Welcome Back, Kotter
March 14, 2006 12:43 PM   Subscribe

The inevitable deal for a Welcome Back, Kotter movie has been struck. It will be scripted (and DIRECTED) by Tom Brady, responsible for not one, but two Rob Schneider vehicles. And in the lead role as Kotter we have ... Ice Cube???
posted by rottytooth (35 comments total)

 
The Goggles... THEY DO NOTHING!
posted by cavalier at 12:45 PM on March 14, 2006


I'm sure they would have rather had the late Will Ferrell.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:52 PM on March 14, 2006


Damn you crash davis....you beat me!
posted by Shfishp at 12:53 PM on March 14, 2006


Oh my bleeding eyes!
posted by Gungho at 12:54 PM on March 14, 2006


"Up your nose with a....pimped out spinning rim?"
It just doesn't have the same charm. (sigh)

This movie is going to suck.
"What?"
This movie.
"Where?"
When it plays at the theatre...it's going to suck.
"When?"
Every time it plays, Vinnie, every time it plays...
posted by Shfishp at 1:02 PM on March 14, 2006


FAKE! suckers.
posted by ernie at 1:03 PM on March 14, 2006


Who the hell's gonna play Horshak, Screech?

Hollywood, quit fucking with my childhood already!
posted by jonmc at 1:08 PM on March 14, 2006


After throwing up gang signs at a big snake in Anaconda, playing a Groucho-esque Brooklyn teacher is a logical next step in Cube's acting career.
posted by davelog at 1:12 PM on March 14, 2006


Who the hell's gonna play Horshak, Screech?

Not after Screech kicked Horshack's ass
posted by rottytooth at 1:19 PM on March 14, 2006


"Quick, we need something that everybody remembers fondly."
"You mean like 70s television?"
"Yeah, exactly. Like Welcome Back, Kotter."
"But we have to make it fresh and original."
"A younger, hipper cast."
"Exactly. And it has to be 'urban,' because those white kids in Oklahoma want to pretend they're tough and street."
"Perfect. Let's call Ice Cube. You know, he's black but not too black."
"My thoughts exactly. What are you doing tonight?"
"Heading out to Venice to bang some model. You?"
"AA meeting in Los Feliz."
"Cool."
posted by frogan at 1:34 PM on March 14, 2006


So, is the answer to "Whatever happened to Gabe Kaplan?" really really sad? Because if it is, I don't wanna know.

Ice Cube isn't a terrible choice, but I'd rather see a standup in the role. I bet Patton Oswald or Jim Gaffigan could pull it off.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:46 PM on March 14, 2006


So, is the answer to "Whatever happened to Gabe Kaplan?" really really sad? Because if it is, I don't wanna know.

Gabe's playing professional poker now, and not doing a bad job of it. I saw him at a final table or two last year.
posted by davelog at 1:50 PM on March 14, 2006


Hollywood, quit fucking with my childhood already!

<screencrawl>

Harrison
FORD

Glenn
CLOSE

Ja
RULE


The
WALTONS

Coming Summer 2007
posted by hangashore at 2:00 PM on March 14, 2006


Ice Cube! What a perfect choice. He was sooooo good as Ralph Kramden in th eHoneymooners that I can barely contain my excitemenzzzzzzzzz
posted by beelzbubba at 2:01 PM on March 14, 2006


Actually, Gabe's been a winning high stakes poker player for years.



Gabe's tournament poker winnings
posted by mosk at 2:05 PM on March 14, 2006


Please, I implore you: BOYCOTT THIS MOVIE!

And all the other craptastic movies Hollywood has been pumping out. The only reason they can't be bothered making good movies is because you dummies keep going to their shitty ones.
posted by five fresh fish at 2:08 PM on March 14, 2006


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posted by ParisParamus at 2:19 PM on March 14, 2006


Remember this song?
posted by iviken at 2:25 PM on March 14, 2006


the late Will Ferrell

He's not dead. I guess I don't get the joke of referring to him as dead. Could you please explain?
posted by beth at 2:35 PM on March 14, 2006


I'm so confused!!!
posted by Marianne at 2:58 PM on March 14, 2006


He's not dead. I guess I don't get the joke of referring to him as dead. Could you please explain?

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posted by juv3nal at 3:02 PM on March 14, 2006


Wait, will this take place on a plane? What about the snakes?
posted by blue_beetle at 3:10 PM on March 14, 2006


Well, it could be worse, it would have been a greenlight for a musical based on music of Journey titled Lovin', Touchin' Squeezin' you is Easy.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 3:15 PM on March 14, 2006


Did someone mention Kottke?
posted by fire&wings at 4:11 PM on March 14, 2006


Does anyone else watch high-stakes poker on GSN? Gabe hosts with AJ Benza--the AJ Benza. It's actually great television if you're into poker--much better than that pansy tournament fake-money stuff. Reall bricks of cash being thrown around, lots of decent Gabe snark. Me like.
posted by bardic at 4:52 PM on March 14, 2006


bardic, I'm pretty obsessed with poker and would love to watch that, but my local cable co. doesn't carry the GSN on our cable package. May be time to search for some torrents (cough...cough)
posted by mosk at 5:30 PM on March 14, 2006


He's not dead. I guess I don't get the joke of referring to him as dead. Could you please explain?

Yeah...I had a moment of confusion and googled just to check, and he does seem to be alive and well. I don't get it either.
posted by dejah420 at 5:36 PM on March 14, 2006


I had a huge crush on Gabe, then years later I saw him @ LAX and realized I'm a good 4 inches taller than him. But he's still cute!
posted by GoodJob! at 6:36 PM on March 14, 2006


Remake of Welcome Back, Kotter = finally, unquestionable proof that there really is no God.
posted by Ndwright at 7:12 PM on March 14, 2006


I'm hoping for the inspired re-casting of John Travolta as Vinnie Barbarino.
posted by mazola at 7:57 PM on March 14, 2006


Isn't there ANYONE in Hollywood that can come up with an original idea any more?

What's next? A remake of Gilligan's Island?

Oh. Right. It's been done.

Okay. There's no originality in Hollywood any more. I'm waiting for Rowan and Martin's Laugh In. That should be out around May 2007. And Bonanza in 2008 sometime. Then Gunsmoke around 2009.
posted by JB71 at 8:39 PM on March 14, 2006


Not THE AJ Benza!

Who the fuck is AJ Benza?
posted by evilcolonel at 9:19 PM on March 14, 2006


People! Read the article next time. Ice Cube clearly says it will be Welcome Back Kotter "with a twist"

So there's going to be a twist see. Like rapping or the like.

A twist!
posted by Bonzai at 9:19 PM on March 14, 2006


...and I didn't think the world was going to end quite this soon. Huh. You just never know.
posted by deusdiabolus at 9:31 PM on March 14, 2006


You know it's quite sad that the money spent on military ventures by various countries around the world in a single day could be so much better spent on education, food for the poor, urban and rural infrastructure, and so forth.

The same is true of the money spent to produce this sort of nonsense.
posted by juiceCake at 8:34 AM on March 15, 2006


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