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11th Jun '17 12:59:14 PM twilicorn
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** Charles Fleischer also had a recurring role as Carvelli. Fleischer is best known for voicing the title character in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.

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** Charles Fleischer also had a recurring role as Carvelli. Fleischer is best known for voicing the title character in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.Carvelli, before becoming [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit]].
22nd May '17 3:54:05 PM BDA1978
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** James Woods as a rival teacher of Kotter's
20th May '17 11:17:32 PM glickmam
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* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Creator/JohnTravolta as Vinnie Barbarino
** Marcia Strassman (Julie Kotter) is also best known for playing Diane Szalinski in ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids''.
** Robert Hegyes (Juan Epstein) is also best known for playing Det. Manny Esposito on ''Series/CagneyAndLacey''.
** Debralee Scott had a recurring role as Rosalie "Hotsie" Totsie. Scott is best known for playing Cathy Shumway on ''Series/MaryHartmanMaryHartman''.
** Charles Fleischer also had a recurring role as Carvelli. Fleischer is best known for voicing the title character in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.
** Bob Claver directed 20 episodes. Claver is best known for co-creating ''Series/CaptainKangaroo''.
** James Komack directed three episodes, wrote an episode, and served as executive producer. Komack is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/ChicoAndTheMan''.
** Bill Persky directed an episode. Persky is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/ThatGirl''.
** Mel Stuart also directed an episode and also wrote an episode. Stuart is best known for directing ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''.
** Al Schwartz also directed an episode. Schwartz is best known for creating ''Series/{{Dotto}}''.
** Eric Cohen wrote 16 episodes. Cohen is best known as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/SoLittleTime''.
** Earl Barret wrote six episodes. Barret is best known as co-developer and co-executive producer of ''Series/TooCloseForComfort''.
** Royce D. Applegate wrote an episode. Applegate is best known for playing Chief Manilow Crocker on ''Series/SeaQuestDSV''.
** William Bickley and Michael Warren also wrote an episode. Both are best known as creators and executive producers of ''Series/FamilyMatters'' and ''Series/StepByStep''.
** Pat Proft also wrote an episode. Proft is best known for co-writing ''Film/PoliceAcademy''.
** Garry Shandling also wrote an episode. Shandling is best known as co-creator, executive producer, and star of ''Series/ItsGarryShandlingsShow'' and ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow''.
10th Dec '16 1:05:16 PM creader
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* HeartwarmingMoments:
** When the Sweathogs are afraid Gabe is going to quit as their teacher, they come to his apartment to throw him a potluck dinner to convince him to stay.
** When Arnold is promoted to mainstream classes, Gabe tells the rest of the Sweathogs to back off from spending time with him so he can flourish and make new friends in his new class. Arnold, however, is miserable and lonely without them and the Sweathogs feel the same way. They apologize to Arnold and tell him they need him even if he's smarter than they are.
** When Epstein expresses his desire to become a vet and is told he's not smart enough, he gives Gabe and Julie all of his pets. When one of the hamsters turns out to be pregnant, though, Gabe calls Epstein in to handle the birth and tells him that he's got what it takes to follow his dream.
** Julie's character arc in season 4 has her becoming a mentor for the Sweathogs, whom she previously mostly tolerated for Gabe's sake.
** When Arnold joins a cult because he feels unwanted and unappreciated by the other Sweathogs, they spend the whole day and night trying to talk him out of it by admitting they go too far in their teasing, and how much they care about him.
** Arnold and Mary's relationship is one big heartwarming moment from beginning to end. Highlights include Arnold talking her down from trying to kill herself, the two confessing their love for each other and Mary [[spoiler: showing she's gained a lot of pluck and spirit by reassuring Arnold when he panics shortly before their wedding]].
7th Dec '16 3:08:33 PM creader
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* VindicatedByCable: Somewhat. After its original lackluster syndication in the early 80s, the show fell into obscurity in the US until Nick At Nite and TV Land added it to their line-ups in the mid to late 90s. The episode with George Carlin was picked for Malcolm Bondon's UltimateFanHour.
9th Nov '16 7:56:59 PM SaraJaye
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** When Arnold is promoted to mainstream classes, Gabe tells the rest of the Sweathogs to back off from spending time with him so he can flourish and make new friends in his new class. Arnold, however, is miserable and lonely without them and the Sweathogs feel the same way. They apologize to Arnold and tell him they need him even if he's smarter than they are.


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** When Arnold joins a cult because he feels unwanted and unappreciated by the other Sweathogs, they spend the whole day and night trying to talk him out of it by admitting they go too far in their teasing, and how much they care about him.
9th Nov '16 7:52:13 PM SaraJaye
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* HoYay: Though the guys were mos definitely straight, they had their share of moments. Most notably Horshack constantly hugging Epstein and calling him "little Juan", or a season 4 episode where Vinnie asked Beau to "look at his body".

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* HoYay: Though the guys were mos most definitely straight, they had their share of moments. Most notably Horshack constantly hugging Epstein and calling him "little Juan", or a season 4 episode where Vinnie asked Beau to "look at his body". Arnold and Vinnie also go way back to their toddler years, and Arnold sometimes acts as a MoralityPet to the normally clueless and self-centered Vinnie.
7th Oct '16 9:49:45 PM FurryKef
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* VindicatedByCable: Somewhat. After its original lackluster syndication in the early 80s, the show fell into obsucrity in the US until Nick At Night and TV Land added it to their line-ups in the mid to late 90s. The episode with George Carlin was picked for Malcolm Bondon's UltimateFanHour.

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* VindicatedByCable: Somewhat. After its original lackluster syndication in the early 80s, the show fell into obsucrity obscurity in the US until Nick At Night Nite and TV Land added it to their line-ups in the mid to late 90s. The episode with George Carlin was picked for Malcolm Bondon's UltimateFanHour.
13th Jan '16 11:16:18 AM SaraJaye
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** Beau, who reveals that [[spoiler:he's had a tough life before coming to Bucchanan high school, never really knew the father he talks up so much and feels he has to con people into liking him just to make friends.]]

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** Beau, who reveals that [[spoiler:he's had a tough life before coming to Bucchanan high school, never really knew the father he talks up so much and feels he has to con people into liking him just to make friends. He ends up playing a prank in order to impress the Sweathogs and keep them as friends, but even that backfires when Mr. Woodman refuses to believe it was him and blames the other guys.]]
13th Jan '16 11:14:02 AM SaraJaye
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* VindicatedByCable: Somewhat. After its original lackluster syndication in the early 80s, the show fell into obsucrity in the US until Nick At Night and TV Land added it to their line-ups in the mid to late 90s. The episode with George Carlin was picked for Malcolm Bondon's UltimateFanHour.

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* VindicatedByCable: Somewhat. After its original lackluster syndication in the early 80s, the show fell into obsucrity in the US until Nick At Night and TV Land added it to their line-ups in the mid to late 90s. The episode with George Carlin was picked for Malcolm Bondon's UltimateFanHour.UltimateFanHour.
* TheWoobie:
** Horshack, especially early on. He puts up with a lot of crap from the other guys and has little to no self-esteem.
** Beau, who reveals that [[spoiler:he's had a tough life before coming to Bucchanan high school, never really knew the father he talks up so much and feels he has to con people into liking him just to make friends.]]
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