We're moving Forums to the Community pages. Click here for more information and updates.

The White Shadow

Season 1 Episode 14

Little Orphan Abner

0
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 26, 1979 on CBS
8.4
out of 10
User Rating
3 votes
2

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Little Orphan Abner
AIRED:
Goldstein's grandfather is hospitalized and his grandmother stays at the hospital with him, so Coach Reeves asks the team to check in on him at home every so often. The other guys aren't too keen on this because Goldstein really doesn't fit in with them, but they agree to check on him and, in the process, take advantage of him and his hospitality. Goldstein threatens to quit the team, and Coach Reeves gives him a lecture on standing up for himself.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Saturday
No results found.
Sunday
No results found.
Monday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • An episode that speaks to all of us who are looked on as "different", but also teaches us that we all have to grow up and stand on our own.

    8.0
    Abner Goldstein, for most of his life, has been sheltered under the care of his grandparents, who took him in after his parents died in a car crash when he was 11. He's been led to believe that everybody is trustworthy. He runs into problems when trying to interact with his teammates, who mostly have been raised to "look out for #1." Under prodding from the coach, they pretend to care, but are really using Goldstein. After things are OK, they go back to kicking him to the curb. He learns to get a spine and fight for what's his.moreless
  • Goldstein is the featured character. His teammates treat him like a 5th wheel. They exclude him from their "In-Crowd". Reeves takes pity on him and has dinner with him and his grandparents. His grandfather has a heart attack and Goldstein is left home almoreless

    8.7
    This episode is obvioulsy centered on Goldstein. In this episode we learn about how his parents died in a car crash when he was 11. He came to live with grandparents. This episode has some excellent insight into his past and how he became the person he is. Like most teenagers, Goldstein goes out of his way to fit in with his "freinds", even when they are obviously using him. He allows the team to use his grandparents house to have a party while they are in the hospital. Reeves teaches the rest of the team what friendship is about and they return to Goldstein's house to make amends. Kinda of corny but rich in developing character background. Rating B+moreless
Ed Bernard

Ed Bernard

Jim Willis (1978-1980)

Joan Pringle

Joan Pringle

Sybil Buchanan

Ken Howard (I)

Ken Howard (I)

Ken Reeves

Kevin Hooks

Kevin Hooks

Morris Thorpe

Byron Stewart

Byron Stewart

Warren Coolidge

Nathan Cook

Nathan Cook

Milton Reese (1978-1980)

Eda Reiss Merin

Eda Reiss Merin

Abner's Grandmother

Guest Star

Michael Pataki

Michael Pataki

Rabbi Shapiro

Guest Star

Ralph Byers

Ralph Byers

Dr. Silver

Guest Star

Watch Online

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Goldstein: You guys say Goldstein's not as cool as you are, that he hasn't any style. His style's a joke, a bring-down, a put-down, an embarrassment. Well, you know what Goldstein says to that? TOUGH! That's too damn bad! I tried to be like you guys, to be one of you, but you wouldn't let me. You just shoved it back down my throat EVERY DAY this past season! Last seat on the bus? Goldstein's not getting it. A party? A get-together? Let Goldstein hear about it for himself. Even the cafeteria. You guys make room for yourselves. Me? I gotta sit on a window sill, or maybe a chair with a tack on it. Well, no more. I'm tired of it! I'M SICK OF IT, MAN! UP TO HERE! From now on, from now on, I'm fighting for what's mine, what's RIGHTFULLY mine! And that means not having to come into this place with a knot in my stomach! I'm not quitting this team, either. This team means too much to me. But, I'm not changing myself one inch of what I am...for ANYBODY!

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

More
Less