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Sadie Hawkins Day 

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.

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Gabe Kotter (as Gabriel Kaplan)
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Julie Kotter
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Mr. Michael Woodman
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Juan Epstein
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Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
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Arnold Horshack
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Vinnie Barbarino
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Judy Borden
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Vernajean Williams
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Miss Fishbeck
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Charmaine
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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.

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18 November 1976 (USA)  »

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Groucho Marx was to make a cameo appearance in this episode's closing scene. The planned scene was Marx reacting to Gabe's impression of him. But when the 86-year-old Marx arrived on the set, it was decided that he was too weak to perform and the scene was scrapped. Marx posed for publicity photos with the cast but they were never released due to his frail appearance. See more »

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The television debut of Dinah Manoff and Wendy Schaal
1 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

"Sadie Hawkins Day" signals the annual dance where the girls get to ask the boys for a date, which Barbarino naturally objects to, at least until chicks can get boys into trouble (he gets to do his 'Ba Ba Ba, Ba Babarino' dance). Vernee Watson makes the last of her 13 appearances as female Sweathog Vernajean Williams (only her second this season), who of course asks out Freddie, who cannot refuse unless he wants a few bones broken. Juan Epstein's intended gives him a note: "roses are red, violets are blue, my kid wants to date a Puerto Rican Jew!" Even Horshack has little trouble finding a date, accepting one from Charmaine, a reject of Vinnie's (Dinah Manoff). Mr. Woodman is on the run from English teacher Miss Fishbeck (Paula Victor, much mentioned but seen only this once), who catches him in the faculty men's room! Watching the vice principal make the moves with the Sweathogs inspires a classic exchange from Kotter: "you must be the brother the Jackson 5 don't talk about!" Barbarino figures he'll have to hold a raffle to see who gets him, while everyone tries to escape from Judy Borden (Helaine Lembeck). One pretty girl (Wendy Schaal) shyly pops the question, yet the proud Vinnie is too embarrassed to accept so late in the week. The daughter of screenwriter Arnold Manoff and actress Lee Grant, Dinah Manoff would soon become a regular on SOAP, reuniting with John Travolta in 1978's "Grease," but here makes her television debut, along with a second newcomer, Wendy Schaal, daughter of actor Richard Schaal, who later had the recurring role of hostess Julie on FANTASY ISLAND. Helaine Lembeck's popular Judy Borden appears five times this second season, only twice the third.


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