Mr. Griswald is the new schoolmaster at the Northfork school. He is a strict disciplinarian who rules his class as total dictator. His harsh style of dealing with the students clashes with their more relaxed lifestyles. When he and Mark clash one time too many Mark and a friend play hooky and get in trouble in an abandoned mine shaft. Mr. Griswald must find his compassion and help Lucas find Mark.
Did You Know?
Steven Griswald, the teacher, asks Billy Davis, the student, at the end of the cave-in scene if he could have some of his "jujubes." Jujubes is a modern candy, but the teacher was correct in asking for this type of candy. Jujubes in the 1800's were confections of sugar syrup and fruit flavorings, set with a high proportion of gum, and falling into the general category of fruit gums and fruit lozenges, often with a medicinal application, e.g. good for sore throats. Jujubes have been made since at least 1830. See more
The sign on the schoolhouse reads "NORTHFORK SCHOOL". The name of the town throughout the series has always been two words: "North Fork" See more
[to the trapped Mark
Archimedes said, 'Give me a lever and I can move the world.' We'll get you out, Mark.
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his rifle and then stares into the camera. See more