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Any news on Welcome Back, Kotter???


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#1 of 86 OFFLINE   Randy*S

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Posted January 17 2005 - 09:34 AM

After Taxi S2 and the Bob Newhart Show in april (Yeah!!!) this is my next wish for a sitcom to debut on dvd, so any news yet?
"What, Where...."
Disney please put Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends on DVD!!!!


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#2 of 86 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted January 17 2005 - 01:23 PM

A LOT of people feel strongly that this title "must" be one of the releases Warner plans for their year-long celebration of 50 years of Warner TV, and that it has to come to DVD this year.

The honest-to-God truth is that the studio hasn't telegraphed any moves about this show whatsoever. Kotter may indeed be coming out before the end of the year. If it is, it's a very well-kept secret!
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#3 of 86 OFFLINE   Randy*S

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Posted January 19 2005 - 04:03 AM

I had no idea it was still so popular on the dvd wishlist. I have not been here for a while and I have'nt seen any news items about it on tvsondvd.com
Kotter and Happy Days were my very favorites as a kid, Especially Happy Days!
Don't worry Dave, I always take these things with a grain of salt. like your He-Man item. It's great news, but as you say "it's still early, anything can happen between now and then." Posted Image I always wait until I see that link to amazon to actually dance around my desk. Posted Image
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#4 of 86 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted January 19 2005 - 04:58 AM

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I always take these things with a grain of salt. like your He-Man item.
Oh, He-Man's coming all right! Don't you dare suggest otherwise. Take it back! :P)
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#5 of 86 OFFLINE   Randy*S

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Posted January 19 2005 - 05:44 AM

Well, just between you and me Dave my money is already spent and I did do a small jig around my desk.
Just a little one. Posted Image
Boy we're going to have a lot of HTFers going broke
this year with all the great stuff coming! Posted Image
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#6 of 86 OFFLINE   Jeff Willis

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Posted January 19 2005 - 06:34 AM

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Boy we're going to have a lot of HTFers going broke


You said it, Randy Posted Image "Kotter's yet another one I'm waiting for....

BTW, Hello from another "Texas" member Posted Image

Thanks for the posts, Dave L Posted Image You were sure right about recommending HTF!

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#7 of 86 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted January 19 2005 - 12:02 PM

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BTW, Hello from another "Texas" member
I grew up in Houston, BTW!
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#8 of 86 OFFLINE   Jeff Willis

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Posted January 19 2005 - 01:55 PM

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I grew up in Houston, BTW!


Hey, we learn something new every day Posted Image I had cousins down there for years. "down there" from Dallas, that is....Posted Image I won't mention my "record" drive time from here to there....the Texas Rangers would be looking for me ("Walker, Texas Ranger", that is Posted Image )

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#9 of 86 OFFLINE   Randy*S

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Posted January 19 2005 - 03:04 PM

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BTW, Hello from another "Texas" member
Hey Jeff, nice to know I'm not the only one, I'm a bionic fan too. That is, as long as it's not the Jim Carrey movie.
Give me the originals or nothing at all!

Glad you made it out Dave.
Personally, give me Lynda Carter and a private island and I'm there!Posted Image

BTW, which season did John Travolta and Gabe leave Kotter?
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#10 of 86 OFFLINE   Jeff Willis

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Posted January 20 2005 - 01:29 AM

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Hey Jeff, nice to know I'm not the only one, I'm a bionic fan too. That is, as long as it's not the Jim Carrey movie.


Randy,

I hear that (about the Carrey movie Posted Image ) The only reason I want that movie to get here is that there's a theory that Universal will be timing the release of the original series DVD's with the movie release. I hope that the DVD's get here sooner because someone recently sent me a post from a "coming soon" movie site that quoted Jim Carrey as saying that this movie is still "far off" in it's timeline.

As for the Kotter question, here's the info from "TV TOME" site (s great site, by the way)
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After three years, Gabe Kaplan was getting tired. He hadn't expected as long a run as came about; so he made a deal. On the show, Kotter was made Vice-Principal, and thus was seen considerably less. John Travolta, of course, found his own place as a celebrity, leaving the show around the same time as Gabe Kaplan did (returning every so often as a "special guest star"). The replacement for Barbarino was Beau, who didn't help things much. By now the show had essentially lost its two biggest stars.
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#11 of 86 OFFLINE   Randy*S

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Posted January 20 2005 - 02:30 PM

That's where I think I'll stop buying. Beau just gets on my nerves.
But the seasons up to that would be must buys for me!
I would'nt even mind a "The Complete 1st & 2nd Seasons" bundle.
And we need some new Kotter merchandise too!
Like "Up your nose with a rubber hose" T-shirts! Posted Image

I know what you mean about the "bionic" movie. I'll just leave it to 6 years old kids and the two people who actually like the Charlie's Angels movies and I'll stay home and watch the SMDM & Bionic Woman dvd's. Posted Image

Beats me why everyone of these rip-off movies have to one big joke.
Seeing Steve, or his reincarnation taking out terrorist might've been really cool!
But no we get a spoof. Oh well they lost my 6 bucks.
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#12 of 86 OFFLINE   Jeff Willis

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Posted January 20 2005 - 02:56 PM

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"Up your nose with a rubber hose"


Great line from Kotter Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

I agree, I'd get only Seasons 1 & 2.

That's a BIG 10-4 on that "Carrey" movie but if what we've been hearing about the timing of the DVD releases with the movie release is true, then "c'mon, Jim C and make that movie" Posted Image
I only hope that Universal's going to release the DVD's way before then since I read that the movie's still a ways off from becoming a reality. They really let me down when Universal included the Bionic Woman "teaser" in the "Coming to DVD in 2004" chapter on that promo DVD (the one that was free at "Best Buy" stores), then delayed the release until this year. Posted Image

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#13 of 86 OFFLINE   Matthew Green

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Posted January 20 2005 - 09:14 PM

In your rear with scubagear...

#14 of 86 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted January 21 2005 - 02:10 PM

The way I heard it, Gabe Kaplan was unhappy that the writing staff was changed in the 4th season and the new writers didn't understand what the show was about, so he refused to appear in most of the episodes, resulting in Mrs. Kotter suddenly becoming a teacher!

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Posted June 07 2005 - 03:13 AM

BIG NEWS!!!!!

I was just in Best Buy and....

On there list for release for 6/14 is....

Welcome Back Kotter!!!!!

YEAH!!!!!!

I hope this is true.

#16 of 86 OFFLINE   SteveVM

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Posted June 07 2005 - 03:23 AM

Just checked Bestbuy.com and they list it as 6/28

No one else is listing this though

Either way I will be getting this.

#17 of 86 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted June 07 2005 - 07:20 AM

From Amazon:

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Availability: NOT YET RELEASED: The studio is currently not producing this title on DVD, but to be notified when it is available, enter your e-mail address at right. You'll also be voting for this release; we'll let the studio know how many customers are waiting for this title.

My hopes are not high for a release this month. Posted Image
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#18 of 86 OFFLINE   Jim Beaver

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Posted June 07 2005 - 07:38 AM

Isn't this what is coming out?

http://www.tvshowson...cfm?NewsID=3317

Just a best of with 3 episodes or so?

#19 of 86 OFFLINE   R. Kay

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Posted June 07 2005 - 08:36 AM

I swear, if Ron Palillo is in any way responsible for holding this release up, I'm going to ring his neck!

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Posted June 07 2005 - 10:57 AM

Jim

I'll bet you are right.
It probably is the best of


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