The White Shadow

CBS (ended 1981)


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  • Burnout

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    S 3 : Ep 14 - 3/9/81

    Mr. Mackey, Carver's history teacher, is frustrated over the casual attitude of Carver's black students, feeling they have no idea what his generation went through. He stops caring and shows signs of teacher burnout by refusing to maintain order and discipline in his class and handing out undeserved grades. Rutherford, who admires him, is especially distraught by his attitude.moreless
  • Cops

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    S 3 : Ep 13 - 3/2/81

    A woman is mugged on the street at night by three young black men, and the description she gives the police matches Coolidge, Franklin, and Thorpe, who happen to be out on the town that night. During the apprehension, Thorpe observes one of the cops being excessively brutal to Coolidge and is shot by the cop when he tries to get his badge number. This sets off a storm of protests at the school until the matter is resolvedmoreless
  • Psyched Out

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 2/23/81

    A female teacher with a past history of mental illness and nervous breakdowns is tormented by a psychotic student.
  • Car Repo

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    S 3 : Ep 11 - 2/16/81

    Salami and Vitaglia take on a part-time job reposessing cars, but the ungodly work hours and the harassments from the car owners affect their performances in school, on the basketball court, and their relationship as cousins.moreless
  • Trial and Error

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 2/9/81

    Coach Reeves is called for jury duty and lies to get out of it. He later learns a lesson about practicing what he preaches when he has to punish Falahey for faking an injury to get out of practice so he can see his girlfriend. Things get hairier for Falahey when the girl discovers she's pregnant.moreless
  • B.M.O.C

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    S 3 : Ep 9 - 2/2/81

    Coolidge starts having problems stemming from his abnormal height and size, such as normal clothes not fitting and "how's the weather up there" jokes. He gets self-conscious and defensive until Coach Reeves, who has dealt with the same problems, takes him under his wing and tries to let him know he's not alone, with help from NBA Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell.moreless
  • Mister Hero

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 1/13/81

    While out on a joyride in a stolen car, Stone moves an unconscious woman from a car blocking the road. Shortly afterward, the car explodes, and now Stone is a hero for saving the woman's life. He milks the attention for all it's worth until the truth is brought to lightmoreless
  • No Blood, No Foul

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 12/30/80

    After celebrating his 18th birthday, Salami breaks the jaw of an opposing player during a brawl at Carver's next game. The player's angry parents sue, and Salami must plead his case in court with Reeves' help.moreless
  • Christmas Story

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 12/23/80

    Reeves and the team help conduct a basketball clinic at a local Catholic school, and Reeves takes a dating interest in one of the female basketball coaches, unaware that she's a nun. Meanwhile, Stone tries to help the team make Christmas cash by reselling reject Christmas trees.moreless
  • If Your Number's Up, Get It Down

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 12/16/80

    Reeves is asked to use his former-NBA-player connections to raise funds for a mobile care unit to treat patients with high blood pressure. As punishment for wrecking the driver's ed car, he makes the team do the collecting. However, they decide to publicize that Reeves is dead to entice celebrities to attend the benefit and contribute.moreless
  • Reunion (2)

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 10/23/80

    After a heated argument with his dying father, Reeves decides to stay in Queens awhile to mend the relationship, even considering a leave of absence from Carver at one point. Once all is OK, he returns to Carver for the new school year, and basketball tryouts produce the following new guys: Wardell Stone, Jesse Mitchell, Teddy Rutherford, Paddy Falahey, and Eddie Franklin.moreless
  • Reunion (1)

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 10/16/80

    The third season begins with Coach Reeves visiting Bayside Queens , New York, for his 20th high school reunion and reuniting with old friends, including a high school teammate, an old girlfriend, and his father, whose health is failing. Prior to his leaving, he gets a surprise: Jim Willis has left and Sybil Buchanan is now Carver High School principal!moreless
  • A Few Good Men

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    S 2 : Ep 24 - 4/1/80

    Graduation means the end of the Carver playing careers of Goldstein, Gomez, Hayward, and Reese, and it also means anxiety for all of them as they wonder what's ahead. Meanwhile, Reeves' girlfriend wants him to spend the summer with her in Greece.moreless
  • Coolidge Goes Hollywood

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    S 2 : Ep 23 - 3/18/80

    Coolidge is offered a part on a television show.
  • The Death of Me Yet

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    S 2 : Ep 22 - 3/11/80

    Carver caps off an unbelievable season by reaching the city championship game, but the celebration turns tragic for one player and his family.
  • The Hitter

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    S 2 : Ep 21 - 3/4/80

    Coach Reeves suspects that Gomez is being physically abused at home by his father, but has trouble getting him to admit it.
  • The Russians Are Coming

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    S 2 : Ep 20 - 2/26/80

    A touring high school team from the Soviet Union comes to Carver High, and one of the Russian players wants Hayward to help him defect.
  • Out at Home

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    S 2 : Ep 19 - 2/19/80

    Coach Reeves is asked to be the Carver High athletic director, a position the baseball coach wanted.
  • Gonna Fly Now

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    S 2 : Ep 18 - 2/5/80

    Reeves and a female undercover police officer team up to try and stop a drug dealer from selling PCP to the students.
  • The Stripper

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    S 2 : Ep 17 - 1/29/80

    Coach Reeves finds out that the fellow Carver High teacher he is currently dating is also moonlighting as a stripper.
  • Links

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    S 2 : Ep 16 - 1/22/80

    Deciding that some of the players could use a dose of class, Coach Reeves takes Coolidge, Thorpe, and Salami to an exclusive country club for a day of golfing. Reeves also begins dating the club owner's daughter, and fixes Salami up with her sister, with disastrous results. Reeves is also unaware that the club doesn't allow blacks to play on the course.moreless
  • Salami's Affair

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    S 2 : Ep 15 - 1/15/80

    Carver holds a school 'turnabout' dance for Sadie Hawkins Day, and a young female teacher has her thoughts on asking Salami and going further.
  • Artist

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    S 2 : Ep 14 - 1/8/80

    Thorpe is torn between his love of art and securing a basketball scholarship.
  • Feeling No Pain

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    S 2 : Ep 13 - 1/1/80

    Salami sprains a knee during a pickup basketball game, and his doctor prescribes amphetamines, which he unwittingly shares with the team.

  • A Christmas Present

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    S 2 : Ep 12 - 12/25/79

    As the team plans a big holiday party, Coach Reeves realizes that he will be alone for Christmas. Meanwhile, Sybil finds out she's pregnant and tries to reconcile with her husband.
  • Delores, Of Course

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    S 2 : Ep 11 - 12/18/79

    Jackson is unaware that his former girlfriend is now a prostitute.
  • Sliding By

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 12/3/79

    Mack Wade, a "can't-miss" basketball prospect, transfers to Carver to finish out high school. Wade has tons of scholarship offers from colleges, both academic and athletic. However, when Wade starts having troubles in the classroom, Coach Reeves realizes Mack has been passed through because of his basketball potential, even though he's a functional illiterate.

  • Needle

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    S 2 : Ep 9 - 11/26/79

    Hayward's cousin dies from a lethal dose of heroin, and Reeves must stop him from seeking revenge.

  • Me?

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 11/12/79

    Thorpe contracts a sexually transmitted disease and has passed it onto Coolidge's girlfriend. The two of them must now tell Warren that he too must get tested.
  • A Silent Cheer

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 10/15/79

    Reeves takes on a new player who is deaf and, in the meantime, begins working out to try to return to the NBA.
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