In the end, he's offered a plum engineering job but—yay! How can you not love a wisecracking high-school teacher who takes a job at his alma mater in Brooklyn and tries to better the lives of a gang of "unteachable" students known as Sweathogs?
Turns out Kotter was once a Sweathog himself, and that only gives us more reason to root for him. Sullivan, the real-life instructor of Helen Keller, went blind herself when she was just 5 years old.
Teachers tend to be unsung heroes, but once in a while a movie or TV show captures just how unforgettable they can be.
Here are 15 of our fictional favorites, starting with the one we remember best as "Sir.""Teachers tend to be unsung heroes, but once in a while a movie or TV show captures just how unforgettable they can be.
I hear this all the time: "There are no good men out there"; or this: "There are no good women." Usually the speaker illustrates one of the assertions with a sad or funny dating story that ends either with resignation to single status or with anger at the depressing situation he or she "has to" endure.