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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
9 September 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Up Your Nose With a Rubber Hose! See more (25 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 31)

Marcia Strassman ... Julie Kotter (93 episodes, 1975-1979)

John Sylvester White ... Mr. Michael Woodman (93 episodes, 1975-1979)

Robert Hegyes ... Juan Epstein (93 episodes, 1975-1979)

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington (93 episodes, 1975-1979)

Ron Palillo ... Arnold Horshack (92 episodes, 1975-1979)

Gabe Kaplan ... Gabe Kotter (80 episodes, 1975-1979)

John Travolta ... Vinnie Barbarino (79 episodes, 1975-1979)
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Series Directed by
Bob LaHendro (38 episodes, 1975-1977)
Norman Abbott (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Claver (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
James Komack (3 episodes, 1975-1977)
Bill Hobin (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Writing credits
Gabe Kaplan (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
Alan Sacks (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
Michael Barrie (26 episodes, 1977-1978)
Peter Meyerson (24 episodes, 1975-1978)
Eric Cohen (16 episodes, 1975-1978)
George Arthur Bloom (12 episodes, 1977-1979)
Nick Arnold (11 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jewel Jaffe (8 episodes, 1975-1977)
Jerry Rannow (8 episodes, 1975-1977)
George Yanok (7 episodes, 1975-1977)
Earl Barret (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Rick Hawkins (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Liz Sage (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Beverly Bloomberg (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gene Perret (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Richmond (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Linda Morris (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Vic Rauseo (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Neil Rosen (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
George Tricker (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Steve Clements (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Mark Evanier (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Joyce Gittlin (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dennis Palumbo (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Paul Mason (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Garry Ferrier (2 episodes, 1978)
Aubrey Tadman (2 episodes, 1978)

Series Produced by
James Komack .... executive producer (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
Claire Barrett Young .... associate producer (50 episodes, 1977-1979)
Nick Arnold .... producer (27 episodes, 1977-1978)
George Arthur Bloom .... producer (27 episodes, 1977-1978)
Peter Meyerson .... supervising producer (27 episodes, 1977-1978)
Michael Manheim .... associate producer (24 episodes, 1975-1977)
Eric Cohen .... producer (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
George Yanok .... producer (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gene Perret .... producer (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Richmond .... producer (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ed Simmons .... supervising executive producer (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Alan Sacks .... producer (22 episodes, 1975-1976)
Thomas Hill .... associate producer (11 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Original Music by
John Sebastian (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
Terry M. Pickford (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
Susan Jenkins (11 episodes, 1975)
Stephen McKeown (8 episodes, 1975)
Manuel Martinez (3 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Casting by
Jorge Luis Rodriguez (16 episodes, 1975-1979)
 
Series Art Direction by
Roy Christopher (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
James Shanahan (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Charles Kreiner (1 episode, 1975)
 
Series Costume Design by
Toni Vitale (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Makeup Department
Harry Blake .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Production Management
Conrad Holzgang .... executive in charge of production / production supervisor / ... (85 episodes, 1975-1979)
Paul Mason .... production supervisor (50 episodes, 1977-1979)
Helen Azevedo .... unit manager (14 episodes, 1977)
Gary Necessary .... unit manager (10 episodes, 1975)
Donald B. Colhour .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Avigail Yaacovy .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mary Hardwick .... associate director (11 episodes, 1975)
Jim Cox .... associate director (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
 
Series Art Department
James Shanahan .... assistant art director (13 episodes, 1975-1979)
 
Series Sound Department
Ron Estes .... audio (9 episodes, 1975)
Ron Cronkhite .... audio (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
William Cole .... audio (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rory O'Connor .... camera assistant / assistant camera (16 episodes, 1975-1977)
Jack Denton .... camera operator / camera (14 episodes, 1977-1979)
Les Shaw .... video (10 episodes, 1975)
Herb Margolis .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1975)
Marc Palius .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1976-1979)
Victor Bagdadi .... senior video / senior video operator (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Carl Pitsch .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1975)
Lon Stucky .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1975)
Dale Walsh .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1976)
Bill Pope .... camera operator / camera (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Carol Wetovich .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
William Scott .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Casting Department
Lynn Stalmaster .... original casting (94 episodes, 1975-1979)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Toni Vitale .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor / ... (14 episodes, 1975-1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
Susan Jenkins .... supervising editor (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Andy Ackerman .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Music Department
John Sebastian .... composer: theme music / composer: theme song (95 episodes, 1975-1979)
 
Series Other crew
Earl Barret .... executive script consultant (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Marc Ferrero .... production assistant / production staff (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Daly .... production clerk (19 episodes, 1978-1979)
Mei Ling Moore .... production assistant / assistant to executive producer / ... (16 episodes, 1975-1979)
Jim Ralston .... technical director (15 episodes, 1976-1977)
Roy Goran .... technical director (14 episodes, 1976-1978)
Eric Cohen .... script supervisor / creative consultant / ... (13 episodes, 1975-1978)
Diane Katz .... assistant to the producer / assistant to producer (13 episodes, 1975-1978)
Jewel Jaffe .... story editor / executive script consultant (12 episodes, 1975-1977)
Jerry Rannow .... story editor / executive script consultant (12 episodes, 1975-1977)
Sandy Carrillo .... administrative assistant (11 episodes, 1975)
Jim Cox .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1975)
Moki de Marco .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1975)
Linda Robertson .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1975)
Maxine Surks .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1975)
Christopher Cookson .... engineering supervisor (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Karl Messerschmidt .... technical director (9 episodes, 1975)
Paul Miller .... stage manager (9 episodes, 1975)
George Yanok .... script consultant (7 episodes, 1975)
Sandy Dvore .... komack logo (5 episodes, 1975)
Peter Meyerson .... executive script consultant (4 episodes, 1975)
Daniel Chodos .... dialogue coach (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Rick Hawkins .... executive story consultant (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Thomas M. Hill .... production executive (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Liz Sage .... executive story consultant (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Greg Giangregorio .... technical director (3 episodes, 1977)
Bob Bohacek .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Herm Falk .... technical director (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Alana Ireland .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ron Lewis .... production services coordinator (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Giovanna Nigro .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1975)
Gene Lukowski .... technical director (2 episodes, 1976)
Michael Barrie .... story editor (2 episodes, 1977)
Judith Chorub .... assistant to producer (2 episodes, 1979)
Bob Gabrielson .... engineering supervisor (2 episodes, 1979)
James Woodworth .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1979)
 

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30 min (95 episodes)
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Trivia:
In the final season, the writing staff for the show was replaced by "seasoned comedy writers", who had earlier worked on "Here's Lucy" (1968), and other shows with actors much older than the high schoolers who were the focus of "Welcome Back Kotter". The new writers weren't capable of delivering the fresh, hip dialogue the show needed, and the ratings fell off quickly.See more »
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Referenced in Baby (2007)See more »
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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Up Your Nose With a Rubber Hose!, 2 June 2000
Author: MIK7x3

"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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