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by Dianna Ranere

Welcome Back, Kotter: The Complete Series Is Coming To DVD For The First Time Ever June 11

You remember this show well if you are as old as I am. Welcome Back, Kotter starred Gabriel Kaplan as Kotter, a graduate of a tough Brooklyn high school who returns to teach a classroom of underachieving “sweathogs” – Epstein, Washington, Horshack, and leader of the pack Vinnie Barbarino or as you may know him, John Travolta.

In the Welcome Back, Kotter: The Complete Series on DVD available on June 11th, you can join me and binge on all 95 episodes, as we go down memory lane with our favorite high school teacher, Gabe Kotter. I can’t wait to pop some popcorn, sit back, and relive this wonderful series. If I remember correctly, my favorite character was always Horshack, that laugh!

Welcome Back, Kotter premiered in 1975 and aired for four seasons. The series was nominated for four Emmy Awards® including Outstanding Comedy Series in 1976.  The original cast includes a young John Travolta playing the role of Vinnie Barbarino in his first principal TV role. The series also stars Gabe Kaplan as Gabe Kotter, Marcia Strassman as Julie Kotter, John Sylvester White as Mr. Woodman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as Washington, Robert Hegyes as Epstein, and Ron Palillo as Horshack.