History YMMV / WelcomeBackKotter

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.]]
13th Jan '16 10:52:54 AM SaraJaye
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* HeartwarmingMoments: Arnold and Mary become friends when he talks her out of jumping to her death from a ledge, and when he begins to fall she saves his life. The end of the episode before the coda has them sharing a tearful hug. [[spoiler: They end up married in the last episodes.]]

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* HeartwarmingMoments: 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 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.
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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 become friends when he talks her out of jumping to her death from a ledge, and when he begins to fall she saves his life. The end of the episode before the coda has them sharing a tearful hug. [[spoiler: They end up married in the last episodes.]]showing she's gained a lot of pluck and spirit by reassuring Arnold when he panics shortly before their wedding]].
5th Jan '16 10:38:42 AM SaraJaye
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** Horshack talking down the suicidal Mary Johnson. In return, she saves his life when he slips and nearly falls off the same ledge she tried to jump from.
* HeartwarmingMoments: Arnold and Mary become friends when he talks her out of jumping to her death from a ledge, and when he begins to fall she saves his life. The end of the episode before the coda has them sharing a tearful hug. [[spoiler: They end up married in the last episodes.]]
4th Jan '16 12:14:16 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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