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Welcome Back, Kotter 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1975–1979)
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A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids.
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4   3   2   1  
1979   1978   1977   1976   1975  
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Gabe Kaplan ...  Gabe Kotter 95 episodes, 1975-1979
Marcia Strassman ...  Julie Kotter 95 episodes, 1975-1979
John Sylvester White ...  Mr. Michael Woodman 95 episodes, 1975-1979
Robert Hegyes ...  Juan Epstein 95 episodes, 1975-1979
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ...  Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington 95 episodes, 1975-1979
Ron Palillo ...  Arnold Horshack 95 episodes, 1975-1979
John Travolta ...  Vinnie Barbarino 82 episodes, 1975-1979
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Storyline

Gabe Kotter is a high-school teacher with a bunch of unruly students in his class. The student troublemakers are led by Vinnie Barbarino, who has a knack for rhyming insults. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Comedy

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Trivia

Gabe Kaplan clashed with producers creatively during the last couple seasons and eventually left the show as a result. He wanted to have the Sweathogs graduate during the 1978 season and enroll in some local junior college; with Kaplan still overseeing them. But the show producers want to keep the formula as is; so they kept the Sweathogs (all well in to their twenties at this point) in high school. This led to Kaplan quitting. See more »

Goofs

The sweathogs are supposed to be poor kids but Barbarino is frequently wearing some very expensive sweaters. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Vincent 'Vinnie' Barbarino: Up your nose with a rubber hose!
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Connections

Referenced in ER: Welcome Back Carter! (1995) See more »

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Welcome Back
Composed by John Sebastian
Performed by John Sebastian
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Hilarious TV-Series as recommended by an enthusiastic fan
26 September 1999 | by dante-52See all my reviews

Although not watching this TV-series for the past twenty years I'm still able to remember details as names, sceneries and the soundtrack. The characters are well-pictured and witty, the dialogues are pointed. I wished I had had a teacher like Kotter myself.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kotter See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(95 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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