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1978

5 Jan. 1978
Meet Your New Teacher: Batteries Not Included
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.
 
12 Jan. 1978
Angie
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 Jan. 1978
Epstein's Term Paper
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 Jan. 1978
There's No Business: Part 1
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 Feb. 1978
There's No Business: Part 2
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 Feb. 1978
What Goes Up
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 Feb. 1978
Goodbye, Mr. Kripps
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 Feb. 1978
Horshack and the Madame X
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.
 
9 Mar. 1978
The Kiss
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 Return of Hotsy Totsy
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
Class Encounters of the Carvelli Kind
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 Sep. 1978
The Drop-Ins: Part 1
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 Sep. 1978
The Drop-Ins: Part 2
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 Sep. 1978
Don't Come Up and See Me Sometime
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 Oct. 1978
Once Upon a Ledge
A new girl at Buchanan High contemplates suicide after having a hard time making friends.
 
9 Oct. 1978
The Sweatmobile
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 Oct. 1978
Beau's Jest
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 Oct. 1978
Barbarino's Boo-Boo
Woodman goes to the hospital to have a bunion 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 Oct. 1978
X-Rated Education
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 Nov. 1978
The Barbarino Blues
When Vinnie gets dumped by a girl in front of the Sweathogs, he gets depressed and is too ashamed to leave his apartment.
 
11 Nov. 1978
Washington's Clone
A nerdy student tries to win the approval of the gang by emulating Washington.
 
25 Nov. 1978
Frog Day Afternoon
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 Dec. 1978
A Little Fright Music
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 Dec. 1978
A Winter's Coat Tale
Vinnie selfishly buys himself a new camel-hair coat for Christmas. He feels it makes him stylish. So to him it's a tragedy when a couple of hoods steal it from him. Will the coat crooks be caught or a Christmas lesson taught?
 

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