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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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 the final season, the writing staff for the show was replaced by "seasoned comedy writers", who had earlier worked on Here's Lucy (1968), and other shows with actors much older than the high schoolers who were the focus of "Welcome Back Kotter". The new writers weren't capable of delivering the fresh, hip dialogue the show needed, and the ratings fell off quickly. See more »

Quotes

Arnold Horshack: [gets on Epstein's case about his "notes from his mother"] "Please excuse Juan for being a sheephead." Signed: "Epstein's mother's veterinarian".
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.18 (2011) See more »

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Composed by John Sebastian
Performed by John Sebastian
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Cult Classic (ignoring fourth season)
25 April 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This show premiered in September of 1975 and instantly became a classic. The First three seasons are pure genius, however I have no idea what the hell happened to season 4.

This show has potential if you ignore season 4.

TVland now shows this show every Friday and Saturday night at midnight.


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