Palillo who played the lovable, dimwitted Arnold Horshack on the sitcom says the cast would get tons of fanmail, but recalls that a few packages contained a little something extra.
Says Palillo: A lot of people thought Kotter was a doper show, so they would send us little bits of pot to show us their appreciation we couldnt believe it!
But stoner hook-ups werent Palillos favorite form of fanmail. In fact, a hilarious letter from a frenzied fan made him top dog among his co-stars John Travolta and Gabe Kaplan.
He explains, I got this letter from a woman once that Ill never forget. It said: Ron, I want you to be the father of my child and you dont even have to do anything, Im already pregnant. We laughed for hours about that one!
But while the fan letters poured in, Palillo always kept himself grounded.
Palillo says, Bobby Hegyes once told me, Were like the freakin Beatles, Ron! I joked back, Were not even the Monkees, Bobby!
Welcome Back, Kotter is now available on DVD.
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