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.
Last Episode04x23 The Breadwinners Aired: Jun. 08, 1979
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Series Fun Facts
- Gloria Swanson auditioned for the role of the school principal. But the character was changed to a male and became Mr. Woodman.
- Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington) starred in the 1975 blaxploitation movie "Cooley High" before becoming one of the Sweathogs.
- Welcome Back Kotter was the inspiration and prototype for Facts of Life, which was basically supposed to be girls version of Kotter called Garrett's Girls with Charlotte Rae standing in for…
[show]Welcome Back Kotter was the inspiration and prototype for Facts of Life, which was basically supposed to be girls version of Kotter called Garrett's Girls with Charlotte Rae standing in for Gabe Kaplan as the lead, and Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn and Lisa Welchel the distaff Sweathogs. However, Facts of Life turned out to be much more successful than Kotter, lasting 9 seasons compared to Kotter's 4, becoming NBC's longest running sitcom up to that point, and still holding the record as the longest running show of any type with an all female cast