History Series / WelcomeBackKotter

14th Jul '17 9:41:37 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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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 Series/{{Roseanne}} became a Domestic Goddess, there was Gabriel "Gabe" 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 Creator/TimAllen said his first [[Series/HomeImprovement "Arrr arrr arrr!"]], before Series/{{Roseanne}} became a Domestic Goddess, there was Gabriel "Gabe" 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.
18th May '17 6:02:42 PM snichols1973
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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 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.
12th Apr '17 9:08:07 PM BigJaredMonkey
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** AnnoyingLaugh: ... and boy was it a doozy.
20th Mar '17 9:45:02 PM Mdumas43073
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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 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.

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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 Series/{{Roseanne}} became a Domestic Goddess, there was Gabriel "Gabe" 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.
20th Mar '17 9:44:17 PM Mdumas43073
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20th Mar '17 9:43:49 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:''Magazine/{{Mad}}'s'' Jack Davis is drawing us for the ''Magazine/TVGuide'' cover? Very impressive, Mr. Kotter!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''Magazine/{{Mad}}'s'' Jack Davis is drawing us for the ''Magazine/TVGuide'' cover? Very impressive, Mr. Kotter!]]Kot-tair!]]
7th Mar '17 5:40:20 PM nombretomado
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* Magazine/{{MAD}}: ''Welcome Back, Klodder''.
* MarxBrothers: Often imitated, with Epstein as Chico, Horshack as Harpo, and Kotter as Groucho.
** Notably, Gabe Kaplan did a one-man show as Groucho Marx during the height of the show's popularity.
26th Jan '17 11:17:01 AM Skywatcher
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* IceCreamKoan: The mantra of the cult which Horshack temporarily joins while in pursuit of a girl [[BuxomIsBetter who can really fill out a sheet]].
--> What is, is. What was, will be. What will be ''was'' but will be again.
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.
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