Welcome Back, Kotter: Best of the SeriesClosed Captioning
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Check out the series that launched John Travolta's career! Take a sentimental journey back to a time when wide lapels and bell bottoms were all the rage, in one of the biggest comedy hits of the 1970s. When teacher Gabe Kotter (Gabe Kaplan) returns to his former high school to head up a remedial class, the lovable losers and delinquents of Buchanan High known as "Sweathogs" accept their new mentor as they all laugh and learn together. Check out the best of the series episodes — right here on iTunes.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoBasket Case||The Sweathogs go into verbal battle against the debating class after their teacher insults the Sweathogs, and Gabe challenges them to a debate. James Woods guest stars.||25:09||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoWelcome Back (Pilot)||Mr. Kotter returns to his alma mater to teach the Sweathogs, a group of remedial students. At first the students don't want anything to do with him until they find out he was once a Sweathog himself.||25:18||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoFather Vinnie||Barbarino honors his dying grandmother's request for him to become a priest.||25:09||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoInherit the Halibut||When the Sweathogs' treasury money is stolen, all fingers point to Washington who has just purchased a new bike.||25:08||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Museum||Gabe takes the Sweathogs on a field trip to a museum, only to become locked in a tomb with a mummy for the night. John Astin guest stars.||25:11||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoI Wonder Who's Kissing Gabe Now||Epstein spies a sexy art teacher kiss Kotter and assumes that Kotter is cheating on Julie.||25:13||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoA Sweathog Christmas Special||Merriment, mistletoe and menorahs are the beginnings of a Merry Christmas celebration with the Sweathogs and Gabe and Julie Kotter.||25:12||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoEpstein's Term Paper||The sweathogs purchase term papers from a couple of local hoods. Kotter recognizes Epstein's paper as one he himself had handed in years ago.||25:12||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoThere's No Business, Pt. 1||The Sweathogs convince Gabe to audition at a local hot spot, never expecting him to succeed, but after Mr. Charnoff a slick agent gets through with him, it's goodbye teacher, hello show biz.||25:08||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoThere's No Business, Pt. 2||Kotter is a success at being a comedian but it is putting a strain on his marriage and his relationship with the Sweathogs. Second of a two-part episode.||25:14||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoOnce Upon a Ledge||A new girl at Buchanan High contemplates suicide after having a hard time making friends.||25:38||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoBride and Gloom||Barbarino's wedding is coming up very soon and he's getting cold feet.||25:07||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Sweat Smell of Success||Epstein is assigned to the school paper and changes it from a dull, lifeless weekly to a gossipy, sensationalist money-maker -- almost losing his friends in the process.||25:08||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoI'm Ok, But You're Not||Beau's sweet-talking to Mr. Woodman backfires when the guys accuse him of bad-mouthing them.||25:08||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|15||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Breadwinners||Epstein goes to interview for a new job and discovers that it's already been taken -- by Washington.||25:09||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|16||Closed CaptioningVideoOne Flu Over the Cuckoo's Nest||When the flu epidemic sweeps through Buchanan, the 'enriched' students are put with the Sweathogs, creating a learning problem for Gabe's Sweathogs.||25:19||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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It is sooo 70's and sooo cool! This one rates up there with Sanford & Son and All in the Family as a comedy that really helped define an era and offered a unique set of over the top characters. It influenced many other shows and movies over the years. For example, if you watched Saved by the Bell in the 80's, then you can't help but see the similarities between Screech and Horseshack. If you have never seen it, don't hesitate.
This has to be the weirdest show I have ever seen in my life. I don't see who could care about half the stuff they're trying to do. Nobody cares about the museum. Don't waste your time and money.