Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979)

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A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids.

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 Julie Kotter (93 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Mr. Michael Woodman (93 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Juan Epstein (93 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington (93 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Arnold Horshack (92 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Gabe Kotter (80 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Vinnie Barbarino (79 episodes, 1975-1979)
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Gabe Kotter is a high-school teacher with a bunch of unruly students in his class. The student troublemakers are led by Vinnie Barbarino, who has a knack for rhyming insults. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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9 September 1975 (USA)  »

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The series was based on Gabe Kaplan's stand-up routine "Holes and Mello Rolls" in which he recounts his experience as a remedial high school student. The characters were based on his classmates named in the routine. Vinnie Barbarino was based on two classmates, Eddie Lecarri and Ray Barbarino. Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington was based on Freddie "Furdy" Peyton. Juan Epstein was based on a classmate known as 'Epstein the Animal'. Arnold Horshack's name was unchanged. A line from the routine "Up your hole with a Mello Roll" became the show's catchphrase "Up your nose with a rubber hose". See more »

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Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington: Hey, Mr. Kot-tair!
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Welcome Back
Composed by John Sebastian
Performed by John Sebastian
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Hilarious TV-Series as recommended by an enthusiastic fan
26 September 1999 | by (wuerzburg, germany) – See all my reviews

Although not watching this TV-series for the past twenty years I'm still able to remember details as names, sceneries and the soundtrack. The characters are well-pictured and witty, the dialogues are pointed. I wished I had had a teacher like Kotter myself.


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