0:00 Bars and tone. Audio Channel 2 only.
0:30 Slate. Welcome Back Kotter: The Election.
0:55 Gabe Kaplan and other woman doing semi-racist joke about Asians.
1:35 Show opening and credits.
2:27 Hole for commercials.
4:27 Show resumes. This episode involves the race for student body president. Jokes include “Hey, if you’re president , I’d be first lady!”/”Don’t get ahead of yourself, a woman’s place is in the car.” or “Let’s see what kind of press secretary you’d be. What would you plan to do?”/”No comment.” Practically every line is a joke. There are lots of puns on words like right-hand-man or cabinet. John Travolta’s campaign slogan is “Vote for Vinnie and nobody gets hurt.” “You guys know what the conventions are, right?”/”Yeah man, that’s when 8,000 turkeys dress up in suits and vote for the turkey with the most balloons.” Gabe Kaplan can’t say a single line without smirking.
13:55 Hole for commercials.
15:57 Show resumes. More jokes – guy is complaining that the teachers lounge is boring, so Kaplan responds “Hey Epstein, for fun we just pass around your test papers.” John Travolta is extremely terrible at pretending to speak Italian. Kaplan responds by doing terrible Yiddish. Epstein’s joke – “You think it’s easy growing up a Puerto Rican Jew? Half my siblings were out stealing pants, the other half were altering them.”
25:49 Hole for commercials.
27:52 Kotter at home with wife cooking something his wife doesn’t approve of, that seems to involve pouring tons of beer in a pot.
28:38 End Credits.
29:45 End of tape.