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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 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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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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Juan Epstein's full name was Juan Luis Pedro Felipo De Huevos Epstein. Huevos, incidentally, is Spanish for "eggs", but it could also be taken as a slang term ("balls"). See more »

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Throughout out the series, it's clear that the actors/actresses portraying teenagers are actually in their 20s+. This is done as to not interfere with the schooling of real teenagers and to give the general viewing audience who are teenagers (or young people) themselves someone they can look up to. See more »

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[repeated line]
Vincent 'Vinnie' Barbarino: Up your nose with a rubber hose!
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Referenced in Sliders: Dead Man Sliding (1996) See more »

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Up Your Nose With a Rubber Hose!
2 June 2000 | by MIK7x3See all my reviews

"Welcome Back, Kotter" was one of the funniest serials I have ever seen. It starred Gabe Kaplan as Mr. Kotter, who taught a remedial class of "Sweathogs" which featured Arnold Horshack, Juan Epstein, Freddie "Boom-Boom" Washington, and Vinnie Barbarino as four of his students. Between the hilarious plots and the identifiable high school situations, the show was a hit. What student in a diverse environment can't identify with "Roses are red, violets are blue, my mom wants me to date a Puerto Rican Jew"? My favourite episode focused upon the Sweathogs cleaning for a pregnant Mrs. Kotter, only to destroy her apartment. Reruns have been off the air in Canada for quite some time, so I suggest that if networks want to improve ratings, that they welcome back Kotter!


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9 September 1975 (USA) See more »

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Kotter See more »

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(95 episodes)
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