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Ooh, ooh, ooh! Call on me, Mr. Horshack, err, Palillo



Horshack Who'd have ever expected to see one of the indelible characters of 1970s TV turn up in the world of Florida education? Not us, but we're happy to share the Sun-Sentinel's news that Ron Palillo, the actor who played Arnold Horshack on Welcome Back, Kotter, is now teaching acting classes at a high school for the arts in Palm Beach County.

Many of the kids in his class had no idea who he is. And Palillo told the Sun-Sentinel that he'd just as soon keep his profile low. Still, he granted some access in hopes of giving the G-STAR School of the Arts for Motion Pictures and Broadcasting some attention it might otherwise not have.

Which we'll give it, just for a little nostalgia. Kotter was, after all, one of the funniest shows about school that we know of. Or was it Head of the Class?


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:33am]


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