R.I.P. Ron Palillo, TV’s Horshack

R.I.P. Ron Palillo, TV’s Horshack

By The Editors Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

It hasn’t been a good year for the former cast members  of the classic TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. In January, actor Robert Hegyes (Juan Epstein) died. And today we’ve learned of the passing of Ron Palillo (Arnold Horshack).  Once again we present the front cover of MAD #189 which featured Welcome Back, Klodder (that’s Palillo in the lower left hand corner) and our entire satire of the show as well.

MAD Magazine Cover 189

189 Kotter Splash

189 Kotter p2

189 Kotter p3

189 Kotter p4

189 Kotter p5

189 Kotter p6

From MAD #189, March 1977
Cover Artist: Jack Rickard
"Welcome Back, Klodder" Writer: Lou Silverstone
"Welcome Back, Klodder" Artist: Angelo Torres