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 was the show's cocreator. The theme song, written and performed by John Sebastian, topped the char (more…)

Season 3, Episode 10 Barbarino in Love

First Aired: November 3, 1977

The sweathogs form a musical group for a contest. First of two parts. Gabriel Kaplan, Marcia Strassman. Barbarino: John Travolta. Horshack: Ron Palillo. Washington: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs. Epstein: Robert Hegyes.

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