The Best Episodes Directed by Bob Lahendro
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#44 - Second Honeymoon
All in the Family Season 4 - Episode 12
Archie and Edith rekindle their romance during a second honeymoon in Atlantic City.
#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.
#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.