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Welcome Back, Kotter

Episodes

Season 3 Episode Guide

27 Episodes 1977 - 1978

Episode 1

Sweathog Back to School Special

Sat, Sep 10, 1977 30 mins

New students join Gabe's class in a segment with flashbacks from previous seasons. Gabriel Kaplan. Barbarino: John Travolta. Epstein: Robert Hegyes. Horshack: Ron Palillo. Washington: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs.

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Episode 2

And Baby Makes Four

Thu, Sep 15, 1977 30 mins

Gabe is in a dither over Julie's pregnancy, and Barbarino is blue over his failure to pass 11th grade. First of three parts. Marcia Strassman, John Sylvester White. Epstein: Robert Hegyes. Horshack: Ron Palillo.

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Episode 3

And Baby Makes Four

Thu, Sep 15, 1977 30 mins

With Gabe in a panic, Julie serenely gives birth to twins. Second of three parts. Gabriel Kaplan, John Sylvester White. Barbarino: John Travolta. Dr. Melman: Alan Oppenheimer. Epstein: Robert Hegyes.

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Episode 4

The Visit

Thu, Sep 22, 1977 30 mins

Conclusion. Barbarino complicates the Kotters' adjustment to twin daughters. Gabriel Kaplan, Marcia Strassman. Barbarino: John Travolta. Epstein: Robert Hegyes. Horshack: Ron Palillo.

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Episode 5

Buddy, Can You Spare a Million?

Thu, Sep 29, 1977 30 mins

Gabe and Barbarino haggle over prize money from the sweathogs' lottery ticket. Epstein: Robert Hegyes. Horshack: Ron Palillo. Washington: Lawrence Hilton Jacobs. Julie: Marcia Strassman.

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Episode 6

Just Testing

Thu, Oct 6, 1977 30 mins

Gabe's refusal to help Barbarino cram for a 12th-grade entrance test makes him unpopular. Gabriel Kaplan, Marcia Strassman. Woodman: John Sylvester White. Epstein: Robert Hegyes. Washington: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs.

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Episode 7

The Deprogramming of Arnold Horshack

Thu, Oct 13, 1977 30 mins

Horshack drops out of school to seek peace in a religious commune. Gabriel Kaplan, Marcia Strassman. Mrs. O'Hara: Ellen Travolta. Epstein: Robert Hegyes. Washington: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs.

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Episode 8

What Move

Thu, Oct 20, 1977 30 mins

The Kotter family's move to roomier quarters is short-lived: the landlord is Epstein's child-hating uncle (Herbert Edelman). Gabriel Kaplan, Marcia Strassman. Washington: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs. Epstein: Robert Hegyes.

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Episode 9

A Novel Idea

Thu, Oct 27, 1977 30 mins

Woodman's novel gets a poor reception from Julie and the sweathogs. Woodman: John Sylvester White. Julie: Marcia Strassman. Washington: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs. Gabe: Gabriel Kaplan. Epstein: Robert Hegyes.

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Episode 10

Barbarino in Love

Thu, Nov 3, 1977 30 mins

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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Episode 11

Barbarino in Love

Thu, Nov 10, 1977 30 mins

At the state talent contest, Barbarino tries to charm a rival contestant. Second of two parts. Gabriel Kaplan. Epstein: Robert Hegyes. Washington: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs. Horshack: Ron Palillo.

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Episode 12

Kotter for Vice- Principal

Thu, Nov 17, 1977 30 mins

Gabe dreams that he's exchanged jobs with Woodman (John Sylvester White). Barbarino: John Travolta. Epstein: Robert Hegyes. Julie: Marcia Strassman. Horshack: Ron Palillo.

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Episode 13

Swine and Punishment

Thu, Nov 24, 1977 30 mins

Woodman suspects that Washington's high exam score is the result of cheating. Washington: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs. Gabe: Gabriel Kaplan. Horshack: Ron Palillo. Epstein: Robert Hegyes.

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Episode 14

Epstein's Madonna

Thu, Dec 8, 1977 30 mins

Epstein paints a reclining nude on the wall. Gabriel Kaplan, Marcia Strassman. Woodman: John Sylvester White. Barbarino: John Travolta. Horshack: Ron Palillo. Washington: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs.

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Episode 15

A Sweathog Christmas Special

Thu, Dec 15, 1977 30 mins

As the sweathogs help the Kotters trim their Christmas tree, flashbacks recall past episodes. Gabriel Kaplan, Marcia Strassman. Barbarino: John Travolta. Epstein: Robert Hegyes. Horshack: Ron Palillo.

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Episode 16

Sweatwork

Thu, Dec 22, 1977 30 mins

The ratings of the school radio station soar when Horshack becomes "the mad broadcaster of Buchanan High." Gabriel Kaplan. Washington: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs. Woodman: John Sylvester White. Epstein: Robert Hegyes.

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Episode 17

Meet Your New Teacher: Batteries Not Included

Thu, Jan 5, 1978 30 mins

An electronic teaching device that seems to improve the sweathogs' grades threatens to replace Gabe. Gabriel Kaplan. Woodman: John Sylvester White. Julie: Marcia Strassman. Epstein: Robert Hegyes.

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Episode 18

Angie

Thu, Jan 12, 1978 30 mins

The boys meet their new classmate, a female tough who wants to enter their ranks. Gabriel Kaplan. Angie: Melonie Haller. Horshack: Ron Palillo. Woodman: John Sylvester White. Barbarino: John Travolta.

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Episode 19

Epstein's Term Paper

Thu, Jan 19, 1978 30 mins

Gabe recognizes Epstein's term paper as one he himself authored 10 years ago. Carvelli: Charles Fleischer. Epstein: Robert Hegyes. Washington: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs. Horshack: Ron Palillo. Barbarino: John Travolta.

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Episode 20

There's No Business

Thu, Jan 26, 1978 30 mins

On a dare, Gabe does a stand-up bit at a comedy club. First of two parts. Julie: Marcia Strassman. Woodman: John Sylvester White. Barbarino: John Travolta. Epstein: Robert Hegyes. Charnoff: Sam Weisman.

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Episode 21

There's No Business

Thu, Feb 2, 1978 30 mins

Gabe announces he's giving up teaching to be a comic. Conclusion of a two-part story written by Kaplan. Julie: Marcia Strassman. Barbarino: John Travolta. Epstein: Robert Hegyes. Washington: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs.

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Episode 22

What Goes Up

Thu, Feb 9, 1978 30 mins

Recovering from a basketball injury, Washington gets hooked on pills. Gabriel Kaplan. Epstein: Robert Hegyes. Barbarino: John Travolta. Angie: Melonie Haller. Horshack: Ron Palillo.

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Episode 23

Goodbye, Mr. Kripps

Thu, Feb 16, 1978 30 mins

Barbarino blames himself when a teacher with heart trouble dies while reprimanding him. Gabriel Kaplan. Eddie: Norman Alden. Woodman: John Sylvester White.

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Episode 24

Horshack and the Madame

Thu, Feb 23, 1978 30 mins

Horshack says he's in love with an older woman, but won't say who. Barbarino: John Travolta. Gabe: Gabriel Kaplan. Julie: Marcia Strassman. Washington: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs. Epstein: Robert Hegyes.

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Episode 25

The Kiss

Thu, Mar 9, 1978 30 mins

Gabe is accused of assault after giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a girl who fainted. Julie: Marcia Strassman. Laura: Sally Hightower. Jan: Ernest Harada. Barbarino: John Travolta. Judy: Helaine Lembeck.

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Episode 26

Return of the Hotsy Totzy

Thu, May 11, 1978 30 mins

The sweathogs meet up with "Hotsy" Totzy, who's working in a strip joint to support her child. Gabriel Kaplan. Barbarino: John Travolta. Epstein: Robert Hegyes. Horshack: Ron Palillo.

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Episode 27

Class Encounters of the Carvelli Kind

Thu, May 18, 1978 30 mins

An exchange student tries to convince the sweathogs that he's met alien beings. Gabriel Kaplan, Marcia Strassman. Carvelli: Charles Fleischer. Murray: Bob Harcum. Barbarino: John Travolta. Horshack: Ron Palillo.

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