* AwesomeMoments: At the end of "Chicken A La Kotter", Kotter walks out after one too many nasty comments from his boss. He and the Sweathogs take their chicken and leave...but not before Arnold goes back in and puts the head of the chicken costume on the boss's head.
** 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.
* HilariousInHindsight: John Travolta would later spend [[Film/BattlefieldEarth a whole movie]] with a rubber hose up his nose.
** In one episode, Freddie gives a JiveTurkey-laden speech about how he'd run things if he were president, talking a lot about change. [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Hmm, sound familiar?]] Also doubles as HeartwarmingInHindsight.
* HollywoodPudgy: Judy Borden. The guys call her fat and make fun of her weight, but she's only a tiny bit thicker than the rest of the girls on the show.
* HoYay: Though the guys were 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.
* 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. 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.]]