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 4, Episode 5 Once Upon a Ledge

First Aired: October 2, 1978

The series takes a serious turn as the sweathogs try to dissuade a suicidal teenager from jumping from Buchanan High. Horshack: Ron Palillo. Woodman: John Sylvester White. Julie: Marcia Strassman.

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