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Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 09, 1975
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
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Welcome Back, Kotter

Gabe Kotter, formerly a Sweathog, returns to James Buchanan High as a teacher and is assigned the remedial class to which he once belonged. Mr. Kotter is an involved and caring teacher, which one would have to be in dealing with a certain four students in his class, who end up in trouble on a regular basis.

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04x23 The Breadwinners Aired: Jun. 08, 1979

While Horshack adjusts the married life, Epstein sets up an interview for a job. Washington gets the job before Epstein, unaware that it's the …

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The show had 4 seasons and 95 episodes air between 1975 and 1979.

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  • The original title of the series was to be simply "Kotter," but that was before composer John Sebastian had difficulty writing the theme song lyrics. He couldn't find enough rhyming words for…
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    The original title of the series was to be simply "Kotter," but that was before composer John Sebastian had difficulty writing the theme song lyrics. He couldn't find enough rhyming words for the title. Giving up on that tack, he decided to compose lyrics that illustrated the premise of the show in a song called, "Welcome Back." The producers were so impressed with the song that they decided to change the series title to "Welcome Back, Kotter." The song was also released on a single which went to #1 on the charts.
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  • The school building shown in the opening and closing show credits is New Utrecht High School, located in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, NY.
  • The show was the US version of a very successful British sitcom called Please Sir, about an idealistic but slightly naive teacher, working at a tough London secondary school,called Fenn…
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    The show was the US version of a very successful British sitcom called Please Sir, about an idealistic but slightly naive teacher, working at a tough London secondary school,called Fenn Street, teaching a class of occasionally rebellious and challenging 16 year olds. It ran on the ITV network from 1968 -72 and also included a feature film. A spin - off series called the Fenn Street Gang followed the teenagers after they had left the school.
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