Room 222 (1969–1974)
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Principal Seymour Kaufman asks Pete Dixon to take over a remedial reading class that the current teacher has trouble controlling. Pete finds that the students are sarcastic and unmotivated,... See full summary »


Terry Becker


James L. Brooks (created by), Steven Pritzker (as Steve Pritzker)


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Episode cast overview:
Lloyd Haynes ... Pete Dixon
Denise Nicholas ... Liz McIntyre
Michael Constantine ... Principal Seymour Kaufman
Karen Valentine ... Alice Johnson
Rob Reiner ... Tony
Eric Laneuville ... Michael (as Eric L'aneville)
Alan Vint ... Bob
Alonzo Brown Alonzo Brown ... Jack
Mary Gregory Mary Gregory ... Mrs. Lund
Willard Sage ... Mr. Ross
Mary Jackson ... Mrs. Lanahan
Baker Black Baker Black ... Arlene
Rafael López Rafael López ... Boy (as Rafael Lopez)
Suzan E. Claude Suzan E. Claude ... Cashier


Principal Seymour Kaufman asks Pete Dixon to take over a remedial reading class that the current teacher has trouble controlling. Pete finds that the students are sarcastic and unmotivated, and so he decides to try something unorthodox: pay the students if they will do their assignments. Written by aldanoli

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Comedy | Drama | Family





Release Date:

11 March 1970 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dixon Dollars are Excepted!!!
30 April 2018 | by thejcowboy22See all my reviews

After a weeks worth of torment at the hallowed halls of Elmont Memorial high School, I'll come home on a Friday evening and turn on the television and watch a program about High School. An oxymoron of escapism in the extreme. In the first place, Why would I watch a program about the problems of students in a school setting when my mind wants to get far away from my weekly experience of high school? The American Broadcasting company decided to bring a current day drama in the form of high school to television. The Viet Nam War, Civil Rights and Ecology all important issues of that time in history. America with the divide of teenagers and parents with the new found anti-establishment movement in our country melded together with a new generation of high school students with issues pertaining to today's problems and you have the TV Drama Room 222. The writers expose a human side to our teachers/ educators along with a mixture of colorful students from all races and socioeconomic backgrounds to create a current high school atmosphere . Our leading actor in this series is Lloyd Haynes who plays an Afro-American Social Studies teacher Pete Dixon in conservative dress. White shirt and dark tie is his signature appearance through out the run of the series. Haynes is a natural at this groundbreaking role showing his objectivity tempered with discipline and always looking out for the underdog student or being challenged by radical student Jason (Heshimu) during class.. His girlfriend/ Guidance counselor, Liz McIntyre (Denise Nicholas) who always seems to take the side of the students despite the objections of their dubious, grumpy but wise principal Seymour Kaufman (Michael Constantine), usually fielding problems during lunch period. Finally our perky and gullible student teacher learning the ropes and pitfalls of the teaching profession Alice Johnson played by Karen Valentine. In this episode Mr. Kaufman appoints Pete Dixon to take over a remedial reading class filled with roughhouse teens who lack motivation to learn. At the outset Pete is failing miserably, but has a trick or two up his sleeve to get those malcontents motivated. Seeing guest star Rob "Meat Head" Reiner playing a roughneck is laughable as the antagonist in this story.

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