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Old 06-17-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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Default What was worst about Mr. Kotter's Jokes, the joke itself or...............

Mrs. Kotter reaction to the ununny sh*T?-lol Sitting laughing at how the actress did a poor job in pretending to be amused by his jokes which meant the writing of the jokes were awful-lol
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Mrs. Kotter reaction to the ununny sh*T?-lol Sitting laughing at how the actress did a poor job in pretending to be amused by his jokes which meant the writing of the jokes were awful-lol

I think the whole point was Julie' anticipation of how bad the joke's pun was and her laughing at that fact.

I alway thought it was pretty much a given the joke was going to be lame.

Kotters smirk afterward was not for a victory with a funny joke, but for getting a unpredictable bad pun out that Julie didn't see coming.
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He had some pretty terrible jokes but they had a "I Got You" quality to them. He kind of reminds me of Groucho Marx.
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I think they were meant to be purposefully bad.
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I think they were meant to be purposefully bad.



I just wish the show could have had regular TAG scenes
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:02 PM   #6
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I just wish the show could have had regular TAG scenes


I agree with you. It was unnecessary to have the "Bad Joke Of The Week" endings.
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I agree with you. It was unnecessary to have the "Bad Joke Of The Week" endings.


The Teaser and Tag of every ep was just TOO MUCH
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:42 PM   #9
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I actually liked Mr. Kotter's jokes. Yeah, they were corny, but in a funny sort of way. Occasionally he had a very funny joke. I forget the name of the episode, but he was telling his wife about a singing telegram and all of the sudden he starts singing "your sister rose is dead...". I thought that was hilarious.
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I think Mr. Kotter was the coolest teacher ever! His Jokes were not funny to me but the way he interacted with his students was very funny.

I wish I had a teacher like that growing up.
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I agree with you. It was unnecessary to have the "Bad Joke Of The Week" endings.
Looking back on it now, it sure seems unnecessary. Back then, I couldn't wait to hear the "bad joke" of the week.
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I actually liked Mr. Kotter's jokes. Yeah, they were corny, but in a funny sort of way. Occasionally he had a very funny joke. I forget the name of the episode, but he was telling his wife about a singing telegram and all of the sudden he starts singing "your sister rose is dead...". I thought that was hilarious.

Yeah, that was one of my favorite ones. I wish I could remember it (I used to know it, but it's been so many years since I've heard it, I can't remember it anymore)

Looks like we got alot of the same people replying to this thread that are also on the Alice board...I guess a bunch of us like the same shows
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Looking back on it now, it sure seems unnecessary. Back then, I couldn't wait to hear the "bad joke" of the week.


The SAD TAG of the WEEK-lol
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Some shows had a running gag and Kotter's jokes were their running gag. I liked hearing about his strange Uncles and Aunts. It made you want to meet them, especially Uncle Max, LOL.
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I liked Kotter's jokes. They were a throwback to the style of nightclub comedy that Kaplan loved and performed.

The fact that everybody hated whenever he told one made it even funnier.
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