A nerdy student tries to win the approval of the gang by emulating Washington.



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Episode cast overview:
Gabe Kotter (as Gabriel Kaplan) (credit only)
Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
Stephen Shortridge ...
Ron Dennis ...


The school smart kid, Arthur, idolizes Washington and begins imitating him. To show his gratitude, Arthur gives Washington a watch which he thinks is stolen. Washington gets fed up with having a clone and looks for a way to turn Arthur off. Written by Mark

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11 November 1978 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Ron Dennis as Arthur
22 June 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Washington's Clone" is a straight A student named Arthur (Ron Dennis) who emulates his idol Freddie Washington to the point of letting his grades slide and pulling pranks on Principal Woodman. Eventually he shows up to school dressed exactly like 'Boom Boom,' and displays a flair for stealing watches, so Freddie tries to explain how being cool doesn't require hot merchandise. We get a cameo from John Travolta's Barbarino in his occupation as hospital orderly, driving a hungry patient to distraction while pondering Freddie's problem. The Sweathogs decide to dress up as a street gang to scare Arthur straight back to the straight A set. Kotter is still absent but at least Vinnie was present.

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