Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series 1975–1979)

Season 3


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1Sweathog Back-to-School SpecialSweathog Back-to-School Special (10 Sep. 1977)
The Welcome Back, Kotter flashback episode. The Sweathogs throw Kotter a surprise party before the start of the new semester. During the party, Kotter and the Sweathogs reflect back on all the good times they had over the first two seasons.
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2And Baby Makes Four: Part 1And Baby Makes Four: Part 1 (15 Sep. 1977)
As the Kotters prepare for the birth of their baby, the Sweathogs discover that Barbarino got left back in the 10th grade.
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3And Baby Makes Four: Part 2And Baby Makes Four: Part 2 (15 Sep. 1977)
Julie goes into labor and Gabe waits to hear what she has. After waiting impatiently, Gabe is surprised to learn he's the father of not one, but two baby girls.
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4And Baby Makes Four: Part 3And Baby Makes Four: Part 3 (22 Sep. 1977)
Woodman subs for Kotter while he and Julie bring the babies home from the hospital. Then Julie's parents drop in from Nebraska for a visit, and Gabe has to sleep on the fire escape.
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5Brother, Can You Spare a Million?Brother, Can You Spare a Million? (29 Sep. 1977)
Kotter buys Barbarino's share of the Sweathogs' lottery ticket, but Barbarino says he wants no part of it because they never win. When they do win the $1,000 semifinal prize, Barbarino and Kotter disagree on who should get the money.
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6Just TestingJust Testing (6 Oct. 1977)
Kotter refuses to help Barbarino study for his test that would promote him to the eleventh grade. So the Sweathogs make a deal with Kotter. If he helps Barbarino study, they will help Julie and the babies.
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7The Deprogramming of Arnold HorshackThe Deprogramming of Arnold Horshack (13 Oct. 1977)
Horshack joins a religious cult and decides to drop out of school to go live with with the cult members. But before he leaves, the Sweathogs pull him into the school bathroom and try to deprogram him.
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8What a MoveWhat a Move (20 Oct. 1977)
The Kotters move out of their apartment into a bigger place. Their new landlord turns out to be Epstein's uncle.
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9A Novel IdeaA Novel Idea (27 Oct. 1977)
Woodman writes a novel set during the Civil War era that very closely parallels the Sweathogs, and the Sweathogs are not happy about it. So they write a novel of their own set in outer space and depicting Woodman as the villain.
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10Barbarino in Love: Part 1Barbarino in Love: Part 1 (3 Nov. 1977)
The Sweathogs' singing group wins the city-wide talent contest semi-finals. Then Barbarino becomes infatuated with one of their finals competitors. When they start dating, it jeopardizes the Sweathogs' chances of winning.
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11Barbarino in Love: Part 2Barbarino in Love: Part 2 (10 Nov. 1977)
Barbarino makes up with the Sweathogs and gets the band back together. But when the judges found out Barbarino quit the band, they disqualified them from the contest.
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12Kotter for Vice PrincipalKotter for Vice Principal (17 Nov. 1977)
When Woodman's contract for renewal is up, Kotter decides he wants to apply for vice principal. Then he has a dream that he is the king of Buchanan High School and the very old Sweathogs want to oust him from power.
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13Swine and PunishmentSwine and Punishment (24 Nov. 1977)
Washington scores a 90 on his literature exam and Woodman accuses him of cheating. So to prove his innocence, Washington agrees to to take a make-up test.
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14Epstein's MadonnaEpstein's Madonna (8 Dec. 1977)
Epstein paints a mural of a nude woman on the wall of the school, using the image of Julie Kotter as his inspiration.
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15A Sweathog Christmas SpecialA Sweathog Christmas Special (15 Dec. 1977)
Merriment, mistletoe and menorahs are the beginnings of a Merry Christmas celebration with the Sweathogs and Gabe and Julie Kotter.
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16SweatworkSweatwork (22 Dec. 1977)
The Sweathogs host a radio station at school, but Horshack's ratings are so bad that he gets canceled. In his final broadcast, he becomes a radical radio broadcaster causing his ratings to soar.
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17Meet Your New Teacher: Batteries Not IncludedMeet Your New Teacher: Batteries Not Included (5 Jan. 1978)
Woodman brings a computer into the Sweathogs' class to teach their lessons and the class grades increase dramatically. But now, Kotter is jealous because the computer is making him feel obsolete.
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18AngieAngie (12 Jan. 1978)
The new girl in Kotter's class declares that she is going to become a Sweathog, but the other Sweathogs strongly oppose her joining their group. So she pulls a stunt to prove her worth which backfires getting the Sweathogs nearly expelled.
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19Epstein's Term PaperEpstein's Term Paper (19 Jan. 1978)
The sweathogs purchase term papers from a couple of local hoods. Kotter recognizes Epstein's paper as one he himself had handed in years ago.
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20There's No Business: Part 1There's No Business: Part 1 (26 Jan. 1978)
The Sweathogs convince Gabe to audition at a local hot spot, never expecting him to succeed, but after Mr. Charnoff a slick agent gets through with him, it's goodbye teacher, hello show biz. First of a two-part episode.
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21There's No Business: Part 2There's No Business: Part 2 (2 Feb. 1978)
Kotter is a success at being a comedian but it is putting a strain on his marriage and his relationship with the Sweathogs. Second of a two-part episode.
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22What Goes UpWhat Goes Up (9 Feb. 1978)
Freddie is prescribed painkillers to treat a nagging injury he suffered playing basketball ... and soon becomes hooked. His friends become concerned about Freddie's increasingly scary behavior, but "Boom-Boom" tries to brush them off - after all, it's just "vitamins." What becomes even more scary is that Horshack blindly believes his friend's explanation, even though it becomes clear that Freddie needs help before something goes horribly wrong.
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23Goodbye, Mr. KrippsGoodbye, Mr. Kripps (16 Feb. 1978)
While Mr. Kripps, the woodshop teacher, chastises Barbarino for his shop project, he suddenly dies of a heart attack. Barbarino blames himself for Mr. Kripps death and turns himself into the police.
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24Horshack and the Madame XHorshack and the Madame X (23 Feb. 1978)
Arnold is depressed because no girl will go out with him. After Mrs. Kotter consoles him and helps him find his confidence, he falls in love with her.
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25The KissThe Kiss (13 Apr. 1978)
A girl in Kotter's class faints after class is over. When Kotter gives her mouth-to-mouth, Woodman catches him and is convinced Kotter was kissing her.
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26The Return of Hotsy TotsyThe Return of Hotsy Totsy (11 May 1978)
The Sweathogs sneak out to a strip club and recognize one of the dancers as their former classmate Hotsy Totsy. Shortly after, the Sweathogs, Kotters, and Woodman step in and try to find her a more respectable job.
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27Class Encounters of the Carvelli KindClass Encounters of the Carvelli Kind (18 May 1978)
Carvelli goes to Buchannan High as part of an exchange program and tells the students about his encounter with aliens. Woodman, convinced his story is true, plans to go on the spaceship when it lands in the schoolyard.
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