Mr. Novak Poster

(1963–1965)

Episode List

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Season 1

24 Sep. 1963
First Year, First Day
A brilliant student with a good business - an auto body shop - wants to quit school. He challenges Novak to give him a good reason for continuing his education.
 
1 Oct. 1963
To Lodge and Dislodge
Julie Dean, a blind student at Jefferson High, develops a crush on Mr. Novak.
 
8 Oct. 1963
I Don't Even Live Here
When Mr. Otis was conducting the English class, all the students were raking in As - but Novak can't seem to get the same caliber of work out of them.
 
15 Oct. 1963
X Is the Unknown Factor
Mike Daniels is being considered for an important science scholarship, but he's having problems in Novak's literature class. Dr. Frank Baxter, TV educator, appears as Dr. Gagan.
 
22 Oct. 1963
A Single Isolated Incident
A black student, Marcy Desmond, is violently accosted by a gang of youths who let her know that she's not welcome at Jefferson High.
 
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
Maude Phipps, a teacher for some 40 years, is sharply outspoken and is the object of various complaints -- including those of irate parents who don't like the idea of her teaching social hygiene to their children.
 
12 Nov. 1963
To Break a Camel's Back
Novak clashes with Holly Metcalfe, a rebellious senior who doesn't like to follow rules.
 
19 Nov. 1963
A Feeling for Friday
It's a hectic Friday and Novak is very pleased to get an invitation to spend the weekend at his former sweetheart's family estate.
 
26 Nov. 1963
Pay the Two Dollars
A father holds Novak responsible for roughing up his son. It all happened when Novak broke up some student horseplay.
 
3 Dec. 1963
Love in the Wrong Season
Novak, who's dating a teacher, has some competition from one of her students.
 
10 Dec. 1963
The Boy Without a Country
Novak and Vane prepare a hero's welcome for a new student, a Russian defector, who's quick to show that he's not easy to get along with.
 
17 Dec. 1963
A Thousand Voices
Novak defends the members of an off-campus car club, who have run into trouble.
 
24 Dec. 1963
My Name Is Not Legion
Novak is interested in Arnold Frazer, a new student who shows signs of brilliance and trouble adjusting to school life.
 
31 Dec. 1963
He Who Can Does
Novak invites a famous novelist to address the school's Literary Club - despite protests of Miss Pagano who feels that the writer's unorthodox views will be a bad influence.
 
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
Charlie Payne, who dropped out three years ago, now has nothing better to do than spend his time hanging around the school grounds.
 
21 Jan. 1964
Sparrow on the Wire
A member of Novak's debating club makes some anti-Semitic remarks during an intra-squad debate.
 
28 Jan. 1964
The Private Life of Douglas Morgan Jr.
Campus clown Doug Morgan decides he can attract attention - and get excused from compulsory ROTC classes - by claiming to be a conscientious objector.
 
4 Feb. 1964
The Death of a Teacher
The death of a teacher brings forth a variety of reactions and emotions from the students and faculty at Jefferson High.
 
11 Feb. 1964
I'm on the Outside
A student named Steve Acero tells Principal Vane that Mr. Novak is prejudiced against him because he is of Mexican extraction.
 
18 Feb. 1964
Chin Up, Mr. Novak
Novak's having problems with a literature class - until it's taken over by Margaret Mumsley, a 75-year old exchange teacher from England.
 
25 Feb. 1964
Fear Is a Handful of Dust
Novak tries to help shy, introverted Sue Johnson by encouraging her to develop her talent for caricature.
 
3 Mar. 1964
How Does Your Garden Grow?
An inexperienced and frightened substitute teacher has trouble with her first class at Jefferson High.
 
10 Mar. 1964
The Tower
After numerous complaints that an elderly geometry instructor is no longer an effective teacher, Vane is forced to retire her.
 
17 Mar. 1964
One Way to Say Goodbye
Novak finds himself attracted to Jenny Peterson, a former Jefferson High student.
 
24 Mar. 1964
Day in the Year
A girl in Novak's homeroom collapses from an overdose of narcotics.
 
31 Mar. 1964
Moment Without Armor
School grounds are quiet in the evening, and darkness was the accomplice of the unknown assailant who attacked assistant principal Jeanne Pagano.
 
7 Apr. 1964
Fare Thee Well
Miss Cathy Williams is going to become a mother, but she wants to graduate with her senior class and she doesn't want to tell her parents about her condition.
 
14 Apr. 1964
The Senior Prom
The senior prom at Jefferson High is going to be a flop this year - unless student chairman Gail Andrews starts taking interest in the preparations.
 

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