History Series / WelcomeBackKotter

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.
13th Jan '16 8:20:27 AM SaraJaye
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* CharacterDevelopment: Most notably Horshack (went from the TagalongKid to a young man willing to stand up for what he believed in and the first Sweathog to marry), Julie (went from Gabe's mildly frustrated but mostly supporting wife to a major presence at the school) and Barbarino (went from a directionless skirt-chaser to working as a hospital orderly).
10th Jan '16 7:29:51 PM SaraJaye
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* VerySpecialEpisode: "What Goes Up," the Season 3 episode where Boom Boom got addicted to painkillers to heal a basketball injury. Boom Boom is in deep denial, and so is a shaken Horshack who naively believes Boom Boom's explanation that the pills are "vitamins." The others aren't so fooled and eventually get Boom Boom to realize what he's doing. In the final season, "Come Back, Little Arnold" has Horshack using booze to boost his courage when asking out a new love interest. He snaps out of it after he accidentally punches her out while aiming for one of the guys.

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* VerySpecialEpisode: "What Goes Up," the Season 3 episode where Boom Boom got addicted to painkillers to heal a basketball injury. Boom Boom is in deep denial, and so is a shaken Horshack who naively believes Boom Boom's explanation that the pills are "vitamins." The others aren't so fooled and eventually get Boom Boom to realize what he's doing. In the final season, "Come Back, Little Arnold" has Horshack using booze to boost his courage when asking out a new love interest. He snaps out of it after he accidentally punches her out while aiming for one of the guys. Both of them are back to normal by the following episodes.
4th Jan '16 12:29:58 PM CorahsUncle
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** TheLancer: Freddie. Beau in the final season when Freddie was seemingly promoted to leader

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** TheLancer: Freddie. Freddie; Beau in the final season when Freddie was seemingly promoted to leader



* TheMerch: Several novel sized paperback with original stories, a comic book, a lunchbox, a "Welcome Back, Kotter" [[BoardGames board game]], and Sweathog action figures with a classroom play area.
4th Jan '16 12:15:36 PM SaraJaye
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* DistaffCounterpart: Arnold has a one-episode friend named Goldie who acts and laughs quite a bit like him.


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* ParentalSubstitute: Gabe often acted like this for the guys, especially Arnold.
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