Welcome Back, Kotter (1975 - 1979)


Welcome Back, Kotter

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An Emmy-nominated hit about a high-school teacher who returns to his Brooklyn alma mater, James Buchanan High, and is saddled with a class of misfits known as the Sweathogs. The series was based on the real-life experiences and stand-up of Gabe Kaplan, who was the show's cocreator. The theme song, written and performed by John Sebastian, topped the charts in 1976. The series was a star-making vehicle for John Travolta, who, during its run, did `Saturday Night Fever' and `Grease.'

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1978, ABC, 23 episodes

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1977, ABC, 27 episodes

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1976, ABC, 23 episodes

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1975, ABC, 22 episodes

Cast

Gabe Kaplan
as Gabe Kotter
Marcia Strassman
as Julie Kotter
John Travolta
as Vinnie Barbarino
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs
as Freddie "Boom-Boom" Washington
Robert Hegyes
as Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein
Ron Palillo
as Arnold Horshack
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
as Freddie `Boom Boom' Washington
John Sylvester White
as Michael Woodman
Debralee Scott
as Rosalie Totzie
Helaine Lembeck
as Judy Borden
Dennis Bowen
as Todd Ludlow
Melonie Haller
as Angie Globagoski
Stephen Shortridge
as Beau De Labarre
Irene Arranga
as Mary Johnson
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Series Details

TV Network: ABC
Premiere Date: Sep 9, 1975
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producer: James Komack
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