Thursday, January 26, 2012

DEAR MR. KOTTER, PLEASE EXCUSE JUAN EPSTEIN FROM CLASS TODAY BECAUSE HE'S DEAD.  SIGNED, EPSTEIN'S MOTHER:  R.I.P. Robert Hegyes, Isro role model (even though he wasn't Jewish -- just the character), passed away at the age 60.


  1. littleredyarn5:11 PM

    Not only is this really sad, I never knew he lived and grew up five minutes from where I grew up.

  2. Alex Gordon6:09 PM

    How the hell was Epstein that old? This makes me really sad.

  3. Juan<span> Luis Pedro Phillipo de </span>Huevos Epstein<span> </span>

  4. lisased7:24 PM

    I forgot how much I loved that show. I gave it up for Lent one year; that was rough.

  5. He had a memorable Newsradio appearance.  "The time for talk is over.  Now come get your medicine." 

  6. Eric J.7:53 PM

    Agreed. Possibly the biggest gap between how much I loved it as a kid, and how unwatchable I'd find it now of any show.

    I even had the WBK "Up Your Nose With a Rubber Hose" board game.

  7. Meghan10:28 AM

    Aww.  I have nothing to add except this makes me sad.

  8. In the early 80's we used to see him around town and yell," Mr. Kotter, Mr. Kotter" and run away giggling.
    We were real little shits....

    Susan Sarandon and David Copperfield also grew up in that little town.