Mr. Novak (TV Series 1963–1965) Poster

(1963–1965)

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Season 1

24 Sep. 1963
First Year, First Day
It's a bad start to the first teaching day of his career when Mr. Novak witnesses his station wagon being rammed by a youth driving a sports car, and tries to take on the dilemma himself.
 
1 Oct. 1963
To Lodge and Dislodge
Mr. Novak becomes the center of attention for a female student, but this is no everyday crush that can be ignored: Julie is blind.
 
8 Oct. 1963
I Don't Even Live Here
Novak notices that the students coming to him from Mr. Otis' class are woefully unprepared, and to find out why he sits in on Otis' class. He discovers that Otis isn't really teaching the students--he's trying to win them over by keeping them entertained with a steady stream of jokes and wisecracks and not really teaching them anything. Even worse, Novak discovers that the students are passing the class because Otis is feeding them the answers to their tests. He sets out to bring Otis down.
 
15 Oct. 1963
X Is the Unknown Factor
Mike has been slacking off in Mr. Novak's literature class, but not from laziness. Up for a science scholarship, his project has overtaken him, to the detriment of more than good marks.
 
22 Oct. 1963
A Single Isolated Incident
All eyes follow a tearful, female black student down the hall of Jefferson High after a physical altercation by a gang of youths leaves a clear message: she is not welcome there.
 
29 Oct. 1963
The Risk
Novak helps a former teacher and mentor obtain a position at the school. The instructor is a recovering alcoholic, while his much-younger wife is still afflicted with the disease.
 
5 Nov. 1963
Hello, Miss Phipps
After forty devoted years teaching social hygiene, Maude Phipps runs into trouble when parents find her sex education too liberal, and decides to do something about it.
 
12 Nov. 1963
To Break a Camel's Back
Holly Metcalfe is a rebellious senior who meets her match in the class of the very organized and disciplined Mr. Novak.
 
19 Nov. 1963
A Feeling for Friday
Nothing beats a retreat after a harrowing end of week for Mr. Novak, especially being with a former sweetheart at her father's estate. What could possibly go wrong?
 
26 Nov. 1963
Pay the Two Dollars
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3 Dec. 1963
Love in the Wrong Season
A sensitive, poetry-loving teenage boy has a crush on his pretty young remedial-reading teacher, with whom he shares a love of romantic stories and poems. Soon the teacher, who finds the company of men her own age to be unsatisfying, begins to develop the same kind of feelings for her student that he has for her.
 
10 Dec. 1963
The Boy Without a Country
A defector from the Soviet Union has trouble fitting in with other students at the school.
 
17 Dec. 1963
A Thousand Voices
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24 Dec. 1963
My Name Is Not Legion
A sullen loner, living in a world of his own, reveals a high level of talent to Mr. Novak after bits of the student's torn writings are pieced together. Getting that life back on track though, is not so easy a task.
 
31 Dec. 1963
He Who Can Does
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7 Jan. 1964
The Song of Songs
An overly strict father takes the school, and Mr. Novak to task, when he finds the subject matter read aloud in class by his daughter to be highly erotic.
 
14 Jan. 1964
The Exile
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21 Jan. 1964
Sparrow on the Wire
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4 Feb. 1964
The Death of a Teacher
When a well-liked teacher suddenly dies in school, all are confronted not only with mortality, but how to express it in the student paper, now with more difficulty than meets the eye.
 
11 Feb. 1964
I'm on the Outside
A Mexican-American student accuses Mr. Novak of prejudice.
 
18 Feb. 1964
Chin Up, Mr. Novak
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25 Feb. 1964
Fear Is a Handful of Dust
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3 Mar. 1964
How Does Your Garden Grow?
A broken heel. Teaching in the wrong classroom. Loosing control of the students. Mary Smith is firmly convinced she doesn't have what it takes to be a teacher anymore - until a smitten Mr. Novak enters her personal world.
 
10 Mar. 1964
The Tower
An elderly geometry teacher, no longer able to teach effectively, climbs the tower in the school and threatens to jump off.
 
17 Mar. 1964
One Way to Say Goodbye
The cocky son of a politician deems himself nonpunishable, until teacher Mr. Novak crosses that line - too far.
 
24 Mar. 1964
Day in the Year
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31 Mar. 1964
Moment Without Armor
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7 Apr. 1964
Fare Thee Well
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14 Apr. 1964
The Senior Prom
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