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Whatever Happened to the Sweathogs? See What the From ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Cast Is Up to Now!

From September 1975, to June 1979, this high school class said “up your nose with a rubber hose” to authority. The iconic American sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter told the story of Gabe Kotter — played by actor Gabe Kaplan — who finds himself in charge of a class full of unruly remedial students called the Sweathogs after being hired as a teacher at his old high school.

The Sweathogs were known as obnoxious, wisecracking and underachieving students — played by John Travolta, Lawrence Hilton-JacobsRobert Hegyes and Ron Palillo — who test their new teacher’s patience to the max every day.

In honor of the sitcom’s 40th anniversary since it’s final episode that aired on June 8, 1979, take a look at what the beloved cast has been up to!


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