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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • The Great Debate
      The Great Debate
      Episode 1
      9/9/75
      9.6
      The Sweathogs out debate a smarter debate class.
    • Basket Case
      Episode 2
      9/16/75
      9.3
      Freddie won't bother taking a test, convinced that he will become an NBA star. Mr. Kotter challenges him to a one-on-one game to prove that he really needs to complete his education.
    • 9/23/75
      8.9
      Gabe Kotter wakes up in the morning ready to start his first day as a teacher at his alma mater, James Buchanan high school. When he arrives, Vice Principle Woodman assigns Kotter to teach the remedial class of school misfits known as the Sweathogs - the class that Kotter was a part of as a student. Gabe prepares to teach the notoriously difficult class and is introduced to the four ringleaders: clueless skirtchaser Vinnie Barbarino, tough guy Juan Epstein, basketball star Freddie Washington and awkward and shy Arnold Horshack. Kotter applies some unconventional teaching methods, but the class turns into a disaster and Kotter quits. When Kotter gets home, he and his wife, Julie, get a visit from the Sweathogs who say that he's the only teacher who has cared enough to really try to teach them, and they ask him to come back and try again. In the end, Kotter decides to return to work.moreless
    • Whodunnit?
      Whodunnit?
      Episode 4
      3/31/67
      0.0
      Rosalie is sick of the Sweathogs making up rumors about her being 'easy,' so she tells them she is pregnant and that one of them is the father to force them to come clean about their 'fun dates.'
    • Whodunit?
      Whodunit?
      Episode 4
      9/30/75
      8.4
      Tired of her reputation as easy, Rosalie Totzie tells the Sweathogs that she's pregnant—and that one of them is the father—in an effort to make the boys admit that the tales they tell about their "fun dates" with her aren't true.
    • The Election
      The Election
      Episode 5
      10/7/75
      9.4
      Barbarino is running for Student Body President, but his campaign turns into disaster.
    • No More Mister Nice Guy
      10/14/75
      9.0
      After returning to his roots by taking over the Sweathogs' history class for a day, Mr. Woodman turns into a nice guy; and Kotter turns into the new Mr. Woodman.
    • No More Mr. Nice Guy
      2/25/06
      0.0
      When the grumpy vice principal, Mr. Woodman, takes over the Sweathogs history class for a day, he reveals himself to be a gifted teacher, and Kotter ends up the grumpy one.
    • Classroom Marriage
      10/21/75
      9.1
      With Vernajean's family moving, she and Freddie decide that they must get married in order to stay together. Their classmates act out married life to discourage the young couple.
    • One of Our Sweathogs Is Missing
      10/28/75
      8.5
      After losing a fight with Todd Ludlow, Juan is made fun of by his fellow Sweathogs. His feelings and his pride hurt, he runs away—to the Kotters' bathroom.
    • Mr. Kotter, Teacher
      11/4/75
      9.1
      Gabe's teaching theories in question, he is temporarily suspended. The Sweathogs, liable to lose their teacher, come to his defense.
    • The Reunion
      The Reunion
      Episode 10
      11/18/75
      8.6
      Gabe is less than thrilled when an old too-perfect classmate, and his too-perfect wife, decide to pay him a visit.
    • Barbarino's Girl
      Barbarino's Girl
      Episode 11
      11/25/75
      8.6
      In order to bring up Vinnie's grades, Judy Borden, highly unpopular with the Sweathogs, is called in to tutor him. But when the two start liking one another, problems arise.
    • California Dreamin'
      12/2/75
      8.0
      The Sweathogs go bananas over Bambi, a pretty blonde girl from California. When Mr. Kotter gets fed-up with them disrupting the class, it's revealed that Bambi was just pretending to be from California in order to get attention.
    • Arrividerci, Arnold
      12/16/75
      8.6
      Arnold is promoted to a regular class, but is less than happy about the forced transition.
    • The Longest Weekend
      1/6/76
      8.6
      When Julie goes away on a ski trip with a friend, stories from the Sweathogs and Mr. Woodman lead Gabe to be worried about the possibility of Julie cheating on him while she is away.
    • The Sit-In
      The Sit-In
      Episode 15
      1/13/76
      8.9
      The Sweathogs, diverged from a food-fight, hold a sit-in to protest the school cafeteria's Wednesday liver.
    • Follow The Leader (1)
      1/20/76
      8.6
      The class votes to make Freddie the new leader of the Sweathogs, taking Vinnie down a notch. Vinnie becomes so upset with the loss of his title that he quits school. When his parents become aware of this, they kick him out, and he ends up staying with the Kotters; much to the dismay of Julie, who is growing tired of the Sweathogs constantly occupying Gabe's attention and life, never leaving them any time alone together. Angry, she leaves to go to a hotel.moreless
    • Follow The Leader (2)
      1/22/76
      8.9
      The Sweathogs soon tire of Freddie as leader. Mr. Woodman even admits that he misses Barbarino. Julie and Vinnie turn up at the apartment, and Mr. Kotter has a heartfelt talk with them about the situation. Fortunately, all is forgiven, with Julie moving back home and Vinnie returning to class.
    • Follow The Leader, Part Two
      2/16/10
      0.0
      Julie has moved into a hotel while Barbarino is living with Gabe and Washington is making life miserable for the other Sweathogs.Second of a two-part episode.
    • Dr. Epstein, I Presume
      1/29/76
      8.5
      Juan, because of his love for animals, decides that he would like to be a veterinarian. A guidance counselor quickly thwarts his dream, until he performs an emergency operation on his pet hamster.
    • 2/5/76
      9.9
      A flu epidemic hits Buchanan and everybody gets sick except for Kotter, Horshack, and a few students in the other classes. In the end, the few healthy students team up with the remaining Sweathogs in the classroom.
    • The Telethon
      The Telethon
      Episode 20
      2/12/76
      9.3
      Kotter and the Sweathogs hold a telethon to raise $700 for new supplies. If not successful, the remedial class will be cut.
    • Kotter Makes Good
      Kotter Makes Good
      Episode 21
      2/19/76
      9.3
      Gabe is forced to take final exams when it's revealed by Mr. Woodman that he wasn't really qualified to graduate when he did.
    • Father Vinnie
      Episode 22
      2/26/76
      9.2
      Vinnie's grandmother's dying wish is for him to become a priest, and he takes the request seriously, until the strain of being holy becomes too much for him.
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
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