Over the weekend, the cast of Welcome Back, Kotter reunited for the annual TV Land Awards — Gabe Kaplan (“Mr. Kotter”), John Travolta (“Vinnie Barbarino”), Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (“Freddie ‘Boom Boom’ Washington”), Robert Hegyes (“Juan Epstein”), and Marcia Strassman (“Julie Kotter”).
Ron Palillo (“Arnold Horshack”), who’s attended the ceremony in the past when it was held in Los Angeles, was scheduled to appear but was apparently not feeling well. Ellen Travolta, John’s sister, who occasionally played Horshack’s mother, was on hand.
Good Morning America and Access Hollywood took advantage of the occasion to interview the former castmates. You can watch that below and can see the on-stage reunion this Sunday night on TV Land.
What do you think? What are your favorite memories of Welcome Back, Kotter? Did you watch when it first aired or in reruns?