Some of you may be too young to remember the hit 1975 TV series "Welcome Back Kotter".

This is the show that launched the careers of John Travolta, who played the impossibly cute class clown Vinnie Barbarino, and Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, who played sexy hs basketball star Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington.

Of course none of these actors were young enough to be high school students. But nobody cared. The show was good, clean, wholesome fun.

Hilton-Jacobs, Robert Hegyes (Juan Epstein) and Ron Palillo (Arnold Horshack) attended the Chiller Theatre Expo at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel on Friday, October 24, 2008 in Parsippany, New Jersey.

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  • http://myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    I just watched Lawrence in Claudine...he was good as hell playing Joe Jackson in American Dream..I remember Horsehack getting his ass beat on MTV by Screech..nerd against nerd

  • MZN

    Yes, that Lawrence character was somethin nice back in the day-in the Jackson 5 American Dream movie. He did do a good job playing Joe Jackson.

  • sali

    I used to watch that show. A lot of shows back then were good and wholesome. Now a days I can't even watch a damn commericial without the implication of sex and nudity.

  • ELove

    Boom-Boom WAS The MAN !!! Luv that show ;-)

  • Anna

    They did not do too bad aging gracefully.

  • PAGESINADIARY

    WAAAAY TOO FAR BACK FOR ME

  • mizzdallas

    Can I say that I love Lawerence in Cooley High that is my movie!!!

  • Kymystry

    I had his poster in my room ... :-) Boom Boom Washington

  • goat76

    Good morning everybody................

  • Mzsuave

    Befo' my time.

    Hey kym, hey goat-baby. Hey dallas, and everyone else. Feeling half-way good this morning!

  • ELove

    Yeah Cooley High WAS The S-H-I-T ;-)

  • Kymystry

    Mornin goat ... MzSuave hey chickie !!

  • mizzdallas

    hey! ms-suave, its almost friday!!! yahhh!

  • Mzsuave

    Girl, I know...I's can almost smells freedom

  • KaraZ

    Is Boom Boom your family Sandra? He's setting off some signals here.

  • katgirl33

    Glad to see they are all still alive.

    :)

  • http://smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    I don't want to tell you that I ordered the DVD of Welcome Back Kotter last week. :-) It brings back such happy childhood memories!

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    2bme Says:

    I just watched Lawrence in Claudine…he was good as hell playing Joe Jackson in American Dream.

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    He played Joe Jackson better than Joe Jackson. :)

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Smokie Says:

    I don’t want to tell you that I ordered the DVD of Welcome Back Kotter last week. :-) It brings back such happy childhood memories!

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    Blockbuster has all the old sitcoms on sale. I was so mad that they didn't have all the "Columbo" seasons. Don't you hate it when the salespeople say "if it's not on the shelf it's not in the store."

  • LADYTEA

    I love Welcome Back Kotter.. Just thinking about the song brings back good memories...

  • http://myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    hahaha ok Sandra..I couldn't even look at the "real" Joe Jackson anymore..i'm like IMPOSTER! I did that when Angie played Tina..at the end of the movie when it showed the real Tina coming on stage it didn't look right..

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    JOE JACKSON!!