9 September 1975
Kotter arranges a debate between the Sweathogs and the debate team.
16 September 1975
Kotter is pressured to give Boom-Boom a passing grade on his exam, which he fails, so that he can continue to play on the basketball team.
23 September 1975
Gabriel Kotter is a teacher in Brooklyn, New York who ends up teaching at his old alma mater: Buchanan High School. He has been assigned to teach the remedial students, better known as the Sweathogs, a group to which he used to belong.
Season 1, Episode 4: Whodunit?30 September 1975
Rosalie fakes shes pregnant in order to make the sweathogs confess she did not fool around with them.
7 October 1975
Vinnie runs for class president.
14 October 1975
Mr. Woodman and Mr. Kotter reverse roles. Mr. Woodman starts being nice to the sweathogs, and Mr. Kotter starts getting mean to them.
21 October 1975
Freddie and Vernajean wants to quit school to get married. So Mr. Kotter has them act out a marriage in class.
28 October 1975
Epstein loses a fight to Todd Ludlow, he feels so ashamed about it he runs away.
4 November 1975
Mr. Kotter is suspended because Mr. Woodman doesn't like his teaching methods.
18 November 1975
Mr. Kotter dreads an old successful classmate coming to dinner.
25 November 1975
Mr. Kotter talks Judy into tutoring Barbarino. The two eventually become friends, but Barbarino doesn't want the other Sweathogs to know about it.
2 December 1975
A new girl sweathog arrives and has all the boy sweathogs in heat.
16 December 1975
When it is announced that Horshack has graduated out of the Sweathogs and into regular classes, Kotter instructs the remaining Sweathogs to shun him so that he can meet people in his new classes.
6 January 1976
Kotter begins to behave erratically when he learns that Julie will be going on a weekend ski trip, marking the first time that they've been separated since their marriage.
Season 1, Episode 15: The Sit-In13 January 1976
Instead of the planned food fight, Kotter convinces the Sweathogs to stage an all-night classroom sit-in to protest the school's serving of liver for lunch.
20 January 1976
Sweathogs tapping at the window for breakfast, coupled with the love, attention and time Mr. Kotter lavishes upon his students finally drive the neglected Julie to leave Gabe. Meanwhile, Kotter's classroom lesson on democracy goes awry when the Sweathogs vote Barbarino out and Freddie in as their new leader, provoking the rejected Vinnie to drop out of school.
22 January 1976
Mr. Kotter seeks to reconcile with Julie, Freddie's leadership of the Sweathogs evokes the adage of absolute power corrupting absolutely and Barbarino weighs humility versus being a high school dropout and door-to-door Tidy-Didy cleanser salesman.
29 January 1976
Epstein goes to the guidance counselor to talk about being a veterinarian. She says he is not smart enough and he should look for a career in manual labor. So he gives his animals Kotter because he thinks he can't take care of them anymore.
5 February 1976
A flu epidemic requires several advanced students to join Kotter's class, where they quickly outshine his struggling students. Kotter boosts the battered self-confidence of his Sweathogs by demonstrating that not all smarts are book smarts.
12 February 1976
Arnold and Mr. Kotter persuade the Sweathogs to hold a telethon for much needed school supplies.
19 February 1976
Mr. Woodman gleefully informs Kotter that there are no records of his having completed his senior exams, so Kotter has to take the tests alongside his Sweathogs, who commit to tutoring him.
26 February 1976
Vinnie's 87 year old grandmother is in the hospital possibly on her death bed. When his grandmother dies he decides he must honor her death bed request of him and become a priest. He now walks the hallways of Buchanan telling everyone he loves them and organizing prayer meetings. But what is he to do when faced with an after school date with Bambi? Kotter and the rest of the guys must convince Vinnie that he just isn't cut out to be a priest.
Season 2, Episode 1: Career Day23 September 1976
During the schools career day, Mr. Kotter and the Sweathogs meet a Mr. Takahashi, who offers Gabe a job with his company at three times his teacher's salary.
30 September 1976
When the Sweathogs' treasury money is stolen, all fingers point to Washington who has just purchased a new bike.
7 October 1976
The Sweathogs form a gang to the consternation of Mr. Kotter.
Season 2, Episode 4: The Fight21 October 1976
The Sweathogs have a series of disagreements between each other and stop talking to each other.
Season 2, Episode 5: The Museum28 October 1976
The Sweathogs go on a field trip to a museum and meet its mysterious curator.
4 November 1976
When the school arranges free medical checkups Gabe must confront his discomfort of going to the doctor.
11 November 1976
Julie's sister from Nebraska visits and enrolls at Buchanan. She wants to be in Gabe's class and develops a fondness for Epstein...much to Julie's dismay.
18 November 1976
With the approach of Sadie Hawkins Day, where the girls ask the guys to the school dance, everybody, including Horshack, has a date - everyone but Barbarino.
2 December 1976
A student teacher joins Kotter's class only to find that normal teaching methods don't work with the Sweathogs. Then she adopts Kotter's style only to find out that it doesn't work for her.
9 December 1976
Horshack is out to prove his manhood by fighting Carvelli in the boxing ring.
16 December 1976
The Sweathogs try to convince Epstein to give up his smoking habit.
23 December 1976
To get into the Christmas spirit, the Sweathogs give a homeless man a shave and a new suit. But after he shows up at the Kotter's Christmas party wearing his old clothes, he tells them he's a bum, but he's a happy bum.
30 December 1976
Juan's younger sister is enrolled in Kotter's class and Arnold is immediately attracted to her, but so is Vinnie, and this drives Juan crazy. Freddie is also in a romantic mood and Kotter sees it as an opportunity to teach the Sweathogs about love.
6 January 1977
Barbarino wants revenge after a gym teacher slaps him in the face.
13 January 1977
The Sweathogs join the school newspaper and investigate the break-in at the principal's office. During their investigation, they discover some shady happenings at Buchanan High School.
20 January 1977
Kotter's father travels 1,400 miles to see him and to see what he does at school. While the senior Kotter observes his son teaching about the Great Depression, he tries to take over the class and tell stories of living through that time.
27 January 1977
Kotter needs $1,400 to fix his teeth. He becomes so desperate he starts moonlighting at a second job only to be discovered by the Sweathogs.
3 February 1977
Horshack takes on the role of Cyrano de Bergerac for the school play. But when the other Sweathogs rank on him, he gets upset and runs away. Now, since nobody can find Horshack, Barbarino has to go on stage in his place as Cyrano.
3 February 1977
After his fifth stepfather dies, Horshack decides it's time for him to grow up and become the head of the house.
10 February 1977
When Gabe learns that Julie is pregnant, he cannot understand why she is less than thrilled to be having a baby.
17 February 1977
The Sweathogs visit a radio station and get introduced on the air. When Freddie gets his turn to talk, he proves to be a big hit and develops a large fan following, but the other Sweathogs become jealous of his success.
24 February 1977
With Kotter away on a teacher's conference, the Sweathogs decide to spend quality time with a pregnant Julie. However, Julie is not so thrilled with all the attention from the Sweathogs.
3 March 1977
Epstein spies a sexy art teacher kiss Kotter and assumes that Kotter is cheating on Julie.
10 September 1977
The Welcome Back, Kotter flashback episode. The Sweathogs throw Kotter a surprise party before the start of the new semester. During the party, Kotter and the Sweathogs reflect back on all the good times they had over the first two seasons.
15 September 1977
As the Kotters prepare for the birth of their baby, the Sweathogs discover that Barbarino got left back in the 10th grade.
15 September 1977
Julie goes into labor and Gabe waits to hear what she has. After waiting impatiently, Gabe is surprised to learn he's the father of not one, but two baby girls.
22 September 1977
Woodman subs for Kotter while he and Julie bring the babies home from the hospital. Then Julie's parents drop in from Nebraska for a visit, and Gabe has to sleep on the fire escape.
29 September 1977
Kotter buys Barbarino's share of the Sweathogs' lottery ticket, but Barbarino says he wants no part of it because they never win. When they do win the $1,000 semifinal prize, Barbarino and Kotter disagree on who should get the money.
6 October 1977
Kotter refuses to help Barbarino study for his test that would promote him to the eleventh grade. So the Sweathogs make a deal with Kotter. If he helps Barbarino study, they will help Julie and the babies.
13 October 1977
Horshack joins a religious cult and decides to drop out of school to go live with with the cult members. But before he leaves, the Sweathogs pull him into the school bathroom and try to deprogram him.
20 October 1977
The Kotters are looking for a new apartment and having no luck. Juan has an answer to their problem. His Uncle owns a building in a good neighborhood at the right price. The gang helps the Kotters move in and everything seems to be going great...until Moe Epstein tells them that there are no babies allowed.
27 October 1977
Woodman writes a novel set during the Civil War era that very closely parallels the Sweathogs, and the Sweathogs are not happy about it. So they write a novel of their own set in outer space and depicting Woodman as the villain.
3 November 1977
The Sweathogs' singing group wins the city-wide talent contest semi-finals. Then Barbarino becomes infatuated with one of their finals competitors. When they start dating, it jeopardizes the Sweathogs' chances of winning.
10 November 1977
Barbarino makes up with the Sweathogs and gets the band back together. But when the judges found out Barbarino quit the band, they disqualified them from the contest.
17 November 1977
When Woodman's contract for renewal is up, Kotter decides he wants to apply for vice principal. Then he has a dream that he is the king of Buchanan High School and the very old Sweathogs want to oust him from power.
24 November 1977
Washington scores a 90 on his literature exam and Woodman accuses him of cheating. So to prove his innocence, Washington agrees to to take a make-up test.
8 December 1977
Epstein paints a mural of a nude woman on the wall of the school, using the image of Julie Kotter as his inspiration.
15 December 1977
Merriment, mistletoe and menorahs are the beginnings of a Merry Christmas celebration with the Sweathogs and Gabe and Julie Kotter.
Season 3, Episode 16: Sweatwork22 December 1977
The Sweathogs host a radio station at school, but Horshack's ratings are so bad that he gets canceled. In his final broadcast, he becomes a radical radio broadcaster causing his ratings to soar.
5 January 1978
Woodman brings a computer into the Sweathogs' class to teach their lessons and the class grades increase dramatically. But now, Kotter is jealous because the computer is making him feel obsolete.
Season 3, Episode 18: Angie12 January 1978
The new girl in Kotter's class declares that she is going to become a Sweathog, but the other Sweathogs strongly oppose her joining their group. So she pulls a stunt to prove her worth which backfires getting the Sweathogs nearly expelled.
19 January 1978
The sweathogs purchase term papers from a couple of local hoods. Kotter recognizes Epstein's paper as one he himself had handed in years ago.
26 January 1978
The Sweathogs convince Gabe to audition at a local hot spot, never expecting him to succeed, but after Mr. Charnoff a slick agent gets through with him, it's goodbye teacher, hello show biz. First of a two-part episode.
2 February 1978
Kotter is a success at being a comedian but it is putting a strain on his marriage and his relationship with the Sweathogs. Second of a two-part episode.
9 February 1978
Freddie is prescribed painkillers to treat a nagging injury he suffered playing basketball ... and soon becomes hooked. His friends become concerned about Freddie's increasingly scary behavior, but "Boom-Boom" tries to brush them off - after all, it's just "vitamins." What becomes even more scary is that Horshack blindly believes his friend's explanation, even though it becomes clear that Freddie needs help before something goes horribly wrong.
16 February 1978
While Mr. Kripps, the woodshop teacher, chastises Barbarino for his shop project, he suddenly dies of a heart attack. Barbarino blames himself for Mr. Kripps death and turns himself into the police.
23 February 1978
Arnold is depressed because no girl will go out with him. After Mrs. Kotter consoles him and helps him find his confidence, he falls in love with her.
Season 3, Episode 25: The Kiss9 March 1978
A girl in Kotter's class faints after class is over. When Kotter gives her mouth-to-mouth, Woodman catches him and is convinced Kotter was kissing her.
11 May 1978
The Sweathogs sneak out to a strip club and recognize one of the dancers as their former classmate Hotsy Totsy. Shortly after, the Sweathogs, Kotters, and Woodman step in and try to find her a more respectable job.
18 May 1978
Carvelli goes to Buchannan High as part of an exchange program and tells the students about his encounter with aliens. Woodman, convinced his story is true, plans to go on the spaceship when it lands in the schoolyard.
11 September 1978
Kotter becomes the new vice principal and the Sweathogs think they can get away with anything they want. When they tie up Carvelli and Murray, Kotter gives them detention and and they decide to quit school and get real jobs.
11 September 1978
Horshack, Epstein, and Washington, now dropped out of school, decide to look for jobs. Kotter then asks Barbarino, now working as an orderly, to convince them to go back to school.
25 September 1978
Barbarino gets his own apartment and the Sweathogs think they have a new hangout. Barbarino tells them they are only welcome at his apartment when he invites them over. Offended by this, the Sweathogs storm out of his apartment.
2 October 1978
A new girl at Buchanan High contemplates suicide after having a hard time making friends.
9 October 1978
Carvelli offers to sell the Sweathogs his car so they tell him about the time they bought a car from Barbarino's uncle. While waiting at the hospital for the car, the Sweathogs see Uncle Louie wheeled in on a gurney after a car accident.
16 October 1978
Buchanan High gets a new student, Beau DeLabarre from New Orleans, who uses his southern charm to hit on several girls including Juan's girlfriend. Juan strikes back, then Beau sets him up with a girl who has a jealous husband.
21 October 1978
Woodman goes to the hospital to have a Bunyan removed. After the surgery, Barbarino takes him back to his room but loses him on the way. Now the Sweathogs scour the hospital looking for Woodman.
28 October 1978
Carvelli brings in an X-rated film and asks Epstein to show it for the guys. Meanwhile, Julie prepares to show a sex education film to protesting parents. The two films get mixed up and the parents see the X-rated film.
3 November 1978
When Vinnie gets dumped by a girl in front of the Sweathogs, he gets depressed and is too ashamed to leave his apartment.
11 November 1978
A nerdy student tries to win the approval of the gang by emulating Washington.
25 November 1978
The students are told as part of their biology requirement they're going to have to dissect a frog. And Arnold refuses to do it. He even protests by trying to take the frogs. He is told if he doesn't do it, he will get a failing grade and he's asking the other Sweathogs for support.
2 December 1978
Freddie rewrites Woodman's version of the school anthem. A big-time recording artist hears him singing it and decides he wants to use it on his next album. But Woodman opposes the idea of the school song going commercial.
16 December 1978
13 January 1979
Barbarino's wedding is coming up very soon and he's getting cold feet.
3 February 1979
Barbarino is frustrated because he doesn't get a good job at the hospital. So he is excited when he has to take a pregnant woman to her room. But the elevator breaks with them in it and she goes into labor. Now he has to deliver the baby.
10 February 1979
Epstein falls in love with Woodman's niece and they decide to move in together. When they meet at her favorite restaurant, he tells her about his dump truck dream and she laughs at him. Now he's not feeling good about their relationship.
24 February 1979
Terrified of going out with pretty Mary Johnson, Horshack believes he can find courage in a bottle.
3 March 1979
Epstein is assigned to the school paper and changes it from a dull, lifeless weekly to a gossipy, sensationalist money-maker -- almost losing his friends in the process.
17 March 1979
Freddie and Juan compete in the school talent show, but Carvelli woos the judges so he can win the competition. So Horshack and Beau become alternate judges and fill in when the other judges are unable to fulfill their duties.
25 May 1979
Arnold and Mary express their love for each other, then Arnold learns his mother married a blackjack dealer in Atlantic City, and now he has to leave school and the woman he loves. So Instead of leaving, Arnold asks Mary to marry him.
25 May 1979
The Sweathogs give Arnold a bachelor party and tease him about married life. He takes it personally and runs away because he thinks he can't support Mary.
1 June 1979
Beau's sweet-talking to Mr. Woodman backfires when the guys accuse him of bad-mouthing them.
8 June 1979
Epstein has a job prospect, but Washington unknowingly takes the job before Epstein gets a chance to interview. Their friendship is in danger, and they decide to settle their differences through a fight at the local spa.
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