The White Shadow

Season 1 Episode 13

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 05, 1979 on CBS
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A mainstreaming program is put in place at Carver, and as a result, Coach Reeves is forced to take in an autistic kid on the basketball team.

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  • Shoot the ball, Thomas!

    7.1
    Introduces the viewer to autism and how it affects others. Reeves is sort of forced to take an autistic boy on his basketball team and hates it, feeling he has enough head cases, and better the devils he knows than the one he doesn\'t know. Almost in spite of himself, Reeves gets through to the kid and realizes that working with him one on one works best. Funniest moment is when the team discovers their new mascot costume (a peanut?), gets inspired to blow out their opponent, and the autistic boy decides to put on a \'halftime show\' with it.moreless
Ed Bernard

Ed Bernard

Jim Willis (1978-1980)

Joan Pringle

Joan Pringle

Sybil Buchanan

Ken Howard

Ken Howard

Ken Reeves

Kevin Hooks

Kevin Hooks

Morris Thorpe

Byron Stewart

Byron Stewart

Warren Coolidge

Nathan Cook

Nathan Cook

Milton Reese (1978-1980)

Barbara Babcock

Barbara Babcock

Mrs. Simpson

Guest Star

Jason Green

Jason Green

Thomas

Guest Star

Ketty Lester

Ketty Lester

Mrs. Hendricks

Guest Star

Robin Pearson Rose

Robin Pearson Rose

Katie Donahue

Recurring Role

Jerry Fogel

Jerry Fogel

Bill Donahue

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Why are Coolidge, Hayward, Thorpe, and Jackson, all starters, still in the game in the fourth quarter with 42 seconds left and a 28-point lead, before the coach decides to put Thomas in the game?

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Salami: (referring to Thomas) You heard what the coach said. He's autistic. He lives in a dream world!
      Thorpe: Yeah, in about the same dream world as your sex life!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Ken Howard and Barbara Babcock would later star together in "A Vow to Cherish",
      a movie produced by Billy Graham Productions about a man whose wife contracts Alzheimer's Disease and how his commitment and faithfulness to her is tested.

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