Welcome Back, Kotter

Season 1 Episode 20

The Telethon

Aired Unknown Feb 12, 1976 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Jerry Rannow's character is listed as Miles Oliver in the closing credits, but he calls himself Oliver Miles in the episode.

  • Quotes

    • Gabe: Julie, baby, did I ever tell you about my uncle Ben?
      Julie: No. Did he make rice?

    • Oliver: All right, ten seconds, everyone, break a leg.
      Juan: (grabs Oliver) Hey, which leg you want broke, huh?

    • Oliver: You Kotter?
      Gabe: Me Kotter. Who you?

    • Gabe: Look, nobody could possibly convince a television station to do a Sweathog telethon. Nobody in their right mind would even try.
      Vinnie: Sure, but we could try.

    • Juan: Hey, I got an idea, listen to this. ISB.
      Gabe: ISB?
      Juan: In-School Betting. Yeah. It's about time we get bettin' off the streets, into the school here, where it belongs! (Sweathogs cheer)
      Gabe: Are you kiddin'? I'll lay you 5-2 that'll never happen.
      Freddie: I'll take that bet.

    • Gabe: I got bad news for everybody—no test today. (Sweathogs do mock groaning)
      Vinnie: (slams his hand on his desk) You promised!

    • Horshack: I happen to be a frequent watcher of Channel 52.4. It's right here in Brooklyn.
      Kotter: Yeah, I know the channel. The only time I can get it is if I hook my antenna up to my toaster.
      Horshack: That's the one.

    • Gabe: After watching our telethon, particularly the ventriloquist act, the drunks at Harry's bar have pledged to quit drinking! Thank you, drunks at Harry's bar.

  • Notes

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