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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 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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One plan to continue the series was to have the Sweathogs graduate and go to college, with Kotter becoming a college professor, but the idea was ultimately rejected. See more »

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Vincent 'Vinnie' Barbarino: I'm so confused.
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Referenced in Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: Das Sub (1997) See more »

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Welcome Back
Composed by John Sebastian
Performed by John Sebastian
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One of the better 70's shows...
31 August 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

What made "Kotter" great was that it was just plain funny. Unlike some of its contemporaries, it didn't try to shock or send a social message. The four unique personalities of the Sweathogs, along with Kotter, worked together so well. The episode where they ran a telethon from the classroom was classic. The final season was a disappointment because the show's writers wanted to go in a different direction--attacking more serious issues. Plus, the departure of John Travolta after he hit it big in the movies hurt "Kotter" as well. It's probably all for the better that it only went four years because I think when a sitcom goes for too long, it tends to deviate from its originial concept (i.e. "Happy Days" and "Laverne and Shirley").


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