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"Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1975-1979

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Welcome Back, Kotter: Season 4: Episode 23 -- Epstein goes to interview for a new job and discovers that it's already been taken -- by Washington.

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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 (26 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 36)

Gabe Kaplan ... Gabe Kotter (95 episodes, 1975-1979)

Robert Hegyes ... Juan Epstein (95 episodes, 1975-1979)

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington (95 episodes, 1975-1979)

Marcia Strassman ... Julie Kotter (94 episodes, 1975-1979)

John Sylvester White ... Mr. Michael Woodman (94 episodes, 1975-1979)

Ron Palillo ... Arnold Horshack (94 episodes, 1975-1979)

John Travolta ... Vinnie Barbarino / ... (82 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 M. Hill .... associate producer (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Original Music by
John Sebastian (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
Terry M. Pickford (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Susan Jenkins (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Stephen McKeown (8 episodes, 1975)
Manuel Martínez (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Casting by
Jorge Luis Rodriguez (18 episodes, 1975-1979)
Rhonda Young (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
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 (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Makeup Department
Harry Blake .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Mike Ragan .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Production Management
Conrad Holzgang .... executive in charge of production / production supervisor / ... (86 episodes, 1975-1979)
Paul Mason .... production supervisor (50 episodes, 1977-1979)
Donald B. Colhour .... unit manager (15 episodes, 1977-1979)
Helen Azevedo .... unit manager (13 episodes, 1977)
Gary Necessary .... unit manager (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
Avigail Yaacovy .... unit manager (4 episodes, 1978)
Dick King .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Julie Noyes .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mary Hardwick .... associate director (11 episodes, 1975)
Jim Cox .... associate director (7 episodes, 1976-1979)
 
Series Art Department
James Shanahan .... assistant art director (15 episodes, 1975-1979)
 
Series Sound Department
Ron Estes .... audio (14 episodes, 1975-1976)
Ron Cronkhite .... audio (5 episodes, 1976-1979)
William Cole .... audio (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Denton .... camera operator / camera (37 episodes, 1977-1979)
Rory O'Connor .... camera assistant / assistant camera (16 episodes, 1975-1977)
Les Shaw .... video (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
Diane Biederbeck .... camera operator (10 episodes, 1976-1977)
Carl Pitsch .... lighting director (8 episodes, 1975-1976)
Carol Wetovich .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Pope .... camera operator / camera (6 episodes, 1976-1979)
Herb Margolis .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1975)
Marc Palius .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1976-1979)
Dale Walsh .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1976)
Victor Bagdadi .... senior video / senior video operator (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Scott .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1979)
Lon Stucky .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1975)
Herm Falk .... camera / camera operator (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jim DuBois .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Casting Department
Lynn Stalmaster .... original casting (94 episodes, 1975-1979)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Toni Vitale .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor / ... (15 episodes, 1975-1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
David W. Foster .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 1977)
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
Roy Goran .... technical director (23 episodes, 1976-1978)
Earl Barret .... executive script consultant (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Marc Ferrero .... production assistant / production staff (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Herm Falk .... technical director (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Daly .... production clerk (19 episodes, 1978-1979)
Mei Ling Moore .... production assistant / assistant to executive producer / ... (17 episodes, 1975-1979)
Jim Ralston .... technical director (16 episodes, 1976-1977)
Diane Katz .... assistant to the producer / assistant to producer (15 episodes, 1975-1978)
Jewel Jaffe .... story editor / executive script consultant (14 episodes, 1975-1977)
Jerry Rannow .... story editor / executive script consultant (14 episodes, 1975-1977)
Eric Cohen .... script supervisor / creative consultant / ... (13 episodes, 1975-1978)
Karl Messerschmidt .... technical director (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Linda Robertson .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Maxine Surks .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Sandy Carrillo .... administrative assistant (11 episodes, 1975)
Jim Cox .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1975)
Moki de Marco .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1975)
Christopher Cookson .... engineering supervisor (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Paul Miller .... stage manager (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
George Yanok .... script consultant (7 episodes, 1975)
Sandy Dvore .... komack logo / design (6 episodes, 1975-1976)
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)
Alana Ireland .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ron Lewis .... production services coordinator (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Josie Hamilton .... administrative assistant / production assistant (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Giovanna Nigro .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1975)
Jennifer Cobb .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
Nick Arnold .... story editor (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Claire Barrett Young .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Mark Evanier .... story editor (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dennis Palumbo .... story editor (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Neil Rosen .... executive story editor / executive story supervisor (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
George Tricker .... executive story editor / executive story supervisor (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Laura Zucker .... dialogue coach (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gene Lukowski .... technical director (2 episodes, 1976)
Helen Azevedo .... technical director (2 episodes, 1977)
Michael Barrie .... story editor (2 episodes, 1977)
Fred D'Aguilar .... technical director (2 episodes, 1978)
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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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Marcia Strassman (Julie Kotter) said she hated working on this show. She said her character was very boring and sumissive, and in particular she hated working with Gabe Kaplan who she said was very temperamental and difficult to work with. She expressed her displeasure to the press when she was on the show, saying she hopes it gets canceled. Ironically, now it's the main thing she's remembered for.See more »
Quotes:
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Vincent 'Vinnie' Barbarino:Up your nose with a rubber hose!
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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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