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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Complete series cast summary:
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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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Storyline

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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Gabe Kaplan and John Travolta both left the show after the third season. Kaplan left after two episodes in the final season due to, creative differences with producer James Komack. Kaplan's name still in the credits but, he rarely appeared in the show. On the other hand, Travolta's original five year contract was altered after the massive success of Saturday Night Fever. Finally, Travolta appeared in eight of the 22 episodes, for $2,000 an episode and, he was billed as "Special Guest Star". See more »

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Vincent 'Vinnie' Barbarino: What? Where?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Screaming Skull (1998) See more »

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Welcome Back
Composed by John Sebastian
Performed by John Sebastian
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A classic family sitcom
23 July 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This was a great series. Most of Kotter's jokes were so corny, but ya just gotta laugh anyway. This was made back when they knew how to make a sitcom, something the whole family can enjoy (yes that means it's safe for parents too). The "Sweathogs" always crack me up. Myself, also put in remedial education during high school could relate to a lot of it also. Great writing and acting has made this show a classic.


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