“Welcome Back, Kotter” enters its third season with Julie giving birth to twins and Barbarino screwing up the talent show. If that wasn’t enough, Hotsy Totsy was back asking for favors. You get 27 episodes of established goodness, so if you’re not on the boat…then it’s not worth it. However, I enjoy watching the classic sitcoms that gave Travolta work before he discovered the cinema!

I guess it was amusing for him to teach a semi Special Ed class in the ghetto, but the socio-political underpinnings of the busing era makes the matter seem questionable in hindsight. You had an Italian, a vaguely Jewish nerd, a Hispanic and a black kid covering the stereotype Royal Flush. Any white people on the show were framed as adults, parents or out of touch authority figures. Hell, I’ve seen Stan Lee write far more realistic people over the age of 30.

The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp for standard definition. That being said, the transfer still doesn’t get much to do. The Dolby track keeps all channels pumping. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.

Release Date: 05/26/15

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