Gabriel Kotter is a teacher in Brooklyn, New York who ends up teaching at his old alma mater: Buchanan High School. He has been assigned to teach the remedial students, better known as the Sweathogs,...
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>
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 »
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 »
[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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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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