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Writer:
James L. Brooks (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
17 September 1969 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Something funny's going on in Walt Whitman high. Teachers and students are stirring up a storm of comedy. Lloyd Haynes stars.
Plot:
Black teacher Pete Dixon tries to teach the students at Walt Whitman High to be tolerant. He is assisted by girlfriend and school counselor Liz and student teacher (later teacher) Alice. The students love him. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Cutting-edge, quality teen series See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Lloyd Haynes ... Pete Dixon (113 episodes, 1969-1974)

Denise Nicholas ... Liz McIntyre (113 episodes, 1969-1974)

Michael Constantine ... Principal Seymour Kaufman (113 episodes, 1969-1974)

Karen Valentine ... Alice Johnson (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
Heshimu Cumbuka ... Jason / ... (90 episodes, 1969-1974)
David Jolliffe ... Bernie (83 episodes, 1969-1974)
Judy Strangis ... Helen Loomis / ... (70 episodes, 1969-1974)
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Series Directed by
Charles R. Rondeau (15 episodes, 1971-1974)
William Wiard (10 episodes, 1969-1971)
Terry Becker (8 episodes, 1969-1971)
Gene Reynolds (8 episodes, 1969-1971)
Richard Kinon (8 episodes, 1970-1972)
James Sheldon (8 episodes, 1971-1973)
Herman Hoffman (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Lee Philips (5 episodes, 1969-1971)
Allen Baron (5 episodes, 1971-1974)
Ivan Dixon (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Seymour Robbie (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Leslie H. Martinson (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Sid McCoy (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Leo Penn (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Charles S. Dubin (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Richard Michaels (3 episodes, 1972-1974)
John Erman (2 episodes, 1970)
Bill Bixby (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Writing credits
James L. Brooks (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
Martin Donovan (10 episodes, 1972-1974)
Arlene Stadd (9 episodes, 1972-1974)
Leonard Stadd (9 episodes, 1972-1974)
Bud Freeman (7 episodes, 1970-1972)
John D.F. Black (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Richard M. Bluel (6 episodes, 1971-1974)
Ronald Rubin (5 episodes, 1969-1971)
Joanna Lee (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Steven Pritzker (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Allan Burns (4 episodes, 1969)
Stephen Kandel (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
Albert Ruben (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Douglas Day Stewart (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jerry Rannow (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Greg Strangis (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
George Kirgo (3 episodes, 1969-1973)
Anthony Lawrence (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
William Wood (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Richard De Roy (3 episodes, 1970)
John McGreevey (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Peggy Elliott (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Treva Silverman (2 episodes, 1969)
Dale McRaven (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Bernie Kahn (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Don Balluck (2 episodes, 1971)
Gene Reynolds (2 episodes, 1971)
Gene Thompson (2 episodes, 1972)

Series Produced by
William P. D'Angelo .... executive producer / producer (61 episodes, 1971-1974)
Robert Mintz .... associate producer (51 episodes, 1969-1971)
Gene Reynolds .... executive producer / producer (45 episodes, 1969-1971)
Jon Kubichan .... producer (38 episodes, 1972-1974)
Ronald Rubin .... producer (26 episodes, 1970-1971)
William Bickley .... associate producer (23 episodes, 1971-1972)
William J. Kenney .... associate producer (23 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert Williams .... associate producer (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
Allan Burns .... producer (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Original Music by
Benny Golson (52 episodes, 1969-1972)
Richard LaSalle (38 episodes, 1972-1974)
Warren Barker (2 episodes, 1969)
Jerry Goldsmith (2 episodes, 1969)
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (2 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Cinematography by
John M. Nickolaus Jr. (97 episodes, 1969-1973)
Ted Voigtlander (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Film Editing by
J. Frank O'Neill (57 episodes, 1969-1974)
Clay Bartels (35 episodes, 1970-1973)
George Jay Nicholson (13 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert Phillips (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Art Direction by
James W. Sullivan (97 episodes, 1969-1973)
Jack Martin Smith (75 episodes, 1969-1972)
Walter McKeegan (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Norman Rockett (112 episodes, 1969-1974)
Walter M. Scott (75 episodes, 1969-1972)
 
Series Production Management
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor (98 episodes, 1969-1973)
Mike Salamunovich .... unit production manager (97 episodes, 1969-1973)
Samuel E. Beetley .... post-production supervisor (75 episodes, 1969-1972)
James Blakeley .... post-production supervisor (23 episodes, 1972-1973)
Joseph M. Ellis .... unit production manager (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mark Evans .... production supervisor (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
Joseph Silver .... post-production supervisor (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Glassman .... assistant director (46 episodes, 1971-1973)
Lloyd Allen .... assistant director (23 episodes, 1970-1971)
Joseph E. Rickards .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1969-1970)
Wilbur D'Arcy .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert Doudell .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
John Morrison .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Special Effects by
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects (1 episode, 1969)
 
Series Stunts
Dick Warlock .... stunt double: Kurt Russell (1 episode, 1971)
 
Series Music Department
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: theme music (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
Richard LaSalle .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 1972)
Leonard A. Engel .... supervising music editor (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Benny Golson .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... production driver (5 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Other crew
Martin Donovan .... executive script consultant (38 episodes, 1972-1974)
Terry Becker .... executive assistant (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Joanna Lee .... executive script consultant (23 episodes, 1971-1972)
William J. Kenney .... assistant to the producer (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
Steven Pritzker .... story consultant (13 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ronald Rubin .... story consultant (12 episodes, 1969)
 

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30 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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The shows from the first season included a laugh track. However, by the second season the laugh track was gone to help emphasize that the show was a drama, rather than a comedy.See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Cutting-edge, quality teen series, 18 April 2009
Author: sonya90028 from United States

I loved this show when it came on TV at the end of the 60s. I looked forward to it every Friday night, when it debuted in the fall of '69. I was still in elementary school then. But I really enjoyed this program, about a cool group of high school kids. Walt Whitman High, was a huge HS in Los Angeles. It was a multicultural school, where students of all races attended.

The teachers at Walt Whitman High, were also of various races. Mr. Kauffman, was the dedicated, beleaguered Principal. Pete Dickson, a black man, was the school's American history teacher. He was a caring, patient teacher, who really succeeded in engaging his student's interest in history. Pete Dickson was also someone that the students could come to for advice and assistance, with their personal issues. Ms. McIntyre, the attractive assistant Principal, was also romantically involved with Pete Dickson.

Then there was Alice Johnson, who worked with Pete Dickson as a student teacher. Alice was the often annoying, but well-meaning foil for Pete's self-assured personality. Their classroom featured an interesting menagerie of students. There was Jason, the tough-but-sensitive black kid, with a big 'fro and shades. His friend Ritchie, was the class brain. Helen was the shy, vulnerable girl. Bernie, was the white hippie-type kid, with the red-headed afro hairdo. These students were like real teens, negotiating everyday life in the tumultuous late 60s/early 70s.

The best thing about Room 222, was that it had a fresh, contemporary take on American teens, in an urban high school setting. The values of the show centered on tolerance and diversity, amongst both the students, and the teaching staff. Because of this factor, the series was on the cutting-edge, regarding racial progress in society. The generation gap between the students and their teachers, was also easily bridged due to the open-minded teaching staff.

Yet another thing about this show that was unique, was that it was a drama, yet it also had a laugh-track. It was one of the first shows, that could be categorized as a dramedy. And there was plenty of gentle humor within the show, along with all of the teen angst. Room 222 is on DVD, and can be enjoyed by future generations to come.

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