Monday, June 8, 2015

up your nose with a rubber hose...



We have spring/early summer fever so every spare moment is being spent outdoors and/or going on mini road trips. We always check out used book stores and in my case, used clothing stores for fabric from every source. On the weekend, I was thrilled to find a bag of decent sized pieces printed with scenes from "Welcome Back Kotter". This show aired in the 70's but was a cult classic in reruns well into the late 90's. I watched lots of episodes at 2:00 am in college. DVD releases are as recent as 2015. Lifted from IMDB here's a description of the show:

"Gabe Kotter returns to his old high school -- this time as a teacher. He's put in charge of a class full of unruly remedial students called the Sweathogs. They're a bunch of wisecracking, underachieving and incorrigible students, and it takes all of Mr. Kotter's humor -- and experience as a former Sweathog himself -- to deal with his class."


The show takes place in the era when John Travolta had a mane of luxuriant hair, sported impossibly high waisted jeans and a dimple the size of a Manhattan apartment. The fabric is nominally a knit but so tightly made that it could go easily into a quilt. Have no idea what I'll do with it but for nostalgia's sake had to buy. Horshack's "up your nose with a rubber hose" remains a classic insult. Sing along with the theme song here...



4 comments:

  1. What a funny find! Was this a fabric scrap or a garment?
    Really something from a time capsule!

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    1. They are large scraps and their shape would suggest that someone made the most fabulous shirt from this fabric!

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  2. so funny! I found a pink print featuring the show "Laugh in" i love kooky fabrics!!

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    1. I'd love to see the "Laugh In" fabric! Goldie Hawn in print?!

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