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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 Gabe Kotter (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Juan Epstein (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Julie Kotter (94 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Mr. Michael Woodman (94 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Arnold Horshack (94 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Vinnie Barbarino / ... (81 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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In a 1978 People magazine article, Marcia Strassman stated that she did not get along with Gabe Kaplan and that she disliked working on the series. She tried to be released from her contract by publicly lambasting Kaplan. The rift split up the cast as Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs and Robert Hegyes sided with Kaplan and Ron Palillo sided with Strassman. John Travolta remained friendly with both. Palillo stated that he was happy when Kaplan left the series after the third season. See more »

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Vincent 'Vinnie' Barbarino: [brainstorming ideas to raise money to save their class] We could have a casino night.
Gabe Kotter: Gambling in school? Do you realize the odds are almost 5 to 1 against that happening?
Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington: I'll take that bet.
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Composed by John Sebastian
Performed by John Sebastian
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One of the best shows ever? I think so.
1 June 2003 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

'Welcome Back, Kotter' is one of those shows you stay home on the weekends for. I know I do. From the puberty-neglected voice of Arnold Horseshack to the feathered and Jew-froed hair of Vinnie Barbarino, Juan Epstein, and Gabe Kotter, everything about this show is classic. At first glance it might just seem like some kitschy little retro sitcom, but make no mistake, it is awesome. By the last season the show slowed down and became a shadow of it's former self, but if you can ignore that then you will see that this show is one of the best ever.


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