The White Shadow

Season 1 Episode 8

Just One of the Boys

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 1979 on CBS

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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."

    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.