"Welcome Back, Kotter" Trivia
Wake the kids, call the neighbors... it's time once again for
LCS: Guide to Hockey Questions o' the Month. Each month
one lucky reader, or maybe more if we feel generous, will win a
handsome official LCS: Guide to Hockey T-shirt by simply
answering correctly ten multiple-choice questions and one
This Month: Sadly, this is the last LCS QOM of the season. And
of all the QOMs this is, without doubt, the easiest. So don't blow it.
When trying to decide which show would be the subject of the
final QOM, several possibilities came to mind... "The Bob
Newhart Show", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show",
"Get Smart", even "F-Troop". But one show rose
above the rest... "Welcome Back, Kotter".
Yes, "Welcome Back, Kotter" was a true classic. And
since we consider ourselves the Sweat Hogs of the hockey
reportin' industry, it seemed like a natural choice. Sure, the
fourth season was pretty lame, what with Mr. Kotter only in about
three episodes and Vinnie also not around as much, but the show
was still good stuff. Episode 23, entitled "Sweatside Story",
could very well be one of the top ten funniest TV shows of all
time. The episode features the Sweat Hogs, decked out in purple-
and-orange silk jackets that were real wizard, preparing to
rumble with a neighboring gang led by the Sweat Hogs' arch-
nemesis, Carvelli. One of the best parts is when Epstein has a
note explaining why he couldn't take part in the Sweat Hogs' gang
"Please excuse Juan from the gang initiation. He has an inner-
ear problem... he hates to hear himself scream.
Aw, that was great, that was fun. Of course, past readers of the
QOM will remember that the single greatest episode of television
in history is episode 64 of "Taxi", entitled "Latka the
Before we get to the questions, here is a quick run down of the
rules for the contest...
Rules: Winners of the contest will be determined in the
following manner. First, all ten multiple-choice questions must
be answered correctly. The final essay question will then be read
by LCS and if we like your response (we're not picky) you will be
qualified to enter the prize drawing. From the qualified entries
a winner will be selected in a random drawing and will receive an
official LCS: Guide to Hockey T-shirt. If no one
answers all ten questions correctly, we could still award a shirt
if someone comes pretty close and gives a good honest effort...
but don't count on it, Kenny. Contest results will be posted the
1st of each month, winners will be notified via email.
Only one entry per person per month is permitted, duplicate
entries will be discarded.
For the correct answers to the previous month's questions and a
list of winners, check out our
page o' smart people. Now on to this month's questions...