History Series / WelcomeBackKotter

15th Oct '16 12:45:26 PM JujuP
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The premise: Gabe Kotter returns to Brooklyn's James Buchanan HighSchool as a teacher and is assigned the remedial class of "Sweathogs" to which he once belonged. Mr. Kotter is an involved and caring teacher, which one would have to be in dealing with a certain four students in his class, who end up in trouble on a regular basis: ladies' man Vinnie Barbarino (played by breakout star Creator/JohnTravolta), the always cool Freddie "Boom-Boom" Washington (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs), the tough [[OverlyLongName Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein]] (Robert Hegyes), and the sheepish Arnold Dingfelder Horshack (Ron Palillo). Kotter frequently finds himself butting heads with cantankerous vice principal Mr. Woodman (John Sylvester White), who dismisses the Sweathogs as a lost cause, and tries to juggle his teaching life and his home life with his wife Julie (Marcia Strassman).

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The premise: Gabe Kotter returns to Brooklyn's James Buchanan HighSchool as a teacher and is assigned the [[DustbinSchool remedial class of "Sweathogs" "Sweathogs"]] to which he once belonged. Mr. Kotter is an involved and caring teacher, which one would have to be in dealing with a certain four students in his class, who end up in trouble on a regular basis: ladies' man Vinnie Barbarino (played by breakout star Creator/JohnTravolta), the always cool Freddie "Boom-Boom" Washington (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs), the tough [[OverlyLongName Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein]] (Robert Hegyes), and the sheepish Arnold Dingfelder Horshack (Ron Palillo). Kotter frequently finds himself butting heads with cantankerous vice principal Mr. Woodman (John Sylvester White), who dismisses the Sweathogs as a lost cause, and tries to juggle his teaching life and his home life with his wife Julie (Marcia Strassman).


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* DustbinSchool: The "Sweathogs" was the nickname of a class like this at James Buchanon High in Brooklyn. Gabe Kotter had graduated from this class and gone on to become a teacher. He volunteered to return to his old high school and teach this class, hoping to help kids who were in the same position he had been in in high school. They are viewed as a lost cause by Woodman.
11th Sep '16 7:48:33 PM snichols1973
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** Barbarino's [[ObfuscatingStupidity "What?" "When?" "Where?"]] when Kotter or Woodman is looking for answers to a situation.
1st Aug '16 8:43:33 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* CantGetInTroubleForNuthin: Beau DeLebarre tries to prove he's not an ass-kisser by playing a prank on Mr. Woodman, but Mr. Woodman refuses to believe it was him and yells at the Sweathogs instead. Luckily, he ''does'' manage when he admits to Woodman he read his student file, which is forbidden.

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* CantGetInTroubleForNuthin: Beau DeLebarre [=DeLebarre=] tries to prove he's not an ass-kisser by playing a prank on Mr. Woodman, but Mr. Woodman refuses to believe it was him and yells at the Sweathogs instead. Luckily, he ''does'' manage when he admits to Woodman he read his student file, which is forbidden.
9th Jun '16 5:21:53 PM nombretomado
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Long before Jerry Series/{{Seinfeld}} wondered about airline peanuts, before Tim Allen said his first [[Series/HomeImprovement "Arrr arrr arrr!"]], before {{Roseanne}} became a Domestic Goddess, there was Gabriel Kaplan, one of the very first stand-up comedians to successfully [[SitComic turn his comedy routines into a hit TV sitcom]]. ''Welcome Back, Kotter'' ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 197579. The series was based on Kaplan's own high school experiences with remedial education and his memories of a teacher who cared dearly for her students.

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Long before Jerry Series/{{Seinfeld}} wondered about airline peanuts, before Tim Allen said his first [[Series/HomeImprovement "Arrr arrr arrr!"]], before {{Roseanne}} Series/{{Roseanne}} became a Domestic Goddess, there was Gabriel Kaplan, one of the very first stand-up comedians to successfully [[SitComic turn his comedy routines into a hit TV sitcom]]. ''Welcome Back, Kotter'' ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 197579. The series was based on Kaplan's own high school experiences with remedial education and his memories of a teacher who cared dearly for her students.
8th May '16 9:40:11 PM nombretomado
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Long before Jerry Series/{{Seinfeld}} wondered about airline peanuts, before Tim Allen said his first [[HomeImprovement "Arrr arrr arrr!"]], before {{Roseanne}} became a Domestic Goddess, there was Gabriel Kaplan, one of the very first stand-up comedians to successfully [[SitComic turn his comedy routines into a hit TV sitcom]]. ''Welcome Back, Kotter'' ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 197579. The series was based on Kaplan's own high school experiences with remedial education and his memories of a teacher who cared dearly for her students.

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Long before Jerry Series/{{Seinfeld}} wondered about airline peanuts, before Tim Allen said his first [[HomeImprovement [[Series/HomeImprovement "Arrr arrr arrr!"]], before {{Roseanne}} became a Domestic Goddess, there was Gabriel Kaplan, one of the very first stand-up comedians to successfully [[SitComic turn his comedy routines into a hit TV sitcom]]. ''Welcome Back, Kotter'' ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 197579. The series was based on Kaplan's own high school experiences with remedial education and his memories of a teacher who cared dearly for her students.
28th Mar '16 4:23:58 AM Silverblade2
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* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Vinnie, later relegated to The Sixth Ranger when John Travolta's movie career started taking off
** TheLancer: Freddie; Beau in the final season when Freddie was seemingly promoted to leader
** TheBigGuy: Epstein
** TheSmartGuy: Horshack
** [[TheChick Revolving-Door Chicks]]: Rosalie Totsie, Vernajean Williams, Angie Grabowski, Mary Johnson
** The Mentor: Gabe Kotter



* UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: In one episode Kotter wears a chicken suit in a restaurant to raise extra money for emergency dental work



* SlapSlapKiss / ShipTease: Vinnie had some of this with Judy Borden in the early seasons, even dating for a short time.

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* SlapSlapKiss / ShipTease: SlapSlapKiss: Vinnie had some of this with Judy Borden in the early seasons, even dating for a short time.
17th Mar '16 12:02:33 AM Mdumas43073
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Long before Jerry Series/{{Seinfeld}} wondered about airline peanuts, before Tim Allen said his first [[HomeImprovement "Arrr arrr arrr!"]], before {{Roseanne}} became a Domestic Goddess, there was Gabriel Kaplan, one of the very first stand-up comedians to successfully [[SitComic turn his comedy routines into a hit TV sitcom]]. '''''Welcome Back, Kotter''''' ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 197579. The series was based on Kaplan's own high school experiences with remedial education and his memories of a teacher who cared dearly for her students.

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Long before Jerry Series/{{Seinfeld}} wondered about airline peanuts, before Tim Allen said his first [[HomeImprovement "Arrr arrr arrr!"]], before {{Roseanne}} became a Domestic Goddess, there was Gabriel Kaplan, one of the very first stand-up comedians to successfully [[SitComic turn his comedy routines into a hit TV sitcom]]. '''''Welcome ''Welcome Back, Kotter''''' Kotter'' ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 197579. The series was based on Kaplan's own high school experiences with remedial education and his memories of a teacher who cared dearly for her students.
21st Jan '16 3:51:22 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"Hey Julie....did I ever tell you about my [[EndOfEpisodeSilliness Uncle Fremont Kotter]].....?"''

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->''"Hey Julie....->''"Hey, Julie.... did I ever tell you about my [[EndOfEpisodeSilliness Uncle Fremont Kotter]].....?"''
13th Jan '16 11:18:33 AM SaraJaye
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* CantGetInTroubleForNothing: Beau DeLebarre tries to prove he's not an ass-kisser by playing a prank on Mr. Woodman, but Mr. Woodman refuses to believe it was him and yells at the Sweathogs instead. Luckily, he ''does'' manage when he admits to Woodman he read his student file, which is forbidden.

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* CantGetInTroubleForNothing: CantGetInTroubleForNuthin: Beau DeLebarre tries to prove he's not an ass-kisser by playing a prank on Mr. Woodman, but Mr. Woodman refuses to believe it was him and yells at the Sweathogs instead. Luckily, he ''does'' manage when he admits to Woodman he read his student file, which is forbidden.
13th Jan '16 11:18:09 AM SaraJaye
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* CantGetInTroubleForNothing: Beau DeLebarre tries to prove he's not an ass-kisser by playing a prank on Mr. Woodman, but Mr. Woodman refuses to believe it was him and yells at the Sweathogs instead. Luckily, he ''does'' manage when he admits to Woodman he read his student file, which is forbidden.
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