Kotter's Back

E-mails from a Faded Celebrity to a Bewildered World

Kotter's Back

When fifty-eight-year-old Gabe Kaplan, perhaps best known for his performance in the title role of the popular seventies sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, got an e-mail asking him to participate in a show called Celebrity Boxing, he couldn't resist the urge to have a little fun with the request. After exchanging a series of ludicrous e-mails with the show's talent coordinator in a mock-serious attempt at negotiation, Gabe was inspired to start a prank e-mail campaign. The result is this hilarious collection of correspondence. See how people react to Gabe Kaplan's absurd claims that he:

* has slept with more women than Wilt Chamberlain
* is an expert at Cossack dancing
* thinks he's smart enough to become a member of MENSA
* wants his image on a U.S. postage stamp
* would like NASA to send him into orbit with Jimmy Carter and Dr. J
* and many more!

Witty, irreverent, and ridiculously comical, Gabe's e-mails and the responses he receives are sure to entertain anyone with a taste for the surreal.
  • Gallery Books | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416935025 | 
  • June 2007


Gabe Kaplan: Kotter’s Back

From comedian and Welcome Back, Kotter star Gabe Kaplan comes a hilarious collection of irreverent and ridiculously witty prank e-mails.