      Pete and his class enter the stock market in order to earn money for a new school intercom.
    • Mismatch Maker
      Mismatch Maker
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      11/30/73
      7.0
      Alice finds herself in the middle when she encourages a student to become a poet despite his father's wish that he enter his real estate business.
    • The Imposter
      The Imposter
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      10/20/72
      7.0
      Pete tries to help a teacher who has been teaching without a degree or a license.
    • The Sins of the Father
      The Sins of the Father
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      12/10/71
      7.0
      When a student's famous dad becomes implicated in a political scandal, Pete tries to counsel him to avoid pre-judging his father's guilt.
    • We Hold These Truths...
      We Hold These Truths...
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      1/28/72
      7.0
      A man attending night school citizenship classes destroys the political artwork of one of Alice's students because he felt it degraded the U.S.
    • Just Call Me Mr. Sahigmetsu
      Just Call Me Mr. Sahigmetsu
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      9/29/72
      6.8
    • Jason and Big Mo
      Jason and Big Mo
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      6.8
    • To Go with the Bubbles
      To Go with the Bubbles
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      3/9/73
      6.8
    • Hands Across the Sea
      Hands Across the Sea
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/13/72
      6.7
      Jason finds himself resenting a polished and well-mannered black student from England. John Hamilton (Marshall Leeds); Eric Laneuville (Larry); Patsy Garrett (Miss Hogarth); Kitty Carl (Fran); Cast: Heshimu (Jason), David Jolliffe (Bernie); Judy Strangis (Helen)
    • No Island is an Island
      No Island is an Island
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/5/73
      6.7
      Liz and Pete try to help a Mexican boy who is too proud to ask for some needed help.
    • Lift, Thrust, and Drag
      Lift, Thrust, and Drag
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      10/27/72
      6.6
      Pete tries to interest some bored students in learning how to fly a plane.
    • Stay Awhile, Mr. Dream-Chaser
      Stay Awhile, Mr. Dream-Chaser
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/12/71
      6.5
      Pete tries to encourage a substitute teacher who appears to hide behind his ability to entertain the class by impersonating famous historical figures.
    • Walt Whitman Goes Bananas
      Walt Whitman Goes Bananas
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/10/72
      6.5
      A student holds a banana-eating contest in order to attract summer job offers for the other students.
    • Suing Means Saying You're Sorry
      Suing Means Saying You're Sorry
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      2/4/72
      6.5
      Pete accidentally injures a boy after breaking up a fight, which causes the boy's parents to sue him.
    • The Noon Goon
      The Noon Goon
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      3/2/73
      6.5
    • Man, If You're So Smart...
      Man, If You're So Smart...
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      1/19/73
      6.5
    • The Hand That Feeds
      The Hand That Feeds
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      2/2/73
      6.5
      Pete tries to advise a student who doesn't believe in any form of competition.
    • Hi, Dad
      Hi, Dad
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/15/71
      6.3
      Tracking down some missing school records leads to an adopted boy who has concluded that Pete must be his biological father.
    • The Stutterer
      The Stutterer
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/24/71
      6.3
      A student video contains footage of a stuttering youth.
    • What is a Man?
      What is a Man?
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      12/3/71
      6.3
      A male student is suspected of being homosexual, especially after he gets involved in the school dramatics club.
    • House Made of Dark Mist
      House Made of Dark Mist
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      1/7/72
      6.3
      The students try to help a boy who resents his Indian heritage.
    • And in This Corner...
      And in This Corner...
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      1/21/72
      6.0
      Pete tries to discourage a student who wants to quit school to become a professional boxer.
    • The Witch of Whitman High
      The Witch of Whitman High
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      2/18/72
      5.8
      A new student pretends to be a witch to get attention.
    • Mel Wertz and the Nickel-Plated Toothpick
      12/16/70
      5.5
      Walt Whitman student Mel must decide between finishing high school and his rock group when the Nickel Plated Toothpick is offered a recording contract. Thanks to Oriole Adams for suppyling this synopsis.