A to Z – TV Theme Songs – Welcome Back Kotter
My theme for this year will actually be a theme! It will be …
- TV Theme Songs
I’ll be showing short videos of the opening theme songs of old TV shows, and saying a few words about them. They are all shows I’ve watched in the past and enjoyed. Maybe you’ve seen some of them too, and will enjoy this look back at some favorites.
“Welcome Back Kotter”, is a really fun show we watched when it originally ran on TV, and we still watch it now in re-runs. Lots of wisecracking humor and great actors.
From a Wiki article:
Welcome Back, Kotter is an American sitcom starring Gabe Kaplan as a high school teacher in charge of a racially and ethnically diverse remedial class called the “Sweathogs.” Recorded in front of a live studio audience, the series aired on ABC from September 9, 1975, to May 17, 1979.
The show stars stand-up comedian and actor Gabriel “Gabe” Kaplan as the main character, Gabe Kotter, a wisecracking teacher who returns to his alma mater, James Buchanan High School in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, to teach a remedial class of loafers, the Sweathogs. The rigid vice principal, Michael Woodman (John Sylvester White), dismisses the Sweathogs as witless hoodlums and only expects Kotter to contain them until they drop out or are otherwise banished. As a former remedial student and a founding member of the original class of Sweathogs, Kotter befriends the current Sweathogs and stimulates their potential. A pupil-teacher rapport is formed, and the students often visit Kotter’s Bensonhurst apartment, sometimes via the fire escape window, much to the chagrin of his wife, Julie (Marcia Strassman).
Other great shows: (The) Waltons, Wonder Woman, Wagon Train
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