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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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Gabe Kotter 95 episodes, 1975-1979
...  Juan Epstein 95 episodes, 1975-1979
...  Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington 95 episodes, 1975-1979
...  Julie Kotter 94 episodes, 1975-1979
...  Mr. Michael Woodman 94 episodes, 1975-1979
...  Arnold Horshack 94 episodes, 1975-1979
...  Vinnie Barbarino 82 episodes, 1975-1979
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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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9 September 1975 (USA)  »

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Welcome Back Kotter was the inspiration and prototype for Facts of Life, which was basically supposed to be girls version of Kotter called Garrett's Girls with Charlotte Rae standing in for Gabe Kaplan as the lead, and Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn and Lisa Welchel the distaff Sweathogs. However, Facts of Life turned out to be much more successful than Kotter, lasting 9 seasons compared to Kotter's 4, becoming NBC's longest running sitcom up to that point, and still holding the record as the longest running show of any type with an all female cast See more »

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Mr. Michael Woodman: Kotter, these kids couldn't pass a blood test without cheating.
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Referenced in Chuck: Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer (2008) See more »

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Composed by John Sebastian
Performed by John Sebastian
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Cult Classic (ignoring fourth season)
25 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This show premiered in September of 1975 and instantly became a classic. The First three seasons are pure genius, however I have no idea what the hell happened to season 4.

This show has potential if you ignore season 4.

TVland now shows this show every Friday and Saturday night at midnight.


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