I don’t know if anyone else has said it, but I thought Juan Epstein was hot. Either way, the actor Robert Hegyes, who played him, died at the age of 60. So here’s a clip of Kotter’s first day back at Buchanan High.
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook:
Dear Mr. Kotter,
Epstein was not able to turn in his history assignment on account of he’s dead.
Which is nearly horrible yet somehow perfect.