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Welcome Back, Kotter

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 (more…)

Premiered: September 9, 1975

Rating: None

TV Guide Rating:(18 ratings)

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Marcia Strassman

Welcome Back, Kotter Star Marcia Strassman Dies at 66

Marcia Strassman, who played Julie Kotter on Welcome Back, Kotter, diedFriday at her home in Los Angeles after battling breast cancer, according toThe Hollywood Reporter. Strassman's friends Cher and director Bob Weide, announced… Read more

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The Breadwinners Season 4, Episode 23 Jun 8, 1979 Paid

Epstein goes to interview for a new job and discovers that it's already been taken -- by Washington.

I'm Ok, But You're Not Season 4, Episode 22 Jun 1, 1979 Paid

Beau's sweet-talking to Mr. Woodman backfires when the guys accuse him of bad-mouthing them.

There's No Business, Pt. 1 Season 3, Episode 20 Jan 26, 1978 Paid

The Sweathogs convince Gabe to audition at a local hot spot, never expecting him to succeed, but after Mr. Charnoff a slick agent gets through with him, it's goodbye teacher, hello show biz.

Epstein's Term Paper Season 3, Episode 18 Jan 19, 1978 Paid

The sweathogs purchase term papers from a couple of local hoods. Kotter recognizes Epstein's paper as one he himself had handed in years ago.

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Welcome Back, Kotter Trailer
01:17 — Back in the seventies, everyone wanted to be a Sweathog, especially if it meant hanging out and talking tough with Barbarino (John Travolta in his sta (more…)

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Welcome Back, Kotter's Ron Palillo Dies at 63

Ron Palillo, best known as Arnold Horshack on Welcome Back, Kotter, has died, according to CNN. He w…

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Report: Second Masseur Joins Lawsuit Against John Travolta

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Robert Hegyes, Welcome Back Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter's Robert Hegyes, Who Played Epstein, Dies

Robert Hegyes, best known for playing Juan Epstein on Welcome Back, Kotter, died Thursday from an ap…

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Keck's Exclusives: John Travolta To Be a Sweathog Again

After years of sending his regrets, John Travolta has finally agreed to reunite with his fellow Swea…

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  • Premiered: September 9, 1975
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: 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… (more)

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