The Best Episodes Directed by Bob Lahendro

Sweatgate Scandal

#1 - Sweatgate Scandal

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 2 - Episode 15

Tired of the way the school newspaper is always putting them down, the Sweathogs join the staff in order to redeem themselves; and the crack investigative team of "Vinstein" (Vinnie and Juan) are hot on the trail of the culprit behind the recent break-in of Principal Lazarus's office.

star 10.00
2 votes
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I'm Having Their Baby

#2 - I'm Having Their Baby

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 2 - Episode 22

With Gabe away at a teacher's convention, the Sweathogs take it upon themselves to watch over the pregnant Julie...but the harder they try to make Julie comfortable, the more trouble they seem to cause.

star 10.00
1 votes
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Kotter and Son

#3 - Kotter and Son

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 2 - Episode 16

Gabe's overly-critical father comes for a visit and, unconvinced that his son has chosen a worthwhile career, goes with Gabe to school in order to watch him in action with his Sweathogs.

star 9.67
3 votes
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Hello, Ms. Chips

#4 - Hello, Ms. Chips

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 2 - Episode 9

The new student teacher discovers that all her training to work with remedial children hasn't prepared her for dealing with the Sweathogs.

star 9.00
2 votes
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Has Anyone Seen Arnold? (1)

#5 - Has Anyone Seen Arnold? (1)

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 2 - Episode 18

For the school drama festival, Gabe is going to direct a scene from Cyrano de Bergerac. Arnold is set to play the lead, but recieves only heckling and ridicule from his fellow Sweathogs; and when Arnold turns up missing, Vinnie is forced to take his place on stage.

star 9.00
2 votes
There Goes Number 5 (2)

#6 - There Goes Number 5 (2)

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 2 - Episode 19

When Arnold finally shows back up at school, it's discovered that his absence was due to the recent death of his fifth father. A feeling of responsibility within him, Arnold sets out to find a job to help support his siblings and his mother, who's only priority lies in finding a replacement father for her kids.

star 9.00
3 votes
The Bunkers and the Swingers

#7 - The Bunkers and the Swingers

All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 7

Edith unwillingly invites a pair of wife-swapping swingers to dinner when she responds to a newspaper ad for pen pals.

star 8.86
70 votes
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Radio Free Freddie

#8 - Radio Free Freddie

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 2 - Episode 21

It seems that Freddie has a future in radio, but he may also risk losing his friends for fame.

star 8.50
4 votes
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Father Vinnie

#9 - Father Vinnie

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 1 - Episode 22

Vinnie's grandmother's dying wish is for him to become a priest, and he takes the request seriously, until the strain of being holy becomes too much for him.

star 8.33
6 votes
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Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle

#10 - Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle

Sanford and Son Season 3 - Episode 15

When Lamont tries to contest a traffic ticket, Fred creates disorder in the court.

star 8.28
45 votes
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Too Old Blues

#11 - Too Old Blues

Good Times Season 1 - Episode 1

When James misses out on a good job because of his age, the family's celebration party turns sour.

star 8.22
138 votes
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Archie Is Branded

#12 - Archie Is Branded

All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 20

Archie wakes up to find a swastika painted on his front door.

star 8.20
77 votes
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Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (1)

#13 - Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (1)

All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 9

On the Stivics' second anniversary, the family recalls the comedy of errors that transpired on the wedding day.

star 8.18
76 votes
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California Dreamin'

#14 - California Dreamin'

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 1 - Episode 12

The sweathogs go bananas over Bambi, a pretty blonde girl from California. We get some very funny scenes of the guys in various costumes: Epstein as a guru, Freddy in a colorful shirt, Horshack as a movie producer, and Vinnie as a surfer. When Mr. Kotter gets fed-up with them disrupting the class, it's revealed that Bambi was just pretending to be from California in order to get attention.

star 8.17
6 votes
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Archie and the Computer

#15 - Archie and the Computer

All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 7

A computer informs Archie that he's been declared dead.

star 8.13
75 votes
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Edith's Conversion

#16 - Edith's Conversion

All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 9

Archie thinks Irene Lorenzo is trying to convert Edith to Catholicism.

star 8.10
70 votes
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Black Jesus

#17 - Black Jesus

Good Times Season 1 - Episode 2

J.J.'s painting of a black Jesus coincides with good fortune coming to each family member.

star 8.10
153 votes
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Archie Feels Left Out

#18 - Archie Feels Left Out

All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 17

Archie refuses to attend his own birthday party.

star 8.09
57 votes
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Everybody Tells the Truth

#19 - Everybody Tells the Truth

All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 21

The family recounts vastly different versions of the same encounter with a pair of handymen in the kitchen.

star 8.08
74 votes
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Hark, the Sweatkings

#20 - Hark, the Sweatkings

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 2 - Episode 12

At Christmas time, the Sweathogs are all too eager to tease resident bum Angie. But after Angie tells his life story to the class, they have a change of heart, and decide to help him get back up on his feet.

star 8.00
3 votes
A Pad for Lamont

#21 - A Pad for Lamont

Sanford and Son Season 1 - Episode 7

Frustrated with the lack of privacy at home, Lamont moves into his own apartment.

star 7.80
94 votes
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Oh Say Can You See

#22 - Oh Say Can You See

All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 16

After a visit from a friend who has a young and beautiful companion, Archie realizes how lucky he is to have Edith.

star 7.77
83 votes
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The Election

#23 - The Election

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 1 - Episode 5

Barbarino is running for Student Body President but his campain turns into disaster.

star 7.77
43 votes
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Archie is Cursed

#24 - Archie is Cursed

All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 14

Irene challenges Archie to a pool match, but he begs off, complaining of a sore back.

star 7.76
62 votes
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Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (2)

#25 - Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (2)

All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 10

Continuation of the flashback to the Stivics' wedding, when Michael's uncle insists that the marriage be performed by a Catholic priest.

star 7.75
75 votes
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Archie Goes Too Far

#26 - Archie Goes Too Far

All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 17

Edith and Gloria end the latest family brawl when they storm out of the house to spend the night on their own.

star 7.71
77 votes
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Sadie Hawkins Day

#27 - Sadie Hawkins Day

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 2 - Episode 8

A girl wants to ask Vinnie to the Sadie Hawkins Day dance, but his insensitivity leads her to ask Arnold in retaliation, leaving Vinnie with no date at all.

star 7.67
3 votes
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Hot Watch

#28 - Hot Watch

All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 19

Archie's expensive watch may be stolen.

star 7.66
70 votes
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The Great Debate

#29 - The Great Debate

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 1 - Episode 1

The sweathogs out debate a smarter debate class.

star 7.61
128 votes
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God's Business Is Good Business

#30 - God's Business Is Good Business

Good Times Season 1 - Episode 4

An old friend of James who is now a shady televangelist offers him a $100-per-day job that doesn't sit well with Florida's morals.

star 7.52
88 votes
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Mr. Kotter, Teacher

#31 - Mr. Kotter, Teacher

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 1 - Episode 9

Gabe's teaching theories in question, he is temporarily suspended. The Sweathogs, liable to lose their teacher, come to his defense.

star 7.50
8 votes
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Caruso's Way

#32 - Caruso's Way

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 2 - Episode 14

Vinnie's goofing off in gym gets him in trouble with the teacher, Mr. Caruso, who's reprimending after class gets out of hand when he hits Vinnie in front of the girls' locker room.

star 7.50
4 votes
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The Taxi Caper

#33 - The Taxi Caper

All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 13

An influential politician attempts to dissuade Archie from pressing charges against his son.

star 7.49
61 votes
Sweathog, Nebraska Style

#34 - Sweathog, Nebraska Style

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 2 - Episode 7

Julie's visiting sister, recently at odds with her long-time boyfriend, falls for Juan.

star 7.40
5 votes
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Class Reunion

#35 - Class Reunion

All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 18

Archie refuses to come to Edith's high-school reunion until he finds out that one of her beaus will be attending.

star 7.39
77 votes
Archie in the Hospital

#36 - Archie in the Hospital

All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 15

Archie befriends the other patient in his hospital room, unaware that his neighbor is black.

star 7.39
76 votes
Archie in the Cellar

#37 - Archie in the Cellar

All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 10

Locked in his cellar with a bottle of vodka, Archie spends a long night contemplating his life.

star 7.35
71 votes
The Reunion

#38 - The Reunion

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 1 - Episode 10

Gabe is less than thrilled when an old too-perfect classmate, and his too-perfect wife, decide to pay him a visit.

star 7.33
9 votes
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The Telethon

#39 - The Telethon

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 1 - Episode 20

Kotter and the "Sweathogs" raise a telethon to raise $700 for new supplies. If not the remiedial class will be cut.

star 7.33
3 votes
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Building the Restaurant

#40 - Building the Restaurant

Archie Bunker's Place Season 1 - Episode 7

Construction on the restaurant is underway, but the contractor Archie and Murray hired is demanding more money. Archie, who is determined that the restaurant will be a success, goes to a loan shark.

star 7.33
9 votes
One of Our Sweathogs Is Missing

#41 - One of Our Sweathogs Is Missing

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 1 - Episode 8

After losing a fight with Todd Ludlow, Juan is made fun of by his fellow Sweathogs. His feelings and his pride hurt, he runs away -- to the Kotters' bathroom.

star 7.29
38 votes
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Et Tu, Archie

#42 - Et Tu, Archie

All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 18

Archie sabotages an old friend's efforts to land a job at the loading dock because he's afraid the man might be in line for his position.

star 7.16
57 votes
Gloria's Boyfriend

#43 - Gloria's Boyfriend

All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 19

Archie's misconceptions run amok when Gloria befriends the retarded box boy from the local market.

star 7.13
65 votes
Second Honeymoon

#44 - Second Honeymoon

All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 12

Archie and Edith rekindle their romance during a second honeymoon in Atlantic City.

star 7.13
59 votes
Gloria the Victim

#45 - Gloria the Victim

All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 23

After an attempted sexual assault, Gloria suffers through the legal aftermath of reporting the crime.

star 7.03
68 votes
Gloria and the Riddle

#46 - Gloria and the Riddle

All in the Family Season 3 - Episode 4

Gloria stumps Mike and Archie with a riddle that Edith easily answers.

star 7.02
80 votes
The Sit-In

#47 - The Sit-In

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 1 - Episode 15

The Sweathogs, diverged from a food-fight, hold a sit-in to protest the school cafetieria's Wednesday liver.

star 7.00
1 votes
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Dr. Epstein, I Presume

#48 - Dr. Epstein, I Presume

Welcome Back, Kotter Season 1 - Episode 18

Juan, because of his love for animals, decides that he would like to be a veterinarian. A guidance couselor quickly thwarts his dream, until he performs an emergency operation on his pet hamster.

star 6.60
5 votes
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