The White Shadow

Season 3 Episode 4

If Your Number's Up, Get It Down

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Dec 16, 1980 on CBS

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  • Your show is in trouble when you start introducing "special guest stars."

    An OK episode, but I found the plot a little ridiculous. Reeves is drawn into fundraising for a mobile health-care unit for high blood pressure and doesn't want to do it. So, what does he do? He uses it as punishment for the team for wrecking the driver's-ed car.

    From then, Reeves deserves what happens. The team goes to Elgin Baylor's house and tell him Reeves is DEAD in order to get a donation. Reeves gets flowers and sympathy cards, but the only problem is, he's not dead!

    The special guest cast seemed a little incoherent. Elgin Baylor, I understand-retired Laker, lives in LA. Chet Walker-former Bulls "Teammate". Rams' cheerleaders-hey, gotta have eye candy. Sparky Anderson? Jimmie Walker? Where's the connection there?

    Sadly, this is one of more than a few cases of unnecessary silliness that marked season 3 and hastened this show's demise.
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