Welcome Back, Kotter
- 4 Seasons
Welcome Back, Kotter a comedy filled TV show which is set in Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Kotter is portrayed by comedian Gabe Kaplin who returns to his Alma mater, the fictional James Buchanan High School as a teacher. Mr. Kotter is a slick tongued funny man with an array of unusual students called the sweat hogs. From the cool and sexy to the weird and annoying, this show is filled with laughter. Covering a host of subjects from drugs to teen pregnancy, with witty and quirky remarks; thus softening the blow of the subject matter. Kotter is married to Julie Kotter, played by Marcia Strassman who is just as funny, with her dry humor balances the two of them. The principle of the school is Mr. Michael Woodman, known as John Sylvester White. A strict disciplinarian that is always on the hunt for Mr.Kotters kids. However, most of the time the kids get away with almost anything because Mr. Kotter has their back. The students are quick witted and think on their feet, but are labeled the school trouble makers. Vincent "Vinnie" Barbarino played by John Travolta, a proud Italian American that is a cool, tall handsome dude, that all the girls love. He leads the sweat hogs without the title of leader. His home is filled with arguments, which prompts him to be the first of the seat hogs to move out on his own. Next on the role call is Freddie "Boom Boom" Percy Washington who is played by Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs. This African American actor is the star of the James Buchanan High School basketball team and is an additional heartthrob of the bunch. Even though the sweat hogs do not have an official leader he and Vinnie are the front runners. Arnold Horshack also know as Horshack is portrayed by Ron Palillo, with his annoying laugh and goofy ways, the sweat hogs are just not the same without him. He is probably the smartest of the group; yet the class clown. Last but not least you have Juan Luis Pedro Felipo de Huevos Epstein, played by Robert Hegyes. Epstein is the incredibly proud Puerto Rican Jew that suffers from little man complex and is the toughest of the sweat hogs.