This sitcom follows recently divorced mother (Ann Romano) and her two teenage daughters (Barbara and Julie) as they start a new life together in Indianapolis, They are befriended by the ... See full summary »
Pat Harrington Jr.
Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. Dick is a how-to book writer, who eventually becomes a local TV celebrity as host of "... See full summary »
A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »
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>
We all go through the gawky phase of adolescence, and television was no different. Welcome Back Kotter was a goofy show in the '70s and remains campy to this day.
One of its most redeeming features lies in the fact that it is like the professional equivalent of embarrassing baby pictures of those involved (regular or guest stars) in the series who have gone on to fame and success in more meaty projects.
At least, that's how it is for those of us who are old enough to remember that simple decade when half the population was into hemp and the other polyester, but young enough to do so without nostalgia. Kotter was and is a kids' show, but even for the seventies it was an unholy amalgam of Elvis and Beaver Cleaver.
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