The White Shadow Season 1 (1978)
S01E14 Little Orphan Abner
First aired: 3/26/1979
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 Goldstein, his hospitality, and his depression over his grandfather's illness. Goldstein ends up threatening to quit the team, and Coach Reeves gives him a lecture on standing up for himself.
Cast: Ken Howard(Ken Reeves), Nathan Cook(Milton Reese), Thomas Carter(James Hayward), Eric Kilpatrick(Curtis Jackson), Timothy Van Patten(Mario Pettrino(Salami)), Ken Michelman(Abner Goldstein), Robin Pearson Rose(Katie Donahue), Ed Bernard(Jim Willis), Joan Pringle(Sybil Buchanan), Jason Bernard(Jim Willis), Jerry Fogel(Bill Donahue), Kevin Hooks(Morris Thorpe), Byron Stewart(Warren Coolidge), Ira Angustain(Ricky Gomez)
Guest cast: Michael Pataki (Rabbi Shapiro), Ralph Byers (Dr. Silver), Lou Tiano (Mr. Townsend), Ernie Hudson (Johnson (irate customer at theater)), Sara Seegar (Mrs Morin), Art Kimbro (Ricky Barnes), Eugene Lee (Bobby), Barbara J. Edelman (Janet), Sam Heffler (Blake), Teri Taylor (Thorpe's girlfriend), Stephanie Faulkner (Johnson's girlfriend), Eugenia Wright (Ginny), Eda Reiss Merin (Abner's Grandmother