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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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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
Robert Hegyes ...  Juan Epstein 95 episodes, 1975-1979
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ...  Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington 95 episodes, 1975-1979
Marcia Strassman ...  Julie Kotter 94 episodes, 1975-1979
John Sylvester White ...  Mr. Michael Woodman 94 episodes, 1975-1979
Ron Palillo ...  Arnold Horshack 94 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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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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Trivia

The show was the US version of a very successful British sitcom called Please Sir, about an idealistic but slightly naive teacher, working at a tough London high school called Fenn Street, teaching a class of occasionally rebellious and challenging 16 year olds. It ran on the ITV network from 1968 -72 and also included a feature film. A spin - off series called the Fenn Street Gang followed the teenagers after they had left the school. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Arnold Horshack: [gets on Epstein's case about his "notes from his mother"] "Please excuse Juan for being a sheephead." Signed: "Epstein's mother's veterinarian".
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Welcome Back
Composed by John Sebastian
Performed by John Sebastian
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A classic family sitcom
23 July 2001 | by sparkie-1See all my reviews

This was a great series. Most of Kotter's jokes were so corny, but ya just gotta laugh anyway. This was made back when they knew how to make a sitcom, something the whole family can enjoy (yes that means it's safe for parents too). The "Sweathogs" always crack me up. Myself, also put in remedial education during high school could relate to a lot of it also. Great writing and acting has made this show a classic.


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