History Series / WelcomeBackKotter

21st May '18 8:01:01 AM snichols1973
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* CerebusSyndrome: A few Season 3 episodes have shades of this, as Vinnie struggled with getting Mr. Kotter to convince Mr. Woodman to allow him to take a make-up test so he wouldn't be held back in his sophomore year and falling for one of the competitors during a talent show, Washington getting hooked on painkillers, and Horshack getting brainwashed into joining a cult. By Season 4, the Sweathogs find that Mr. Kotter is taking a more serious approach to their pranks since his promotion to vice-principal, a mix-up involving a porno flick and a G-rated sex ed film which almost costs Julie her teaching job, the Sweathogs considering dropping out of Buchanan, and Barbarino moving into his own apartment and getting a part-time job as a hospital orderly while dealing with break-ups. Even Horshack has his share of dilemmas, including talking Mary Johnson out of jumping off a ledge, taking a stand against dissecting a frog, struggling with teenage alcoholism, and deciding to remain in Brooklyn and finish school alongside his classmates when his mother plans to move to a new town.


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* ClipShow: Season 3 starts off with the "Sweathog Back to School Special", featuring the show's funniest moments from the first two seasons.
20th Feb '18 5:44:15 PM snichols1973
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* MirrorRoutine: Parodied in "Arrivederci, Arnold", when Mr. Kotter puts on a skit to convince Mr. Woodman to let Arnold back into the Sweathogs; Arnold looks at Kotter, wearing an identical hat, scarf, and coat, with identical lunch boxes, and they both do a few wheezy laughs, with several "Ooh-ooh-ooh!"s, and then Arnold says "Wait a minute: I don't got no mustache..."
26th Jan '18 1:34:04 PM snichols1973
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** "Ohhh ohh ohh ohh!" (Horshack)

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** "Ohhh ohh ohh ohh!" "Oooh! Ohh, ooh ooh!" (Horshack)



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In Season 3's "Kotter for Vice-Principal", the Sweathogs start a petition campaign for Mr. Kotter to be vice-principal, only for the deadline to run out. In the two-part "The Drop-Ins" at the start of Season 4, as soon as Principal Lazarus retires, Woodman becomes the head principal, while Mr. Kotter moves up to vice-principal.
** In Season 1's "Whodunit?" Rosalie claims one of the Sweathogs got her pregnant and she wants the father to come forward and take responsibility, only for Rosalie to reveal that she was never pregnant. In Season 3's "The Return of Hotsy Totsy", it is revealed that Rosalie has dropped out of Buchanan High, had a child out of wedlock, and is working at a strip club, with the Sweathogs coming to help her finish high school and get a better job.



* PersonalitySwap: Occurs with Kotter and Woodman in Season 1's "No More Mr. Nice Guy", when Woodman briefly resumes teaching and become a CoolOldGuy for a day, even briefly becoming more popular than Kotter, while Mr. Kotter turns grumpy and loses his cool, ordering the Sweathogs to return the stolen chalk back to Mr. Woodman.

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* PersonalitySwap: Occurs with Kotter and Woodman in Season 1's "No More Mr. Nice Guy", when Woodman briefly resumes teaching and become becomes a CoolOldGuy for a day, even briefly becoming more popular than Kotter, while Mr. Kotter turns grumpy and loses his cool, ordering the Sweathogs to return the stolen chalk back to Mr. Woodman.
8th Jan '18 3:12:05 PM QuizBowlNerd
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* CatchPhrase: "Up your nose with a rubber hose" (everyone), "Hi, there" (Washington), "Heyyyy Misssster Kotttaire!" (Washington),"What?" "Where?" (Barbarino), [SignatureLaugh "Heh, heh, heh, heh!"] (Horshack), "I'm so confused!" (Barbarino), "Ohhh ohh ohh ohh!" (Horshack), "Very impressive, Mr. Kotter!" (Horshack), "Ba-ba-ba, Bar-Bar-ino!" with some dancing moves added for good measure (Barbarino), "Right you are, Mr. Kotter!" (Horshack), "Please excuse Juan from class today... [insert excuse of the week]... Signed: Juan Epstein's mother." (Epstein)

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
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"Up your nose with a rubber hose" (everyone), (everyone)
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"Hi, there" (Washington), (Washington)
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"Heyyyy Misssster Kotttaire!" (Washington),"What?" (Washington)
** "What?"
"Where?" (Barbarino), (Barbarino)
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[SignatureLaugh "Heh, heh, heh, heh!"] (Horshack), (Horshack)
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"I'm so confused!" (Barbarino), (Barbarino)
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"Ohhh ohh ohh ohh!" (Horshack), (Horshack)
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"Very impressive, Mr. Kotter!" (Horshack), (Horshack)
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"Ba-ba-ba, Bar-Bar-ino!" with some dancing moves added for good measure (Barbarino), (Barbarino)
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"Right you are, Mr. Kotter!" (Horshack), (Horshack)
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"Please excuse Juan from class today... [insert excuse of the week]... Signed: Juan Epstein's mother." (Epstein)
2nd Jan '18 11:32:15 AM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* CelebrityParadox: In "A Little Fright Music", Mr. Woodman sings "Staying Alive", which came from a [[Film/SaturdayNightFever film]] starring [[Creator/JohnTravolta one of the Sweathogs]].
1st Dec '17 7:36:51 PM snichols1973
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* CousinOliver: Angie Grabowski, who joins the Sweathogs in the second half of the third season for several episodes and then is never heard from again.
22nd Nov '17 2:46:08 PM SpideyTerry
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* ChristmasEpisode:
** "Hark, the Sweatkings": The Sweathogs try to help a homeless man they've previously made fun of.
** "Sweathog Christmas Special": While Gabe and Julie decorate their apartment, the Sweathogs (what else?) drop by. Doubles as a ClipShow.


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* LampshadeHanging: Julie points out in "Swine and Punishment" that Gabe doesn't know any actual people, just joke people. [[HypocriticalHumor Gabe proceeds to tell her about a relative of one of the joke people he just talked about.]]


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* SantaClaus: Appears at the end of both Christmas episodes. Both times Gabe tells him a story about one of his relatives.
2nd Nov '17 3:48:17 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: Part 2 of "Whatever Happened to Arnold?" focuses on Horshack's family.
1st Nov '17 11:52:46 PM snichols1973
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* CatchPhrase: "Up your nose with a rubber hose" (everyone), "Hi, there" (Washington), "Heyyyy Misssster Kotttaire!" (Washington),"What?" "Where?" (Barbarino), "I'm so confused!" (Barbarino), "Ohhh ohh ohh ohh!" (Horshack), "Very impressive, Mr. Kotter!" (Horshack), "Please excuse Juan from class today... (insert excuse of the week)... Signed: Juan Epstein's mother." (Epstein)

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* CatchPhrase: "Up your nose with a rubber hose" (everyone), "Hi, there" (Washington), "Heyyyy Misssster Kotttaire!" (Washington),"What?" "Where?" (Barbarino), [SignatureLaugh "Heh, heh, heh, heh!"] (Horshack), "I'm so confused!" (Barbarino), "Ohhh ohh ohh ohh!" (Horshack), "Very impressive, Mr. Kotter!" (Horshack), "Ba-ba-ba, Bar-Bar-ino!" with some dancing moves added for good measure (Barbarino), "Right you are, Mr. Kotter!" (Horshack), "Please excuse Juan from class today... (insert [insert excuse of the week)...week]... Signed: Juan Epstein's mother." (Epstein)



* StudioAudience

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* StudioAudienceStudioAudience: " "Welcome Back, Kotter" was recorded live before a studio audience."



* TransatlanticEquivalent: The UK sitcom ''Please Sir!'' which predated this one. Some British viewers believe ''Welcome Back, Kotter'' is in fact an uncredited remake, but while the shows have similar premises no one's ever been able to prove plagiarism.

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* TransatlanticEquivalent: The UK sitcom ''Please Sir!'' Sir!'', which predated this one. Some British viewers believe ''Welcome Back, Kotter'' is in fact an uncredited remake, but while the shows have similar premises premises, no one's ever been able to prove plagiarism.
1st Nov '17 11:38:06 PM snichols1973
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* CatchPhrase: "Up your nose with a rubber hose" (everyone), "Hi, there" (Washington), "Heyyyy Misssster Kotttaire!" (Washington),"What?" "Where?" (Barbarino), "I'm so confused!" (Barbarino), "Ohhh ohh ohh ohh!" (Horshack), "Very impressive, Mr. Kotter!" (Horshack)

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* CatchPhrase: "Up your nose with a rubber hose" (everyone), "Hi, there" (Washington), "Heyyyy Misssster Kotttaire!" (Washington),"What?" "Where?" (Barbarino), "I'm so confused!" (Barbarino), "Ohhh ohh ohh ohh!" (Horshack), "Very impressive, Mr. Kotter!" (Horshack)(Horshack), "Please excuse Juan from class today... (insert excuse of the week)... Signed: Juan Epstein's mother." (Epstein)



* CoolTeacher: Gabe Kotter tells jokes and believes in the Sweathogs when other teachers would dismiss them as a lost cause.



* {{Foil}}: Mr. Woodman, to Mr. Kotter.



* NeverWinTheLottery: In one episode Kotter chips in a quarter for the Sweathogs weekly lottery ticket when one of them comes up short. When the ticket then wins, the Sweathogs try to just give Kotter back his 25 cents instead of a share of the winnings.

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* NeverWinTheLottery: In one episode Kotter chips in a quarter for the Sweathogs Sweathogs' weekly lottery ticket when one of them comes up short. When the ticket then wins, the Sweathogs try to just give Kotter back his 25 cents instead of a share of the winnings.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: One two part episode had Kotter trying to start a stand up career.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: One two part two-part episode had Kotter trying to start a stand up career.
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