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.



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Episode cast overview:
Gabe Kotter (as Gabriel Kaplan)
Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
Beau DeLabarre (as Steve Shortridge)
Judy Young ...
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New student, Beau Dela barre tries to fit in with his sweat hog classmates but when Epstein plays one too many pranks on him, he retaliates with one of his own that ends with EPsteon being set up with a married student with a very large jealous husband. Written by alice "koala mama" collins

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16 October 1978 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Although this was the sixth episode broadcast in the fourth season, it appears that it had been intended to have been the first one. Beau De Labarre is introduced as a brand new student (even though he had already appeared in prior shows), and Kotter introduces himself as the new vice principal, which had already been established beforehand. See more »


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Steve Shortridge the new Sweathog
21 June 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Beau's Jest" introduced Steve Shortridge as New Orleans transfer Beau DeLabarre, intended as a heartthrob replacement for the frequently missing Barbarino. He and the other Sweathogs don't exactly see eye to eye, with his charming demeanor proving irresistible to all the girls and even Principal Woodman, following his initial displeasure at Beau's arriving a week later than usual, having been expelled from seven different schools. His low grade point average results in his assignment to become a 'Swinehog,' but with Epstein stapling his jockey shorts to the wall it's open warfare. In retaliation Beau gets Juan a date with a beautiful woman who turns out to be engaged, her jealous boyfriend (Richard Moll) actually showing up at the schoolyard for a case of assault. Kotter makes a rare fourth season appearance, at the beginning and the end, but Barbarino is absent.

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