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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The Vinnie Barbarino character was originally going to be named Eddie Barbarini. See more »

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Gabe Kotter: Did I ever tell you about my Uncle Max?
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Referenced in The Spirit of '76 (1990) See more »

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Welcome Back
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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