What’s Your “Welcome Back, Kotter” IQ?
High School would’ve been so much more fun with a teacher who cracked wise and had a fabulous mustache, but we can’t always have what we want. Or can we? Sounds like Social Studies with Mr. Kotter! And while it was a long time ago, why not take our quiz to find out how much you soaked in while you were asleep in class!
Though not actually animals, the group of remedial students in Mr. Kotter’s class were certainly unruly enough to earn this nickname.
One could imagine this Vinnie Barbarino catchphrase insult being taken very seriously by one of John Travolta’s later characters, Vincent Vega of "Pulp Fiction":
- Up your nose with a rubber hose!
- Get off my back, Le Bic Mac!
- You’re a sleaze, Royale with Cheese!
- I’ll shoot you in the f***ing face!
What was student Freddie Washington's nickname?
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Which character was known for enthusiastically raising his hand in class and his hyena laugh?
- Potsie Weber
- Rosalie “Hotsie” Totsie
- Ralph Malph
- Arnold Horshack
True or False: Mr. Kotter was an alumni of Buchanan High and founded the original Sweathogs.
- What? I wasn't listnin'
Although no one would say it, Mr. Kotter’s wife Julie was not a wizard in the kitchen and often served - or threatened to serve - this almost inedible fish dish:
- Her Award-Winning Trout Almondine
- Her World Famous Tuna Casserole
- Her Ptomaine Clam Chowder
- Her Risqué Lobster Bisque
Though his expression did change occasionally, what was the fitting name of the aging, diminutive vice principal at Buchanan High?
- Mr. Anger
- Mr. Woodman
- Mr. Belvedere
- Mr. Magic
Despite being on the entirely wrong coast, Barbarino would often surf his last name into which song?
- “Barbara Ann” by the Beach Boys
- “Bang a Gong” by T. Rex
- “Bennie and the Jets” by Elton John
- “Wooly Bully” by Sam Sham
Mr. Kotter had a penchant for telling corny jokes and acknowledged this early 20th century comic star of “Duck Soup” as a hero. He even had the mustache for it.
- Fatty Arbuckle
- Buster Keaton
- Groucho Marx
- Bud Abbott
Oy! Actor Robert Hegyes is of Hungarian and Italian descent, but his character, Sweathog Juan Epstein, was a passionately proud __________.
- Puerto Rican-Jew