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 -- lady's man Vinnie Barbarino,
the always cool Freddie "Boom-Boom" Washington, the tough Juan Epstein and the sheepish Arnold Dingfelder Horshack. Welcome Back, Kotter was based on Gabe Kaplan's own high school experiences with
remedial education and a teacher who cared dearly for her students.
Starring Gabe Kaplan, John Travolta, Ron Palillo, Robert Hegyes,
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, John Sylvester White, Marcia Strassman