In the pilot episode (which opens as essentially a continuation of the scenes in the opening credits), Pete Dixon teaches history in Room 222 at Walt Whitman High School. Principal Seymour Kaufman introduces Pete to Alice Johnson, a perky but painfully insecure student teacher. Pete's most enthusiastic student is Richie Lane, who goes so far as to dress a lot like Pete and even takes roll in his absence. But Guidance Counselor Liz McIntire has discovered some disturbing news about Richie -- the home address he submitted is fake, suggesting that he may not live in the school district, and therefore might be ineligible to keep attending Whitman. Written by
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Near the end of the talk that Pete Dixon (Lloyd Haynes) has with Richie (Howard Rice) in the park, Pete extends his left arm toward Richie. During the rest of the shots of Pete he apparently has his hand on Richie's right shoulder, but in the reverse shots, except at the very end of their conversation, Richie is standing some distance away without Pete's arm on his shoulder. See more