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Welcome Back, Kotter 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1975–1979)
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 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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Juan Epstein's full name was Juan Luis Pedro Felipo De Huevos Epstein. See more »

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Vincent 'Vinnie' Barbarino: [brainstorming ideas to raise money to save their class] We could have a casino night.
Gabe Kotter: Gambling in school? Do you realize the odds are almost 5 to 1 against that happening?
Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington: I'll take that bet.
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Composed by John Sebastian
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Up Your Nose With a Rubber Hose!
2 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Welcome Back, Kotter" was one of the funniest serials I have ever seen. It starred Gabe Kaplan as Mr. Kotter, who taught a remedial class of "Sweathogs" which featured Arnold Horshack, Juan Epstein, Freddie "Boom-Boom" Washington, and Vinnie Barbarino as four of his students. Between the hilarious plots and the identifiable high school situations, the show was a hit. What student in a diverse environment can't identify with "Roses are red, violets are blue, my mom wants me to date a Puerto Rican Jew"? My favourite episode focused upon the Sweathogs cleaning for a pregnant Mrs. Kotter, only to destroy her apartment. Reruns have been off the air in Canada for quite some time, so I suggest that if networks want to improve ratings, that they welcome back Kotter!


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