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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 Gabe Kotter (95 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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 Julie Kotter (94 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Mr. Michael Woodman (94 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Arnold Horshack (94 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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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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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 NewsRadio: Who's the Boss: Part 2 (1998) See more »

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Welcome Back
Composed by John Sebastian
Performed by John Sebastian
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Funny, entertaining show that will always be a classic.
7 February 1999 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I'm 17 years old now, and a few years ago when Nick-At-Nite did the revival, showing every episode of "Welcome Back, Kotter", I was immediately hooked! It was so funny, I tuned in every night they showed it. The characters are all so stupid, you grow to love them :o) Definitely a great show for all ages!


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