Chronicaling, the sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" that became a hit after its first year. During the success, their breakout star John Travolta who portrayed, Vinnie Barbarino was plucked by Robert Stigwood who offered Travolta a three picture deal. While the Travolta craze was going, there are tensions behind the scenes: Marcia Strassman, was becoming disenchanted with her role as Julie Kotter, she was only seen in the beginning and end joke of the series. Gabe Kaplan, who portrayed the teacher had several clashes with producer James Komack such as creative differences. The ratings began to drop, after the third season because the actors were close to their 30s of, playing high school students. After the vast successes of "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease", John Travolta decided to alter his original five year contract to give him more time, to shoot more films. In the fourth season, Travolta was billed as "Special Guest Star" in eight episodes. Gabe Kaplan, was mostly absent from the...