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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Complete series cast summary:
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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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 Juan Epstein (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Arnold Horshack (94 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Gabe Kotter (82 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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9 September 1975 (USA)  »

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The original title of the series was to be simply "Kotter," but that was before composer John Sebastian had difficulty writing the theme song lyrics. He couldn't find enough rhyming words for the title. Giving up on that tack, he decided to compose lyrics that illustrated the premise of the show in a song called, "Welcome Back." The producers were so impressed with the song that they decided to change the series title to "Welcome Back, Kotter." The song was also released on a single which went to #1 on the charts. See more »

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Gabe Kotter: You know what I'm gonna do: I'm going to put a window over there.
[points to the door]
Gabe Kotter: And a door over there.
[points to the window]
Gabe Kotter: So then you'll come in through the door!
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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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