The White Shadow

Season 1 Episode 8

Just One of the Boys

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 1979 on CBS
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Reeves deals with a new player, Raymond Collins, who was forced to transfer from his old school because of rumors about his being gay.

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  • A misunderstood student, Raymond Collins, with an overbearing father transfers to Carver from uptown to, as his dad seems to hope, "become a man."

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    Definitely the best episode of season 1, maybe the whole series. Raymond Collins (played by Peter Horton, who was once married to Michelle Pfeiffer) is plunked into Carver High by an insecure father who is threatened by rumors of his son being homosexual. Turns out the only reason the rumors started was because of his deep feelings for a former male student that, as far as anyone can tell, never got physical. But, because of his speech patterns and his interests, the rumors go wild. And, his father never bothers to get the truth, being only worried about his image.moreless
Ed Bernard

Ed Bernard

Jim Willis (1978-1980)

Joan Pringle

Joan Pringle

Sybil Buchanan

Ken Howard

Ken Howard

Ken Reeves

Jerry Fogel

Jerry Fogel

Bill Donahue (1978-1979)

Kevin Hooks

Kevin Hooks

Morris Thorpe

Byron Stewart

Byron Stewart

Warren Coolidge

Bruce Weitz

Bruce Weitz

Joe Kelly

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Peter Horton

Peter Horton

Raymond Collins

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Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes

basketball player

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    • Sybil Buchanan: In 1952, my family lived in Oregon. My older brother Andrew was one of only 11 blacks in the entire Grover County school district. He and another young man named Michael Dodd were the only blacks out of 300 students at their school. They felt out of place, self-conscious, and spent most of their time with their heads down. One day, they each found a drawing in their lockers, a very vicious and cruel drawing. Later, my brother came home crying and swore to my mother and me that he would never go back. I'll never forget, my mother quieted him at first, and then told him that the world was broken up into four different types of people. 25% that like you for the right reasons, 25% that like you for the wrong reasons, 25% that don't like you for the wrong reasons, and 25% that don't like you for the right reasons. She said, it was only the last group of people that anyone should be concerned about. Do you understand that?

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