Welcome Back Kotter #102-S: Basket-case

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0:00 Bars and tone. Audio is Channel 2 only.

0:30 Slate.

0:56 Kotter at home with wife doing joke about bullies.

1:36 Show opening with credits.

2:32 Hole for commercials.

4:34 Show resumes. Jokes like, “C’mon honey, it’s time to get up for school.”/”I don’t want to go to school, there’s a test today.”/”Honey, you’re a teacher, you don’t have to take tests, you give them!”/”Oh, yeah.” The conflisct in this episode seems to be Kotter fe eling old, and Freddie making it on to the basketball team and thinking he no longer has to take tests because varsity athletes always pass. Not so many jokes, and most are really predictable.

14:15 Hole for commercials.

16:15 Show resumes. The principal and basketball coach try to pressure Kotter into passing Freddie. John Travolta tries to bribe Kotter to pass Freddie – “I scratch your back, you scratch mine.”/”Sorry, I can’t do that, my wife has an exclusive contract on my whole body. She’d be disturbed if I came home with a pre-scratched back.” Freddie and Kotter play basketball to decide the conflict and predictably, Kotter does terribly. The principal asks what they were doing, and he says, “We were just having a friendly game. We were playing to the dea th.”

25:33 Hole for commercials.

27:36 Show resumes. Kaplan and wife talk about hat-wearing.

28:33 End credits.

29:45 End of tape.



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