40 Years Ago Today: The Sweathogs leave the air
I fondly remember watching reruns of Welcome Back Kotter during the summer when I was off school. I loved imitating Horshack’s “Oo-Oo-Oo” because I was knew I wasn’t cool enough to pull off Barbarino. Sadly, Mr. Kotter and the Sweathogs left the air after only four seasons, with the final episode, “The Breadwinners,” airing June 8, 1979.
Two of the actors that portrayed Sweathogs are no longer with us. Both Robert Hegyes (Juan Epstein) and Ron Palillo (Arnold Horshack) passed away in 2012. Marcia Strassman, who played Mr. Kotter’s wife Julie, also passed in 2014.
Posted on June 8, 2019, in television and tagged Gabe Kaplan, John Sebastian, John Travolta, June 8, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Marcia Strassman, On This Date, Robert Hegyes, Ron Palillo, Welcome Back Kotter. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.