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 1 Episode Guide

  • The Great Debate

    Season 1, Episode 1

    September 9, 1975
  • Basket Case

    Season 1, Episode 2

    September 16, 1975
  • Pilot Episode

    Season 1, Episode 3

    September 23, 1975
  • Whodunit?

    Season 1, Episode 4

    September 30, 1975
  • The Election

    Season 1, Episode 5

    October 7, 1975
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy

    Season 1, Episode 6

    October 14, 1975
  • Classroom Marriage

    Season 1, Episode 7

    October 21, 1975
  • One of Our Sweathogs Is Missing

    Season 1, Episode 8

    October 28, 1975
  • Mr. Kotter, Teacher

    Season 1, Episode 9

    November 4, 1975
  • The Reunion

    Season 1, Episode 10

    November 18, 1975
  • Barbarino's Girl

    Season 1, Episode 11

    November 25, 1975
  • California Dreamin'

    Season 1, Episode 12

    December 2, 1975
  • Arrividerci, Arnold

    Season 1, Episode 13

    December 16, 1975
  • The Longest Weekend

    Season 1, Episode 14

    January 6, 1976
  • Sit-in

    Season 1, Episode 15

    January 13, 1976
  • Follow the Leader

    Season 1, Episode 16

    January 20, 1976
  • Follow the Leader

    Season 1, Episode 17

    January 22, 1976
  • Dr. Epstein, I Presume

    Season 1, Episode 18

    January 29, 1976
  • One Flu Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Season 1, Episode 19

    February 5, 1976
  • The Telethon

    Season 1, Episode 20

    February 12, 1976
  • Kotter Makes Good

    Season 1, Episode 21

    February 19, 1976
  • Father Vinnie

    Season 1, Episode 22

    February 26, 1976
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