Welcome Back, Kotter

  • 1975
  • 4 Seasons

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…)

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Season 1, Episode 3 Pilot Episode

First Aired: September 23, 1975

A flashback recalls Gabe's first meeting with his class. Gabe: Gabriel Kaplan. Julie: Marcia Strassman. Woodman: John Sylvester White. Barbarino: John Travolta.

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